Taishin International Bank 419 Scam

Posted: January 20, 2008 in 419 Nigerian scams, advanced fees scam, Uncategorized
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Short and sweet bait seems to be the new approach employed by our friends in West Africa. We were getting used to receiving those long drawn out emails requesting all our contact details. However, no matter how short the email, they still manage to make grammatical errors and of course addressed to “undisclosed-recipients”.

In this case the scammer provides an email address which looks more authentic and opted to create an address which resembles the authentic one instead of using a public free service like yahoo or gmail. A quick check at the actual Taishin International Bank Site revealed that their contact info is at @Tashinbank.com and not @taishininternationalbank.net. The latter is registered to an address in the UK.

Just another bogus “business proposition” probably offering a huge cut to get money out of the country, a few million United States of America Dollars, Perhaps?

From:

Reneeandco@satx.rr.com
Reply-To: tong.li@taishininternationalbank.net
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Received-On: Yesterday 3:08 AM
Subject: Business Proposition
More…

Dear Friend,

How are you doing and business over in your country today?I have a
business Proposition for you,if interested,do reply through my alternate
Email: tong.li@taishininternationalbank.net

Regards,

Mr Tong Li
(Head of Finance Dept,
Taishin International Bank,
Taipei,Taiwan)

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