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BEWARE: email from Funke Adeyemi of First Bank Nigeria Plc is a fraud

Published: Wednesday, 09 January 2013

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Below is the screenshot of a mail I just received from address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It talks about an attached deposit slip, an html file. I received the email in my yahoo mail.

I am not even a customer of First Bank Nigeria Plc, and so my security tentacles started vibrating.

The above address is masked, and the email actually came from this address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Email screenshot:

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If you download the attachment and try to open it using your web-browser, it redirects you back to the login page of yahoo - and in the process steals your password and mails it back to the source.

Masked email screenshot:

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I called the above +23419052323 to make enquiry. The person that picked said he was answering from the legal department of the FBN Plc. I notified him about the mail I received and he confirmed that the mail was a fraud, and that the FBN does not have a staff by the name Funke Adeyemi.

It appeared to me though that they(FBN) were already aware of such complaints by other people. If they are already aware, why not put out some information publicly disassociating themselves from this wrong-doing. The man promised to notify their IT department about my complaint.

Investigating further, google's search results to one author: Adisa Banji with same email address, who has published articles in areas of food, agriculture and nutrition; Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

link: http://www.ajfand.net/AJFAND/data/authors.php?pageNum_rsAuthors=132&totalRows_rsAuthors=966

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Other results from google:

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Conclusion: Perhaps, Mr. Banji Olalere onced used / still uses a computer infested with viruses unknowingly; has become a victim of browser phishing attacks; his email password stolen, and thus his email address is used for malicious purposes and his own personal reputation is at stake.

Thank God for google to clear the air.

I always advise people: every now and then, search your own email address on google. You might be surprised what you would find.

 

disclaimer: the author doesn't know and isn't keeping brief for This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No pun intended. The above is not intended to give credit to or discredit anyone. Its for information purposes only - for the general public.

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