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Intercontinental Bank Warns Customers against New E-mail Scam

Intercontinental Bank has released a warning for customers on its website that says online scammers have devised a new vector of emptying their saving bank accounts.

In e-mails sent by fraudsters to the customers of Intercontinental Bank, they have disguised themselves as the Director or staff of the Bank.

In fact, the Bank has disclosed that these fake e-mails are part of Advanced Fee Fraud (also known as Nigeria 419 Scam) operated by scammers who deceive users to give away their sensitive personal information. Cyber criminals (spammers in this case) send a large number of fake e-mails to users with a hope that some will take the bait and become their victims.

The disclaimer alert displaying on the website of Intercontinental Bank states that there is no connection between the Bank and fraudsters who have claimed to be representatives of the Bank. Thus, Intercontinental Bank has disassociated itself from all correspondences and transactions between customers and criminals.

Emeka Anaeto, Intercontinental Bank Spokesman, said that the Bank remained proactive to shield customers from any fraud, and therefore it had placed a warning message on its websites so that no customer fell to this new strategy. This was not a new for the Bank but still it wanted to be cautious, as reported by 234next on August 13, 2009.

Anaeto also gave assurance to customers that the Bank would continue to update them about new happenings. This statement was made by Anaeto in wake of repeated attempts by imposters and online scammers to make victims but the Bank always ready to thwart such attempts.

Meanwhile, the Bank has asked customers that they should avoid opening fake unsolicited e-mails. The Bank has also made clear that they should be aware of its authentic website - http://www.intercontinentalbankplc.com - and its Head Office is located at Plot 999c Danmole Street, Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria.

Finally, for more information, customers can contact at its Corporate Affairs helpline numbers or send query at corporateaffairs@intercontinentalbankplc.com. In addition, the Bank has asked customers to visit http://www.scamorama.com/ for more information about the scam.

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