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Scam E-mail Circulates Soliciting Private Banking Details

Scam e-mails that ask for recipients' private bank information have been found emanating continuously from Nigeria, which mention the names of Eddie Calvo the Governor and Eduardo G. Camacho a reputable businessman, published mvguam.com dated May 16, 2012.

Reportedly according to the electronic mail, the first citizen of Nigeria the President has endorsed a $15.5m to be released into the e-mail reader's financial account.

Claiming to be a formal notification, the fake e-mail tells the reader that information has come from President and Commander-in-chief of Armed Forces Dr. Good Luck Jonathan for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Barack Obama the United States President, the Federal Executive Council members under the charge of the Presidency Federal Republic of Nigeria, the National House of Assembly members, along with diversified global leaders about a sum of $15,500,000.00 that'll will be deposited inside his chosen account at certain Guam bank.

The e-mail then suggests that the recipient for reverting to its sender providing his complete information towards facilitating the release about the $15,500,000.00 to be credited into his bank account. Consequently, the information required from the person are his bank name and address, routing and account numbers, account name, Swift Code, and personal ID.

Spokesman Troy Torres on behalf of the Governor states that the e-mail naturally represents a scam. For, no such information has reached Governor Calvo from Nigeria and he doesn't want anybody getting the e-mail to divulge his private information. Even the Governor and his office greatly suspect if the e-mail has been sent from Eduardo G. Camacho, the Spokesman adds. Mvguam.com published this.

According to Mr. Camacho too, hopefully the public won't answer the e-mail as also that it won't damage people's identity in whatsoever means possible. He said that the e-mail dispatched wasn't any formal Personal Finance Center message from Guam and added that he would talk about the issue with the Office of the AG. Mvguam.com published this.

The Attorney General and legal counsel of the Governor have been apprised of the matter.

Meanwhile, it's advisable that residents who get scam e-mails must inform the authorities of law enforcement.

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