Scam reports relating to Zone 1 (NANP Area) telephone numbers
Post Reply
User avatar
Report Posting Cyborg
Posts: 67754
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:18 am
Location: Hanging on the telephone


Post by DodgyDialersReport »

This topic gives information about the telephone number +19402335382, which has been identified as being used by scammer as part of their scam. This first post gives some general information about the telephone number, such as the country/area it is from, the type of number and the provider. Additional posts give information about occurrences of the number being used as part of a scam.

About telephone number +19402335382

Telephone number +19402335382 has a country code of 1, which indicates that it is from the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) area. The area code (940) indicates that the number covers the State of Texas, USA and the Exchange Code (233) indicates that the number covers the town or city of Bowie. This Exchange code was originally designated for Mobile usage and the original service provider was "CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - TX". Number Pooling is active in this exchange and this sub-allocation of numbers is allocated to "BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC - TX".

User avatar
Report Posting Cyborg
Posts: 67754
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:18 am
Location: Hanging on the telephone

Re: +19402335382

Post by DodgyDialersReport »

Telephone number +19402335382 is being used as part of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam by someone claiming to be "Atinidora O. Osoteo" from Wells Fargo Bank and using the email address customercare@wellsfarrgo.us. The telephone number is included in the following Advance Fee Fraud email that is being sent to victims:
Attn: Beneficiary.

We write in regards to your delayed Contract/Inheritance Funds in the
sum of Eight Million Five Hundred thousand United States Dollars
(US$8,000,500.00) which you are yet to receive as a result of your
inability to raise the required fee(s) to conclude your Transaction.

The United Nations has decided to proffer a solution that will make it
easier for all the Beneficiaries to receive their Funds. We understood
that some Fees are required in order process and Transfer your Funds
into your Account. We are also aware that most Beneficiaries do not
have these required fees.

We have therefore deliberated with the Bank in charge of this payment
to allow Beneficiaries the privilege of receiving their Funds in two
(2) or three (3) installments. In this case, Beneficiaries will no
longer be required to pay the fee at once but part of it depending on
the number of installments such Beneficiary will like his/her Funds to
be released to him/her.

Write the Bank and request that you want your fund to be transferred
to your account by installments payment,(ATM & Wire transfer) so that
once the first payments enters into your account you can then use
money from there to facilitate the transfer of the remaining balance,
once the first installments enters into your account withdrawal from
your account to Wells Fargo Bank Ohio USA.Online transfer procedure.

The Wells Fargo Bank Ohio USA in which is now in charge of your
Payment has agreed to give the Beneficiaries the option of receiving
their Funds at once, in two or three installments. Therefore, you
should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct
mailing address.

What a shame and embarrassment? If actually, you have spent money to
execute this contract and have spent money in the hands of the
fraudsters and impostors without achieving your goal in receiving this
fund, what stops you from giving out one chance benefit of doubt and
sacrifice with this token fee to see your fund payment successfully

This will help the beneficiaries to pay part of the fee and receive
part of their Funds with which such beneficiary can upset the
remaining fee and receive his/her complete Funds.

To break this down:

Two Hundred Dollars ($200) fee will facilitate the release of One
Million United States Dollars (US$1,000,000.00) only. Three Hundred
Dollars ($300) fee will facilitate the release of Two Million United
States Dollars (US$2,000,000.00) only.

Five Hundred Dollars ($500) fee which is the total fee will
facilitate the release of your Full Contract/inheritance Funds in the
sum of Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars

However, Feel free to inform us how much you can raise should you
cannot afford any of the above Mentioned installment so as for us to
talk to the Bank to know how much out of your Funds they could release
to you with the amount you can come up with.

This is the best the United Nations can do for you and you are advised
to take advantage of this opportunity. Kindly, Get back to me
immediately with your option so that i will forward you the contact
person at the paying Bank in Wells Fargo Bank in Ohio USA. to
indicate your preferred option.

Contact Person: Mr. Atinidora O. Osoteo
Email: customercare@wellsfarrgo.us
Tel: + 1 940 233 5382

Waiting For Your Urgent Respond.

Best Regards.

From Mr. António Guterres UN Secretary
The email was sent from the email address ""info@un.org" <antonioguterres87@gmail.com>", with the Reply-to address "antonioguterres87@gmail.com" and the subject "From Mr. António Guterres UN Secretary".

The WhoIs record for the domain wellsfarrgo.us gives the following information.
Creation Date: 2019-09-23T09:48:12Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-09-23T09:48:12Z

Registrant Name: Donald Ben
Registrant Organization: N/A
Registrant Street: trans ekulu, phase6, enugu.
Registrant Street:
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: Enugu
Registrant State/Province: Enugu
Registrant Postal Code: 234014
Registrant Country: NG
Registrant Phone: +234.7062169636
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: dollly1981@gmail.com
The email is a classic example of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam with promises of a large sum of money being transferred to the victim. Anyone responding to it will be told that there is a fee/tax/insurance payment to be paid to receive the money. This will be followed by payment after payment until the victim runs out of money or realises that they are being scammed.

Post Reply