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This topic gives information about the telephone number +2348144948224, which has been identified as being used by scammer as part of their scam. This first post gives some general inforation about the telephone number, such as the country/area it is from, the type of number and the provider. Additional posts give information about occurences of the number being used as part of a scam.

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Telephone number +2348144948224 has a country code of 234, which indicates that it is from Nigeria. The dialing code (814) indicates that the number is a mobile phone number and that the original service provider was "MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd".

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Telephone number +2348144948224 is being used as part of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam by someone claiming to be "Mohammed L. Balarabe", from Fidelity Bank of Nigeria and using the email address fdbank401@gmail.com. The telephone number in included in the following Advance Fee Fraud email that is being sent to victims:
Attention to you,

With due respect and honour, the management of FIDELITY BANK OF
NIGERIA wants to bring to your knowledge that your Approved contract
funds valued U.S. $ 10,500,000.00 (Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand
US Dollars)
. has been Approved to be transfer into your Representative
Bank Account with Regions Bank, Account #: 0169496897: Account Name :
Impact International Inc. Routing #: 062005690: According to your
Representative (Mr. Frank Allan Harris). he said that you had an
accident few days ago and that you could not proceed and claim the
fund $10.5Million again.

That you assigned and Authorized him to claim the funds. therefore, we
need a confirmation from you the Beneficiary to confirm to us that you
Authorized (Mr. Frank Allan Harris). to claim your funds. Get back to
us via E-mail Please confirm to us if you Authorized Mr. Frank Allan
Harris, to claim your funds?

Yours Regard
Mohammed L. Balarabe
+2348144948224
The email was sent from the email address "FIDELITY BANK NIGERIA PLC <ubxxxxxxx452@gmail.com>", with a reply to address of "fdbank401@gmail.com" and the subject "Did you Authorized (Mr. Frank Allan Harris). to claim your funds"

The email raises a number of red flags that indicate that this is a scam. Firstly, banks and major companies do not use free email addresses such as Gmail. Secondly, the email has been sent from a totally different address to the one that you are asked to reply to. Scammers do this because they expect that the email address that is used to send out the hundreds of copies of this mail could well be shut down and they want to be able to receive replies. Thirdly, the email address account "fdbank401" bears no resemblance to the claimed name of the sender "Mohammed L. Balarabe". Thirdly, the email was sent to multiple recipients using BCC. Finally, banks do not randomly write to people advising them that they are entitled to large sums of money (in this case ten and a half million dollars). This is a classic example of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam and 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.

In addition to the above red flags, the fact that telephone number +2348144948224 is a mobile phone is another major indication that this is a scam. Banks and large companies do not use mobile phones as a means of contact, they have proper landline phone numbers.

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Telephone number +2348144948224 is being used as part of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam by someone claiming to be "Mohammed L. Balarabe" from Fidelity Bank of Nigeria and using the email address fdbank401@gmail.com. The telephone number is included in the following Advance Fee Fraud email that is being sent to victims:
Attention to you,

With due respect and honour, the management of FIDELITY BANK OF
NIGERIA wants to bring to your knowledge that your Approved contract
funds valued U.S. $ 10,500,000.00 (Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand
US Dollars). has been Approved to be transfer into your Representative
Bank Account with Regions Bank, Account #: 0169496897: Account Name :
Impact International Inc. Routing #: 062005690: According to your
Representative (Mr. Frank Allan Harris). he said that you had an
accident few days ago and that you could not proceed and claim the
fund $10.5Million again.

That you assigned and Authorized him to claim the funds. therefore, we
need a confirmation from you the Beneficiary to confirm to us that you
Authorized (Mr. Frank Allan Harris). to claim your funds. Get back to
us via E-mail Please confirm to us if you Authorized Mr. Frank Allan
Harris, to claim your funds?

Yours Regard
Mohammed L. Balarabe
+234 814 494 8224[/b]
The email was sent from the email address "FIDELITY BANK NIGERIA PLC <ubxxxxxxx452@gmail.com>", with the Reply-to address "fdbank401@gmail.com" and the subject "Did you Authorized (Mr. Frank Allan Harris). to claim your funds".

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.

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