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This topic gives information about the telephone number +17162172517, 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.

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Telephone number +17162172517 has a country code of 1, which indicates that it is from the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) area. The area code (716) indicates that the number covers the State of New York, USA and the Exchange Code (217) indicates that the number covers the town or city of Angola. This Exchange code was originally designated for Landline usage and the original service provier was "CTC COMMUNICATIONS CORP. - NY". Number Pooling is active in this exchange and this sub-allocation of numbers is allocated to "BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC - NY".

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Telephone number +17162172517 is being used as part of an Advance Fee Fraud Scam by someone claiming to be "Joan Clos", the Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The telephone number is included in the following Advance Fee Fraud email that is being sent to victims:
Hello and Congratulations!!!

This is to acquaint you on the outcome of our 1 day meeting held between the U.S Department of Homeland security Washington DC, U.N International Financial Investigation Unit and the Association of Better Business Bureau to compensate all scam victims. Upon due verification, we have jointly approved the sum US$1.5M (One Million, Five hundred thousand United States Dollars) for every confirmed victim. Your E-mail address was selected through a just concluded random computer ballot system, and you were among the few selected beneficiary to be compensated at the ongoing year 2020 compensation program.

Furthermore, adequate arrangement has been put in place for your approved payment to be remitted to you via issuance of a Platinum Visa Debit Card that can be accessible at any inter-switch cash machine anywhere in the world.

Finally; for the purpose of proper verification of your claims, it is imperative that you furnish us with the following of your details necessary to process release/remittance of your payment:

Your Full Name(s):
Your Direct Telephone Number:
Contact Address( For Your Visa Card Delivery)
Age:
Profession:
Photocopy of any I.D you may have:

You are expected to forward the above information to the Authorized Payment Center in South Africa below:

Paying Bank: FIRST NATIONAL BANK, GP
Contact Person: GEORGE LAFFOR
E-mail: fwzh1w2s9tb6gfk@jetable.org
Phone: +27-63-988-3018

You are advised to contact the above bank immediately with your information to enable your fund processed and released to you within the stipulated time frame.

Cordially,

Joan Clos.
Executive Director,
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
+1-716-217-2517.
The email was sent from the email address ""Joan Clos (UN)" <test@phase.co>", with the Reply-to address "<fwzh1w2s9tb6gfk@jetable.org>" and the subject "Re: YOUR COMPENSATION PAYMENT !!!". THe email originated from IP address 41.113.0.58, which resolves to South Africa.

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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