Countering Financial Terrorism & Finance Scams for Business Owner Solicitor Training

March 14, 2013 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog, Security

The word terrorism was first listed in English-language dictionaries in the 18th century and was defined as a systematic use of terror as a policy. Fast forward to Cyber Space 2013.

Business owners, particularly legal firms & local solicitors are being targeted with electronic variants of the Nigeria scams.

The www.elinked.eu Law Guru recommends sales training for solicitors should include lessons on finance scams & financial terrorism.

Contemporary solicitor training & marketing for solicitors for countering financial terrorism will also assist business owners to counter each individual financial scam designed for identity theft.

Spiral ChestFirst and foremost, it is very important for business owners to understand that all the Nigeria scams, and the many variants of finance scams are specifically designed to appeal to a prospective victim’s greed gene. Their aim is to get your personal details and your banking details. Once they have these, then victims are subject to any of the following
Identity theft, financial theft, fraud, kidnap for ransom, assault and even murder.

The Law Guru advises local solicitors to be aware as the business of financial terrorism and variants of the financial scam is a huge growth area. Specialist solicitor training identifies a feeling that many people believe there are few who fall victim to these online scams. In reality this is far from the truth. I have personally dealt with many victims and the numbers seem to be increasing probably in part due the huge global increase in Internet users.

Any professional security expert will advise you that before you can effectively counter any act of terrorism, you have to first understand the Modus Operandi of the perpetrator and the specific type of act of terrorism they are instigating.

On this basis I have included the following variants of finance scams and Identity theft scams as they landed in my e-mail box. They are verbatim so please excuse the spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and the overly dramatic cries for help.

Countering Financial Terrorism & Finance Scams For Business Owners Scam #1

VISA ATM CARD – Cotonou, West Africa
Hello ,

“NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT VIA VISA ATM CARD”

This is officially inform you we have verified your contract file presently on my desk, and I found out that you have not received your payment Worth $1.850,000 (One Million Eight hundred and fift thousand dollars)due to your lack of co-operation and not fulfilling the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract payment.

After the Board of directors meeting held in cotonou,we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem. We have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America, Africa and Asia Pacific, This is part of an instruction/mandate passed by the Senate in respect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling.

We will send you a VISA ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your fund via any VISA ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, and the maximum daily limit is ($5,000).

However, Note that this method of payment will be granted if it is acceptable to you for the release of your contract entitlement. In View of this, you are advised to contact the Director (DBB, IRD, and ATM) Mr.Frank Charles for further information with the following contact details:

MR. FRANK CHARLES
DIRECTORS FOR FOREIGN OPERATIONS.
Email: (westernunion_bonus@att.net)

If you like to receive your ATM CARD, Kindly reconfirm your

1. Your Full Name.
2. Full residential address.
3 Phone And Fax Number.
4. Occupation.
5. Age
6. Bank details

We shall be expecting to receive your information as you have to stop any further communication with anybody or office.

Thanks for your co-operation. Best Regards, Dr. /Mr. Anderson Phillip

The Law Guru, advises that this is a recently distributed variant of the prolific Nigeria scams. For solicitor training and local solicitors benefit It’s a financial scam designed to gain your personal information prior to raiding your bank accounts. During our marketing for solicitors and sales training for solicitors programmes we strongly advise clients never to give out personal information or data.

Countering Financial Terrorism & Finance Scams For Business Owners Scam #2

European Union
550,000 Euro Scam
INFO CLAIM!!
Ensure you contact Mr Victor Valero now.
REPLY TO THIS EMAIL; fiduciarybody@aim.com

If you have received this email notification, you are eligible to file for your claim of 550,000Euros.Your email ID drawing the ref.no.;QBJ/78,91,67,89, emerged as one of the winners in our prestigious email ID contest,held
every three years.

We congratulate you on this befitting luck.
Phone;+34642262540

The Law Guru advises this is a classic financial scam from the stable of Nigeria scams which he frequently analyses online for local solicitors participating in solicitor training, marketing for solicitors and sales training for solicitors. As well as being designed for financial scams some low level crime gangs utilise it to capture e-mail addresses for future online marketing scams.

Countering Financial Terrorism & Finance Scams For Business Owners Scam #3

Burkina Faso Africa
$14,000,000 Scam
Confidential,
This message will come to you as a surprise. I am auditing and accounting maneger in bank of africa (boa), ouagadougou burkina faso . Please don’t expose or betray this trust and confident that i am about to impose on you for the mutual benefit of our families.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of (usd$14 million) to your account within 14 bank working days. This money has been dormant for years in our bank.

I want the bank to release the money to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer mr hatem kamil abdul fatah (the account owner) died along with his supposed next of kin died in iraq war at november 2004. I don’t want the money to go into our bank treasurer account as an abandoned fund.

For more information visit this website bellow (supplied)

i contacted you so that the bank can release the money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please i would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interested.
Upon your reply, i will give details on how the business will be executed, you will have 30% of the above sum for handle this business with me. And 10% will be for any expenses to get the fund into your bank account i looking forward receiving your return mail email address (supplied)

Or call thruogh this telephone number: (supplied) for more details

Thanks and have a great day

1. Name in full
2. Address
3. Nationality
4. Age
5. Sex
6. Occupation
7. Marital status
8. Phone
According to the Law Guru this financial scam also originated as one of the earlier Nigeria scams. Local solicitors attending solicitor training will have no doubt received several of this type of e-mail.

Countering Financial Terrorism & Finance Scams For Business Owners Scam #4

Spam Scam USA

Your Email ID has emerged a winner in a Sweepstakes promotion organized by Microsoft Corporation.
Contact :Patrick Lawson for info and Claims with the following informations.
Email: (Supplied)
1. Your Full Name.
2. Full residential address.
3 Phone And Fax Number.
4. Occupation.
5. Age
6. Bank details
When considering any form of marketing for solicitors or sales training for solicitors, the Law Guru advises all local solicitors in solicitor training that although this originated as a financial scam from the portfolio of Nigeria scams it has pretty much been adopted as an Internet Spamming Scam.

Countering Financial Terrorism & Finance Scams For Business Owners #5

Opportunist Identity Theft Scam – Russia

Congratulations you have won Russian state lottery $45 million dollars.

Send us your ID card and this info and we transfer money into your bank account. good day.

1.Full Name:
2.Home Address:
3.Phone Number:
4.Occupation
5. Bank account name, address, sort code & account number.
6: Your credit Card number, expiry date and last 3 digits of security code.

If your local solicitors run any external marketing for solicitors, or any sales training for solicitors programmes then it is advisable to include a segment on the very latest Nigeria scams which form the very foundation stone of much of the financial terrorism today.

Virtually all of these finance scams are built on the premise of appealing to your greed. The financial terrorists perpetrating these cyber scams know its just a numbers game. Never be fooled into thinking these are such obvious scams that no one would ever really be taken in by them. In reality 0ver 40,000,000 million UK residents were targeted by email scams during 2009.

According to the Office of Fair Trading 160,000 UK citizens responded to them and over 1,600 UK residents were actually scammed out of between £50 and £5,000. And that’s just from the figures from people who reported being scammed. In reality the figures are likely to be much higher as many people feel too embarrassed or stupid to report being a victim of an online finance scam.

Summary:
Business owners, particularly legal firms & local solicitors are being targeted with electronic variants of the Nigeria scams. The Law Guru recommends sales training for solicitors should include lessons on finance scams & financial terrorism. Contemporary solicitor training & marketing for solicitors for countering financial terrorism will also assist business owners to counter each individual financial scam designed for identity theft.

Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email: drmarkdyates@aol.com, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at: linkedinswat.co.uk.

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