Potential loss of funds (fraud) to 29994137 “CEO Fraud” scam.

Another day another round of scummy “CEO Fraud” e-mails. Today it is someone claiming to be the head of the organisation asking for same day payment of IRO £9,500 – the scammer appears to be using a broadband connection in Pretoria, South Africa.

If you sent funds to Metro Bank account 29994137 and sort code 23-05-80 after 10 September 2018 12:26 BST you are highly likely entitled to recover the funds.

As of 10 September 2018 12:26 BST Metro Bank were made aware by phone and e-mail that the destination account mentioned above was likely to be involved in fraudulent / funds redirection transactions.

As of 10 September 2018 15:25 BST they had also been informed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) who commented advice for victims of “The expectation will be for the bank to conduct some extra due diligence into the account and consider monitoring it for suspicious payments which could be potentially returned to any unsuspecting victims”

If you have been a victim and been tricked into sending funds to this account please post a comment below.

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