Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Update on the Nanny Scam - Skylink Travel

We have received information about these crooks as follows:

Payment instructions:

Western Union:
Recipient Name: Powell Gray Watt
Recipient Address: Suite 401-402. Cumberland House 80 Scrubs Lane
City: London Zip code: NW10 6RF

Name: Skylink Plc,
Sort Code : 11-00-01
Account No : 07081625
IBAN : GB20HLFX11000107081625
BIC : HLFXGB21F08
Bank Name: Halifax Bank
Bank Address: London, United Kingdom

Please note that Skylink PLC does not exist.

The agency name these people use: Skylink Travel does not exist.

These are the email addresses the crooks are using:

skylinktravel@live.com

This is the text of the latest email I have received from a gentleman who was applying for a jib as a driver:

" Hello ...,


We have receive some of your details except your passport and the processing fee, do get back to us with this so that the processing of you documents can commence. You can make payment to us by either bank transfer or western union money transfer so as to speed up the process of delivery . Contact the nearest western union agent and make payment the Accountant Manager information below:"

"Upon receipt of the above, modalities to process your traveling document will commence immediately. We want you to note that processing of your traveling document will only take five(5) working days and the delivery of it will take just one day (Express Delivery). Do get back to us with the following bank detail so we can comfirm your payment..
Sender's Name:

Amount Sent:

MTCN: (10 digit number):

City:

Country:

Scan copy of the customer copy reciept/ Teller : (If payment is made through bank transfer)

Once again,congratulations and please do comply in due time to enable us expedite action.

Thanking you for your anticipated co-operation as we hope to hear from you soonest.

Yours Faithfully,
Andrew Moore
"

If you have sent these people money, there is something you can do about it to try and get your money back. Contact the bank or Western Union to report this.

Halifax
PO Box 4 Permanent Bldgs
Commercial Street
HALIFAX
West Yorkshire HX1 1BH
United Kingdom

Should you want to email Western Union's fraud office, here is their email address: wursloncrc@westernunion.com

Best regards,

Max Travel Ltd