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First National Bank / complaint for the deposit claim

1 Slayton, MN, United States Review updated:
Contact information:

First National Bank
2457 Broadway Avenue,
Slayton, MN 56172,
United States of America.
Staff Direct Phone: +[protected].

Dear Ms. Rosalie Rabago Quintana,

We have tried making the transfer through electronic means and we were getting error messages since morning. We have contacted the Federal Reserve Wire Network (Fedwire) which is the agency responsible for settlement of funds transfer within and outside the United States of America. They made use to understand that such amount of money that originated from a foreigner cannot be sent out without first getting International Swift Clearance Certificate from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) which is the financial investigative arm of the United States.

We have referred the matter to our head office and our head office has told us to inform you about the development. The FinCEN has frozen the bank account of late Mr. David Luis Reyes as a result of this and they demand that we secure the International Swift Clearance Certificate from them with the sum of seven hundred and eighty US dollars (US$780). They said the amount for the payment of the clearance fee is non-negotiable and must be paid without wasting time or you will stand to lose the claim. The amount involved (US$780) in your local currency is the sum of thirty eight thousand, nine hundred and eight Philippine Pesos (PHP38, 980). You are to make the payment through western union money transfer using my details as provided below. We advise you to make provision for a little more than the amount mentioned in your local currency because you will have to pay a transfer fee. The important thing is to make sure that the receiver receives, US$780.

Recevier's First Name: Willard
Receiver's Middle Name: Amos
Receiver's Last Name/Surname: Jackson
City: Slayton
State: MN
Country: United States
Amount to receive: US$780

We encourage you to immediately raise the money in order to avoid the confiscation of the claim amount by the financial authorities. We as a bank, we would not want to go into any legal battle with the authorities if they eventually confiscate the claim amount as a result of your inability to pay the clearance fee, hence the need for you to make the payment. Once the payment is made, the document will be issued and the transfer will be allowed to go through. We are sorry for the delay and the inconveniences you may face because of this development which is sudden and demanding, we ask you to bear with us and comply with the authorities, it is in your best interest. We are now waiting for the payment receipt.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Willard A. Jackson.
Accounts Officer.

Dec 8, 2016
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  • Ch
      8th of Dec, 2016
    0 Votes

    Same here ms from phil..its a scam beware

  • Ch
      15th of Feb, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Christopher B. Wahab me too

  • Fa
      14th of Jan, 2017
    0 Votes

    Good Day,

    I have also the same situation right now see below, Please help me about this, Is this a scam?

    First National Bank
    2457 Broadway Avenue,
    Slayton, MN 56172,
    United States of America.
    Staff Direct Phone: +1-507-858-8508.


    Since you opted to open a non-resident online bank account with us to enable us remit the amount standing in the credit balance of the bank account of late Mr. Gilbert Jose Sison to you, you are to download and fill the attached account opening form and return it back to us through the email. The cost of opening a non-resident bank account is the sum of six hundred US dollars (US$600). You will have to pay for the cost of opening the bank account since charges are not debited to a deceased customer's bank account as a policy of our bank.

    You will have to send the non-resident online bank account opening fee through money gram transfer using the name of our fiduciary agent in Asia over there in the Philippines as given below. Go to any money gram transfer agent near you to send the money. The US$600 in your local currency will be around the sum of twenty nine thousand, one hundred Philippine Pesos (PHP29, 773), it is an approximation of the amount you will have to pay excluding charges, all you need to do is to inform the money gram transfer agent that you want the receiver to receive US$600.

    Receiver's First Name: Marivic
    Receiver's Last Name/Surname: Miranda
    State/ Country: Manila Philippines
    Amount to receive: US$600

    After making the payment, you are to scan the western union money transfer sender's voucher/receipt and have it sent to us through this email. On receiving the vocher/receipt, we will open the online bank account for you and give you the login details to enable you access the funds and make transfer whenever you want to. We are waiting.

    Yours sincerely,
    Mr. Harrison A. Owen
    Accounts Officer.

  • Ja
      20th of Jan, 2017
    +1 Votes

    I also received the same email from Mr. Jackson. He is really a bad person. I'm so thankful I read this complaint.

  • Re
      6th of Feb, 2017
    +1 Votes

    What the ### are you serious guys? I am now in western union and now I gonna transfer the money for the processing fee and they said that e money will be deposited in my account. What the ### those scammer are ###ing people. Thanks to you I read this before I give it to the counter

  • To
      14th of Sep, 2017
    0 Votes

    @Relator I also recieved the samestatement from mr. Darren. And we are communicating right now i think this is reallya scam . im just havingfun talking to this scambug. Arr you guys allfilipino?

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