This is certainly a very unusual request and not in the line of the
traditional Nigerian mail frauds. Those always tell you that you
have been chosen to receive 25% of an enormous amount of money,
usually about $25 million, and that the writer is one of the wives
of the former president. They ask for your banking so
they can be prepared to send you this money.
The first question you should ask yourself is “how do they know
about me?” “Why did they choose my work?” “Who made the
selection?” These are the typical processes that would go on if
this was a legitimate situation. Did anyone recommend you? Ask lots
of questions if you intend to pursue this but always, ask yourself,
would you send merchandise to a client without first knowing his/her
bank reference At a bare minimum, follow your usual
financial security procedures and see if this request doesn’t just
Just to receive an email out of the blue telling you that you are
one of seven chosen should raise a very red flag. (By the way, who
are the others?) The fact that someone else’s account number was
included is very troublesome. You might consider that your personal
or financial could well be shared in a similar way.
And finally, don’t give out any financial No one needs to
confirm where YOU do your banking.