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Ugandan bank disappears – BBC NEWS

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on July 28, 2009

Has the Nigerian 419 expanded their operations to East Africa?

Excerpt via BBC NEWS | Africa | Ugandan shock as bank disappears.

Scammers have targeted a town on the Uganda-Kenya border with an elaborate fraud – setting up a fake bank and taking deposits, before fleeing.

The bank opened an office in Malaba town, advertised on radio and took $100,000 in deposits over two months.

But when investors turned up to reclaim their money, all they found was a note saying: “Sorry the bank operations have been moved to a new place.”

The scammers had paid for food, rent and advertising with fake cheques.

Richard Ojore, the landlord of the building where the fraudsters set up shop, said he had believed they were “genuine people”.

Governments must protect their people.


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