Archive for September, 2008
state Corporate Compliance fraud

Corporate Compliance *scam*HA! They almost got me! I had a $150.00 USD check ready made out to “Corporate Compliance”. The envelope was wet with my spit and just about to be sealed until I read the print in bold at the bottom:

Requirement code 3001. This is a Solicitation for the order of goods or services, or both, and not a bill, invoice, or statement of account due. You are under no obligation to make any payment on account of the offer unless you accept the offer. Requirement B&P Code 17533.6This Product or service has not been approved or endorsed by any government agency, and this offer is not being made by an agency of the government..

Translation: You don’t HAVE to send us money.. we are not affiliated with the government.. we just want your money.. our service is that we are asking for money. *SCAM*

Annually, I have to file documents to keep my corporation compliant with state & federal law. Although I know this is something that can be done online with my state (Colorado), I usually procrastinate until I completely forget about it. So it is convenient to get the occasional mail reminding me to file. The state usually send a post card with a reminder and a link to their .gov site. The “Office of Corporate Compliance” sends a message telling you the importance of filing your “Annual Corporate Minutes”. They offer to do it for $175 (check or money order). The only problem is that states don’t require minutes filed with them. You are supposed to keep minutes, and other corporate records.. but they are not submitted anywhere. My state requires a re-statement of my Articles of Incorporation (annually over the ‘Net).

I’ll hand it to them, “Office of Corporate Compliance” seal looks authentic at the glance. Once I found out that this was indeed a scam, I realized that they could be doing this in EVERY single state and making a small fortune. If you Google it, you’ll see that they really are doing it all over the nation. They’ve probably been doing it for years.

My question is, how and why has this been allowed to flourish. Each state puts out some sort of can response about it:

Recently, an entity calling itself “[STATE] Corporate Compliance” mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Corporate Minutes Compliance Filing” to numerous [state] corporations. This solicitation offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, [state] corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State.

Why can’t the state governments come down on this 50 state scam? Perhaps “Corporate Compliance” wording is such that there is nothing the states or any other government can do ANYTHING about.

Heres how I think their scam works:

1) They set up a P.O. Box in each state with corresponding state header on envelops and letters.
2) Search each states corporate data base for corporations with the status (delinquent or non-compliant.. this means the corp. in question did not restate their annual articles of incorporation.)
3) They send the appropriate state letter to the delinquent corporations
4) The corporation pays and send to the P.O. Box that is already typed on the self addressed envelop inside
5) The P.O. Box forwards to the real address of the creators of this system (or franchisers)

Reverse PO Box Lookup
US Post offices will disclose the forwarding location of corporate entities PO Box. So I think I will do one and advertise them right here on this site. I think that there is only one company (or group) behind this mail fraud.

Who is Corporate Compliance Filings, Inc?
I did a Google search for the company and came up with only one organization named Corporate Compliance, the name The Office of Corporate Compliance asked to be put on the checks. The only way they can cash the check is to have an actual corporate entity. Here it is: http://www.corporatecompliance.com/ –> Although there should be a crime against having a terribly shitty 90’s site, I can’t yet pin the scam to these guys… I simply don’t have any evidence at all pointing to this particular site.

When I did a search on the New York business database (where this 90’s Internet Corporate Compliance is from) I noticed that their were two entities with that name: CORPORATE COMPLIANCE FILINGS INC. (foreign entity) & CORPORATE COMPLIANCE LTD (domestic). But then I noticed that Corporate Compliance Filings Inc. is also in the California business database, Colorado business database and all the others.. each one does not list other entities or foreign entity as the registered agents in an attempt to avoiding naming individuals.

If you search the databases you’ll see that they use: CORPORATE COMPLIANCE FILINGS INC., Corporation Compliance Recorder, CORPORATE COMPLIANCE CENTER

Colorado Corporate Compliance

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office has recently become aware that an additional entity, “California Corporate Services”, has mailed solicitations titled “Annual Minutes Disclosure Statement” to businesses in Colorado. These solicitations are similar to those mailed to businesses by “Colorado Corporate Compliance” and “Board of Business Compliance” titled “Annual Minutes Disclosure Statement” or “Disclosure Statement”. These solicitations offer to process corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitations, Colorado corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

California Corporate Compliance

In very fine print, the document usually has a disclaimer, such as:

“CA Business & Professions Code Sec 17533.6 This service has

not been approved or endorsed by any government agency, and

this offer is not being made by an agency of the government.”

California Corporate Headquarters, Compliance Division

California Addresses:

CALIFORNIA CORPORATE COMPLIANCE
Business Division
3053 Freeport Blvd #310
Sascramento, CA 94518

State Corporate Compliance
916 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2703
form was 4780C

Corporate Compliance Filings
9175 Keifer Blvd # 336
Sacramento, CA 95826

California Corporate Headquarters
Compliance Division
2443 Fair Oaks Boulevard #539
Sacramento, CA 95825
CA-FORM AMDS-03

Massachusetts Corporate Compliance

Recently, an entity calling itself “Massachusetts Corporate Compliance” mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Corporate Minutes Compliance Filing” to numerous Massachusetts corporations. This solicitation offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Massachusetts corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State.

Georgia Corporate Compliance

Secretary of State Handel Alerts Corporations to Potential Scam

Atlanta, GA—Recently, an entity calling itself “Georgia Corporate Compliance” mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Minutes Disclosure Statement” to numerous Georgia corporations. This solicitation offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the Georgia corporation for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Georgia corporations are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State.

New York Corporate Compliance


Texas Corporate Compliance

Recently, an entity calling itself “State Corporate Compliance” mailed solicitations entitled “Annual Corporate Minutes Compliance Filing” to numerous Texas business entities. This solicitation offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of the Texas business entities for a fee. Despite the implications contained in the solicitation, Texas business entities are not required by law to file corporate minutes with the Secretary of State.

Oregon Corporate Compliance

Better Business Bureau takes a look at Corporate Compliance

Confirm Your Bank Of America Account **PHISHING*

From: accounts@customerservice.com
Subject: Update Your Account Information
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 12:06:05 +0900

Dear Bank Of America Customer,

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification procedures, we have detected a slight error in your account information. To securely confirm your personal information please click on the link bellow:

** http://211.116.129.254/index.php *PHISHING SITE**

Confirm Your Bank Of America Account now to enjoy the benefits of online banking and finance to avoid identity theft and fraudulent activities on your account.
Note: THIS IS AN GENERATED MESSAGE activity.

Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender
c 2008 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved

Anticipated & Urgent Response God’s Good New’s *SCAM*

From The Desk Of :Mr.Michael Davis.
Law Chambers Of Nigeria
Plot 245 Adeolu Hope wall Street
Victoria Island Lagos-Nigeria
Private Email :mr_michael_davis_2008@hotmail.com

Dear Friend,

I presume this letter will come to you as a surprise, but as things
unfold, we will know each other better. I will start by introducing me to
you. My name is Barrister Michael Davis a solicitor at law.

I am writing in respect of a foreigner Engineer Worley R., who happens to
be my client an oil merchant and contractor who perished in a plane crash
of 31st October 1999[WITH EGYPTIAN AIRLINE 990] with other passengers
aboard.

http://www.cnn.com/US/9910/31/egyptair.03/

Since the demise of my client I personally have searched with keen
interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has
come to claim his funds of US$35.5m (Thirty Five Million Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollar) and all the relevant documents in the bank
has no record of any next of kin. On this note, I decided to seek for whom

his name shall be used as his next of kin so I have contacted you to
assist in repatriating most especially, the money left behind by my client
before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where
the huge deposits were lodged.

Particularly, the Central Bank Nigeria Plc where the deceased had an
account valued at about USD 35.5 million dollars has issued me a notice to
provide the Next of kin, or have the account confiscated.

I seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin of the deceased, I
need somebody who is trustworthy and willing to assist me gets the funds
transferred. Which the account which my late client operates is valued at
Usd35.5 million dollars can be paid to you, as my clients Next of Kin, and
then we can share the amount on a mutual agreed percentage.

All legal documents to back up your claim as the deceased Next of Kin will
be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing
this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate
arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law and you
should endeavor to keep it confidential.

Please get in touch with me at (mr_michael_davis_2008@hotmail.com) to enable us
discuss further

about this transaction.

Regards,
Mr.Michael Davis.

Contact Fedex Courier Company *SCAM*

** Don’t give these people ANYTHING* With that information they maybe able to obtain lines of credit*

Subject: Contact Fedex Courier Company

Dear Friend,

I am writing to inform you that I have Paid the fee
for your Cheque Draft. And I went to the bank to confirm if the
Cheque has expired or getting near to expire and Mr.Ahmed Zafa the
Director of Central Bank of West African States(BCEAO) told me that
before the cheque will get to your hand that it will expire.

So I told him to cash the US$1.5m United States Dollars to cash
payment to avoid losting this funds.However, all the necessary
arrangement of delivering the US$1.5m UNITED STATES DOLLARS in
cash to you was made with FEDEX COURIER SERVICES LTD.

write a letter of application to the given address below.
CONTACT PERSON:Dr.Jim Vicktor
EMAIL:fedexcouriercompany_ltd@ubbi.com
EMAIL: fedexcouriercompany_limited@yahoo.fr
PHONE:+229 931 461 86

Send them your contacts information to able them locate you immediately
they arrived in your country with your box .
1.YOUR FULL NAME
2.YOUR HOME ADDRESS.
3.YOUR CURRENT HOME TELEPHONE NUMBER.
4.YOUR CURRENT OFFICE TELEPHONE.
5.A COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT

Note.I registered it as a box of an Africa cloths. They don’t know it
contents money.this is to avoid them delaying with the box.

Thanks and Remain Blessed.
Mr.Desmond Emeka Johnson

NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD *scam*

Dear Sir/Madam,

NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD

This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract file is on my desk, and I found out that you have not received your payment due to your lack of co-operation and not fulfilling the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract payment.

Secondly, you are hereby advised to stop dealing with some
non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately.

After the Board of director\\\\\\\’s meeting held in Abuja,we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem.We have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER in Europe, America,Africa and Asia Pacific,This is part of an ion/mandate passed by the Senate in respect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling.

And also the Nigerian Government is using this mean to rewards all the citizens of the United states and all part of Europe including Asia,Australia, south America, Antartica e.t.c and all those who have lost their funds in either scam, or an uncompleted business,or other wise,You
should know that if you are interested to receive your ATM card which will be credited with $920,000 united states dollars before it is been sent to you direct to your doorstep through the FedEx courier service,you will have to respond to me with your full information\\\\\\\’s,After your response you will be directed to the Fed ex shipping courier representative whose name is Mr Jude Eze.

He will send you your ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money via ATM MACHINE in any part of the world,and the maximum daily limit is Fifteen Thousand United States Dollars($15,000.00). And also note that the. When you receive your ATM card, you have to alert me so that we can give you process of how to activate and make
use of it.

If you like to receive your fund this way,Kindly contact me with the following information\\\’s below.

(1) Your Full Name.

(2) Full residential address.

(3) Phone And Fax Number.

(4) Occupation.

(5) personal identification.

This message is supported by the Nigerian Government, After you might have started making use of your ATM card, you can reward my firm one way or the other you knows best.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Respectively
DR USMAN SHAMUSHEDEN
Minister, Federal Ministry Of Finance,

CC: SENATE PRESIDENT
CC: ALL FOREIGN PAYMENT OFFICES
CC: BOARD OF DIRECTORS [CBN]
CC: ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

PRIVATE MAIL AND CONFIDENTIAL *SCAM

> Subject: PRIVATE MAIL AND CONFIDENTIAL
> From: drrichardifediora57@yahoo.com.hk
> Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 11:24:15 -0400

>
> FROM THE DESK OF:DR.IFEDIORAH RICHARD
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> DEAR FRIEND,
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> IT IS WITH TRUST AND CONFIDENCE THAT I WRITE TO MAKE THIS URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL TO YOU.
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> I WAS ASSIGNED BY TWO OF MY COLLEAGUE TO SEEK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER WHO WILL ASSIST US IN PROVIDING A CONVENIENT FOREIGN ACCOUNT IN ANY DESIGNATED BANK ABROAD FOR THE TRANSFER OF US$27,500,000.00 (TWENTY-SEVEN MILLION US. DOLLARS ONLY) PENDING ON OUR ARRIVAL IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR UTILIZATION AND DISBURSEMENT WITH THE OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT.

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> THIS AMOUNT RESULTS FROM A DELIBERATE INFLATION OF THE VALUE OF A CONTRACT AWARDED BY OUR MINISTRY – THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE (FMA) TO AN EXPATRIATE COMPANY. THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN EXECUTED AND PAYMENT MADE TO THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR, REMAINING THE OVER-INVOICED AMOUNT OF US$27.5 MILLION, WHICH WE WANT TO TRANSFER OUT OF THE COUNTRY IN OUR FAVOUR FOR DISBURSEMENT AMONG OURSELVES. THE TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY CAN ONLY BE POSSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF A FOREIGNER WHO WILL BE PRESENTED AS THE BENEFICIARY OF THE FUND.
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> AS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO OPERATE FOREIGN ACCOUNTS, AND THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU. WE HAVE AGREED THAT IF YOU/YOUR COMPANY CAN ACT AS THE BENEFICIARY OF THIS FUND (US$27.5 MILLION).20% OF THE TOTAL SUM WILL BE FOR YOU FOR PROVIDING THE ACCOUNT WHILE 5% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR THE EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THE COST OF TRANSFER OF THE FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT WHILE 75% WILL BE RESERVED FOR US.
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> WE HEREBY SOLICT FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN PROVIDING A CONVENIENT ACCOUNT NUMBER IN A DESIGNATED BANK ABROAD WHERE THIS FUND WOULD BE TRANSFERRED. WE INTEND COMING OVER THERE ON THE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSFER TO SECURE OUR OWN SHARE OF THE MONEY.
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> PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE BEEN CAREFUL AND HAVE MADE ALL ARRANGEMENTS TOWARDS THE SUCCESS AND SMOOTH TRANSFER OF THE FUND TO YOUR ACCCOUNT BEFORE ONTACTING YOU. FOR SECURITY REASONS AND CONFIDENCIALITY OF THIS TRANSACTION, WE DEMAND THAT YOU SHOULD NOT EXPOSE THIS PROPOSAL AND THE ENTIRE TRANSACTION TO ANYBODY.
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> WE ARE PUTTING SO MUCH TRUST IN YOU WITH THE HOPE THAT YOU WOULD NOT BETRAY US. OR SIT ON THIS MONEY WHEN IT IS FINALLY TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.BE REST ASSURED THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE. IF THIS PROPOSAL IS ACCEPTABLE TO YOU,INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY SENDING A FAX TO US INCLUDING YOUR BANK NAME & ADDRESS, ACCOUNT NUMBER, TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS.
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> NOTE:OUR FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN AREMU OBASANJO COLLABORATED WITH PRESIDENT W. BUSH OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO STOP THE JUNIOR RANKS OFFICERS FROM TRANSFERRING FUNDS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. HE SENT DIFFERENT PUBLICATION TO MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD AS PROPAGANDA TO DISCOURAGE ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM TRANSFERRING FUNDS INTO AN OVERSEAS ACCOUNT TO AVOID AND SAVE GUIDES THE COUNTRIES ECONOMY.
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> APPARENTLY, SO THAT OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL NOT BENEFITS FROM THESE OIL WINDFALLS {VENTURE} WHERE HE HAS BEEN A CULPRIT ALONE WITH HIS AIDES.
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> MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE YOUR POSITIVE RESPOND.
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> CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL, NOTE THAT THE PARTICULAR NATURE OF YOUR COMPANY’S BUSINESS IS IRRELEVANT TO THIS TRANSACTION. IF THIS TRANSACTION INTERESTS YOU, YOUR URGENT RESPONSE WILL BE APPRECIATED.
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> YOURS FAITHFULLY,
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> DR.IFEDIORAH RICHARD
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> CELLPHONE:+234-80-3232-3862
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> EMAIL:drrichardifediora56@yahoo.com.hk
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Is Privacy Dead?

Yes.
Privacy is dead and getting deader. So who killed it? We did. We killed it with our nature. We like our tools & technology. We can’t go without our GPS, SIM card loaded cell phones. We don’t really think about how cell Phones can be easily tracked and tell so many intimated details about where you are and who you’re talking to.

We love convenience so how can we go without our Google, Yahoo, MSN searches and our access to the Internet. Never mind the fact that all of these entities track or even record (and send to the government) every thing we do online.

Our nature places privacy last on the list, and convenience and comfort in the top five. I’m not looking down my nose at you. I’m guilty of all of the above privacy sins. I’m not judging your search engine usage or saying you should switch to anonymizers and clusty.com or go phone using an untraceable credit card.. I’ve got my tin foil hat in storage next to my year supply of MRE’s and shot guns.

I’m just pointing out the facts. We give our privacy away, to companies, the government and other organizations.

What is a bit bothersome to me are laws that allow the abuse of what we are willing to give in trust. The protection of the data we entrust to companies, federal, state and local government should not be allowed to be misused neither by

Violations of the 4th Amendment (use of your online history without probable cause) nor by criminal hackers and/or companies selling your information to the highest bidder.

Fair laws that are in favor of the buyer adherence to the 4th Amendment. I don’t think this is a reasonable request. I think the CIO’s who implement opt-out letters sent to clients expect some amount of respect for the information they put out.

Would be pissed if his financial information was stolen.

First Bust Ever for ATM Reprogramming Scam

The pair allegedly reprogrammed the machines to believe they were loaded with one-dollar bills instead of tens and twenties. A withdrawal of $20 would thus net $380. The Nebraska case marks the first reported arrests for the keypad capers.

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ASAP *scam*

– Sir,I have interest of investing in your country as such I decided to establish contact with you for assistance as soon as I am able to transfer my fund for this investment, which is already with a security company in Europe.There are two basic things i would want you to assist me in; 1) Helping as a front collect this funds from the security company in europe.This is because of my inability to travel out of my country at the moment which i will explain better to you upon the receipt of our acceptance.2)Helping me to carry out feasibility study on areas/choice of investment you deem best for me.I retired as a chairman of my local goverment council have no intention of carrying out any further investment programme in my country for security reasons,And i want to use the profit for the next election.Please if you would assist me,do reply this mail through my private email address :bar_frankwilliams71@yahoo.com,Enclosing your telephone and fax numbers.Thanks, Yours sincerely,Barr.Frank Williams(B.F.W)

RE: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) OUSTANDING REMITTANCE *scam?*

RE: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) OUSTANDING REMITTANCE

We the International Monetary Fund (IMF) nvestigation bureau Washington, DC
inconjunction with some other relevant investigation Agencies here in the
United states of America have recently been informed through our Global
intelligence monitoring network that you presently having transaction going
on with Bank of Africa (CBN) as regards to Your over-due contract payment
which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.

Having said all this, we will further advise that you to go ahead in dealing
with their Apex Bank (HSBC BANK GERMANY) office accordingly, as we will be
monitoring all their services with you as well as your correspondence at all
level.

They also told us that the only problem transfer the money to you right now
is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to
scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the
Executive Governor and the Central Bank office.

We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C.Bailey
from OHIO has already contacted them and also presented to them all the
necessary documentation?s evidencing your claim purported to have been
signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued
at about US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars.),but the HSBC
BANK GERMANY did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally
before they go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank information which was
forwarded to them by the above named Lady so that was the main reason why
they contacted us
(IMF) investigation Department so as to assist them in making the
investigations.

You are to confirm if you actually sent her. Should in case you are already
dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the HSBC BANK GERMANY,
you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best
interest and then contact immediately the real office of theHSBC BANK
GERMANY (HSBC) only with the below information accordingly:

NAME: Dr. Smith James
HSBC BANK GERMANY.
GERMANY, BERLIN, RH19 1HH
EMAIL: smithjames11@web2mail.com

Do contact me as soon as you contact the bank so as to follow up with your
payment case and also to investigate related matters.

Best Regards,
Brathwait Jones
International Monetary Fund (IMF)