OBA Global Scam: TD Bank makes refund, CIBC, RBC, BMO keep mum
TD Bank in Canada has made at least one refund to at least one victim of the OBA Global eCommerce scam, Chronicle NG reports.
The scam which affected some Nigerians raked in hundreds of thousands from unsuspecting persons most of whom are based in Canada and the United States.
Updating others who were also victims of the scam, the user said, “I am happy to announce that I got a refund of $500 from TD Bank having lodged my scam complaint. I am so happy because this particular transaction was for my only invite who joined just two days before the scammers brought down the site.
The user then added, “I didn’t even expect that they will refund. Let’s complain in every avenue you never know where respite will come from.”
Reacting to the news, other victims of the OBA Global scam noted that their banks are yet to refund or even investigate their claim.
CIBC, RBC, and BMO were some of the banks mentioned. The banks, according to the victims, are yet to provide any feedback on the scam.
A user who spoke to Chronicle NG noted that the scammers could not have pulled out the money from the account they used in warehousing the proceeds of the scam.
The user said that his local RBC bank advised that the matter be reported to the police. Users are however urging banks to put in a lien on the email addresses and phone numbers used by the scammers.
The bank account and emails used to receive Interac transfers are; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Liumeixia521125@gmail.com and Alanmossnewnote@outlook.com.
According to users, the name on the Interac transfers is, CHEN CHEN, Devan (Chen Chen), Adia Salon Incorporation, Yubo Li (Allen), Yun Dai, XINYUE ZHANG, CHENYU ZHANG, SHIXUN ZHAO, CHENYU ZHANG, Adia Salon Inc, and Liumeixia (MEIXIA LIU).
Samuel Adebayo, Lynn, and Jude Oba are three names that have been listed as masterminds/fronts of the OBA Global scam.
Oba’s phone number was listed as (647) 616 7104 while Lynn’s phone number is (424) 462 7439. Another member of the syndicate is Mamaput Africana based in Toronto with phone number (437) 922 6215.
“Other phone numbers used to commit the fraud are (219) 588 4415, (289) 322 2022, (416) 451 8201, (289) 823 2529, (410) 892 9840, (424) 402 7439, (437) 239 6870, (437) 922 6215.
A website was also created for the scam, main.oba.global.