Saturday, February 21, 2009

Citibank...refuge for the slow...

A Nigerian man helped steal $27.2 million from a Citibank account belonging to the National Bank of Ethiopia in an elaborate international scheme, federal prosecutors charged yesterday.

Prosecutors said Paul Amos, 37, and his co-conspirators sent to Citibank bogus documents seeking to transfer money out of NBE's account.

The fake documents led Citibank to wire-transfer approximately $27 million to accounts held by Amos and the co-conspirators.
It's a wonder that Citibank has stayed viable this long...

On the plus side, I believe we can assume that Citibank is an equal opportunity employer. They obviously hire the retarded in bulk. 99.999% of us would never fall for the Nigerian 419 scam. Citibank, apparently, looks to hire the .001% that would. This scam looks even more transparent.
CLARIFICATION (for the hopelessly and enternally offended):

Pronunciation: \ri-ˈtär-dəd\
Function: adjective
Date: 1895
slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress.