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There’s a new twist in the story in the Nigerian scam emails; but don’t get sucked in

It seems that a female diplomat has been caught by the FBI with a large sum of money that might actually belong to you!

Nigerian scam messages have been doing the rounds since the time there have been spam emails. The standard email declares that the receiver will get a large sum of ill-gotten money and that he would have to part with some money to claim the full amount. Further, the receiver must give details of his bank account to the sender. It's a wholesale fraud with no chance of recovering the money one may spend, let alone gaining any money.

In a new twist in these emails, the sender describes the case of a female diplomat caught by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with a large sum of money. The sender informs that the receiver is the rightful owner of the money and that the money originates from Nigeria. All that you need to do in order to gain ownership of the money, is to produce some Nigerian documentation that says the money is legal and that you are the owner; that is, an Award Ownership Certificate must be secured from the office of the senate president in Nigeria. But if one doesn't know how to go about it, he should contact Dr Ernest Ebi (on email: [email protected] ) in Nigeria. Again, this is another scam to get people to spend money, in the chase for a large amount of money that does not exist at all.

Time and again, these scams surface through email, trying to trap the gullible and greedy, who are ever-willing to chase the money that is promised, even if it does not belong to them in the first place.

The email concludes with the warning that if the money is not claimed within three days, it would be confiscated into a World Bank account and you could be prosecuted for money-laundering. This pushes the greedy person to act immediately, make contact, and lose money in the process.

It is important that people do not reply to such messages, or give banking particulars in reply to these spam messages. Most certainly, people should not spend money to chase such ever-elusive fortune. Until Internet technology improves and can completely block communications from such scamsters, we must stay cautious and not try to contact them.

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Cni infoXchange ties up with SBI

Cni InfoXchange has already started to create a distribution network through the franchisee route

Cni infoXchange Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the BSE-listed research house that focuses on the small and mid-cap segment CNI Research, has tied up with SBI for distribution of its financial products like mutual funds, debt schemes and bonds.

CNI Research is already partnering with Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ, Dow Jones, Blue Matrix, Capital Market.com and ISI Emerging Markets for providing research globally, on the Indian mid and small cap companies. These tie-ups have already made CNI Research a trusted name across the globe among the FIIs.

Cni InfoXchange has already started to create a distribution network through the franchisee route. The company expects to have over 500 points of distribution-both company owned and franchised-throughout the country in the next two years.

Kishor Ostwal, CMD, CNI Research said, "The company is already recognised as a strong research content provider in the SME segment by the global FII community. Now we want to make quality financial products easily available to the retail investors. The tie-up with SBI Ltd and the setting up of an effective distribution mechanism will ensure availability of specialised debt and equity products across the board."

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Punjab to launch a drive with banks for easy loan facilities

The first loan camp would be organised at Badal village next week in coordination with Welfare department of the Punjab government

To provide easy loan facility to the poor residing in "Lal-Dora" (village premises) without any ownership record, the Punjab government would soon launch a state-wide drive in coordination with various banks.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with senior officers of different banks at his residence last night, an official spokesman said. The chief minister asked the bankers to facilitate small loans for the poor people to enable them start some business for earning their livelihood.

He said they were facing lot of hardships in securing loans from banks due to non-availability of ownership records of their ancestral houses in the Lal Dora.

The bankers agreed to organise the first such loan camp at village Badal next week in coordination with Welfare department of the Punjab government.

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