Researching that fake bank impersonating Standard Chartered Bank, we identified an entire nest of fake websites created and maintained by the same party: https://db.aa419.org/fakebankslist.php? ... jarollover.
One of these fake websites is lcbankfr.com, pretending to be LC Bank France Online.
From the fake website:
Lc Bankfr was established 100 years ago, to offer commercial banking services across the Globe. The bank commenced services on the same day, having purchased the assets and assumed certain liabilities of the defunct Banks.
Phone: +33 75 790 6279
George V, 75009 Paris
Number billable as mobile number
Country or destination France
City or exchange location Métropole
Original network provider* Legos
Entry in the aa419 Database of fraudulent websites: https://db.aa419.org/fakebanksview.php?key=140058.
This is what the fake website looks like:
Few days later, someone else contacted us:
Regarding your report on website www. lcbankfr.com:
Thank you so much for reporting this! I was almost scammed by these
There is another website being used in conjunction with this banking
site by the same group of scammers: iyisteels.com
Please report this one as well, as it is being used in conjunction
with the fake bank site to scam people out of money.
This is a romance scam that started out for me on OK Cupid. The guy, who calls himself Engineer Charles Remy, talks with you for a while...a month or so...to develop a relationship and build trust. Right before you are due to meet the first time, he has to go to California to teach a safety course for two weeks, then of course right when he's due to fly back so you can meet, he gets an email about this job with BP Oil that he's been trying to get forever that takes him to Alaska. While there doing this supposed job, he has supposedly bad internet, and so eventually suggests that you send the wire transfer for him out of his own bank account to pay for the materials he needs for this job. At first glance, it all looks very legit, but it comes apart very quickly once you start investigating. The bank account is what really locks you into believing it's real though. Of course, the first transaction goes through without a hitch. It's the second one where they get you to help with the shipping payment, which will not go through and ends up "freezing" his bank account so he now has to come up with these funds a different way. It is a very clever set up, as there is not much info out there yet on this one, so any press you can give it will help.