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Axa S.A. (styled as AXA) is a French multinational insurance firm headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris that engages in global insurance, investment management, and other financial services.
The Axa Group operates primarily in Western Europe, North America, the India Pacific region, and the Middle East, with a presence also in Africa. Axa is a conglomerate of independently run businesses, operated according to the laws and regulations of many different countries.
The NBM of Africa (aka Neo Black Movement & Black Axe) also operate in the same regions. The Axemen are also a conglomerate of independently run businesses… more accurately ‘criminal enterprises’. Operating however entirely outside and in contravention of the law.
A BBC article recently stated:
The Black Axe are among the most notorious (cult groups). They emerged in the 1970s and were originally known as the Neo Black Movement. Its founders said the group’s aim was to “liberate” the black race.
But at universities, the group no longer seems to be driven by any political ideology.
Instead, Black Axe members are accused of numerous killings and sexual attacks.
But let’s not forget bucket loads (probably world record breaking levels) of fraud.
So given that on one hand we have AXE men who murder, rape, cheat and steal and on the other hand we have the fine law abiding men and women of AXA… it’s no surprise that the NBM do not post you notifications that you’ve won the lottery telling you that it’s the Axe men writing you.
No, they write as AXA MEN.
I’ve collected together a handful of the many examples of this ranging from present day to as far back as 2007. Collected from a number of Axemen all cooperating together in Italy, Spain, France, UK, India, Nigeria and others.
All the examples share one commonality: they are fraudulent.
They also all follow the same processs.
These members of the NBM write to people (real letters by post) informing them they have won the lottery. In order for the (supposed) winner to be able to claim their prize they first need to send a nominal payment via Western Union to a money mule located in Europe.
Then they are hit with a further much larger payment. Perhaps a (fake) notification from customs asserting the (supposed) winner needs to pay 1% tax on their winning before they can collect it. For a 500,000 lottery win this would incur an advance payment of 5,000.
Then onto much larger payments for various other made up reasons.
The NBM scammers are seen to enlarge the victims winnings when they start getting into paying sizable fractions of the initial quoted winning amount.
In the end the final move will be to tell the victim they have almost lost enough to warrant them been paid what was promised. It’ll just take one last payment, made in person, when they fly and meet the scammers and collect their huge over-sized cheque/check.
The victim told to travel with sizable amounts of money (and often expensive electrical items) in what the NBM call “come and carry” (come to meet the criminal carrying lots of money)
Needless to say no over-sized cheque is issued and should the victim survive that encounter it’s fair to assume they don’t fly home with any of the money or goods they came and carried.
In this example from 2018 the Axe-men are informing the victim (located in France) they have somehow, without entering, won the “UK Lotto”. Notifying them they have purportedly won £215,610 with the possibility of a further £6,000,000 up for grabs in another upcoming draw for which they are entered.
Instructing them to contact ‘Mr John Williams’ of “Axa Investment Manager Ltd” by fax or phone.
In addition to this fake UK lottery this collection of NBM members are also running fake Italian, fake French and fake Spanish lotteries.
In the following example. A fake Italian lottery posted to another French victim notifying him of a 515,810 Euro win with the possibility of a further 21.3 million possible. The victim directed to contact ‘Don. Giovanni Martini’ of “AXA Italia S.P.A”
In the next example a fake notification of winning the lottery in Spain. The victim told to contact ‘Don. Romero Rafael’ of “AXA Investment Managers S.A”. The victim informed they can claim their 515,810 Euro winnings by calling or faxing two numbers located in Spain.
In the next example a potential victim is notified of what the fraudsters are claiming to be another 515,810 Euro win. This time on the French lottery. The victim needing to contact ‘Don Edourd Demarie’ of “AXA Protection Financiere”. A French telephone and fax number provide for the victim to make contact.
Another variant been a “global mobile promo award, online sweep-stake international program” where the victim has won 850,000 Euros and needs to contact ‘Don. Maximilliano Rossi’ of “AXA Investment Managers”
Upon receiving their notification and responding…. next the victim will be sent forms to complete. The victim summarily submitting their personal and banking details to the criminals.
In the examples below the forms are to be submitted to fake AXA email addresses operated by members of the NBM. Axaitalia@mail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
The moment that the paperwork is completed by the victim then the requests for advance fee payments begin.
In this first instance a nominal payment of 288 Euros to get the ball rolling in the form of receiving a “tax code”. The payment to be paid to a Spanish bank account owned by a money mule and controlled by member(s) of the NBM.
Next a 322 euro payment as “a transfer charge”….. To be paid to by Western Union to a money mule (whether witting, unwitting or complicit) located in Italy.
A very similar request made below but the money mule located in Madrid, Spain.
Following a nominal payment or two the fraud progresses and larger fees are requested.
A further 2,800 euro in fake bank charges…..
Then the 1% tax payment. In this instance 4,610 euros needing to be paid on a supposed 466,950 euro lottery win. AXA Italia Security Company of course the company that require payment.
Once a victim has been sucked into several payments the chance they stop making payments becomes very slim. They have perhaps paid 288 + 322 + 1800 + 2800 + 4,610 and the psychology created by the fraud dictates to them that it is a no-brainier to pay when asked for an even larger amount.
They would lose all their fees + the amount they have been told they’ve won
So it becomes highly likely that when 25,790 is requested they will pay. In the below example the AXA men are asking for 25,790 Euros but adding another psychological track. They say they themselves are going to pay half of it for the victim.
So the victim only needs to send 12,895 Euros in “management handling fees”.
And this goes on and on.
Larger and larger payments. Often seeing the victim beg, borrow and steal from friends and family to make the payments and in the end losing everything. Money probably been the least of their worries when they are notified they have lost their house, car, savings and their wife/husband has left them.
In the end a victim may be subjected to the NBM’s “Come and Carry” scam or transformed into a money mule.
More on the phenomenon of “Come and Carry” soon….