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Got a scam e-mail today

Post  Matt_How on Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:39 am

It is amazing the junk you get. The title was official FBI warning. So I opened it. I thought it odd the FBI was warning people through e-mail but I figured hey, they might be trying some thing new. I realized very quickly after opening it that it was a scam. The good ol' Nigerian funds scam to be exact. That and the e-mail addresses are not governmental. Basicly, they find ways to get your account information and then con you out of money. They target mostly the elderly who don't know any better but also those who are extremely uneducated about such things and greedy. Sadly these are the people who might most need the money they are getting cheated of. If you have friends or relatives who you think might be scammed by this you might want to warn them but most people will know right away it is a scam. If they get 1 in a thousand to fall for it they are stealing alot of money.
The e-mail it was sent from is when you hit return ...
Very funny, like the FBI is going to use google mail. LOL
I sent a message back that said. LOL very funny.
here was the message
Anti-terrorist and monetary crimes division
FBI headquarters in Washington , D.C.
Federal bureau of investigation
J. Edgar Hoover building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington , D.C. 20535-0001
Ref: FBI/DC/25/09

Attention: fund beneficiary,

This is an official advice from the FBI foreign remittance/telegraphic dept. it has come to our notice that bank of Nigeria has released 10,500,000.00 U.S dollars into bank of America in your name as the beneficiary, by Inheritance means. The bank of Nigeria knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment from the united kingdom to your account, used what we know as a ìsecret diplomatic transit paymentî (S.T.D.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer, they used this means to complete the payment.

They are still waiting for confirmation from you on the already transferred funds, which were made in direct transfer so that they can do final crediting to your account. Secret diplomatic payments are not made unless the funds are related to terrorist activities why must your payment be made in secret transfer, if your transaction is legitimate, if you are not a terrorist, then why did you not receive the money directly into your account? This is a pure coded means of payment which we have had in the past has always been related to terrorist acts, we do not want you to get into trouble as soon as these funds reflect in your account, so it is our duty as a world wide commission to correct this little problem before this fund will be credited into your personal account.

Due to the increased difficulty and unnecessary scrutiny by the Uk/Usa authorities when funds come from outside of America , and the Middle East , the F.B.I crime commission has stopped the transfer on its way to deliver payment of $10,500,000.00 through a secured diplomatic transit account (S.D.T.A). We govern and oversee funds Transfer for the World Bank and the rest of the world. We advice you contact us immediately, as the funds have been stopped and are being held in our custody until you can be able to provide us with a diplomatic immunity seal of transfer (dist) within 3 days from the world local bank that authorize the transfer to certify that the funds that you are about to receive from Nigeria are terrorist/drug free else we shall have cause to cross and impound the payment, however, we shall release the funds immediately we receive this legal documents.


We have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the amount involved, we want to make sure that the legitimacy of the fund you are about to receive is not in doubt whatsoever. Note!! the fund is in the Bank of America right now, but we have ask them not to credit the fund to you yet, because we need a solid proof and verifications from you before releasing the funds, to this regards, you are to re-assure and proof to us that what you are about to receive is clean and legitimate by sending to us FBI Identification Record and also Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) to certify that the fund is not for terrorism/money laundering. You are to forward the documents to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you donít have it let us know so that we can direct you where to obtain it and mandate the bank holding the your payment to go ahead and credit your account as programmed

This Documents are to be issued to you from the World Local Bank that Authorized the transfer, so get back to us immediately if you donít have the document so that we will inform you the particular place to obtain the document because we have come to realize that the fund was Authorized by the bank that initialized the transfer Identification Record and Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet, is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. These conditions is Valid until 2nd of Nov 2009 after we shall take actions on canceling the payment and then charge you for illegally moving funds out of Nigeria.

Guarantee: funds will be released on confirmation of the document.


Final instruction:60fCredit payment instruction: irrevocable credit guarantee 61eBeneficiary has full power when validation is cleared 62 Beneficiaries bank in Usa/outside can only release funds-62 Upon confirmation from the world bank/united nations.
64 Bearers must clear bank protocol and validation request


NOTE: We have asked for the above documents to make available the most complete and up-to date records possible for the enhancement of public safety welfare and security of Society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights. If you fail to provide the Documents to us, we will charge you and take our proper action against you for not proofing to us the legitimacy of the fund you are about to receive.

The United States Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests to check illegal activities in U.S and outside. An individual may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification record for personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons, individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record may include international adoption or to satisfy a requirement to live or work in a foreign country or receive funds from another country (i.e., Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer, letter of good conduct, criminal history back ground ,etc.)

Robert S. Mueller, III

FBI Director


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Re: Got a scam e-mail today

Post  kidgame2001 on Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:53 pm

If I'm not mistaken, I've received that exact email in the past before. Of course once I saw it was a scam I deleted it. Well not before reporting it as spam to comcast, my internet provider. Now anytime I get those scams I simply report the message as spam and then delete it. I don't even bother to open the messages anymore. It's simply a waste of time


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