email from the FBI

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  1. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

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    is this real? i recieved it in my spam filter. I'm not sure what the hell's going on, but I'm kind of concerned



    Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division.
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
    J. Edgar. Hoover Building, Washington D.C


    ==Final Notice for Fund Release==


    This is to officially inform you that we have thoroughly completed an Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal transaction with Impostors claiming to be officials of Zenith Bank and some impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. We have removed the former Governor of the Central Bank of Niger (Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo) because of his fraudulent act and also because of the fact that he has siphon people’s money in the name of helping them claim their overdue Inheritance/Contract payment. Go to: Nigeria | Economy: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria's New Central Bank Governor on Govt 7-point Agenda | AfricanLoft to confirm the fact that there is a new central bank governor who we have instructed to make sure he releases your fund to you as the rightful beneficiary.

    During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you were dealing with fraudsters and also you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.

    So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in the total amount of $800.000.00 USD which will be deposited into an ATM CARD. You now have the lawful right to claim your funds which have been deposited into the ATM CARD.

    Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been involved in this transaction, you are now rest assured that this transaction is legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty to protect and Serve citizens of the United States of America.

    All you have to do is immediately contact the ATM CARD CENTER via E-mail for instructions on how to procure your Anti-Scam Certificate which will protect you from being a victim of scam and also protect your fund from being stopped by any organization in the world. We have confirmed that the amount required to procure the Anti-Scam Certificate is US$296.00 which you pay directly to the ATM CARD CENTER agent.

    Below, you shall find contact details of the Agent whom will process your ATM CARD from Federal Minister of Finance:

    Contact details are as follows:

    FEDERAL MINISTER OF FINANCE.
    ATM CARD CENTRE
    Contact Person: MR. EkenBrown Aku.
    EMAIL: [email protected]

    Contact Mr. Aku of the ATM Card Centre with the following information:

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Direct Phone Number:

    Once you have sent the required information to Mr. Aku he will contact you with instructions on how to pay the US$296.00 for the Anti-Scam certificate after which he will precede towards the dispatch of your ATM CARD with the Anti-Scam certificate t you provided address without any further delay.

    You have hereby been authorized/guaranteed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to commence towards completing this transaction, as there shall be NO more delay once you provide the information required and pay for the Anti-Scam Certificate.


    You are hereby advised to give this notice an urgent attention in other to receive your fund without any imposter interfering.

    Federal Bureau Investigation
    Robert S. Mueller Director, FBI.
     
  2. Marcel

    Marcel Well-Known Member

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    some practical joke. I don't believe the FBI would contact you by e-mail.They just want money.
     
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    My first clue would have been the wording...

    It looks like someone who can't make up thier mind if they're writing in Anglo-English, or American-English...

    Also, the Federal Government typically contacts people via U.S. mail, either first class or certified. Besides, if they came across your info during an investigation, why are they asking for it again? :lol:

    So it's just another BS scammer spam.
     
  4. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Niger are famous for sending these kind of scams
    That one's so bad it's almost good

    An FBI agent who not only can't make his mind up whose English he should be speaking but can't spell either - preceding instead of proceeding; an investigated instead of an investigation? Quantico have obviously lowered the bar wrt education standards.

    I also didn't realise the FBI could reach into another country and remove a financial authority from office for being a bad person.

    Harmless enough if you're wise to it - don't enter into any dialog with them or even be tempted to just tell them to f*ck off by way of replying to the eMail.

    Have a read through this:-

    Nigerian Fraud Emails Using FBI Letterhead
     
  6. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Definitely a scam.
     
  7. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    Anything with the word 'Niger' in it is a scam.

    I recieved something similiar a few years ago from "Mr. Aku' also - SCAM!!!

    He (?) and I traded insults for a bit.

    SCAM!!
     
  8. RabidAlien

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    ANYTHING asking about bank information, or informing you of an unexpected fortune "simply waiting for your reply" is a scam.
     
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    Total BS!

    I get them sometimes.

    Ignore and delete!

    TO
     
  10. Trebor

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    heh, thanks a lot guys! this really puts my mind at ease :) ker-deleted!
     
  11. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
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    I loved the first few words...

    "This is to officially inform you that we have thoroughly completed an Investigated "

    :lol: :lol:
     
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    I wouldn't kill it. Forward it to the ACTUAL FBI, just in case they are not aware of it.
     
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    A majority of these scams come out of Nigeria. They bilk people of their money and have, in some cases, murdered people as well. I normally delete the e-mails, but once in a while I like to mess with them.
     
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    Scam, just another variation of those stupid e-mails coming out of Africa. I quit reading it at the word "fraudster". This "hooliganism" is outrageous.
     
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