Scams!

United States
June 5, 2008 11:23pm CST
I just got this email it looks real and sounds like it really is from the FBI. The only thing is I do not know the people they are taking about. I also will not pay $300 for a ATM password. Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division. Federal Bureau Of Investigation. J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D.C Telephone Number : (202)-684-6479 robertmuellers.wa.dcfbi@live.com Attn: Beneficiary, This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated by the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Imposters claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr Frank Nweke, none officials of Oceanic Bank, none officials of Zenith Bank and imposter claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfill your Financial Obligation giving 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 arranging your payment in total of US$800,000.00 in an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw money in anywhere of the world. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in the ATM CARD. Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, all you did have to do is to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free because it is our right to protect the American Citizens. All I did want you to do is proceed and contact the ATM CARD CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $300.00 only and note that your Approval Slip contains details of your PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN) which you will use in activating your ATM CARD in any ATM MACHINE. CONTACT INFORMATION NAME: MR. PAUL SMITH EMAIL: atm.card_centre@live.com Do contact Mr. Paul Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE with your full name, home address, mobile telephone number, home telephone number or work telephone number and bank name so your files would be updated after which he will send the payment informations to you which you will use in making payment of $300.00 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay. We order you get back to this office after you open contact with the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTRE and we do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you. Thanks and hope to read from you soon. FBI Director Robert Mueller Note: Do disregard any email you get from any imposter or office claiming to be in possesion of your ATM CARD, you are adviced only to be in contact with Mr. Paul Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person you are suppose to deal with in regards your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any email you get from imposters to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation. Search the Web:Western Union Money Transfer Search News [/i][/b]Has anyone of you gotten an email like this? Should I forward it to the FBI? I think they would like to know that someone is using their good name for fraudulant purposes. [i][b]
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• India
6 Jun 08
Yeah, sure forward it and they might try to catch them out of their rat holes. lol.. it seems funny that anybody would try to fool someone like this. Are there people who would believe that and reply and pay such money ??? If there are, then I'm sure they are the most dumbest people in the Universe. bourne
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• United States
6 Jun 08
It is sad if people where not so dumb then these emails would stop. I hate the ones who say they are from american GI's from Iraq and need help to get money out of the country. That is a bunch of bull but how many Loyal amerians will fall for that one?
• India
6 Jun 08
Well, thats the kind of BS that people fall to. If the soldiers in Iraq needed help, it would be announced in News, rather than sending emails to anonymous people asking for help. When will people start using their common sense. bourne
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• United States
6 Jun 08
Good question
@Jemina (5784)
6 Jun 08
It's good you can identify fraudulent emails like this. It's really ridiculous to get an email asking to pay that much and share your confidential informations to them. Hah! Do they think they can fool people? I used to always receive emails apparently from paypal but I always check the email id and from there I can tell exactly that they are fake.
• United States
7 Jun 08
How can you tell if an email is fake from the emial ID? Please teach me.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
7 Jun 08
Hi there Sweetie No I have never had an Email like that one before unless it went straight into my Spam Box which means I would have not even seen it I suggest and hope that you will let the FBI know about this as it is very serious Hugs to you and love sent your Way
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• United States
8 Jun 08
I have not forwared it yet but I still have it. I sure do miss you. I hope you are not in to much pain with your stomache. I still have to finish the policy and procedure manual which will be done by Monday then I hope my life will settle down. Hubby is readdy to go back to work soon. Yayayayaya
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I got one similar to this some months ago...and yes, from the FBI...uh, like since when does the FBI give money out to people??? I can't believe these scammers think people are so dumb. Gee, maybe the next scam will be an email from the President of the US--lol
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• United States
7 Jun 08
Why would the FBI be emailing me in the first place? If there was a problem don't you think the FBI could contact me in person? LOL I think people are getting to wise and these people have to think of new ways to scam people so why not use the FBI?