Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division (FBI) SPAM!

spam FBI email - spam email claiming to be the FBI
@snam23 (3158)
United States
April 21, 2009 8:16am CST
Hey everyone! I just thought I would inform you of the increased spam emails going around claiming to be the FBI! I have included what the email said so please be aware of this! Letter: [i]ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITARY CRIMES DIVISION FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING 935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001 DATE: 21/04/2009 ATTENTION FUND BENEFICIARY, THIS IS AN OFFICIAL ADVICE FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOREIGNREMITTANCE/TELEGRAPHIC DEPT., IT HAS COME TO OUR NOTICE THAT THE C.B.N BANK NIGERIA DISTRICT HAS RELEASED 10,500,000.00 U.S DOLLARS INTO BANK OF AMERICA IN YOUR NAME AS THE BENEFICIARY, BY INHERITANCE MEANS. THE C.B.N BANK 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 SECRET DIPLOMATIC TRANSIT PAYMENT 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 WAS 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 INSECRET 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? RECORDS WHICH WE HAVE HAD WITH THIS METHOD OF PAYMENT 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 IN THE U.S.A, SO IT IS OUR DUTY AS A WORD 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 AMERICAN AUTHORITIES WHEN FUNDS COME FROM OUTSIDE OF EUROPE, AND THE MIDDLE EAST, THE F.B.IBANK COMMISSION FOR EUROPE HAS STOPPED THE TRANSFER ON ITS WAY TO DELIVER PAYMENT OF $10,500,000.00 TO DEBIT YOUR RESERVE ACCOUNT AND PAY YOU THROUGH A SECURED DIPLOMATIC TRANSIT ACCOUNT (S.D.T.A). WE GOVERN AND OVERSEES FUNDS TRANSFER FOR THE WORLD BANK AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. WEADVICE 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) WITHING 3 DAYS FROM THE WORLD LOCAL BANK THAT AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER FROM WHERE THE FUNDS WAS TRANSFERRED FROM TO CERTIFY THAT THE FUNDS THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE FROM NIGERIA ARE ANTITERRORIST/DRUG FREE OR WE SHALL HAVE CAUSE TO CROSS AND IMPOUND THE PAYMENT, WE SHALL RELEASE THE FUNDS IMMEEDIATELY WE RECEIVE THIS LEGAL DOCUMENTS . -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So to this regards you are to re-assure and proof to us that what you are about to receive is a clean money by sending to us FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Identification Record and also Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer (DIST) to satisfy to us that the money your about to receive is legitimate and real money. You are to forward the documents to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you dont have it let us know so that we will direct and inform you where to obtain the document and send to us so that we will ask the bank holding the funds the Bank Of America to go ahead Crediting your account immediately. 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 dont have the document so that we will inform you the particular place to obtain the document in United Kingdom U.K, because we have come to realize that the fund was Authorized by H.S.B.C Bank in London. THIS CONDITION IS VALID UNTIL 29 OF APRIL 2009 AFTER WE SHALL TAKE ACTIONS ON CANCELLING THE PAYMENT AND THEN CHARGES YOU FOR ILLEGALLY MOVING FUNDS OUT OF NIGERIA. GURANTEE: FUNDS WILL BE RELEASED ON CONFIRMATION OF THE DOCUMENT. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 with the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION and take our proper action against you for not proofing to us the legitimate 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 FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review. The FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests to check illegal activities in U.S.A. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Director Robert S Mueller 111[/i] [b]Help spread the word so no one even opens this email as it can be malicious to your computer! Be sure to file a complaint at IC3 here: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx [/b]
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6 responses
@jwfarrimond (4474)
21 Apr 09
Poor standard of English typical of Nigerian scam emails and the date at the top is not in the normal United States format of month first and then the date. I could pick more holes in it, but why bother? I've not seen this before, but if it arrived in my inbox, it'd go right into the deleted folder. Thanks for the heads up on it.
@snam23 (3158)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Its interesting how I didn't catch all this. Well if anyone receives this email also, at least they will be 100% sure its spam. Have a nice day!
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• India
21 Apr 09
Thanks for posting a spam mail. It is an innovative way of the Nigerians to rob us. As soon I saw the "Nigeria word", I was immediately confirmed that the email is a spam. They have now come with a way to attract people with the name of FBI. Thanks for sharing.
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@snam23 (3158)
• United States
21 Apr 09
No problem. There's a lot of "versions" of these emails and I didn't think people have heard about this one before. Its good that you can tell its spam; I've never experienced it before so that's why I want to spread the word. Happy mylotting!
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@ColinYang (193)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Thanks for the advice! I received several emails like this but I ahve opened every single one of them! I hope that I don't get a virus...
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@snam23 (3158)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Here's some more advice: You get more spam if you open them so just mark them as junk and ignore them. Also, switch to Gmail as they have fabulous spam blocker. That is your choice if you aren't already using them but its just recommended. Happy mylotting!
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Thank you for the information, it is a real service! You know, I think I may have received the above email. I recall something from FBI in my spam folder. I didn't open it because all I do with the stuff in my spam folder is create filters and delete them. I don't know if I can find out what it was; if I do I will report it. Thanks again!
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@snam23 (3158)
• United States
22 Apr 09
That is a very smart thing to do. I don't know why Mail (Mac app) or Gmail didn't block it as they're really good at blocking spam. Happy mylotting! And no problem, I just don't want other people falling for this spam!
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@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I think I saw something like this in my junk mail folder today. I only got a gilmse of the letters FBI jsut befrore I deleted it. at first I thought it could be inportant. but now I know. this e-mail apears to be anouther versoion of the Nigeria scam letter.
@snam23 (3158)
• United States
23 Apr 09
That is good that you noticed it was a scam email. Sometimes it is not as obvious but if you look carefully, it is easy to find all the things that make it a scam. Happy mylotting!
• United States
23 Apr 09
Yes you can't let your gurad down. I have seen all kinds of scams, I get them in my email boxes all the time. espicaly the ones where some lady want you to contact you off site, someone you hardly know. I have seen scamer alrets posted on the porfile page of that person on one of my social networking sites.
@kaleegirl45 (1515)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Hi snam, I've have received those emails, and I know it's not true, first because I don't have any relatives outside the U.S. second I know I no know who I am. LOL. One of the many times when I received something like this. I wrote back and told them to send the money to BANK OF AMERICA in CA. with instruction for bank of american to call me when they got the money. and once I ge the money I would send them back the cut they would get. That they didn't need all my inforamtion. Of course they didn't respond write back.
@snam23 (3158)
• United States
22 Apr 09
That oughta show them! Although it isn't recommended opening spam (let alone reply) as it could increase your spam, or in the least, not decrease it.
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