LOL @ E-mail Scams: Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Guys... I was recently informed by the FBI that my "e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $2.4million USD" (lol...)...
Wait so let me get this straight... The FBI is e-mailing me (from the address firstname.lastname@example.org mind you) to tell me that they "completed an investigation" and because of that a "Lottery Company outside the United States of America" has randomly given me "$2.4million USD" which "has been deposited with IMF" and I am to "settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Cotonou, Benin Republic" as I am "required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction (Mr. Nicholas Smith)"... lol...
These e-mail scams are getting dumber any dumber by the day, and I have pity for anyone that is dumb enough to fall for this crap.
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau Of Investigation J.Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 www.fbi.gov
This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $2.4million USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT.
Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the world winded, so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $2.4million USD has been deposited with IMF.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Cotonou, Benin Republic. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following,
(1) Deposit Fee's ( IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE ) (3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address)
The total amount for everything is $96.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $96.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. Nicholas Smith ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr. Nicholas Smith E-MAIL : email@example.com PHONE NUMBER: +22996334110
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
FULL NAME: ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE: DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER: OCCUPATION:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $96.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $2.4million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $96.00 ONLY to Mr. Nicholas Smith via information in which he shall send to you,
Mr. Robert Mueller Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I Yours in Service,Photograph of Director Robert S. Mueller, IIIRobert S. Mueller, III Director Office of Public Affairs
Thanks Robert Mueller (real or fake)... and as always... go fuck yourself!