Tuesday, September 21, 2010

And the award goes to...

This is maybe the most creative, ambitious, and ultimately dumbest email scam letter I've received. I tip my hat to the scam artists who came up with this, at least for its originality. Hard to believe anyone could fall for this, though. Btw. This is the email address these scamsters came up with: fbi.publicinformationoffice@gmail.com

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION(FBI)
WASHINGTON D.C ROOM, 7367
J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
NW WASHINGTON,DC 20535,
0001.


THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION(FBI)
in collaboration with
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA(CBN)REMITTANCE PAYMENT.


We the Federal Bureau of Investigation earnestly apologize for notifying you with this confidential information via e-mail rather than a Certified Mail Order,or a conversation in person.it was as a result of the Exigency inherent in this notification,owing to transparency and accountability enshrined in the constitution.


In the quest to cushion the affect of the global financial shock,The American Government under the surveillance of the (FBI)saddled with the responsibility of sundry investigation,alongside the Cyb er Crime Complaint Center(CC-CC)has entered a bi-lateral agreement with the Federal republic of Nigerian Government for an onward release of all overdue remittance fund deposited in the treasury of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN)in charged with the mantle of onward payment to the legitimate beneficiaries across the globe.


In light of the foregoing,we hereby crave your indulgence on this sensitive matter,In which the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has pledge is total commitment to dispense all through it's Apex Bank(CBN).

Prior to this mutual agreement,our team of experts has swung into action based on Ethics and Protocols,in regards to this commendable scheme.The (FBI)global intelligence,cyber unit saddled with the responsibility of monitoring cyber crime activities has in possession of a copy of your file in custody of you unremitting fund which was sent to them through our operational database system.


in our capacity as an Investigative Agency,we have sufficiently been able to tap into global information technology super highway of E-banking and E-transfer of overdue remittance payment funds and upon our findings,we discovered that the sum of ($50:OOO USD)unremitting fund has been voted and endorsed in your favor for immediate transfer to your designated location.

You are to reconfirm this information for Cross-Examination by the ad-hoc verification panel set up the Government to forestall any form of illegality.

NAME IN FULL.................................................................................................
DATE OF BIRTH...................................................................................................
MARITAL STATUS..............................................................................................
CONTACT ADDRESS.............................................................................................
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER..................................................................................
OCCUPATION.......................................................................................................
NATIONALITY.....................................................................................................


Further findings revealed that some corrupt ex- government officials are conniving with some officials of Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance to change your account and transfer your inheritance funds to a strange account in Canada through a man by the name Mr. Andrew Stevenson who purported to be your cousin, he presented some necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed by you for to the release of your remittance fund.

Mr. Andrew Stevenson bank details:

Scotia Bank
314 Harwood ave. s unit
Hpo5 Ajax, ont. l1s 2ji, Canada.
Account Number: 321020072923
Account Name: Andrew Francis Stevenson

As a matter of urgency, you are requested to contact the Central Bank of Nigeria to confirm that Mr. Andrew Francis Stevenson is your true representative, so that Central Bank of Nigeria will disburse the inheritance fund to the bank account above and update their payment record but if this Mr. Andrew Francis Stevenson is not your cousin/representative ensure you send a disclaimer to the executive governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and instruct him to remit your fund to you without delay via an ATM digital card which is the most secured way to receive fund of such magnitude. Below is the officially established email address of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Name: Sanusi m.lamido
Office Address: Central Bank of Nigeria,
Tinubu Square, Lagos - Nigeria.
EMAIL: sanusilamido10111@live.com
TELEPHONE:+231-80-37559935


We advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank of Nigeria with the address above and be assured that we are monitoring all their activities as well as your correspondence at all level. If you are presently dealing with any financial institution(s) or person(s) claiming to have relevance to the payment of your overdue funds out-side the above financial institution you are warned in your own interest to stop further communication.

Be informed that any delay in reaction to this letter will be assumed that Mr. Andrew Francis Svenkeson is your legal representative and the funds will be remitted into the nominated bank account that he has provided.

The Central Bank of Nigeria will not be held responsible for any mis-represented transfer made due to your inability to furnish them with accurate information. If you need further assistance and direction, contact us via our free domain network email address;

fbi.safetywatch@fedbureau-ofinvestigation.org .


Signed;

Agent Shawn Henry,
Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division.

2 comments:

Al Leverone said...

I get so sick and tired of the FBI craving my indulgence before swinging into action...

I got an email recently from one of our fighting men in Iraq who was fortunate enough to stash away $25 million of Saddam's money and now needs me to provide safe haven for it until he can come home and claim it. He didn't crave my indulgence, though...

Dave Zeltserman said...

you gotta be skeptical if they're not bothering to crave your indulgence