FBI Notification – Another Email ScamNovember 14, 2008 – 7:40 PM
I received another email today supposedly from an FBI Director claiming that I am the beneficiary for a $10.5 million sum. Basically, it’s the newer version of the old Nigeria scam. Here are the exact email contents, including the basic headers:
From: Federal Bureau of Investigation [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 5:20 PM
Subject: FBI Notification!!!
ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice, the Federal Bureau Investigation ( FBI ), that the sum of $10.5 Million USD is contained is here in the United State Of America in your name. That is why we have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because the above mentioned amount is quite a huge amount of money, that is why we want to make sure that money you are about to receive is legal and we need to verify that you are not involved in any terrorist movement and money laundering. It has already been confirmed in your name, but funds are right now in our custody waiting to be released to you,we have verified and investigated that you are the right beneficiary to claim the funds, all we need from you is verification and proof due to the huge amount of money involved.
As a matter of national security, we are to serve and to protect the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The only advice we can give to you as at this time is to try your best to provide the required document so that your funds will be release to you in your favor, this funds are rightfully yours. You can obtain the document from the FBI in Spain where the fund was transfered from, using the following information:
Agent Robin Scott
E-mail: [email protected]
We have done our verification on your FBI Identification Record and checked your criminal records, the only document remaining now is the Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) to satisfy us that the money you are about to receive is free from Terrorism and Money Laundry act. You are to forward the documents to us immediately if you have it with you, but if you don’t have it, you can get it from the country where the fund was transfered from, you are to contact the Federal Bureau Of Investigation Spain to obtain the above required
You are here by advice to Contact the Fbi in Spain, through the email address above to enquire from them on how you are going to get the required document. Note that you are to do this immediately if you really want your fund to be released to you and also if you don’t want any legal action to be taken on you. We have already informed the FBI in Spain about the present situation, so go ahead and contact them immediately.
Your fund is now in our custody and will only be released to you upon the confirmation of the required document, After that the fund will be released to you immediately without any delay.
We currently have jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal law. So you can see that we can track you down through Investigative programs. We have your address and the evidence and status of your wired funds, so we can arrest you anytime anywhere.
Note: We have asked for the above documents to make available the most complete and up-to date records possible for no criminal justice purposes.
Robert S. Muller
There are many variations of this hoax and often times the Agent name, Agent email address, country the funds are from, and the FBI Director name might be different per variant, but these are all scams so please do not fall for them.