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Me and the FBI

Got this e-mail today from the FBI (yeh, right.)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have
thoroughly Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network
System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors claiming to be
Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr
Frank Nweke, Dr. Philip Mogan, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks,
Barr. Derrick Smith, kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule,Larry
Christopher, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen, Dr. Philip Mogan, Paul Adim, Puppy Scammers are impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in
respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.

Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and
they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in
total USD$11,000.000.00 in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $4000 to $5000 United States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD.

Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you
have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect the
American Citizens. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via
email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your
behalf which will cost you $110.00 only and note that your Approval Slip which
contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.
NAME: Mr. Kelvin Williams
Telephone: +2348191213677

Do contact Mr Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM PAYMENT CENTER with your details:


So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment
information’s which you’ll use in making payment of $110.00 via Western Union
Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer 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 have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER 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.


Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to
be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact
with Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTER who is the rightful person to
deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get
from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.


Bad grammar, bad word choices, gives you away every time, scammers!

December 21, 2009 - Posted by | Counter-terrorism, Crime, Financial Issues, Law and Order | , ,


  1. Don’t love how the FBI have email accounts in China?


    Comment by 3baid | December 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. LOL, 3baid, I did not even notice that part! Sharp eyes!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yes, but $11mn! Why, even J.Edgar.Hoover would be tempted 🙂

    Comment by grammy | December 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. what are you saying, good grammar and great vocab would reel you in? *starts working on her own FBI email to scam Intlxpatr*

    Comment by 1001Nights | December 22, 2009 | Reply

  5. LLOOLL, Grammy. YOU send him YOUR personal information and account number!

    1001 Nights – You are BAD! BaD! You would try to con your old friend???

    Seriously, some of the letters that come LOOK and FEEL legitimate. I got one from my bank, had my bank stationary, seal, etc. and it sounded just like my bank. I almost responded. First, I went to my bank’s page and notified the security department asking them if they had sent it. They had not.

    I also got one from social security asking for information. It looked and sounded real. It was clearly written by a native English speaker, working from actual government correspondence. I almost responded. Both of these were in the earlier days of internet correspondence, when most spam was about how we could lengthen our genital organs (the one we don’t have) or invest in sure fire winners, etc. I never got stung, but I nearly got fooled – twice.

    What I love about this one is using the FBI to back up their credibility. 😉

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 22, 2009 | Reply

  6. There was a news recently on CBC that a woman sent an eCheque to her “friend” as her friend told her that she was in trouble somewhere in Europe!

    Comment by Polar Panda | December 23, 2009 | Reply

  7. Polar – I have also read that older people are often contacted by someone pretending to be grandchildren in trouble. “My car is broken and I need you to send me five hundred dollars so I can get home!” the voice says, or “the police say i need a thousand dollars for bail!” and an anxious, confused grandma sends the money, only to discover it wasn’t her grandchild, and there was no emergency and some con guy got the money. Aaarrgh! I hope there is a special place in hell for people who prey on the elderly!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 23, 2009 | Reply

  8. Worked with teh Chinese for many years caught the cn…wow I feel sorry for the people who will respond! I filed a compliant with the “real” FBI. Though don’t know what good it will do!

    Scarey though I work for companies who do international trading and I’ve really received e-mails and faxes from Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr
    Frank Nweke, Dr. Philip Mogan, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks wanting to do business.

    Hope they get caught someday!

    Comment by Jat | January 5, 2010 | Reply

  9. I think they are getting caught all the time. 🙂 I love the TV specials when they show how they snag these guys into meeting up and then expose them! It seems to me that most who get caught up in all this are elderly, or suggestible, or blinded by greed. Most of the offers, from the get go, are about how to get something for nothing – and we all know how that works . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 6, 2010 | Reply

    • i have received about two hundred of these scams get some everyday and laugh my butt off daily like a new joke everyday but all scams nothing morellll

      Comment by james dees | January 18, 2013 | Reply

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