Below is a scam email received August 30, 2008 (even though the mail said it
was sent the next day). I suppose the next email I
get will be from the President of the United States (at some free email
address like yahoo) encouraging me to send money to catch these scammers!
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 02:13:41 +1000 (EST)
From: "Paul Smith"
Subject: Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J. Edgar. Hoover Building, Washington D.C
Telephone Number : (206) 984 - 0470
This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we
have thoroughly completed an Investigation 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, none officials
of Oceanic Bank, none officials of Zenith Bank and some impostors claiming
to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation agents. During our
Investigation, it came to our notice 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.
So 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 the total amount of $800,000.00 US which will be deposited
into an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw funds any part of the
world. You now have the lawful right to claim your funds which have been
deposited into the ATM CARD.
Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been involved in this
transaction, you are now to be rest assured that this transaction is
legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty to protect and Serve
citizens of the United States of America. All you have to do is
immediately contact the ATM CARD CENTER via E-mail for instructions on how
to procure your Approval Slip which contains details on how to receive and
activate your ATM CARD for immediate use to withdraw funds being paid to
you. We have confirmed that the amount required to procure the Approval
Slip will cost you a total of $300 US which will be paid directly to the
ATM CARD CENTER agent via Western Union Money Transfer / Money Gram Money
Transfer. Below, is the contact details of the Agent whom will process
NAME: MR. PAUL SMITH
Immediately contact Mr. paul Smith of the ATM Card Center with the
Direct Phone Number:
Once you have sent the required information to Mr. paul Smith he will
contact you with instructions on how to make the payment of $300 US for
the Approval Slip after which he will proceed towards delivery of the ATM
CARD without any further delay. You have hereby been authorized/guaranteed
by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to commence towards completing this
transaction, as there shall be NO delay once payment for the Approval Slip
has been made to the authorized agent.
Once you have completed payment of $300 to the agent in charge of this
transaction, immediately contact me back so as to ensure your ATM CARD
gets to you rapidly.