Fake FBI Email

Here’s a scam email claiming to be from the FBI. There are at least two things wrong with this email:

  • The web address they publish is www.fbi.org – this is not the real FBI’s address (their real site is www.fbi.gov). Instead it shows a lot of ads and the publishers make money every time you click on a link on that site.
  • The email address provided is barclays_live_20@live.com. Live.com is a free email service, similar to Hotmail or Gmail. The real FBI would not be using a free email service

Below is a copy of the scam email (to help Google index this page and in turn help people find out about the scam):

CYBER WIRETAP AND FUNDS RECOVERY DEPARTMENT,
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.
J.EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
NW WASHINGTON, D.C
20535-0001, USA .
WEB-PAGE: www.fbi.org

Kind Attention,

We believe this notification meets you in a very good state of mind and health. The FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) Washington, D.C United States of America in conjunction with some other relevant Investigative Agencies here in the USA have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you have a pending FUND transaction with a Bank regarding to an over-due Inheritance / Award payment which was fully endorsed to be paid in your favor.It might interest you to know that we have taken out time in screening through this whole transaction as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have finally confirmed that BARCLAYS BANK PLC, is the authorized financial institution scheduled to make your payment in line with their remittance requirements. Several investigations by us have shown that you have been dealing with some unauthorized persons and banks regarding the transfer of these funds to your bank account.

Our UK attachee agent recently had a meeting with the Manager of BARCLAYS BANK PLC, in the person of MR. NAIL WIHTE along with some other top officials of BARCLAYS BANK PLC, regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase pending when you personally file for your claims. They intimated him that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating to be STAFF OF BANKS and its affiliates.

We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C. Bailey from Ohio, United Of America has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your funds to her, though they insisted on hearing from you personally before they could go ahead on wiring the funds to the Bank information provided by the above named Lady. It is basically one of the main reasons why they contacted us, to enable us assist them in carrying out proper investigation and subsequently informing you of their mandate to Remitting your funds.

Most importnatly, We advise that you discontinue further dealings with any person or organization posing as staff or affiliate of any bank or agency concerning the transfer of your funds. In your own interest, You are advised to immediately contact BARCLAYS BANK PLC, LONDON on the following details for the onward remittance of your funds.

CONTACT PERSON : MR. NAIL WHITE.
ADDRESS: P. O. BOX 738, Eagle Court 75 King Street,
Hammersmith London, W6 9HY, U. K.
Direct Tel: +447024062992
EMAIL: barclays_live_20@live.com
Official Website: www.barclaysbank.co.uk

Ensure that you comply to all their remittance procedures and also furnish them with your full details (Full names and address, direct telephone and fax numbers, source of funds,Expected Amount, etc) to enable them in their verification processes before the release of your funds.

Best Regards,
Agent Lavine F. Ferdon.
FBI Special Agent.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington DC, USA.
WEB: www.fbi.org.

Delete and ignore any emails you receive like this.

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38 Comments.

  1. The name above Lavine Fredon Ferdon has been bugging me for almost a month now, He now wants me to pay $3,800 usd to get a form fild to identify me to get $49.500.000.00 From the Bank of America. The money isupposed to be Inheritance from a Bank in Nigeria. If you know who this guy is he should be taken out of doing this to so many people. I am 85 yerars old retired 26 years and live on fixed income with my social Security, Your local office told me to ignore his mail. I just got another email this morning, that says I don not have to put out any money. There is a lot more, I have kept most of his emails. Sincerely Gladstone M. Nordstrrom Concord, Calif.

  2. Please read the letter above. G. Nordstrom

  3. Hi Gladstone. What you described is a lottery scam, don’t send any money. If you’d like to discus it further send me an email by clicking on “Help” then “Contact Form” on the top menu.

    You can also search for lottery scam on the search box on the top right corner of this page.

  4. Yea u men are tryn for your people,i have recieved such messages before.but i think this fraudstrs are linked with some people that recieve or do the collection from the person duped nd later transfered via western union though some might not be like this. try 2 track those recievers

  5. Yes I have read the above letter. But the FBI emails I am receiving are from http://www.fbi.gov/ and
    From: “FBI” <noreply@usa.gov not org. But they look like the letter posted above .And also telling me I’d better contact them in this amount of time. But wouldn’t the FBI call or get in contact with me if it was real.I am pretty sure it’s a scam. Just wanted to know how they email from a .gov to make it look real ?

  6. It’s easy to send an email with a “forged” sender address. The technical term is called “email spoofing”. With a bit of technical skills anyone can send an email made to look like it came from anywhere.

    There’s a Wikipedia article on it here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spoofing

    You can look in the email’s header to tell if it’s real or not. There are some instructions below on how to do it. It varies depending which email client you use:

    Gmail:
    http://www.googletutor.com/2007/06/27/quick-gmail-tip-view-email-headers/

    Outlook:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA010937071033.aspx

    Others:
    http://128.175.24.251/headers.htm

    Also keep in mind that emails are not private. They’re similar to postcards in that other people can read them while they’re being delivered.

    There are some new technologies on the horizon to make email more secure and trustworthy – they’re still a few years away.

  7. Thank you for you time and help . The info was helpful .

  8. Regards this fake F.B.I. email. the F.B.I. does not send out blanket emails to everyone like this one. Unless you are one of the ones who has rich relatives that do business in Africa, and even that, I am sure you would know if you have an inheritance of this type. For one thing, if they know how to contact you by email, don’t you think they will know how to find you in person? email addresses are far harder to track than actual living addresses as most people can be located through public records and email addresses are not public, so to speak. Trust me on this one, I have been trying to hide from an ex-wife several times and she seems to find me everytime through public records and has far less resources than these scammers.

  9. Thanks William, that’s a good logical way of recognising these scams.

  10. I just wanted to say that yes, I like pretty much every person that has email has had the pleasure of loads of scam emails like these. I will say that my recent email threw me for a second because it was one from someone saying something about This is the FBI and we have reason to believe that you are working with an illegal transaction wih someone overseas. I freaked out at first, because I was like, no I have not. lol. But I want to know if I should be sending these to you seeing how the response is a fbi.gov return email address. I didn’t know if it would help you find the idiots sending out emails like this or if you’re even trying to bust people for it or not. I save every email so just let me know if you want ny copes of the ones claiming to actual be from fbi.gov. thanks.

  11. Hi H. Golden. I’m not in the business of catching criminals, I’m only sharing information and trying to educate everyone on recognising scams etc.

    If you have new scams emails you can send them to me using the contact form, http://fraudo.com/support/contact/

  12. Dear Sir or Mam,I’ve been recieving a lot of these so called SCAM Emails..I recieved even several checks from such people,and i’ve worried about being found and such a person to retrieve any money we get.My husband & I only get my husbands SSI check. Can these SACMMERS do anything to harm our check?? It really scares me to think anyone could do this to another!
    Thank You For Helping Us,
    Martha Brown

  13. I am forwarding this I got it out of the blue I cant Email the 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 $260.00 only and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction. CONTACT INFORMATIONNAME: MR. DANIEL WILSONEMAIL: danielwilson70@yahoo.cn Do contact Mr. Daniel Wilson of the ATM CARD CENTER with your details: FULL NAME:HOME ADDRESS:TELL:CELL:CURRENT OCCUPATION:BANK NAME:AGE: So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment information’s which you’ll use in making payment of $260.00 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. ROBERT S. MUELLER, IIIDIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEWASHINGTON, D.C. 20535 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. Daniel Wilson 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.

  14. Thanks kcd for the email. It’s another scam. I’m sure that FBI staff don’t use free Yahoo email addresses, they would have their own internal email system. There are also lots of grammatical errors in the email, another sign it’s fake.

  15. I also received this e-mail message. Is the FBI doing anything to intercept these messages and put these scammers in jail. I am sure there is merrit for concerns if they are targeting our senior citizens!! A while back I got a $3K check delivered via UPS to my house. I took it to Suntrust to try and cash it and almost went to jail. The bank says they could tell I was not involved but thet the check was fraudulent and If I would have deposited the check in my account (as per the instructions from the scammer) I would have had a full investigation launched on me and my account would have been closed.

  16. Thanks for the info, Christina. I’m surprised the bank didn’t initiate an investigation since it’s their money at risk.

    If you’d like to send me more details I’ll write a post about it, use the contact form: http://fraudo.com/support/contact/

  17. I received approximatly a hundred or more of these fraud leters from people that claim I have millions of dollars coming to me from the UK, Eourpe, afrcia and who know where else! I would love to report each one of these to the proper authorities. I need some money assistance but not from these peoples. Sincerely. Lois

  18. I just recieved that FBI email today and deleted it. I want to say “do these people think were that dumb” but unfortunetly to many people fall for them! My rule of thumb and everyones should be is, IF ITS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!
    I recieved a check for $3,000 in my mailbox a while back, took it to the bank and said I dont want to deposit this till you verify it. Thing is, IT WAS A REAL CHECK, but the checks were stolen and sent out to random people. I got a letter the next day in the mail telling me to send back $1,000 and I could keep the other $2,000. Good thing I told the bank to check first! i couldve been in real big trouble!!!

  19. I have been receiving emails like this for the longest and was wondering how in the world they got my email address. I am so sick of these fake funds people and was wondering how I can put a block on them from sending this garbage to my email address. Below is the same t ype of junk mail that others of you have been receiving that I just got today. Can’t somebody stop these people? My junk email folder is overfilled from this crap!

    CYBER WIRETAP AND FUNDS RECOVERY DEPARTMENT, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.
    J.EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
    935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
    NW WASHINGTON, D.C
    20535-0001, USA.

    Payment Code: R5780906K
    Reg No: 132521093
    Date: March 02, 2009

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has discovered through our intelligence Monitoring Network that you are eligible to receive the sum of $7,500,00.00 USD regarding to an over-due Inheritance/Award payment which was fully endorsed to be paid in your favor.

    Therefore, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Has screened through our various Monitoring Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you have with the Financial Institution is Legal and you have the Lawful Right to claim your due fund. We advise you to go ahead with the transaction as we are monitoring all their services and networks. Be advised that any letter or claims notification received from anybody or company should be forwarded to us with immediate effect.

    Meanwhile, you are advised to follow the procedure of the Financial Institution. They have their own legal procedure which we have examined and confirmed legal. Follow their instructions while you keep us updated for more details. You are advised to contact the necessary office for more details of transfer as we are monitoring every move now.

    Please, be advised and be aware that your funds had been insured and the necessary charges would be taken care of by you, as confirmed by the Monitoring network. For your own good you are advised to confirm any transaction or lottery promo you have either involved yourself with in the past to enable us trace this scammers. Only the Financial Institution has been confirmed Legal any other are still under investigation, and so many others are scam, most especially from Nigeria and Africa.

    Please contact the Head of Operations Dr. Ferren Rodriguez, Spring Bank Plc.

    Dr. Ferren Rodriguez (Head of Operations)
    Email: ferrenrodriguez@gmail.com

    If you need to contact me at any stage please do not hesitate to call (206) 350-6981.

    Sincerely,

    John S. Pistole (FBI Deputy Director)

  20. Gabriela C.Kossakoski

    To whom it may concern in the FBI , this is a very important message. The reason for what I am writing you is to inform you about a fraudulent institution en Africa inmpersonating you , I am adding the letter , please let me know what to do, and how to deal with this scary matter …

    http://www.fbi.gov
    ANTI TERRORIST & MONITORY CRIME DIVISION

    ATTENTION: FUND BENEFICIARY,

    THIS IS AN OFFICIAL ADVICE FROM THE FBI FOREIGN REMITTANCE/TELEGRAPHIC DEPT. IT
    HAS COME TO OUR NOTICE THAT THE H.S.B.C BANK LIVERPOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT, HAS
    RELEASED 49,500,000.00 U.S DOLLARS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT HERE IN THE UNITED
    STATES OF AMERICA, BY ATM MEANS. THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA KNOWING FULLY WELL
    THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FACILITIES TO EFFECT THIS PAYMENT FROM UNITED
    KINGDOM TO YOUR ACCOUNT, USED WHAT IS KNOWN AS A SECRET DIPLOMATIC TRANSIT
    PAYMENT S.T.D.P TO PAY THIS FUND THROUGH ATM ,THEY USED THIS MEANS TO COMPLETE
    THE PAYMENT, AND INSTEAD OF PAYING 49.5 MILLION, THEY PAID $8,300,000.00
    THEY ARE STILL, WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION FROM YOU ON THE ALREADY TRANSFERRED
    FUNDS WHICH WAS CONVERTED TO ATM SO THAT THEY CAN DO FINAL CREDITING TO YOUR
    ACCOUNT. SECRET DIPLOMATIC PAYMENTS ARE NOT MADE UNLESS THE FUNDS ARE RELATED
    TO TERRORIST ACTIVITIES WHY MUST YOUR PAYMENT BE MADE IN SECRET TRANSFER, IF
    YOUR TRANSACTION IS LEGITIMATE, IF YOU ARE NOT A TERRORIST, THEN WHY DID YOU NOT
    RECEIVE THE MONEY DIRECTLY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT; THIS IS A PURE CODED, MEANS OF
    PAYMENT? RECORDS WHICH WE HAVE HAD WITH THIS METHOD OF PAYMENT IN THE PAST HAS
    ALWAYS BEEN RELATED TO TERRORIST ACTS, WE DO NOT WANT YOU TO GET INTO TROUBLE AS
    SOON AS THESE FUNDS REFLECT IN YOUR ACCOUNT IN THE U.S.A, SO IT IS OUR DUTY AS A
    WORD WIDE COMMISSION TO CORRECT THIS LITTLE PROBLEM BEFORE THIS FUND IS
    DELIVERED.

    DUE TO THE INCREASED DIFFICULTY AND UNNECESSARY SCRUTINY BY THE AMERICAN
    AUTHORITIES WHEN FUNDS COME FROM OUTSIDE OF EUROPE, AND THE MIDDLE EAST, THE
    F.B.I BANK COMMISSION FOR EUROPE HAS STOPPED THE TRANSFER ON ITS WAY TO DELIVER
    PAYMENT OF $8300, 000.00 TO DEBIT YOUR RESERVE ACCOUNT AND PAY YOU THROUGH A
    SECURED DIPLOMATIC TRANSIT ACCOUNT (S.D.T.A). WE GOVERN AND OVERSEE FUNDS
    TRANSFER FOR THE WORLD BANK AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

    WE ADVICE YOU CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY, AS THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN STOPPED AND ARE
    BEING HELD IN OUR OFFICE HERE , UNTIL YOU CAN BE ABLE TO PROVIDE US, (WITH THE
    ENCODED F.B.I ORDER FOR TRANSFER),WE ADVICE YOU PRESENT US WITH A DIPLOMATIC
    IMMUNITY SEAL OF TRANSFER WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE BANK WHERE THE FUNDS WHERE
    TRANSFERRED FROM FOR US TO CERTIFY THAT THE FUNDS THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE
    FROM NIGERIA ARE ANTITERRORIST/DRUG FREE OR WE SHALL HAVE CAUSE TO CROSS AND
    IMPOUND THE NAME WE HAVE ON THE FUND AS THE RIGHTFUL BENEFICIARY IS 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 A BIG AMOUNT OF MONEY,
    THAT IS WHY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IS A CLEAR AND LEGAL MONEY YOU ARE ABOUT TO
    RECEIVE BE INFORMED THAT THE FUND HAVE HIT YOUR ACCOUNT , BUT RIGHT NOW WE
    HAVE ASK THE BANK NOT TO RELEASE THE FUND TO ANYBODY
    THAT COMES TO THEM.

    UNLESS SO TO THIS REGARDS YOU ARE TO REASSURE AND PROVE TO US THAT WHAT YOU ARE
    ABOUT TO RECEIVE IS A CLEAN MONEY BY SENDING TO US FBI IDENTIFICATION RECORD AND
    ALSO CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP TO SATISFY TO US THAT THE MONEY YOUR ABOUT TO
    RECEIVE IS REAL MONEY. YOU ARE TO FORWARD THE DOCUMENTS TO US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU
    HAVE IT WITH IN YOUR POSSESSION, IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT LET US KNOW SO THAT WE
    WILL DIRECT AND INFORM YOU WHERE TO OBTAIN THE DOCUMENT AND SEND TO US SO THAT
    WE WILL ASK THE BANK HOLDING THE FUNDS THE BANK OF AMERICA TO GO AHEAD CREDITING
    YOUR ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY. THIS DOCUMENTS ARE TO BE ISSUED TO YOU FROM THE PLACE
    WHERE THE FUND WAS TRANSFER FROM, SO GET BACK TO US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU DONT HAVE
    THE DOCUMENT SO THAT WE WILL INFORM YOU THE PARTICULAR PLACE AND WHAT IT WILL
    TAKES TO OBTAIN IT IN FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, BECAUSE WE HAVE COME TO
    REALIZE THAT THE FUND IS TRANSFERRED FROM THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. AN
    FBI IDENTIFICATION RECORD AND CERTIFICATE OF
    OWNERSHIP OFTEN REFERRED TO AS
    —————————————————————————–
    final instruction: 60f credit payment instruction: irrevocable credit guarantee
    61e beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared 62 beneficiaries bank
    in u.s.a. , can only release funds- 62 upon confirmation from the world
    bank/united nations. 64 bearers must clear bank protocol and validation request

    —————————————————————————–
    Note: we have asked for the above documents to make available the most complete
    and up-to date records possible for the enhancement of public safety, welfare
    and security of society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy
    rights… if you fail to provide the documents to us, we will charge you with
    the fbi and take our proper action against you for not proofing to us the
    legitimate of the fund you are about to receive.
    The United States department of justice order 556-73 establishes rules and
    regulations for the subject of an FBI identification record to obtain a copy of
    his or her own record for review.

    Regard’s,

    Robert S Mueller
    Director FBI Washington.

    ReplyReply AllMove…

  21. Thanks for the message Gabriela, it’s a scam as usual.

  22. Bruce Stephens

    I need to get an e-mail address of the FBI to send them information of scams that have orininated in Africa and the people are now in the US (Colorado) following through with a scam I am being a victim of because I had believed the real FBI was monitoring the transaction. I need an address so that I can send you the information.
    Sincerely,

  23. Hi Bruce, just so you know I have nothing to do with the FBI at all. I’m sure you can find the information you need at their real web site, http://www.fbi.gov/

  24. You goofed! I need to check out a email address: fbigov56@live.com ALL I AM GETTING IS NOT WHAT I WANT! SEND ME A REPLY WILL YA?

  25. I just received one of these FBI emails was on the spam, saying if I don’t confirm my adress and phone number for a transfer that I received from England the will come to my house and arrest me. Is that real or is a scam? I was so nervouse that I deleted the message.

  26. Probably a scam, I assume that the real FBI would write you a letter or pay you a visit, not send an email.

    If you can recover the email (and it doesn’t contain anything personal) please forward it to me and I’ll post it here, submit@fraudo.com

  27. i recieve several of these scam emails every week. but when i contacted the fbi in boston he said to report them to this website http://www.ic3.gov. well that site is to report if you have been taken for some money and all i want to do is report these on going emails. so is this the site to do so? this is not the only why i get these i get several from several people from nigeria and all over the coutry. i am not stupid to give out any information. i just want to know where to send this crap. regards

    OFFICIAL LETTER FROM FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI

    ROBERT MUELLER III
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI
    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC.
    Email: fbisecuritydeptwatch31@live.com
    FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET

    ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY
    FROM:ROBERT MUELLER III EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    WASHINGTON DC. FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET The federal bureau of investigation (FBI).Through our intelligence-monitoring network has discovered that the transaction that the bank contacted you previously was legal.Recently the fund has been legally approved to be paid via Central Bank of Nigeria.
    So, we, the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington Dc, inconjunction with the United Nations (UN) financial department haveinvestigated through our monitoring network noting that your transaction withthe Central Bank of Nigeria legal. You have the legitimate right to completeyour transaction to claim your fund US$8,000,000.00 (Eight million united states dollars)
    Because of so much scam going on in Nigeria.We the federal bureau ofinvestigation dicided to contact the Express Courier Service Company inNigeria for them to give us their proceedures on how to sent this money to you without any futher complain or delay. We just got an information from the Central Bank of Nigeria and they have loaded your US$8,000,000.00 in ATM CARD and submit to the express courier service company for immediate delivery to your doorstep.
    You are required to choose one option, which you will be able to pay and also convenient for you, for quick delivery of your parcel containing your ATM CARD and other two original back up documents.
    Service Type | Delivery Duration | Charges/Fees
    —————————————————————————
    Premium Express (24hrs Delivery)
    Mailing $200.00 00.00
    Insurance $150.00 00.00
    Vat $100.00 00.00
    TOTAL $450.00
    $450(Four Hundred and fifty US Dollars Only).
    …………………………………………………………….
    Special Express (2 Days)
    Mailing $180.00 00.00
    Insurance $50.00 00.00
    Vat $150.00 00.00
    TOTAL $380.00 00.00
    $380(Three Hundred and Eighty US Dollars Only).
    ………………………………………………………………….
    Economy Express (3Days)
    Mailing $100.00 00.00
    Insurance$?150.00 00.00
    Vat (5%) $50.00 00.00
    TOTAL $300.00 00.00
    $300(Three Hundred US Dollars Only).
    …………………………………………………………..
    You are hereby required to advice us, on your parcel delivery option by filling in the required form stated above. Please note that the deadline for claiming your fund is exactly one week after the receipt of this email. After this period, your fund will be return back to the ordering costumer. That is the instruction given to us .So take note.

    We request that you reconfirm your mailing address to ensure conformity with our record for immediate dispatch of your parcel to you. Only valid residential/ Office address and postal address are certified ok.

    DELIVERY DESTINATION INFORMATION:
    ————————————————————-
    Receiver’s Name :……………………………………….
    Address:………………………………………………………
    Tel/:…………………………………………………………….
    Delivery Information/ Parcel Description
    —————————————————————————
    Delivery Terms: ………….. …….International Delivery
    Condition Of Delivery…………..Priority Delivery
    Consignment Note No: ……….. XBN103940394-00
    Colour of Parcel: ………………… Brown.
    Total Weight: …………………….. 0.65 kg
    Total Net Weight: ………………. 1.7kg

    We are here to protect you from any problem till you receive your package.You can as well get intouch with
    the guardian express delivery company assigned to deliver this financial package to your doorstep.
    Below is the delivery companies contact information:
    Companies Name: SPEEDPOST DIPLOMATIC COURIER COMPANY.
    Email: speedpostdiplomaticcourier002@live.com
    Directors Name: MR. JAMES WHETSTINE
    Telephone Number: +234-7090420785
    Looking forward to hear from you as soon as you receive this message
    Best Regards,
    Robert S. Mueller III
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
    NW Washington, D.C.
    20535-0001, USA

  28. I have received an email like one of these but this one is really well constructed and doesnt threaten me with jail or fines or even ask for money. Im pretty sure its a scam and have already e-mailed my local FBI office of the e-mail to see if they could shed some light.The e-mail is below.

    ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITARY CRIMES DIVISION
    FBI HEADQUARTERS IN RUSIAN FEDERATION
    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
    935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
    Website: http://www.fbi.gov
    Email : agent.mariamaccarthy@fb-i.org

    ATTENTION FUND BENEFICIARY,

    THIS IS AN OFFICIAL ADVICE FROM THE FBI FOREIGN REMITTANCE/TELEGRAPHIC DEPT., IT
    HAS COME TO OUR NOTICE THAT THE C.B.N (CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA) HAS RELEASED The
    paper work of 100,500,000.00 U.S DOLLARS INTO BANK OF AMERICA which was been
    handled by GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC. and your name was included as the
    BENEFICIARY,BY INHERITANCE MEANS.

    It comes to our notice after several meetings with the UNITED NATION (U.N) over
    Internet Fraud which have been going on around the globe recently and rendering
    innocent individual homeless and bankrupt, therefore we have made connections
    with every NATIONAL GOVERNMENT and we have been successful so far by getting
    most of the funds released and we are transferring it into the rightful
    beneficiary accounts.

    Therefore you have to report back to us through email so that we can confirm the
    paper work of your fund that the bank sent down and process the investigation so
    that the transfer can be deposited into your designated bank account and you can
    finally get your inherited fund that was denied of you by some unscrupulous
    element de-frauding you and taking your hard earned money.We will advice that
    you do not make contact with any individual, firm and company who claims you
    have won a lottery or you have some fund somewhere because they are all frauds
    and lies.

    Immediately we recieve your response, we will direct you to the bank where your
    fund is and you will make contact with them and your fund will be transferred
    into your designated bank account through thier ONLINE BANKING SYSTEM (OBS)
    within 72hrs immediately your form are submitted.You are to note that this
    should be keep profoundly secret so as to avoid loss of funds by any means.

    MRS Maria A McCarthy
    FBI FOREIGN REMITTANCE/TELEGRAPHIC DEPT
    agent.mariamaccarthy@fb-i.org
    206-376-2739

  29. received more fraud spam

    Urgent from FBI Washington, D.C
    FBI Washington, D.C [noreply@usa.gov]

    Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 3:14 PM
    Attachments:

    Counter-terrorism and Cyber Crime Division
    FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
    Phone: (206)984-0609
    Fax: (206)984-0609

    Attention Beneficiary,

    Records show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have also noticed that over the past you have been transacting with some imposters and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some imposters claiming to be The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (ICCC) formerly known as the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) of how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these imposters. As a result of this we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us

    We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $6,100,000.00 be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $5,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world were you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM). We have advised that this should be the only way at which you are to receive your payment because it’s more guaranteed, since over $5 billion was lost on fake check year 2009.

    We guarantee 100% receipt of your payment, because we have perfected everything in regards to the release of your $6.1 million United States Dollars to be 100% risk free and free from any hitches as it’s our duty to protect you. (This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to people which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared for the betterment of the current economic status of the nation and its citizens.Our Time for Change has come” because “Change can happen.

    To redeem your fund you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $120 only nothing more and no hidden fees as everything else has been taken cared of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $120 only.

    Contact Information
    Name: Dr. Andrew Hall
    Phone: +23412132294 or 01123412132294
    Email: andrew_hall@yahoo.cn or andrew_hall@fbi.gov

    Do contact Dr. Andrew Hall of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below,calling him on his hot line will be faster than to email him:

    Your full Name:
    Your Address:
    Home/Cell Phone:
    Occupation:
    Age:

    On contacting him with your details your files would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $120 via Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order. After which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay, extra fee or any authority raising eyebrow.

    Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive your ATM CARD shipment confirmation within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.

    Once again we are so sure of you receiving your payment at no any other cost as we have taking it upon our duty to monitor everything in other to stop cyber crime that is perpetrated by those impostors.

    Thanks and hope to read from you soon.

    ROBERT S. MUELLER III,

    FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
    Phone: (206)984-0609
    Fax: (206)984-0609

    Note: 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 Dr Andrew Hall of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office via the above fax number so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime.

  30. Just a reminder that the emails people have been sharing above are scams. Don’t try calling or emailing the people directly.

    If you need the real FBI’s contact details go to Google and search for it (I’ve also posted it at the top of this page).

  31. I am a victium of a scumm and last year i got an e mail stating they are the FBI they said they are there to help me and they said they want to prvent me from getting the hands of scummers but i beleive it is a lie. Their e mail address is policeinvestigationteam@yahoo.com i think this people are not FBI. please someone if you have anf info please help me becuase i do not know if these people are real or fake please anyone if you have any info reguard to that contact me at 17587225887 or e mail me sherms006@hotmail.com

  32. Sherma, the real FBI use government email addresses, ending with .gov. They would not use a free Yahoo email account. This is a scam. If you’ve lost money contact your local or federal police.

  33. please I have already received 3 of these scam emails I just ignore them except for 1 which I sent to the real FBI office but have not heard from them.

  34. I am receiving email from last week telling me that them is the Deputy Director of the FBI and I rec’d some inheritance of $10.5 million USD and I need to contact someone in Africa and pay $650 USD to get this FTCC (Fund transfer clearance certificate) and them is trying to help me before it is made public. I am being tell it is a scam but I am scared shitless and I am not sure what to do.

  35. I got caught up in a situation about getting loan money from a overseas. The people are saying I owe fees to get access my account for money. I refuse to pay it they are now threatening me with the FBI and Interpol. Saying the money is in my account but on hold until I pay these fees. They say they can’t get their money back and I must pay these fees. They sent me a letter from Germany with the FBI and Hon Jens Weidmann name on it. But I got two different FBI emails one a yahoo account and one a live account. I’m pretty sure this is a scam am I right?

    • Hi winnie, it definitely sounds like a scam. Too many things there don’t make sense.

      If you want to send me the emails I can post them here to help others (I’ll remove any personal details) – use the Contact form

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