New Scam Email Promises $16m

Here is a new scam email. It scams begin with a confusing story about millions of dollars and some official sounding name dropping (the FBI).

If you look closely you’ll see many spelling and grammatical errors. Also, the email was not sent from the FBI – you can see this in your inbox if you place the mouse pointer over the sender.

The emails is:

FBI Headquarters
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
(202) 324-3000

Sir,

We the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agencies in the United states of America and right now in West Africa, headed by Wayne Mitchell (RPO), we understand that your fund has not yet been transferred to you do to an Outrageous Conduct.

We have to let you know the truth because we know that you have gone far in trying to get this fund and you must have paid some amounts of monies to persons you are not supposed to give out a dime to. Through our Global Networking Investigation, we discover that your fund (Sixteen Million United States Dollars $16,000,000.00 including the accrued interest is among the funds ON HOLD in West Africa (Ghana) do to one or two reasons which you have not been told.

As the Executive Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI and a Principal Officer, We strongly know that the people you have been dealing with are not going to tell you the truth because they are all Criminals. You are hereby advised to stop every communication with any Office and feel free to explain to this Bureau why your fund is not yet released to you.

As a matter of fact, we do not have enough time to waste since we have consumed much time in going through your Payment files to ensure that these Funds are genuine and legit. On this Effect, this instruction requires urgent attention because the release of your fund is due.

We awaiting for your urgent response,

Sincerely,

Robert Muller III
FBI Director Headquarters

If you reply to the email they’ll make their story even more complicated and start asking for your bank account details. Their reply is:

FBI Headquarters
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
(202) 324-3000

Kind Attn:

This is to bring to your notice that we have received your mail today.

We understand that your fund has not yet been transferred to you do to an Outrageous Government Conduct which you have not been told. What a mess? though the FBI expertise and the investigation teams has officially instructed the holding bank to release your long awaited fund valued the sum of Sixteen Million United States Dollars $16,000,000.00 to you with immediate and effect.

The financial expertise and the investigation team has resolved to the fact that the fund is genuine therefore you have to stop every communication with any Office and feel free to contact the holding/ paying bank with your banking details through the below contacts information for your fund to be release to you:

MERCHANT BANK GHANA LTD
Contact Person: Managing Director
Email: merban@accountant.com
Phone: +233-247630112
Fax: +233-303403381

Do this and let us know if there’s anything you do not understood so that we can give you further instructions to back you up for this claim.

Sincerely,

Mr. Robert Muller III.

If you see this email, mark it as spam, or delete it.

 

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