Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: ***Legitimate Lottery Winning Notification***

From: "F.B.I Washington DC."<>

This email with the subject "***Legitimate Lottery Winning Notification***" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 01 Aug 2010 07:41:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "F.B.I Washington DC."<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary 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
Attn: Beneficiary,
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 legally won the sum of $10.5 Million USD from the Cash-4-U Lottery outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check.
Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States Of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any problem, thus, the stated amount of $10.5 MillionUSD has been deposited with Bank Of America.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited in the Bank Of America, you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in London, United Kingdom. According to our discoveries, the agent have contactede you on sveeral occassions but you refused to respond. Do make sure you get in touch with him rigth away before it is too late.  You were required to pay for the following ;
(1) Deposit Fee's ( Fee's paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is - Bank Of America )......$250
(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier's Check ).$80
(3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address and this fee includes Insurance)......$250
The total amount for everything is $580.00 (Five Hunderd and Eighty US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $580.00 should be deducted from your winning prize, but we found out that the funds have already been deposited with Bank Of America, and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the Supervisor/Agent in-charge ( Mr. John Williams) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
Name To Contact:  Mr John Williams
Email Address:
Contact Number:   +44-702-406-0885
Should in case you need any more informations in regards to this notification, feel free to get back to us so that we can brief you more as we are here to guide you during and after this project has been completely perfected and you have received your contract fund as stated.
Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.
Best Regards.
Special Agent (Ms.) Claire Natwest
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary 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, USA
Telephone Operator:   (206) 338-1808  

Place your ad here