A Scam Email with the Subject "NOTIFICATION OF YOUR PAYMENT BY THE AUTHORITY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 22 Sep 2010 15:28:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Federal Bureau Of Investigation"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ROBERT MUELLER III EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION WASHINGTON DC. FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET Good Day, How are you and your entire family, We The Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington,D.C in conjunction with some other relevant Investigations Agencies here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as regard to your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.For security reasons it is against our protocol of operation to release our security numbers to clients, we the F.B.I have purposely created. It might interest you to know that we have taken out time in screening through this project as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine from all facet and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay.Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank office accordingly as we will be monitoring all their services with you as well as your correspondence at all level. In addition, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Senior Transfer officer and Fund releaser to Beneficiaries along with some of the top officials of the ministry regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally come for the claim. They also told us 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 the Executive Governor and the Central Bank office. I will use this opportunity to WARN you against some hoodlums who are impersonating my office and other government agencies for the purpose of extorting money from innocent CITIZENS like you. Be very vigilant and always forward to my office, any messages sent to you before replying to them so that we can confirm if its genuine or not. We are poised to taking this precaution so as make sure you don't fall victim to those miscreants who are claiming to be who they are not. We were also made to understand that a Lady with name (Mrs. Barbara McCray from TEXAS) 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 contract fund valued at about US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million united states dollars),but the Central Bank office did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank informations which was forwarded to them by the above named Lady so that the main reason why they contacted us so as to assist them in making the investigations. We recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor, Central Bank office prior to your case and they presented to us the real official contact information of the genuine Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of which we have enclosed below for your observation and reference. SENIOR TRANSFER OFFICER : MR. TUNDE LEMO OFFICE ADDRESS: CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, Central Business District, Cadastral Zone, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: In your best interest, any message that doesn't come from the above official email address and phone numbers should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons. The reason is because we received a fax today from the Central Bank office, stating that they have recently been informed through their underground monitoring unit that some hoodlums are contacting you claiming to be from the central bank of Nigeria, just to collect money from you for no just course. Although, We have started our investigation on how to get this hoodlums and as well bring them to book and note that any information you send to us, will go along way in helping us track this fraudsters down. To this effect, we will like you to forward to us any of their contact information so as to enable us forward copy to all the relevant security agencies. Meanwhile this is to inform you that Due to the process which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) operates, there shall be a charges fee of USD$1,580 for either Bank to Bank wire transfer or Activation and delivery of ATM Card and there shall not be any more payment after the charges of $1,580 and You must not pay more than that. Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required by them as that will further help hasten up the whole process as regard to the urgent release of your fund to you as instructed. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria equally have their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking terms, so delay could be very dangerous.Once again, we will advise that you contact them with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary informations which they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you accordingly. Once again, we will advise that you contact the Central Bank office only with the above information as soon as you can because they have already started sorting our contract payments to serious clients and your case should not be exempted. This is all I can tell you for now until you have contacted them as directed. Should in case you need any more informations in regard 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. Have a blessed day ! Best Regards, Robert S. Mueller III Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA