A Scam Email with the Subject "Fw: FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 26 Jul 2008 01:47:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was =?utf-8?Q?Senta_=C5=A0etinc?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
----- Original Message ----- From: "FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNE" <email@example.com>
To: <undisclosed-recipients:> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 9:43 AM Subject: FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET ROBERT MUELLER III EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET GOOD DAY:We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant security 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), regards to your over-due contract payment funds which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.
It might interest you to know that we have taken our time in screening through this contract payment notification as stipulated on our protocol of operation, and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and legal with due process of law, and it is well free from all illegal activities. Having the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay. Having said all this, we will further advise, you to go ahead and deal with the Central Bank office accordingly, as we will be monitoring all their services accordingly with our intelligent monitoring network device, and with your cooperation.
furthermore, we want to place this on your notice that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the person of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and Mr. Emakpo Sam Banks 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 with them depending on when you will personally come for your full claims. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element whom have been making use of the name of the central bank governor, and that of the financial secretary to scam citizen of the united state. We the FBI will be using this project as an avenue to inform our citizen to be aware of miscreants, making use of the name of the CBN Nigeria to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Governor and the Central Bank office.
To further inform you on the high level of security means that we the FBI, have taken into consideration we have our secret agents, that works in collision with the Nigeria security defense department that tackle issue in regards to funds cases to real beneficiary of the central bank of Nigeria. The security agency in Nigeria that works under an appended law of foreign payment funds with the country is known as the EFCC (economic and financial crimes commission). The mentioned security department in Nigeria assists citizen around the world especially that of the united state of America, to inform them if their contract payment fund with the CBN is real. The security department was established with a reason to amend and adjust the image of the central bank in Nigeria, and to direct funds owner to whom to contact and deal with in relation to funds from the bank. We the FBI, have 100% assurance with this security department in Nigeria, and we will advise you to contact them further for clarification of your payment funds with the bank on (email@example.com). You will be brief on the right bank to contact and how your payment funds will be monitored by them and to ensure your payment funds delivery without waiting of durable time. Immediately you have contacted the bank, we will advise you to get back to us with update, so as to advise you further from our department.
We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C. Bailey from OHIO and another person named as Mr. Machovina Wachovia who resides in Missouri as well he had already contacted the central bank of Nigeria, presenting some documents as an evidence to claim your funds. The propose people, have tried to present to the central bank of Nigeria a signed copy of document of clearance from the presidency to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about US$45,000,000.00 (forty five 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 transferring your payment funds to the listed people above. The central bank of Nigeria, forwarded to us all the documents, and we scrutinized them one after the order to make sure that they are genie, but to our notice, we fund out that this document of claims are not real, but forged in order to have your funds transferred to them.
Based on the security level and information, that we recently received from the security department in Nigeria know as the (EFCC). We were further informed that we should always inform and guide our citizen to know whom and rightful organization to contact in order to have their over due contract payment funds transferred by the bank to them. and we were further informed, to let it known to our citizen, that they should always adhere to the instruction given to them by the FBI, in order to direct them on the right bank to deal with. Furthermore, we were given listed scam email addresses of some miscreant, whom have been impersonating the name of the CBN to scam people around the world. Prior to the investigation, that we have hard, you are advised from the FBI, and the EFCC Nigeria, to STOP any further contact with any email addresses that denote on this list (@yahoo.com, @aol.com, @hotmail.com, @gmail.com, @yahoo.fr, @sify.com, @rockertmail.com, etc). These listed email addresses are mostly used by hoodlums that have been trying and impersonating the name of the central bank of Nigeria. So be warned to stay clear aware from any email addressee that denotes these listed above. We the FBI are instructing you now, that if in any way you are having any contract or contact dealings with any body or organization that claims to be from the central bank of Nigeria, you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then, contact the real central bank of Nigeria, in charge of your payment funds transfer from the remittance department payment office of Nigeria with any of these listed email addresses and name as provided below. for clarification and attending to your payment within 48 hours stated by the protocol of payment funds transfer from the CBN :
NAME: PROF. CHUKWUMA SOLUDO (CBN GOVERNOR) MR. EMAKPO SAM BANKS (FINANCIAL SECRETARY) OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria Central Business District, Cad astral Zone, federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. TEL: +234-803-686-0991 OR +234017388958Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
NOTE:In your best interest, any email or fax that doesn't come from these above email addresses of the bank (firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com) and phone numbers (+234-803-686-0991 OR +234017388958 ) should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise you to contact the Central Bank office immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to you payment file as directed so as to enable your funds to be released for urgent transfer accordingly. Ensure you follow all their procedure as required by them in order to hasten up the effective procedures, of transferring your funds to you as designated by you. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria equally has their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking realm, so any delay on your payment funds transfer, should not be tolerated.
Once again, we will advise you to contact them with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information which might be required from you prior to the release of your fund. All modality has already been worked out even before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed, so you don't have anything to worry about. All we require from you henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Without wasting much time, you are advised to contact them immediately with the above email address so as to
enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out.Should in case you need any more information in regards to this notification, feel free to get back to us in order to brief you more, because we are here to guide and serve you better during and after this contract fund has been completely perfected and immediately your contract payment funds had been transferred. Thanks, for your anticipated cooperation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.
Best Regards, Robert S. Mueller III Federal Bureau of Investigations J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA Email:firstname.lastname@example.org