A Scam Email with the Subject "NOTIFICATION OF YOUR PAYMENT BY THE AUTHORITY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Apr 2009 18:28:52 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Federal Bureau of Investigation"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA. We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation 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 Remittance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria as regards to your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly. It might interesting for 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 and hitch free from all fact of unlaw 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 Remittance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria accordingly,as we will be monitoring all their services with you as well as your correspondence at all level. In addendum, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Director of the Remittance Department of the Central Bank in Nigeria, in the person of Mr.Tunde Lemo 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 source of avenue from innocent people off their money by impersonating the Executive Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and Director of the Remittance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria. We were also made to understand that a lady name Mrs.Joyce Q. Tyreses from Florida has already contacted their management and also presented to their management all the necessary documentations as evidence to claim your fund which those documents tender to the bank has been purported signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued of US$10,000,000.00(Ten Million United States Dollars)but the Remittance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before the go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank information's which wasforwarded to them by the above named Lady so that was the main reason why they contact The FBI today is providing a warning to the public against an ongoing scheme involving jury service and internet/phones fraud. The public needs to be aware that individuals identifying themselves as U.S. court employees have been telephonically contacting citizens and advising them that they have been selected for jury duty,these individuals ask to verify names and Social Security numbers then ask for credit card numbers. If the request is refused by citizens are then threatened with fines illegally.Working closely with our partners in intelligence,law enforcement,military and diplomatic circles, the FBI’s primary responsibility is to neutralize terrorist cells and operatives here in the United States and help dismantle terrorist networks/money laundry and internet fraud worldwide. Although protecting the United States from terrorist attacks and money laundry is our first priority, we remain committed to the defense of America against foreign intelligence threats as well as the enforcement of federal crime. You are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Remittance department of the Central Bank only with the below information's accordingly: BANK NAME: Central Bank of Nigeria. Email:email@example.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: MR. Tunde Lemo Should in case you need any more information's 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 co-operation in advance as we earnestly Await your urgent response to this matter. Best Regards, Robert Mueller III Federal Bureau of Investigation