A Scam Email with the Subject "Approval Notice On Your Funds From The Federal Bureau Of Investigation" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:41:55 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Federal Bureau Of Investigation"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI Seattle Division 1110 Third Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101-2904 Payment Code: R5109176K Reg No: 132731593 The Federal Bureau of Investigation has discovered through our intelligence Monitoring Network that you are eligible to receive the sum of $7,500,000.00 USD regarding to an over-due Inheritance/Award payment which was fully endorsed to be paid in your favor. Therefore, the FBI Seattle Division in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Has screened through our various Monitoring Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you have with the Financial Institution is Legal and you have the Lawful Right to claim your due fund. The President His Excenllency Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua President of the Federal republic of Nigeria has given us the final approval to pay your fund to you within the next 72hrs, Your fund valued $7,500,000.00 USD has been deposited into a Gold smart Card number: 5425 0512 3456 1956 personal identification is ATM- 7997 this card will enable you buy and withdrawal cash anywhere around the world this is done for your own security, with this card you will not have to take the risk of sending us your personnal banking details online as you have been strongly advise by your local bank not to send your banking details to anyone online. What you are required to do now to Pay the fees of $120.00 USD for the shipment of your Gold Smart card to your choice location, $120.00 USD is the only fees that has been approved by both the FBI and the Bank that you are to pay as cost of Delivery of your Card to you by the courier company.Once the fees is been paid your will get to you in the next 2-3 working day. Note: Your funds are protected by a hardcover insurance policy, which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from the money before it can be remitted to you. This means that the above charges cannot be deducted from the Funds and hence must be provided by you before your fund is transferred to you. The payment for any of the above options should be sent via Western Union Money Transfer in the name of the Head of accounts Mr. Patrick Ighome. Find below the payment information. Name of receiver: Patrick Ighome Office Address: Plot 143, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos 23401 Nigeria. Text Question: In God Answer: We Trust Name of Sender:..................... Address of Sender:.................. MTCN#............................... Please contact the Head of Operations Dr.Thomson Brooks Central Bank of Nigeria with the payment details as soon you make the your payment. Dr. Thomson Brooks (Head of Operations) International Remittance Department Email: email@example.com As soon as he receive your payment, he shall proceed with your fund transfer immediately. We anticipate your prompt response. If you need to contact me at any stage please do not hesitate to call (206) 350-6981. Sincerely, Steven M. Dean (Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge) cc Robert Mueller (FBI Director)