A Scam Email with the Subject "PAYMENT AND IMPORTANT NOTICE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:55:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Fred Jones,FBI Agent."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, http://www.fbi.gov JAMES B. COMEY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI. Attention Worthy Beneficiary, Payment Release Instruction from the Federal Bureau of Investigation: The Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation agencies in the world nation such as: International Metropolitan Police Central Intelligence Agency Internet and Fraud Complaint Center Justification office of the Money Laundry Have hereby given this irrevocable approval order for your outstanding contract/inheritance payment valued at US$5.5M which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly. It's been suggested and concluded that it is better; your funds are given to you via online banking. This means that you can be at the convenience of your office or house and carry out transfer of funds gradually to any account you want. Also the bank with online facility can give you funds via ATM cards depends on your request. The essence of doing this is because of the inherent difficulties in international funds remittance from the formal banks/offices handling the transactions since. The concerned authorities did not want you to have such an ugly experience anymore hence the arrangement was made to release the funds to you through Citibank New York. I very much appreciate your patience and hope that you will continue to be. Note; the total sum of Five million Five Hundred thousand US. Dollars (US$5,500,000.00) shall be release to you by Citibank New York. Should in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the accredited paying bank, you are advised to STOP and terminate all further contacts and communicate only with the Chief Operation Officer of Citibank as you are advised to contact the below information to oversee this payment file for release. In your mail to them do confirm the value of your payment and the (Your new Payment Reference No. - FMF/US/2007-14, Allocation No. - 224728) as the bank must require you to mention that to avoid dealing with a wrong person and you will be required to write the bank by requesting and showing your willingness of having your funds prepared for immediate release and access to you in an online account that will be created for you at their bank to enable you make transfer yourself to your personal account yourself without the bank having information of your personal account in your state. NOTE: This is to avoid any mistake in payment and you have to present this information to the bank when contacting them (Yours new Payment Reference No. - FMF/US 2007-14, Allocation No. - 224728). I shall be looking forth your update to me as soon as you receive your funds from Citibank of New York. This is very important for my records. I once more thank you for your patience and understanding, while I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks once again for your kind co-operation. I shall be waiting to hear from you. Best Regards Fred Jones, FBI Agent.