A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Compliment from (FBI)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:29:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Federal Bureau Of Investigation(FBI)"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J.Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
We sincerely apologized for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified post-mail,or face -to- face conversation,it is due to the urgency.
This e-mail has been issued to you in order to officially inform you that we Have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was Issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our Newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System)we Discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $3.5 million USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America during our Investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an
Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT WITH ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTS.
Normally, it will take up to 3 to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank We have successfully notified this company on Your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the World winded, so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any Delay, henceforth the stated amount of $3.5million USD has been deposited With International Monetary Fund(IMF).
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive The winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited with IMF You will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction that is located in COTONOU, BENIN REPUBLIC According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the Following,
(1) Deposit Fee's (IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE)
(2) Shipping Fee's (This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Cheque to your home address)
The total amount for everything is $175 we have tried our possible best to Indicate that this $175 should be deducted from your winning prize but we Found out that the funds have already been deposited to the IMF and cannot be Accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required To pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction.
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact The agent in-charge (Mr.Douglas Zuma) via e-mail Kindly look below to find Appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR.DOUGLAS ZUMA
E-MAIL : ( email@example.com )
Direct Phone : +229 991 23970
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on How to send the required $175 in order to immediately ship your prize of $3.5million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also Include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately Identify this transaction: EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is Authorizing you to pay the required $175 ONLY to Mr.Douglas Zuma via Information in which he shall send to you,
THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.
Yours in Service,
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director (F B I)
Mr. James B.Comey.