The email I also received below is a scam and very amazing. I'm sure others get these in their boxes as well.
If you have one that is particularly interesting, feel free to copy and paste it into comments, and I'll post it here for others to be aware of. Please let me know in the comments if you want your name used or not. You may feel free to leave off any relevant information about yourself contained in the email you receive as well and I'll copy and paste whatever you provide.
This email is interesting because all you have to do is put up $150 in good faith for just an amazing amount of money. Do people really fall for this type of scam?
All they need is some very valuable and cash inducing information about you to do that, well besides the $150 you must send to them.
Here's that fake email:
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have
thoroughly Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network
System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors claiming to be
Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Mr
Frank Nweke, Dr. Philip Mogan, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks,
Barr. Derrick Smith, kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule,Larry
Christopher, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen, Dr. Philip Mogan,Dom Ibekwe,are impostors
claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. During our Investigation, we
noticed that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you
have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your
Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and
they have brought a solution to your problem by cordinating your payment in
total USD$11,000.000.00 in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from
any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $700 usd to $1000
usd United States Dollars daily and it is valid for twenty year's. You now have
the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD.Since the Federal Bureau of
Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for
this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect the American Citizens and also
European and Asia. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via
email and phone for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip
on your behalf which will cost you $150 usd only and note that your Approval
Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.
CONTACT INFORMATION OF OUR F.B.I UGENT
NAME: Mr. Robert Crago
Do contact Mr. Robert Crago of the ATM CARD CENTRE with your details in NIGERIA
So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment
information’s which you'll use in making payment of $150 usd via Western Union
Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip
after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated
home address without any further delay.We order you get back to this office
after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response
so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets
Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to
be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact
with Mr. Robert Crago of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal
with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from
impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.
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