National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
National Press Office
FBIHQ, Washington, DC
Last Thursday the FBI/IC3 (White Collar Crime Unit) published an alert regarding cyber crime cloaked as an email from the very agency charged with tracking cyber fraud. Here is the Public Service announcement. The announcement is important in its entirety as it clearly states the IC3 will never charge a fee for any service in fulfillment of its mission.
I have seen many such scam attempts in my old AoL email account, but I have yet to see a fraudulent solicitation written as you will read below. Actually, if the FBI hadn't issued an alert I would not have read the scam attempts.
While no regular reader of the TPI would fall for such a zany case of fraud, we must assist readers who regular Fox News viewers and occasionally visit the site. We believe those viewers could be fertile ground for these specific scammers.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DCDear Beneficiary,
This is to officially inform you that it came to our notice and has been investigated through our Intelligence Monitoring Network System, with the help of The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations. Records show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling,Contract and Inheritance. For your NOTICE! it is confirmed that your fund has not been paid to you due to the past corrupt Governmental Officials and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has lead to so many losses and delays.
The stated amount of $8,200.000.00 has been deposited with Bank Of Africa on your behalf as to the result of the mandate' passed to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan from The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and you have been approved to receive the totalled sum of $8,200.000.00,
Normally it will take up to 10 business days for an International Cheque to be cashed by your local Banks but we did notified the Federal Ministry of Finance on your behalf that your fund should be Drawn with a registered Bank in Africa so as to enable you cash the cheque instantly without any obstacle or delays.
Everything has been investigated and we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free for you. PLEASE NOTE: due to the fact that you have been approved to receive your payment, you are advised "required" to claim it from now till the end of this year, when "then" it shall be permanently send to the Government treasury account as unclaimed if no response is received from you!.. You will be required to contact our corresponding officer in Africa who is in-charge of this transaction so as to make sure that your funds gets to you at your early convenience, and also you will be required to settle the following bills directly to our directed officer to avoid any further complication's, please stop any communication with any one or offices if you have been in contact with any because this matter has been investigated. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the followings.
********************************************* BILL TO SETTLE *********************************************
* A Deposit Fee's (Fee's paid by the Federal Ministry of Finance for the deposit into United Bank for Africa on your behalf to firstly secure your fund from the bad Governmental Officials who wanted to keep the funds to their selves.
* The Deposit into Bank for Africa Cashier's Cheque Conversion Fee (Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a (Certified Cashier's Cheque). The total amount for everything is $730.00. We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $730.00 should be deducted from your overdue payment but we found out that the fund have already been converted into a certified Bank Cheque and cannot be accessed; so therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to our Correspondent officer in-charge of this transaction as to immediate facilitate the delivery of your Cashier Check to you as approved. .
A trusted DHL delivery company have been contracted to make delivery to you and delivery fee of $150 will be paid to the delivery man when he will arrive to your door step with your package. All paper works that will back up your cheque for payment claims in any Bank is also been completed and stamped! so therefore you can be able to cash your $8,200.000.00 out at any Bank of your choice when you receive the cheque,
In order to proceed with this transaction, contact our correspondent officer (STEVEN PARKER) via his appropriate contact E-Mail information as written below as soon as possible
Contact Name : Steven Parker
Email: ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information for security purpose:
DIRECT CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.
You will be required to send the required $730.00 so he will be able the settle your bills with the Federal Ministry of Finance so as to immediately ship your $8,200.000.00 Certified Cashier Cheque as drawn from United Bank for Africa, and also include the following Fund Reference Identification : EA2948-910
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $730.00 ONLY to Mr. Parker
JAMES B. COMEY
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (917) 300-1432
The Daily Finance published the following with appropriate caution and warnings.On September 25th
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBIWASHINGTON D.C ROOM,7367J. EDGAR HOOVER FBI BUILDING935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,NW WASHINGTON, DC 20535,RE: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNETWe believe this notification meets you in a very good present state of mind and health. 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 U.S. Department of Treasury as regards to your over-due inheritance payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.It might interest 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 inheritance payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facet and of which you have the lawful right to claim your funds without any further delay. Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the U.S. Department of Treasury office accordingly as we will be monitoring all their activities with you as well as your correspondence at all level.We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Cathie C. Jones from Florida has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your inheritance fund valued at US$10,500,000.00 (Ten Million Five Hundred United States Dollars), but the U.S. Department of Treasury office did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your funds to the Bank information's which was forwarded to them by the above named Lady, so that was the main reason why they contacted us so as to assist them in making the investigations.To be very careful prior to these irregularities so that you don't fall victim to this ugly circumstance. And should in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the U.S. Department of Treasury, you are advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the U.S. Department of Treasury only with the below information's accordingly:NAME: Mr. Jacob LewOFFICE ADDRESS: U.S. Department of the Treasury1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 2022.In addendum, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, in the person of Jacob Lew 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 a base 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 an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Secretary and the U.S. Department of Treasury office.In your best interest, any message that doesn't come from the above official email address should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons.Meanwhile, we will advise that you contact the U.S. Department of the Treasury office immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to your payment file as directed so as to enable you receive your inheritance funds accordingly.Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required by them as that will further help hasten up the whole procedures as regards to the transfer of your funds to you as designated. Also have in mind that the U.S. Department of the Treasury equally have their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking terms. Once again, we will advise that you contact them with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information which they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you accordingly.Should in case you need any more information 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 inheritance funds as statedThank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.Best Regards,JAMES B. COMEYWASHINGTON D.C ROOM,7367J. EDGAR HOOVER FBI BUILDING935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,NW WASHINGTON, DC 20535