Fake Government Email Scams
FBI Scams - Fake Email from the FBI
"FINAL NOTICE FROM THE FBI", Robert S.Mueller, Rev. Andrew Kelly
Have you received a email from Robert S.Mueller at the FBI's "ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION" , telling you that
"You are to contact the ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)Lagos, Nigeria to obtain the Clearance Documents, find below their contact information's";
then telling you to contact
"Rev. Andrew Kelly?
It is a scam. The FBI will never, never email you unless you first
contact them. They WILL NOT EVER email you to tell you you owe money or
are due to receive a refund; or for any other reason. Count on it. And the FBI,
a branch of the United States government, certainly wouldn't be telling you to
contact someone in England.
No government agency we know of, anywhere in the civilized world, contacts
ANYONE by email first. Look at the email address () to which you are to respond: it is not even a
government address - there are many complaints that it is a source of spam.
If you hold your mouse over the link in the email you received, you would see that it does
NOT go to FBI, but instead to a page on another website, which is
clearly operating a scam and a fraud. We neutered the link in case it harbors a
This is a simple AFF - scam - a some point, you will be asked to send money
via Western Union (or "wore transfer") to cover fees, taxes, or whatever excuse
they can think of that you might believe.
would like a step by step
explanation of how a typical "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Sample Scam FBI Email:
January 4, 2010, CFR received the following email:
Subject: FINAL NOTICE FROM THE FBI
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 00:39:03 +0200
ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
J.. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
You are to contact the ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)Lagos,
Nigeria to obtain the Clearance Documents, find below their contact
Contact Person: Rev. Andrew Kelly
PRINCIPAL STAFF OFFICER ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)
Rev Andrew Email:
Lagos Office Address 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria
Ensure you contact them(EFCC) with your Full Name,Address and phone
Contact the EFCC via Email with the information above immediately,once you
contact them i will get back to you or else i will have an agent come visit
you at home for questioning.
Furthermore, be advice that according to the United State Law together with
the FBI rules and regulations, you are to obtain the document from the EFCC
OF Lagos Nigeria where the fund was transfered from. Also Note that you are
to take care of the cost of the Document, which will be issued in your name.
due to the content of the document and how important and secured the
document is, you as the beneficiary will send to the EFCC OF NIGERIA the sum
of Usd250 Dollars only for the issuing of the document right away and your
Usd1.5 million will be release to you, That is the lay down rules for EFCC
OF NIGERIA to release such sensitive document, EFCC will issue you the
authentic and original copy of the documents with seal on it for
verification and approval.
You are here by advice to Contact them through the email address above to
make an enquiry concerning how you will send the official fee to them. Note
that you are to observe this immediately, if you really want your funds to
be credited to your personal bank account and to avoid any legal battle with
the security operatives over this matter... We have already informed the
EFCC OF NIGERIA about the present situation, go ahead and contact them
immediately. Your fund is under our custody and will not be release to you
unless the required document is confirmed, after that the fund will be
release to you immediately without any delay.
NOTE: We have asked for the above document to make available the most
complete and up-to date records possible for no criminal justice purposes.
The documents will clarify the intensity of this fund; exonerate it from
money laundry, scam and terrorism.
WARNING: failure to provide the above requirement in the next 24 hours,
legal action will be taken immediately by arresting and detaining you as
soon as international court of justice issues a warrant of arrest, if you
are found guilty, you will be jailed........ As terrorism, drug trafficking
and money laundering is a serious problem in our community today and the
world at large. The F.B.I will not stop at any length in tracking down and
prosecuting any criminal who indulges in this criminal act. FORWARD THE
DOCUMENT TO US VIA EMAIL ATTACHEMENT AS SOON AS YOU OBTAIN IT. No body is
above the law and the law is not a respecter of anybody. We presumed you are
law abiding citizen whom would not want have scuffles with the authority, in
and outside America.
We are charged with the responsibility of implementing legal norms and our
authority is irrevocable so dont dare dispute our instruction, just act as
instructed.The person you know will not help you in this matter rather abide
by this instruction. the funds inquestion was depsited by those people that
Note: You are to contact them (EFCC) with your full names,phone number/cell
number and full address via their email which i stated above immediately for
the processing of your Clearance Documents within the next 48 hours.
Robert S.Mueller 111
Note contact the EFCC office:
You have less than 24 hours to contact them.
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Court of Claims, 1855 - 1982
U. S. Court of Federal Claims, 1982 -
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U. S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1910 - 1982
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Commerce Court, 1910 - 1913
Courts of the District of Columbia
Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals
Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
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Clearly, this email and it's
associated website is criminal activity intended to steal your money!
If you receive a call from this number or any group that claims to represent
a government agency, take down their information, including
the contact's name, phone number, etc. Do NOT give them any personal or
financial information, especially not a credit card, checking or bank account
number, passport number, etc.
Next, look up the direct phone or email address for the agency they
claim to represent and call them. Read them the email and ask if it could
have come from their agency.
While we don't want to encourage people to ignore correspondence from legal
government agencies, it is a safe bet that NO U.S. government agency will make
any first contact with you by email. Certainly not the FBI or IRS.
offers this advice:
If you receive an unsolicited e-mail purporting to be from FBI, take the
Do not open any attachments to the e-mail, in case they contain
malicious code that will infect your computer.
Contact FBI at by going to their website and looking up a contact number
or email address.
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