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Have you received an 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 virus.
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.
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 information's:
Contact Person: Rev. Andrew Kelly
PRINCIPAL STAFF OFFICER ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)
Rev Andrew Email: email@example.com
Lagos Office Address 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria
Ensure you contact them(EFCC) with your Full Name,Address and phone number/cell number.
Contact the EFCC vian 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 VIan email attachment 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 contacted you.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have less than 24 hours to contact them.
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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.
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