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Have you received an email from the FBI Director at the FBI's "Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division" , telling you that
"We the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agencies like Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Foreign Asset Control, Homeland Security and Treasury Department here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction with the Skye Bank of Nigeria (SBN) as regards to you over-due Contract/Inheritance payment ";
then telling you to contact
"REV. JAMES SMITH"?
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 a minister, priest, rabbi or mullah!
No government agency we know of, anywhere in the civilized world, contacts ANYONE by email first. Look at the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to which you are to respond: it is not even a government address -it is a free Gmail account which anyone could get..
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:
From: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. <email@example.com>
Sent: Wed, January 6, 2010 9:33:14 AM
Subject: FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION/ GUIDELINES IN YOUR FAVOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.
Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation..
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D.C
Telephone Number 206-666-1975
ATTENTION : Beneficiary,
We the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agencies like Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Foreign Asset Control, Homeland Security and Treasury Department here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction with the Skye Bank of Nigeria (SBN) as regards to you over-due Contract/Inheritance payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.
After the meeting endorsed on 4th of January 2010 at the Bank Auditorium Center , the whole conflict of SCAMS was revealed to us by the Board of Trustee of Federal Republic of Nigeria mostly by the three arms of Government. (The Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive).
These three arms of Government has made Us realize that the rampart of SCAMS over floating around the United State of America and some other part of the world was been set up by the root of some Skye Bank Ex-Workers that have been suspended for sometimes due to their dubious characters of initiating people to impersonate the Government Workers to receive peoples hard earn money from them, mostly with the Executive Governor identity.
For these reasons,the Skye Bank Executive Governor was invited to this office to defend the allegation against Him While he made complain that his office was not in charge of foreign transfer of funds, that the accredited office was Federal Ministry of Finance Department (FEDMINAP) in person of (Mrs. Yvonne George) as the transfer officer in charge of all foreign transfer payment files.
According to the Federal Republic of Nigeria constitution law in section IIIV of Year 1999 which state that any foreign transfer must undergoes a legal fee of 0.10% of the total sum of transfer for the procurement of the following documents (CONTRACT AWARD CERTIFICATE, FUND RELEASE AND CONVEYANCE CERTIFICATE AND THE CONTRACT COMPLETION CERTIFICATE) which will prevent the receiving Bank for query/question by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) on the source of funds, These Certificates proves that the funds was not for ANTI-TERRORISM, MONEY LAUNDRY AND DRUG TRAFFICKING.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved that all overdue outstanding payments must be made on before the upcoming Local Government Electorates which might leads to recalling of funds back to the Bank Treasury.
Meanwhile, we are also informed that a Man with an America passport number (3028882234) came to the Skye Bank affiliated bank office in U.K few days ago with a letter, claiming to be your true representative.
Here are the man information bellow:
Name: Denis Marion
Bank Name: US Bank
Bank Address: 15389 west 119th st Olathe, Kansas 66062
Account Number: 14337 111 8066
Routing number: 101 000 167
Swift code: USB KUS 44 IMT
FUND TRANSFER PAYMENT STATUS
Beneficiaries will be liable to pay the sum of US$850 directly to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) which will be used for the SEAL of compiling of the three important Certificates together after the Justice signature at the Supreme Court for tendering to Skye bank before they can commence with the transfer of funds in your favor and to be credited by the receiving Bank (Skye Bank Plc) within two bank working days after the day of transfer.
INSTRUCTION/WARNING FROM ROBERT S. MUELLER III.
You are urgently advised to please reconfirm the following to INSURANCE COMPANY, as a matter of urgency if this man is from you so that this office will not issue your fund and be held responsible, Because is ready to pay the imposed fee to make the transfer effective.
If this man isn't of your true rep, you are requested to contact for your inheritance claim valued of US$10,500,000.00M (Ten Million, Five hundred thousand United States Dollars only) will be remitted into your nominated bank account.
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Residential address.
4) Company name, Office position and Company address.
5) Profession, Age and marital status.
A photocopy of the three Certificates mention above earlier will be forwarded to the Skye Bank after the confirmation of the seal fee by the Supreme Court. Henceforth, contact this Office immediately for the submission of the above information required of you and the receipt of the payment you make via Western Union / Money Gram to the legitimate office below :
Remember you are only to pay the liable sum of $850 to receive the documents requested to release your funds .
Name: REV. JAMES SMITH
Customer Care Director (Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)
Cell Phone: +234-802-305-6265
Note: we are on investigation and security watch over any message with Skye Bank, to benefit the satisfaction of all the United States Citizen by seeking to wiretap scams on the internet with the help of Nigeria Government and also with the assistance of all United states Citizen, by listening to the instructions we give out to avoid falling for SCAMS on INTERNET.
Once again, we will advise that you contact the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information's that are listed above for the procedure to the Supreme Court for the SEAL of the Certificates for the release of your fund to you accordingly.
All modalities has already been worked out even before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed so you don't have anything to worry about.
All we require from you henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Skye Bank of Nigeria Without wasting much time, will want you to contact them immediately with the above email address so as to enable them attend to your payment file accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out.
Should in case you need any more information's 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 contract fund as stated.
Thank you very much for your co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.
Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
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.
If you receive an unsolicited e-mail purporting to be from FBI, take the following steps:
And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive. We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!
If you receive a suspicious e-mail that claims to come from:
Contact the Foreign Commercial Service (FSC) at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If there is no FCS office, contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the Consular Section or the Regional Security Office.