This came today…and I am still laughing….but I hope no one is taken in by this scam.
For one, if the FBI were really interested in me and what I am doing vis-a-vis some banking – don’t you think they would send someone to my door or send me a letter? With all the listening in to phone calls and monitorin interent useage – I think the FBI already has access to ALL our info….
Please beware…some people might be concerned getting an email from the FBI or the IRS – but these are agencies that do not email you – so be careful….Laugh but then delete!
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 17:10:39 +0200
From: “FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION”
Subject: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI Honolulu)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
ROOM 4-230, KALANIANAOLE FOB
300 ALA MOANA BOULEVARD HONOLULU, HAWAII 96850-0053
Attn: Honorable Beneficiary.
We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI Honolulu) United States Of America have discovered through our intelligent monitoring network that you have a transaction going on as either inheritance payment,Lottery or contract payment of $1.5 Millions of United States Dollars which have been approved but have not been settled.
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract / inheritance file ater close monitoring and found out why you have not received your payment,both on your part and on the part of your debtors.
Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the non officials in the bank who are attempting to secure the release of your fund to you. We wish to advise you that this is illegal and you should stop further communication with them forthwith because such an illegal act like this can lead to cancellation of your fund.
We have been having so many complains from people who have been scammed arround the world hence,after concluding in a meeting with members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we came to a conclusion that every payment will be made through the Oceanic Bank in the Republic Of Benin . We also concluded on the use of ELECTRONIC ATM PAYMENT SYSTEM as the only direct means to pay all beneficiaries.
By this method,your funds will be loaded in two batches into an ATM card, and sent to you, from this card you can withdraw a maximum of us$15,000 per day from any ATM machine worldwide,BUT from the financial houses there is no limit.
So if you would like to receive your funds in this way please send your following information to the paying bank.
1. Full name……………………..
2. Full address ……………………..(P.O box not acceptable)
3. Phone and fax #……………………………..
4.Your balance payment……………………….
4. Your age, sex and current occupation………………
Below are the contact details of the PAYING BANK(Oceanic Bank) in the Republic Of Benin to whom you will send your information for the processing of the ATM card as soon as possible:
CONTACT PERSON REV DR MATHEW OBI
HEAD OF OPERATIONS,ATM CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM
DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION,WEST AFRICAN OCEANIC BANK
370 CHURCH STREET,PRETORIA,
E144QJ REPUBLIC OF BENIN
DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: +22993565633 .
The DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION has been mandated to issue out your payments for this fiscal year 2008. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) who claim that to be established agents using it to defraud innocent people worldwide.This is to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment.
THANKS FOR LISTENING TO OUR ADVISE
MR .ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
FOR COROPORATE AFFAIRS
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI Honolulu))
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA