Skip to comments.Nigerians Impersonating FBI Agents
Posted on 02/10/2010 6:19:34 AM PST by CholeraJoe
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary 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
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $3,200,000 USD from a Lottery Company outside your country. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check.
Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank in Nigeria so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $3,200,000.00 USD has been deposited with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited in registered financial institution you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following -
(1) Deposit Fee's ( Fee's paid by the company for the deposit into the Bank )
(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier's Check )
(3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address and this fee includes Insurance )
The total amount for everything is $600.00 (Six Hundred-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $600.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( MR.RHODES HOPEWELL ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR.RHODES HOPEWELL E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone Number : +234-802-980-2397 You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram details on how to send the required $600.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $3,200,000 USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn the Bank, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-91090.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $600.00 as details will be given to you via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $3,200,000 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).
John Edward (Special Agent) FBI Washington DC FBI. Room, 7367 J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact MR.RHODES HOPEWELL via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $600.00 to information in which he shall provide to you
Clever, these Nigerians.
FBI agents who cannot spell.
buy me something with your winnings ; )
How about a Prius?
um, no thanks!
“Jedward@fbi.gov” has sent an email message to the scammer. hehe.
As opposed to Americans posing as FBI Agents?
WHere can I sign up for my payout?
“Jedward@fbi.gov has sent an email message to the scammer. hehe.”
I noticed that too:
“John Edward (Special Agent) FBI Washington DC FBI.”
This suggests that the Nigerians don’t keep up with current events very well. Is there one single American who by now doesn’t think that John Edwards is scum of the earth? So selecting an FBI agent name that likely would conjure up his image invites needless suspicion on the authenticity of the email. Of course, regardless of the name selected, it’s hard to believe that after years of Nigerian scams, there is any American left who would fall for these transparent efforts at electronic thievery.
Damn, I don’t have $600!
Wow, next thing you know they will be impersonating humans. Nigerians are like that.
This is an obvious fake.
The FBI has been asleep while ACORN has stole election after election.
My buddy, “spartacus”, uses this site to send email:
(using firefox browser with all cookies, java, etc turned off thru a good anonymous proxy)
My best scam e-mail was a variation of the old Nigerian scam, but sent in French from the Cote de Ivoire.
I don't recommend you try to bait the scammers yourself unless you absolutely, positively know how to conceal your real identity and location. The scammers have no sense of humor and some are downright dangerous. Enjoy.
Gee, I would have thought the reason the Nigerians would be impersonating FBI agents is because the misspellings and poor grammar would be consistent with FBI agents.
I guess there is no honor among thieves.
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