Not that I distrust our government - after all, they know everything about everyone. But I'm not sure of this one. It looks the tiniest bit fishy. What do y'all think?JeffANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISIONFBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.Federal Bureau Of Investigation.FBI-Washington Field Office601 4th Street, NWWashington, DC 20535Website: www.fbi.govPhone: 202-595-134DATE:07/11/2010It has been discovered that your contract/inheritance/winning FUND was about being transferred to an unknown account under your name. This attempt was perpetrated by someone who claims to be working for you, and that you have given him due authority to have the FUND moved to the account specified below:SOUTHWESTERN FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONWESCORP 924 OVERLAND COURTSAN DIMAS, CA 91772. USA.ACCOUNT NUMBER: 322079133ABA/ROUTING NUMBER: 1220-41-21-9SHARETYPE NO.: 25FINAL CREDIT HABIB FENZI AND CO. (Beneficiary).The Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) waded in after being alerted by the supposed bank. We investigated and found that there is a possible money laundering activity in play.The FUND US$10,500,000.00(Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) was found to be deposited in Bank of America in your name pending your consent to have it transferred to the new account indicated above. It was further revealed that initial FUND transfer originated from Nigeria to England and now here in Bank of America in USA.These transfers did not follow due process in line with the international FUND transfer rules and regulation.Consequently,we suspect this be a terrorism funding, drug related fund deposit and/or money laundering. As stated above, the FUND has your name on it; and you must have it cleared of any connection with any of these illegal activities.Be informed that FAILURE to have this cleared out will attract a JAIL TERM.We will not hesitate to visit the full weight of the law upon you if you do not clear this fund.There is every indication that you are involved in this shady deal.Finally, you are expected to have the CLEARANCE DOCUMENT obtain from where the FUND originated from to have you and your fund cleared. Only then shall we release your FUND as clean money devoid of any illegality, and you will be free of any involvement. To this end, you are to contact Mr. Peter Anderson of the Anti Graft Department of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (E.F.C.C.) Nigeria and have the DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY SEAL of TRANSFER (DIST) CLEARANCE DOCUMENT obtained. Contact him through this direct email:efccantigraft.nigeriagovt1000@<<generic free account>> Direct Line:<<Nigerian>> Note that you have 72hrs to obtain this crucial Documentation. This has to be cleared!You are warned!Faithfully YoursRobert S. Mueller IIIFBI DirectorFederal Bureau Of Investigation.FBI-Washington Field Office601 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20535www.fbi.gov
SOUTHWESTERN FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONWESCORP 924 OVERLAND COURTSAN DIMAS, CA 91772. USA. BOGUS! San Dimas - home to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure :-)
It certainly looks suspect to me.1. The address for the FBI may or may not be legitimate, but, their main headquarters is on Pennsylvania Ave and has a different phone number.2. It seems like way too much information than what the FBI would put into an email if they ever use and email for something of this nature.You might consider reporting it to the FBI Internet Complaint center, but, I suggest you enter their url rather than clicking the link in the letter. Alternatively you might check with your local FBI office or even your local police department.Bob
Um...tongue was firmly in cheek, Bob. If that e-mail were really a fish, there'd be a HazMat alert on it. :-)Jeff
Threat of jail time and documents on a generic web site, and an email claiming to be from an FBI agent but telling you to supply information some other place? I would be tempted to forward that email to the FBI and asking them about it. And be sure to use an address you KNOW from OTHER MEANS to be valid. (Don't even click on www.fbi.gov because almost every email client can show www.fbi.gov as the link but the URL in the HTML code could point to just about any place in the world.From http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/escams.htmSPAMMERS CONTINUE TO ABUSE THE NAMES OF TOP GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES BY MISUSING THE NAME OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL10/27/09—As with previous spam attacks, which have included the names of high-ranking FBI executives and names of various government agencies, a new version misuses the name of the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder.The current spam alleges that the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were informed the e-mail recipient is allegedly involved in money laundering and terrorist-related activities. To avoid legal prosecution, the recipient must obtain a certificate from the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman at a cost of $370. The spam provides the name of the EFCC Chairman and an e-mail address from which the recipient can obtain the required certificate.DO NOT RESPOND. THESE E-MAILS ARE A HOAX.
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