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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:25 PM

This e-mail my wife just got can't POSSIBLY be a scam, right?



Federal Bureau of Investigation
Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington DC
ROBERT S. MUELLER,

Attention Beneficiary,

Records show that you are among one of the individuals and organizations who are yet to receive their overdue payment from overseas which includes those of Lottery/Gambling, Contract and Inheritance. Through our Fraud Monitory Unit we have noticed that you have been transacting with some impostors and fraudsters who have been impersonating the likes of Prof. Soludo/Mr.Lamido Sanusi of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, Bode Williams, Frank, Anderson, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen and some impostors claiming to be The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Cyber Crime Division of the FBI gathered information from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) on how some people have lost outrageous sums of money to these impostors. As a result of this, we hereby advise you to stop communication with any one not referred to you by us. We have negotiated with the Federal Ministry of Finance that your payment totaling $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars). will be released to you via a custom pin based ATM card with a maximum withdrawal limit of $15,000 a day which is powered by Visa Card and can be used anywhere in the world where you see a Visa Card Logo on the Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).

We guarantee receipt of your payment. This is as a result of the mandate from US Government to make sure all debts owed to citizens of American and also Asia and Europe which includes Inheritance, Contract, Gambling/Lottery etc are been cleared. Below is a tracking number you can track from Delivery Company website to confirm people like you who have received their payment successfully.
Name: GERALD D. WARNER FedEx Tracking number 875777537332 (www.fedex.com)


To redeem your funds, you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for their requirement to proceed and procure your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order on your behalf which will cost you $200 USD only and nothing more as everything else has been taken care of by the Federal Government including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $200.00 only.

Barrister Stephen Nelson (ATM Card Center Director)
Central Bank of Nigeria
Central Business District,
Cad astral Zone, federal
Capital Territory,
Nigeria.
ATM Card Center Director Barrister Stephen Nelson
Email: imf.center101@yahoo.com.cn
Phone: +234-705-300-1051
Do contact Barrister Stephen Nelson of the ATM Card Center via his contact details above and furnish him with your details as listed below:

FULL NAMES: __________________________________
DELIVERY ADDRESS FOR ATM CARD: __________________
SEX: _______________
DATE OF BIRTH: __________________
OCCUPATION: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________

On contacting him with your details your file would be updated and he will be sending you the payment information in which you will use in making payment of $200.00 via Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer for the procurement of your Approval of Payment Warrant and Endorsement of your ATM Release Order, after which the delivery of your ATM card will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay, extra fee.

ROBERT S. MUELLER,
DIRECTOR
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535



Note: Disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM card, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Barrister Stephen Nelson of the ATM card center who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your payment and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon it immediately. Help stop cyber crime.



I mean, see how concerned they are about her well-being and financial security? And there's not a grammatical error or misspelled word to be seen.

Oh, and the tracking number is even real! But for something which was delivered to Alden, NY on Oct. 24, 2011. They only missed Las Vegas by a couple thousand miles. And I'm sure that year that somehow slipped in is of no importance.

And I'm not displaying one shred of either.

What any of you may choose to do with the e-mail address in there, which I left intact, is none of my concern...unless you want to share.

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Reply This e-mail my wife just got can't POSSIBLY be a scam, right? (Original post)
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 OP
LNM Oct 2012 #1
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 #4
geardaddy Oct 2012 #2
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 #3
TrogL Oct 2012 #13
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2012 #14
geardaddy Oct 2012 #16
MiniMe Oct 2012 #5
Iggo Oct 2012 #6
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 #12
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #7
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 #10
RebelOne Oct 2012 #8
BlueJazz Oct 2012 #9
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 #11
Art_from_Ark Oct 2012 #15
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 #19
jmowreader Oct 2012 #20
RedCloud Oct 2012 #17
Systematic Chaos Oct 2012 #18
Xyzse Oct 2012 #21

Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:29 PM

1. You should probably send them her SS number as well.

Just to be on the safe side.

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Response to LNM (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

4. Well fuck me with a lead pipe and call me Denise, but how about a DNA sample, too?

*sigh*


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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:29 PM

2. the email goes to a Yahoo China account.

.cn = PRC

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:31 PM

3. Thanks for clearing that part up.

I really wasn't sure what the .cn was for. At first I thought Canada, but that didn't really make sense.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:09 PM

13. Canada is .ca

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:52 AM

14. So Chinese fraudsters are using Nigeria as respectable cover?

I guess it's all relative.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:41 AM

16. Haha

Yeah, I guess. Seems ridiculous, doesn't it?

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:34 PM

5. Congratulations on your windfall

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:47 PM

6. Our FedEx guy is named Ben.

I'll let him know the Fibbys are onto him!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:49 PM

12. I hope Ben doesn't deliver expensive and breakable stuff by chucking it over fences!

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:06 PM

7. What a lucky windfall, just in time for Christmas!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:36 PM

10. Yeah, if only an exit from poverty were that simple.

It's a good thing my wife and I both have a few brain cells to rub together, because I can see how many desperate people do indeed fall for shit like this.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:23 PM

8. Don't forget to send all your credit card and bank account numbers. n/t

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:25 PM

9. Great! I see that DU will be getting some new servers and other goodies.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:38 PM

11. If I ever strike it rich I will definitely pay it forward to some other DU'ers in tough times.

Sadly, it ain't gonna happen with this e-mail....

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:08 AM

15. I'm jealous

All I get are messages from the "Third Fifth Bank" telling me that the information on my (non-existent) account needs to be updated.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:25 AM

19. Too bad it's not the Firth of Fifth bank! That one is much more soothing to the ear.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:34 AM

20. You sure that's not Fifth Third Bank?

Fifth Third Bank is in Ohio. It's a legitimate bank, but obviously the messages from them aren't.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:52 AM

17. Too late! I just changed my name to Ben E Ficiary

Now it's all mine and completely legal too.

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Response to RedCloud (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:23 AM

18. So, does this mean that ALL YOUR DEBIT CARD ARE BELONG TO US?

Rock on, brah!

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:52 AM

21. One Rule to Go By

1 - If the note references any sort of African country, know that it is a scam.

It goes from Ghana to Nigeria. It is pretty bad.

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