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    mattbruns3 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 7, 2016, 03:55 PM
    Is this message from the FBI a scam?
    I got this email last night...

    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

    Attention Beneficiary

    This is the final warning you are going to receive from me do you get me? I
    hope you understand how many times this message has been sent to you?

    We have warned you so many times and you have decided
    to ignore our e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get
    you arrested and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment
    details below,then we would first send a letter to the MAYOR of the city where
    you reside and direct them to close yourbank account until you have been jailed
    and all your properties will be confiscated by the FBI,CIA and other
    enforcement agency. We would also send a letter to the company/agency that you
    are working for so that they could get you fired until we are through with our
    investigations because a suspect is not suppose to be working for the
    government or any private organization.

    Your ID which we have in our database have been sent to all the crimes agencies
    in America for them to inset you in their website as an internet fraudsters and
    to warn people from having any deals with you. This would have been solved all
    this while if you had gotten the CERTIFICATE SIGNED,ENDORSED AND STAMPED as you
    where instructed in the e-mail below. This is the federal bureau of
    investigation (FBI) am writing in response to the e-mail you sent to us and am
    using this medium to inform you that there is no more time left to waste
    because you have been given a mandate. As stated earlier to have the document
    endorsed, signed and stamped without failure and you must adhere to this
    directives to avoid you blaming yourself at last when we must have arrested and
    jailed you for life and all your properties confiscated.

    You failed to comply with our directives/instruction and that was the reason
    why we didn't hear from you, as our director has already been notified about
    you get the process completed yesterday and right now the WARRANT OF ARREST has
    been signed against you and it will be carried out in the next 48hours as
    strictly signed by the FBI director. We have investigated and found out that
    you didn't have any idea when the fraudulent deal was committed with your
    information's/identity and right now if you ID is placed on our website as a
    wanted person, I believe you know that it will be a shame to you and your
    entire family because after then it will be announce in all the local channels
    that you are wanted by the FBI.

    As a good Christian and a Honest man, I decided to see how I could be of help
    to you because I would not be happy to see you end up in jail and all your
    properties confiscated all because your information's was used to carry out a
    fraudulent transactions, I called the EFCC and they directed me to a private
    attorney who could help you get the process done and he stated that he will
    endorse, sign and stamp the document at the sum of $98 usd only and I believe
    this process is cheaper for you.

    You need to do every possible thing today and tomorrow to get this process done
    because our director has called to inform me that the warrant of arrest has
    been signed against you and once it has been approved, then the arrest will be
    carried out, and from our investigations we learnt that you were the person
    that forwarded your identity to one impostor/fraudsters in benin when he had a
    deal with you about the transfer of some illegal funds into your bank account
    which is valued at the sum of $10.500,000.00 usd.

    I pleaded on your behalf so that this agency could give you till 6/08/2016 so
    that you could get this process done because I learnt that you were sent
    several e-mail without getting a response from you, Bear it in mind that this
    is the only way that I can be able to help you at this moment or you would have
    to face the law and its consequences once it has befall on you. You would make
    the payment through western union money transfer with the below details.

    CITY:. . . .COTONOU..............................
    AMOUNT:. . . .$98.00..............................
    QUESTION:. . . .URGENT......................................
    ANSWER:. . . . .TODAY......................................
    MTCN:. . . . . . ........................
    SENDER ' s NAME:.........................
    SENDER ' S ADDRESS:. . ..............................

    Send the payment details to me which are senders name and address, mtcn number,
    text question and answer used and the amount sent. Make sure that you didn't
    hesitate making the payment down to the agency by today so that they could have
    the certificate endorsed, signed and stamped immediately without any further
    delay. After all this process has been carried out, then we would have to
    proceed to the bank for the transfer of your compensation funds which is valued
    at the sum of $10.500,000.00 usd which was suppose to have been transferred to
    you all this while.

    Note all the crimes agencies have been contacted on this regards and we shall
    trace and arrest you if you disregard this instructions. You are given a grace
    today to make the payment for the document after which your failure to do that
    will attract a maximum arrest and finally you will be appearing in court for
    act of terrorism,money laundering and drug trafficking charges, so be warned
    not to try any thing funny because you are been watched.


    James B. Comey
    J_9's Avatar
    J_9 Posts: 40,299, Reputation: 5645

    Aug 7, 2016, 04:12 PM
    Total scam.
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    Wondergirl Posts: 37,910, Reputation: 5430
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    Aug 7, 2016, 04:27 PM
    And it's not even in good English!
    J_9's Avatar
    J_9 Posts: 40,299, Reputation: 5645

    Aug 7, 2016, 05:12 PM
    The FBI isn't going to threaten you.
    joypulv's Avatar
    joypulv Posts: 21,593, Reputation: 2941
    current pert

    Aug 7, 2016, 05:17 PM
    My question is WHY DO YOU EVEN HAVE TO ASK????
    J_9's Avatar
    J_9 Posts: 40,299, Reputation: 5645

    Aug 7, 2016, 06:00 PM
    I can't believe people even fall for this stuff.
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,304, Reputation: 7692

    Aug 7, 2016, 07:39 PM
    The grammar is very poor, the English is bad.
    The FBI is not going to send an email, they send agents to your house.

    This is a very poor scam,
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    Alty Posts: 28,318, Reputation: 5972
    Pets Expert

    Aug 7, 2016, 08:45 PM
    LMAO! If I had a dollar for every time I've received a scam email like this, I'd be rich.

    The FBI don't send emails asking for money. If you're on the FBI's radar, they crash down your door and arrest you. What payment would you owe to the FBI that they'd send you this letter? Think about it!!

    This is the poorest excuse for a scam I've ever seen.

    Since you didn't know, I'll spell it out simply. IT'S A SCAM!!!!!
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    tickle Posts: 23,801, Reputation: 2674

    Aug 8, 2016, 02:46 AM
    That was insane. Methinks the OP has an awful lot of time on his hands and thinks we are a bunch of idiots.
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    CravenMorhead Posts: 4,532, Reputation: 1065
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    Aug 8, 2016, 07:54 AM
    Send money to the Benin Republic to get 10M$ from the USA FBI? This is a scam.

    If you have to ask I would shut down your computer, turn in your smartphone and keep away from technology.
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    smoothy Posts: 25,495, Reputation: 2853
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    Aug 8, 2016, 03:47 PM
    They don't email you, they don't call you... they don't TEXT you.
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    Appzalien Posts: 540, Reputation: 57
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    Aug 8, 2016, 04:51 PM
    Why did you even open the darn thing to read it? You don't necessarily have to do anything but open an e-mail to get infected sometimes. If its not from Mom, delete it.
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    ballengerb1 Posts: 27,379, Reputation: 2280
    Home Repair & Remodeling Expert

    Aug 8, 2016, 06:56 PM
    Definitely a scam as is the phone call you may get saying the IRS is beginning a law suit and you must call a certain number to get more details.
    tickle's Avatar
    tickle Posts: 23,801, Reputation: 2674

    Aug 9, 2016, 04:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Appzalien View Post
    Why did you even open the darn thing to read it? You don't necessarily have to do anything but open an e-mail to get infected sometimes. If its not from Mom, delete it.
    YEP !
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,681, Reputation: 1012
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    Aug 11, 2016, 02:21 PM
    Im sorry I sent this email to you with two many erors, we don't have no good schools in Benin. Anyway, my US friend at scamdad@ can help you. Just send money to him. Thanks you, James Comey.

    Are you that na´ve?

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