The e-mail address which this fake message was supposed to have been sent from is NOT from a federal agency much less the FBI.
The entire idea of this is pure GARBAGE
But you always have someone who will fall for this con!
Which is why I am putting it here to let you see what this scam looks like so if you see an e-mail like this in any of your e-mail accounts you will know that it is FICTION, NOT TRUE, A LIE, GARBAGE, A CON JOB AND AN EFFORT TO RIP YOU OFF!
Here it is for your ENTERTAINMENT:
Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
Sunday, January 25, 2009 5:18 AM
"Federal Bureau of Investigation"
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Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
ATTENTION FUND BENEFICIARY,
This is a notice from the FBI foreign Remittance / telegraphic Dept.; it has come to our notice that the C.B.N Bank of Nigeria district has released the sum of 10,500,000.00 US Dollars into the Bank of America in your name as the beneficiary, by inheritance means.
The C.B.N Bank of Nigeria knowing fully well that they do not have Enough facilities to effect this payment from the united kingdom to your account, used what we know as a Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer, they used this means to complete the payment.
They are still, waiting for confirmation from you on the already Transferred funds which was made in direct transfer so that they can do final crediting into your account. Secret diplomatic payments are not made unless the funds are related to terrorist activities, then why must your payment be made in secret transfer? If your transaction is legitimate, and you are not a terrorist, then why did you not receive the money directly into your account? This is a pure coded, means of payment.
Records which we have had with this method of payment in the past has always been related to terrorist acts, we do not want you to get into trouble as soon as these funds reflect in your account in the U.S.A, so it is our duty as a word wide commission to correct this little problem before this fund will be credited into your personal account. The funds are presently on hold for further proof of the legal documents before releasing directly to you.
Due to the increased difficulty and unnecessary security by the American authorities when funds come from outside of Europe, and the Middle East, the F.B.I bank commission for Europe has stopped the transfer on its way to deliver payment of $10,500,000.00 to debit your reserve account and pay you through a secured diplomatic transit account (S.D.T.A). We govern and oversee funds transfer from the World Bank and the rest of the world.
We advice you contact us immediately, as the funds have been stopped and is being held in our custody, until you are able to provide us with the Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) within 3 days from the world local bank that authorize the transfer from where the funds was transferred to certify that the funds that you are about to receive from Nigeria is antiterrorist/drug free or we shall have cause to impound the Payment. We shall release the funds immediately we receive this legal document.
We have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper Verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this funds, because of the amount involve, we want to make sure it is clean and legal money you are about to receive. Be informed that the funds is now in United State in your name, but right now we have ask the bank not to release the funds to anybody that comes for claiming, unless we ask them to do so, because we have to carry out our investigations first before releasing the funds to you. Note that the fund is in the BANK OF AMERICA right now, but we have asked them not to credit the fund to you yet, because we need solid proof and Verifications from you before releasing the funds.
So to this regards you are to re-assure and proof to us that the money you are about to receive is a clean money by sending to us FBI Identification Record and also Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) to satisfy to us that the money you are about to receive is legitimate. You are to forward the documents to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you don't have it let us know to enable us direct and inform you where to obtain the document and send to us, so we can proceed and instruct the bank of America to immediately effect the funds into your account.
An FBI Identification Record and Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.
This Condition Is Valid until Jan, 28th. 2009 after we shall take actions on canceling the payment and then charge you for illegally moving of funds out of Nigeria.
Guarantee: funds will be released on confirmation of the document.
1. Credit payment instruction: irrevocable credit guarantee.
2. Beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared.
3. Beneficiaries Bank in U.S.A can only release funds.
4. Upon confirmation from the World Bank / United Nations.
5. Bearers must clear Bank protocol and validation request.
NOTE: We have asked for the above documents to make available the most complete and up-to date records possible for the enhancement of public safety, welfare and security of Society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights. If you fail to provide the Documents to us, we will charge you and take proper action against you for not proofing to us that the funds you are about to receive is legitimate.
The United States Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests to check illegal activities in U.S.A.
An individual may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification Record for personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons an individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record may include international adoption or to satisfy a requirement to live or work in a foreign country or receive funds from another country, i.e. Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer, letter of good conduct, criminal history Background, etc.)
Robert Mueller, III