According to an e-mail from the “FBI” and the Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division I have won $10,000,000 in Nigeria. The Central Bank is holding this money for me. The e-mail goes on to say that the FBI and the Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division fully checked into my winnings and all I have to do is send someone in Nigeria $550 and I’ll get my money.
But, wait a minute, if they know that I’m really the winner, how come they don’t know my name, address and my telephone contact number?
Oh, I’m also advised by the “FBI” that I should be careful and not fall into a scam! Wow, the crook is telling me to watch out for the crook! The sad part is that these people make millions of dollars every year from Americans. So remember if it’s to good to be true, it’s not true. Anyhow here is the le-mail, it’s funny indeed.
“Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Edward John(FBI SPECIAL AGENT)
Chief Information Officer:Zalmai Azmi
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC.
FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET
We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant security Agencies here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), as regards to your lotto winning payment award which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly by the government of Nigeria.It might interest you to know that we have taken our time in screening through this lotto winning payment notification as stipulated on our protocol of operation,and have finally confirmed that your lotto award payment is 100% genuine and legal with due process of law, and it is as well free from all illegal activities,which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay.Having said all this, we will further advise, that you should go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank payment officials as FBI will be monitoring all their services accordingly
furthermore, we want to place this on your notice that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor and financial secretary to the president of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the person of Mr. Emakpo Sam Banks along with some of the top officials of the Ministry regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally come for your claim with your right details. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Governor and the Central Bank payment staffs.
We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. EILEEN DOYLE from OHIO and another person named as Mr.ALLEN BUCHALTER who reside in NEW JERSEY as well has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claims, claiming to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about US$10,000,000.00 (Ten million united states dollars), but the Central Bank officials did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank information which was forwarded to them by the above mentioned names, the main reason,the federal bureau of investigation were contacted by the CBN is to assist them on making some investigation regards to this issue.
They further informed FBI that we should inform our citizens, who must have been informed of this lotto winnings payment awarded to them from the government office
to be very careful prior to these irregularities so that they don’t fall victim to scam.
The FBI are instructing you personally, that if you were already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) only with the below information accordingly and make your claims immediately
MAKE SURE YOU CALL MR.SAM BANK FOR CLEARIFICATION OF YOUR WINNING.
CONTACT PERSON: MR. EMAKPO SAM BANKS (FINANCIAL SECRETARY)
CONTROL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT OFFICER
OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria
Central Business District,
Cad astral Zone, federal
TEL: +234 (deleted rest of phone number, this is a scam)
In your best interest, any email or fax that doesn’t come from the above official email addresS and phone number should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons.
Meanwhile, FBI advise you to contact the Central Bank office immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to you payment file as directed so as to enable you receive your contract fund accordingly.
Ensure you follow all their procedure as required by them in order to hasten Up the effective procedures,of transferring your funds to you as designated by you. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria equally have their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking realm, so any delay could be very dangerous.
Sequel to this letter stated to you on this comprehensive e-mail , you are further advise that you furnish the central bank officials with your direct contact details such as :
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $550 in order to immediately ship your prize of Ten Million United State Dollars via Certified Cashier’s Check drawn from Bank Of America, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction: ( deleted)”
Wow, I guess if you got this far, you’ve read the entire e-mail. It’s easy to send thousands of these e-mails out and I’m afraid someone is going to send these low life’s money.
John J. O’Dell
Real Estate Broker
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