Email Scam - United Nations Payment Notification From FBI
January 26, 2015
June 14, 2012
There is an e-mail message which appears as if it came from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), requesting personal information. This e-mail message is a Nigerian scam and you should not reply with any information. Please remember that e-mail addresses can be spoofed, so the e-mail address that the message appears to be coming from, can not be trusted.
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The E-mail Message Scam
Email From: Federal Bureau of Investigation (johnsonsmithOlgbi .gov)(spoofed email address)
Subject: United Nations Payment Notification
We believe this notification meets you in a very good state of mind and health. We the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agencies here in the United States of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently having a transaction going on in Africa as regards to your Re-compensation payment which was fully endorsed in your favor accordingly.
It might interest you to know that we have taken out time in screening through this Re-compensation as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have finally confirmed that your Re-compensation payment is 100• genuine and hitch free from all fact and of which you have the lawful right to claim your Re-compensation total sum of ($15.5 Million United State Dollars, without further delay. Having said all these we will further advice that you go ahead in dealing with the FBI foreign Agent in Nigeria accordingly as we will be monitoring all their activities with you as well as your correspondence at all level.
Also be informed that we recently had a meeting with our FBI Foreign Agent Funds Recovery Unit, Special Agent Owen Fred along with some of the top officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) regarding your case and they made us understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally come for the claim. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous elements are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money.
They further informed us that we should warn our dear citizens and other individuals who must have been informed of the Re-compensation payment to be very careful prior to these
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