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The "Federal Bureau Investigation Email Lottery" Scam

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The "Federal Bureau Investigation Email Lottery" Scam

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There is no "Federal Bureau Investigation Email Lottery" or FBI Email Award giving away thousands of dollars. Therefore, online users who have received emails like the one below, which claims they are winners in some FBI Email Lottery, are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This because the fake emails are being sent by lottery scammers.

The "Federal Bureau Investigation Email Lottery" Scam

From: FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION investigationfederalbureau388@gmail.com

Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:06 AM

Subject: ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION

FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, DC

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING

935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20535-0001

This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that your E-mail address was among the email that won Lottery Award which you did not claim, we want to let you know that one of the bank worker where your fund was deposited arrange with his friend to come as the owner of the E-mail that won the prize which they claim your fund, but now your fund has been recovered from them and the people that claim your fund has been arrested.

If you receive any E-mail that you did not understand that is from unknown person to you please do forward it to us to verify and bring the person to justice.

It has come to the attention of our Money trafficking investigation department, that you have some funds valued $800,000.00 USD on your name, the said payment is awaiting adjudication and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you, this funds are from LOTTERY.

Re-confirm, Names, Address, Phone Number, Age / sex, Occupation and Country, to avoid double claim of your fund.

YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE IS NEEDED

REGARDS,

Federal Bureau of Investigation/Director

Christopher A. Wray

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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The "Federal Bureau Investigation Email Lottery" Scam