The "FBI Delivery of Payment" Scams Created by Cybercriminals

The fake FBI below email, which claims the recipients' payment will be delivered, is a fake and scam being sent by scammers. Therefore, online users who have received emails like the one below, which appear as if they came from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are asked to delete them.

The FBI Delivery of Payment Scams Created by Cybercriminals

The "FBI Delivery of Payment" Scams


Date: August 16, 2018 at 8:07:47 PM EDT


We wish to acknowledge the receipt of your email in this office and the content is well noted. We are instructed to deliver your fund to your address in your city through FBI special agent .This is to

inform you that we are now ready for the delivery.

Our department has been assigned for an onward international remittance bit by bit to your nominal destination. Your payment has been set on a limit. The delivery of your money will be coming to you as soon as possible.

Having fulfilled our obligations or the rules governing the delivery of any huge amount of money leaving the shares of United States of America, we are hereby issue you IMF Clearance Certificate for processing of your transaction. This IMF Clearance Certificate is needed in this delivery to enable our Office to deliver the Scam Victim compensation fund sum of $10.5 Million United States belonging to you as stated above. This certificate needs to be issued by the law/International Monetary Fund’s Unit Monitoring Institution

USA to guide and protect this fund deliver successfully.Listen to me , am not here to deceive you, am your FBI special agent assign to handle this transaction by the federal

government and am here to help you get your money deliver to you safely without any problem, the only thing you have to do right now is to forward the address of where to deliver your money to you

including your city so that we will finalize the paperwork immediately and you will also pay $285 for the IMF clearance certificate so that we can proceed with the delivery immediately we

confirm your payment, i will be waiting to here from you as soon as possible. You can also contact me with that number below.



Mr.John Bill.

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February 13, 2020 at 6:49 AM by
The "FBI Delivery of Payment" Scams Created by Cybercriminals

"From: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) <>

Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 2:41 AM

Subject: Attn: Mr. [name]... (Contact The Paying Bank Immediately)

Cyber Wiretap And Funds Recovery Department,

Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI)

J. Edgar Hoover Building New Washington, DC

935 Pennsylvania Avenue,

205350001 USA.

Attn: Mr. [name].

This is to inform you that we are reaching you at this time because we had to get adequate clearance for payment.

Sequel to your email response, I want to use this opportunity to notify you that every email which we in this Bureau send to you is officially certified and for this reason we expect your co-operation at every level so that success can be achieved accordingly.

A crucial meeting was held this morning with the finance Minister and the Consulate General. The subject of this meeting is to ensure that justice is not tempered considering that (Mr. [name]) must be paid immediately no matter what it takes. Through the combined forces of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol we discovered today that your Fund was actually lodged from West Africa. An undisclosed suspect from West Africa made an arrangement through a secret channel to move your Fund to an unknown destination with the criminal aid whom happens to be a Money laundering suspect. This mentioned suspect have earlier been black-listed the US government for Money laundering activities.

As the case maybe, our responsibility is to make sure that your Fund is credited into your designated bank account while we prosecute the suspects involved in this case. We have acknowledged your email response which have presently aided to our severe investigations. Already we have made tremendous success in our course of investigation and so far we have been able to gather sufficient evidences which will enable (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) to pay you. Officially, we contacted you in other to assure you that your due Fund is in the safe custody of one of the world's largest Bank (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) being the certified paying bank responsible to pay you accordingly.

From the information gathered by this Bureau, it is clear that the only Funds which you are a beneficiary to is the said Funds valued US$10,500,000: 00. We were able to find out concrete facts and evidently proof authenticating you (Mr. [name]) as the real beneficiary to this said Fund and for this reason we shall ensure that you receive your due Funds as soon as possible, even earlier than you might imagine.

Today dated 12th February 2020 the US Government and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arraigned the alleged suspect (Mr. Ali Aeraby) before the honorable Chief Judge for the first court trial at exactly (09:30 am US Time). The White House Correspondent and CNN have reports on this case as requested by the US Government because they are both aware of this very case. Already, the alleged suspect (Mr. Ali Aeraby) has testified that he works with some in-disciplined United States officials, as he claimed that these people finance their Money laundering activities.

Every citizen of The United States should be aware of the American Government / British Government selfless battle against Terrorism after the September 11th 2001 Terrorist Attack on the world trade center and the previous terrorist bombing in London. As you know Terrorism is one of the greatest threats to humanity and we have vowed to battle it with the combined strength of the Anti-Terrorist Organizations here in USA, Britain and other developed countries in the world. With the influence of our ISP / LAN Computer Network System, our Intelligence Monitoring Unit (IMU) will be monitoring your email box to know if you are still in contact with the West African people, so be advised to delete their emails from your mail box in other to avoid implications.

For your due Funds to be credited into your choice bank account, you are advised to contact the (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) using the below information:

Contact Person: Mr. John C. Williams.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Address: 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY USA.

Email Account:

After you must have contacted the paying bank, kindly update us immediately you hear from them. This bureau is closely monitoring and supervising this transaction in other to ensure efficiency and to also ensure that your rights are not violated.

Officially Sealed.

Mr. Jeffrey S. Sallet.

Executive Assistant Director, Finance and Facilities Division (FBI)"

Here is another scam.


March 1, 2019 at 2:43 PM by
The "FBI Delivery of Payment" Scams Created by Cybercriminals

Here is another scam:

- - - - -

From: Federal Bureau Of Investigation []

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:38 AM

Subject: Claim Your Compensation Fund

Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI)

935 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20535

I am John Bill from FBI unit,i have been instructed by the FBI Director Christopher Wray, to inform you that out of our thorough investigation lately,we found out that one of the abandoned valid Packages such as ATM Cards And Consignment Boxes by diplomatic agents who complained that the beneficiaries failed to pay for the anti terrorist clearance certificate to guide and show that the fund is no way related to fraud or drug money,with the information we have here,we found out that one of the funds belongs to you and it worths the sum of $10.5 million US Dollars.

And you are meant to report back quick with the fee for the needed certificate to avoid wrong delivery as that is the only thing delaying now,We are sorry that you might have had some difficulties in receiving your $10.5 million US Dollars, in conclusion i want to tell you that you are advised to stop any outside transaction you are doing now for this fund,because your fund is now under our custody and we will deliver it to you by our self.

Get back to us quick to avoid any more delay on your fund and make sure you provide your phone number and your full delivery information as well,

We awaits your kind response


FBI Special Agent John Bill


March 1, 2019 at 2:34 PM by
The "FBI Delivery of Payment" Scams Created by Cybercriminals

Here is another scam:

"From: Federal Bureau Of Investigation []

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:16 AM


FBI- Criminal Justice Information Services Division

Federal Government Office

Address: 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20535,United States

Text Phone: 1 904 748 3448


I am John Bill from FBI unit,i have been instructed by our FBI Director Christopher Wray, to inform you that out of our thorough

investigation lately,we found out that one of the abandoned valid Packages such as ATM Cards And Consignment Boxes worth $18.5

million United State Dollars by diplomatic agents who complained that the beneficiaries were not able to provide the anti terrorist

clearance certificate to guide and show that the fund is no way related to fraud or drug money,with the information we have here,

we found out that one of the FUNDS WORTH $18.5 MILLION DOLLARS BELONGS TO YOU!,

And you are meant to report back quick with the fee for the needed certificate(anti terrorist clearance certificate) which is $200 DOLLARS,

in conclusion you are advised to stop any transaction you are doing now for this fund,because your fund is now under our custody

and we will deliver it to you by our self.

I want to know if you're interested in receiving your unpaid legitimate funds

value $18.5 Million US Dollars however, I will only be of help if you agreed to follow

my instructions. If you're really interested in receiving your unpaid $18.5

Million US Dollars, I advise that you get back to me immediately. All I need is your

cooperation and understanding.

Get back to us quick for the information you will use to send the money and also to avoid any more delay on your fund and make sure

you provide your house address, nearest airport,country/state, city and phone number as well for easy communication.






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The "FBI Delivery of Payment" Scams Created by Cybercriminals