The "FBI Payment for an Online Balloting System" Advance-fee Lottery Scam

The FBI Payment for an Online Balloting System Advance-fee Lottery Scam

The fake "FBI Payment for an Online Balloting System" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The "FBI Payment for an Online Balloting System" Advance-Fee Scam


Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:47 AM

Subject: FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

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


This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an

Online Balloting System,this has legally won you the sum of $4.8million USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT.

Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the world winded, so as to enable you cash the check

instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $4.8million USD has been deposited with IMF.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following, (1) Deposit Fee's ( IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE ) (2) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address)

The total amount for everything is $96.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $96.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited to IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will benrequired to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction

In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( MR. NICHOLAS MATTI ) via e-mail. Kindly

look below to find appropriate contact information:


PHONE NUMBER: +229995576491


You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:








You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $96.00 in order to immediately ship

your prize of $4.8million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him

to identify this transaction :EA2948-910.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $96.00 ONLY to MR.

NICHOLAS MATTI via information in which he shall send to you, Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I

Yours in Service,Christopher A. Wray,

Director Office of Public Affairs, F B I

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  • March 6, 2019 at 4:20 AM by info

    I received the following scam:

    "From: FBI OFFICE <>

    Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 1:01 AM

    Subject: FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

    Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division

    FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

    Federal Bureau Of Investigation"

  • March 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

    I have received several professional, letter style emails from Africa, England, fake lottery letters, and even the last FBI lottery winning promotion. They require information about one's self along with $96.00 or some other odd fee.

    Please always check them out, delete and do not respond. If I had won something, they should already know who I am and where I live. They send these out anonymously to lure or ensnare you.

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The "FBI Payment for an Online Balloting System" Advance-fee Lottery Scam