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The "FBI Director" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The "FBI Director" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The fake "FBI Director" 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 scammers who are impersonating the real person and 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.

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An "FBI Director" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Sir Christopher A. Wray - Wray@trust.ocn.ne.jp

Date: Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Subject: FBI Director

Attention:FBI Director.

We have this morning discovered that you have been making foreign illegal transactions with Western Unions, Money Grams, Diplomatic Agents and Banks with West African Countries (Benin, Nigeria, Ghana etc.). We went further with the investigations and found out that you don't have Money Laundering Clearance Certificate, which is a major Federal Offence. You have violated the US Federal Law, which constituted against smuggling of large amount of money and trafficking of drug e.t.c., without having Money Laundering Clearance Certificate before you commenced the transaction. You want to receive such huge amount of money from Western Union Head Quater Benin Republic which is a foreign transaction. Meanwhile we have stopped the payment, not only the $5,000 US Dollars was stopped but the total ($7.500.000.00 US Dollars) Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.

Furthermore, be advised that according to the United States Law Enforcement Agency together with the FBI rules and regulations, you are to obtain the document from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Benin Republic which is the origin of the fund in question. Also Note that you are to take care of the document to be issued to you right away, because due to the content of the document and the importance and secured the document is, you are to take care of the document by sending the sum of $75.00 US Dollars only to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Benin Republic for issuing of the document right away and your payment will be release to you. That is the only way the Economic and Financial Crime Commission Benin Republic will issue you the document, because they are going to issue you the Authentic and Original copy of the documents.

Note that your rights are limited; anything you SAY or DO will be used as evidence against you in the court of Law. You have the full rights to remain silent and obey the Law. Don't think we don’t know you or your address. We will get you arrested if you fail to provide the document or pay for it to be obtained from Benin Republic. The Arrest Warrant can only be withdrawn once the document is obtained. There are three charges against you, which are:

1. Smuggling of a huge amount of money into USA without Money Laundering Clearance Certificate is a violation to Federal Law.

2. Smuggling of a huge amount of money into USA without a proper documentation is a violation 2019 Federal Constitution, otherwise, called illegal transaction.

3. it’s a Conspiracy, a Criminal Attempt and Disobedience to the Federal Law, which will eventually lead you to 3-year imprisonment.

You Should Send The Money Direct To The Country Of Origin Of The Fund In Question:

Receiver Name:Mr. JOMES ANAEKWE

Country: Benin Republic

State/City: Cotonou

Text Q.: when

Answer: today

Amount:$75

Sender name:

MTCN:

Once, you make the payment, attach and send to us the copy of the payment slip for verification before sending it to the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Benin Republic.

WARNING: Failure to pay for this documentation is a confirmation that you wanted to smuggle the funds into the USA which is a federal offense and a gross violation of the Patriot Act and legal action will be taken immediately by arresting and detaining you and if found guilty, you will be jailed...... As terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering is a serious problem in our community today. The F.B.I will not stop at any length in tracing down and prosecuting any criminal who indulge in this criminal act.

Your Faithfully,

Sir Christopher A. Wray,

FBI Director.Email (federalministryoffinance12@aol.com)

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