This FBI investigation scam is a doozy

Scammers are wising up to the fact that many potential victims are smarter than they used to be.  They’re tweaking their messages in hopes of fooling the smarter folks.  They choose business names close to well-known business’ names, use real names of government officials, and use names and spoofed letterheads of government agencies in their approach.  One I received today made me giggle more than it annoyed me.  Let me know if you respond the same way.

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From:  info@fbi.org

Subject: Spam Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarter, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation,Washington, D.C.
J.Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
 Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
www.fbi.gov

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY

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 an 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 $50 million United State Dollars 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 worldwinde, so 
as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $50 million United State Dollars 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 USA, UNITED STATE OF AMERICA. 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 $410.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $410.00 should be deducted 
from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone 
apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required 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 Alfred Dye) via e-mail. Kindly 
look below to find appropriate contact information:

CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr Alfred Dye
E-MAIL: sales@mrcoduk.com

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

FULL NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
OCCUPATION:

You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $410.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $50 million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.

This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $410.00 ONLY to Mr David Dye via information in which he shall send to you,

Mr.James Comey
Director Office of Public Affairs
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Photograph of Director
www.fbi.gov

So many names, so many lies.  And holy run-on sentences, Batman!  In this scam, the intended beneficiary is required to send money in order to receive money. The victim sends the money and that’s hopefully the end of it. This is the standard inheritance scam with a twist.

So, did it make you giggle or annoy you?  Have you received this one or another like it?

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2 thoughts on “This FBI investigation scam is a doozy

  1. The person that contacted me said he was David Dye, saying I’m entitled to 50 million but I need to send 410 dollars, so I said, let’s do a COD and everyone’s happy, I guess “David” doesn’t know what COD means lol, this guy is relentless! He started texting me, when I said I was disabled but I’m retired law enforcement and my ex is FBI, it didn’t even rattle this guys chain, pretty much trying to bully me into sending a money order instead of the C O D arrangement I told him we needed to make. I just hope these people don’t take advantage of anyone! I have personal issues with this because my gramma had dementia and died penniless because of people like this! Someone needs to catch this guy for real!

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