This person is trying to scam you.
While Robert S. Mueller, III is the current Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation this email was not sent by him.
The FBI does not ever email people, they will call and meet face to face if needed.
If you are still worried I would print out a copy of this email and go to your local Police station or submit a complaint to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
I recieved an email from this apparent person a few days ago and did some research as I did not want to get in trouble as I had done nothing wrong.
Check the email address where this email came from. I am sure the FBI would have their own .com (eg : Robert.Mueller@FBI.com or similar.
I would not stress about it.
Unfortunately I get about 8 similar emails to this every 2 days. If they were all true I would have Millions upon millions of dollars owing to me.
Don't feel bad... there are so many scams out there.. I got the same email except the name on it is Robert Miller...it is attached below:
I wish people could catch these fraud emails...it gets old really quick
RE: CHANGE OF BENEFICIARIES BANK ACCOUNT.
Responding to a telex report from the Central Bank of Nigeria in collarboration with US Federal
Reserve System / White House External Debt Conversion Committee / Department of Treasury,
requesting this office to inform you that there is a counter claim on your fund value of
$10, 500, 000.00 USD by one Mr. Khaled Mohammad Dalyan, who is presently trying to make
us believe that you entered into an agreement with him to help you in receiving your fund on
your behalf. The said Mr. Khaled Mohammad Dalyan has equally presented before this office
vital legal papers as evidence e.g. (Certified Affidavit, Letter of Legality, Change of Ownership
and the Deed of Assignment you signed authorizing him (Mr. Khaled Mohammad Dalyan) as the
rightful beneficiary to the said Funds. We hereby wish to find out if you signed any Deed of
Assignment in favor of Mr. Nicole S. Broadnax, thereby making him the current benefice
beneficiary with his following account details:
Name: Mr. Khaled Mohammad Dalyan
Address: KP.Pancoran Mas Rt.07/08 Depok Jawa Barat. Indonesia 16436..
Name of Account: Khaled Mohammad Dalyan
Bank Name: BCA
Bank Account Number: 7 3 3 0 7 4 2 4 2 3
Bank Swift Code: CENAIDJA
Note that you are hereby requested to advise the Financial Crimes Investigative Division (F.B.I)
immediately if you signed any Deed of Assignment in favor of Mr. Khaled Mohammad Dalyan,
so that they can commence work on the transfer / crediting of the funds into his designated
bank account as shown above. You are required as a matter of urgency to confirm the legitimacy
of the above claim and kindly give us reason why you decided to affect the above Change of
Account. We anticipate your urgent response to this notice. We look forward to your earliest respond
to this notice.
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FINANCIAL CRIMES SECTION
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION
oh yeh, the retrun email acct is an @live.com account...see below
Financial Crimes Investigative Division F.B.I
I to am recving these e-mails And it is really taking over my junk mail.It's three to four times a day, I get these. I do wish who ever is doing this would get caught.
These people are draining elderly people of all there money. My father gets these emails all the time he has sent them thousands of dollars and is so in debt and living in low imcome housing. He sends them money instead of paying his bills. His next move will be a nursing home and not a nice one because no one in his family has any kind of money and he is not moving in with any of his children for a lot of reasons. Why can't anything be done about these scam artists.
Here is the most recent e-mail the Nigerian are sending :KNOWN SCAMMERS/CONS/PIRANAS...
D'ont feel that you owe these low lifes one cent. As previously mentioned if moneys where owed to you a legit. letter would arrive registered by the proper governement party...or the tax man would advise you legitemately, not via e-mail. The governemnet already has your info, submitted when you do your taxes each year!!! They don't even have your info, if so why would they need you name, address, BANK INFO -RUN SIGNS OF SCAM
They are like COCKROACHES, get rid of one, twenty more appear... Internet companies aught to completely block these types of SPAM
Attn: Honorable Beneficiary.
We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI Honolulu) United States Of America have discovered through our intelligent monitoring network that you have a transaction going on as either inheritance payment, Lottery or contract payment of $800, 000.00 of United States Dollars which have been approved but have not been settled.
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract / inheritance file after close monitoring and find out why you have not received your payment, both on your part and on the part of your debtors.
Secondly we have been informed that you are still dealing with the non officials in the bank who are attempting to secure the release of your fund to you.
We wish to advise you that this is illegal and you should stop further communication with them forthwith because such an illegal act like this can lead to cancellation of your fund.
We have been having so many complains from people who have been scammed arround the world hence, after concluding in a meeting with members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we came to a conclusion that every payment will be made through the Oceanic Bank in the Republic Of Benin, We also concluded on the use of ELECTRONIC ATM PAYMENT SYSTEM as the only direct means to pay all beneficiaries.
By this method, your funds will be loaded in two batches into an ATM card, and sent to you, from this card you can withdraw a maximum of us$5, 000 per day from any ATM machine worldwide, BUT from the financial houses there is no limit.
So if you would like to receive your funds in this way, please send your following information to the paying bank.
1. Full name...
2. Full address...
3.Your balance payment...
4. Your age, sex and current occupation- ...
5. Your Country...
6.Your Phone Number...
Below are the contact details of the PAYING BANK(Oceanic Bank) in the Republic Of Benin to whom you will send your information for the processing of the ATM card as soon as possible:
CONTACT PERSON: REV DR. CLEM ODILI.
HEAD OF OPERATIONS, ATM CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM
DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION, WEST AFRICAN OCEANIC BANK 370 CHURCH STREET, PRETORIA,
E144QJ REPUBLIC OF BENIN
DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER: +229-9342-17-43.
The DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION has been mandated to issue out your payments for this fiscal year 2009, Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) who claim to be established agents using it to defraud innocent people worldwide, This is to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment.
CONTACT ATM DEPARTMENT NOW ON THIS EMAIL: email@example.com
THANKS FOR LISTENING TO OUR ADVISE
MR .ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
FOR COROPORATE AFFAIRS
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI Honolulu))
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Hi, Jay Here ... I've Reported a number of these to the FBI, they say that due to International laws they can't do anything. WELL...
It sounds kind of crazy but why don't we the people set up our own tracking and reporting site for this specific type of scam that literally targets the most vulnerable in our society.
It's not just the elderly, but with the way the economy is going I think that there are more and more desperate people who want to believe it could be true, so it seems if we don't do something, besides wait for the government to act, their "EVIL" business will increase more and more as things get worse. If you don't think it's gonna get worse then you need to go ahead and pull your head out of the sand, I'm being nice here, and open your eyes!
Our government just spent nearly a "TRILLION" dollars on programs that will do little to help the average person.
Why not invest a small amount to help the "vulnerable " in our society to keep the hard earned savings they have worked so hard to acquire. This could easily be done by Homeland Security or a small detachment of specialists already employed by the F.B.I., Oh, I'm sorry that makes way to much since to even be considered by the bunch we've elected to be our representatives in Washington...
WHAT WAS I THINKING! :)
PLEASE RESPOND TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
These scammers must think that we Americans are really easy to
convince that we have monies that are just going to fall out of the sky.
It is a real shame that they are taking advantage of our elderly!!! May GOD remind them of that when they reach the pearly gates.
this guy is so stupid to think that I am going to send him 197.00 in usd, oh the letter told us that I died in a auto accident and is waiting for me to send the money, because he was the beneficiary he's crazy I think that who ever sends him any kind of money is dumb.
HI, I too have been receiving these emails. They are taking up to much of my time... for something that is never going to happen. Well now that I am done venting LOL. I would like to say this to Dawn, who has written about her father and how he is sending these people money, and yet not receiving his funds that they say are due to him. IF you can get on to your Dads computer and into his email Perhaps he can show you one of the e mails that he is sending money too. YOU CAN BLOCK THIS. When your in the email hit the REPLAY button, like your going to send them an email back ( but your not). Once the window with the email is opean, you can copy the email address that it came from. ( or write it down. ) Once done close that window. On the top left side in your email you will see, file, edit, view, tools etc. Click on tools, when the window opeans go down to MESSAGE RULES, when the little window opeans go down to the bottom that say's BLOCKED SENDERS LIST, and click on that. Then click on ADD, then a little window will opean, and you can past or type in the email address that you just copyed or wrote down. Then click okay.. This is if you have outlook express this is how I do it on my computer. Also you will see, to the left there are two other tabs one say's MAIL RULES. In here you can type all the words you do not want to receive into your email... Yes you have to type all the dirty words and the swear words too. BUT you only have to do it this one time and you can always go back and add words. This will keep porn out and other unwanted stuff... IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE HOME THAT USE THE COMPUTER I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS. Of course the odd unwanted email does some how make it through ... I know, I know.. what can you do. I do hope this helps not just Dawn with her father but anyone else intrested in stopping a lot of the garbage emails we get. TO YOUR EMAIL HEALTH AND HAPPENESS.
I was scammned by two men in the last year one from Nigeria and one from Ghana the one in Nigeria uses the Central Bank of NIgeria as where my money is suppose to be at but not $10.5 million he owes me only $43, 000.00 I can't believe that they still think I am going to be still vunerable to them enough is enough with these scam artists I wish they would all rot in jail. The real FBI needs to be going after these culprits and stopping them.
Hello i just got the same email from "Robert S. Mueller" to ... i know it is a SCAM, i have been get heaps of these from Nigeria ...
please dont reply to them ...
They should be looked into by the real FBI ...
Received today an aggressive, threatening (verbal) attack about not getting lottery funds
due me because I was too lethargic to do or follow the directions given me last week, (I
think Lotteries are ridiculous so after having been written to during the last 4
years) rather similar letters of promises of huge sums of money if I either invest lots of
personal details about myself and of course: money to a specific important person, the
rewards financially would be amazing . . luck ! . . .up in the millions of dollar, euros or
The main symtoms of these frauds /"confidence trickster games" are that you must invest
money to a specifically appointed place, person or code name. My machine does do its best
to separate these letters but a few get through. At first I got a bit enthusiastic but suspicious
and checked with our consumer "police" who then told me that lots of people get this type
of mucky letter.
I am bothered everyday by medical companies who try to sell me every drug under the sun
especially for dieting, heightening of romantic potential like Viagra ! etc. IT ALL GOES IN-
TO THE Internett waste basket. It is illigal to receive drugs internationally by mail where I
I have tried to tell this to the stupid people who work to advertize their products but the
same companies never get tired of advertising!
Luckily, "snail mail" is still being used and the FBI would most certainly
never write personal demand letters on the internett. There are still embassys and the
systems mostly everywhere still work and there ARE helpful people in the police force. If not
Throw the letters away in your INTERNETT WASTE BASKET & NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR
DETAILS! and especially BANK DETAILS; CODES OR CHECKS.
to these greedy evil people. There is nothing for nothing in this world. When people offer you
millions of dollars and you are sure that you have never partaken in a lottery in Southern
Italy or in Somalia or Nigeria it has got to be a HOAX. Even if they say it will go to poor
orphans and you must submit and received huge amounts first. Be suspicious.
Evil as well as Good is rampant. If you can´t discern for yourself, find a person you KNOW
who is trustworthy and ask their advice.
This "Complaints Board"site was helpful to me in confirming my suspicions about the letter
I received, today. It has nearly the exact same wording as one of the pages sited.
From Hollywood, Newspapers etc. & lots of other media, the FBI & CIA are made out to be
very intimidating organisations. Evil people play on our fears! Don´t let them get away with
it! " There is nothing to fear but fear itself"
I keep getting these too, I know all of you feel it is really starting to annoy me that they think a 23 year old house with a child on the way is that stupid to send them what little money she earns from her husband being in the marines. I think it is BS that they have nothing better to do then to scam hard working people or even less then fortunate people out of their cash. From what I see there is nothing we can do but keep deleting the junk mail a hope they get caught real soon. Just so you know aiding these people in any way is a crime I do advise all of you to not respond or send cash. I'm not sure what the max penalty is for doing so, but it will end badly for you.
I get several of these emails every week (accidentally clicked on a link in one and have been deluged ever since). Aside from the scam alerts, there are things that should tip you off that this is a scam -- first, the FBI would never send an email for something like this -- that's what registered mail is for; second -- the grammer is hideous -- I would hate to think the director of the FBI cannot use common punctuation and grammer properly; and third, if someone were trying to give you money, they would not threaten you for not responding!
I find these items tend to be consistent across the scam emails I receive. Keep these in mind, and you'll be less likely to be scammed. Also -- if you have "spam" button on your email (I do wiht AT&T) use it -- it marks the sender as a spammer, and seems to be cutting down on the email I am getting.
This is what mine said:
Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
Telephone Number : (206) 973-2572
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 you legally won the sum of $800, 000.00 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 a Certified Cashier's Check.
Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed 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 United States Of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $800, 000.00 USD has been deposited with Bank Of America.
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 at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following -
(1) Deposit Fee's ( Fee's paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is - Bank Of America )
(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier's Check )
(3) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address )
The total amount for everything is $500.00 (Five Hundred-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $500.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank Of America 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 via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. Benson Edward ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR. BENSON EDWARD
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
Telephone Number : +234-808-250-7237
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union details on how to send the required $500.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $800, 000.00 USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn from Bank Of America, 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 $500.00 ONLY to Mr. Benson Edward via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $800, 000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3, 000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).
Please find below an authorized signature which has been signed by the FBI Director- Robert Mueller, also below is the FBI NSB (National Security
NSB SEAL ABOVE
NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact Mr. Benson Edward via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $500.00 to information in which he shall provide to you.
Here's what mine said:
No point in even acknowledging this lunatics. I just hit SPAM and DELETE...
ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.
J. EDGAR. HOOVER BUILDING, WASHINGTON D.C
We have been informed officially through the help of our Intelligence monitoring Network System that Dr. Robert Walter from Canada has presented himself to claim your funds as your Next of Kin and we were also informed that you died in an auto crash some weeks ago. Dr Robert Walter submitted an account
information where he wants the money to be transferred. The account information is as follows:
Bank of Canada
A/c No: 890458984589.
Routing No: bl 275-79665.
Aba no: BL-ANAJFG-FL.
You're requested to get back to us quickly to notify us if you're the person that sent this man because is ready to pay for your Fund approval slip because that is the only thing keeping your payment. Also, during our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled all the requirements given to you in respect to the release of your Payment.
Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry of Finance in Nigeria on your behalf and a solution to your problem has been sorted out by coordinating your payment in the total amount of $10.5 Million USD which will be paid to you. But you'll be expected make your choice of payment from the list of payment options below:
(1) KEY TESTED TRANSFER (KTT).
(2) PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD.
(3) DIPLOMATIC CASH DELIVERY.
(4) BANK DRAFT.
Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation have stepped into this transaction, You’re rest assured that this transaction is legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our duty to protect and Serve our citizens of the United States of America and people around the world. However, you'll be expected to contact the
payment center via E-mail for instructions on how to procure your Approval Slip which contains details on how you'll receive your overdue Contract/Inheritance payment. We have confirmed that the amount required to procure the Approval Slip will cost you a total of $ 2, 500 USD only and the fee should be paid directly to the PAYMENT OFFICER via Western Union Money transfer / Money Gram Money transfer.
Below, is the contact details of the payment officer who will process your transaction in Federal Minister of Finance:
FEDERAL MINISTER OF FINANCE.
NAME: REV. DR. JOHN MATTHEW
OFFICE LINE: +234-1-9526515
Contact REV. JOHN MATTHEW of the federal ministry of finance payment Centre with the following information:
DIRECT PHONE NUMBER:
Once you have sent the required information to REV. DR. JOHN MATTHEW he will contact you with instructions on how to make the payment of $ 2, 500 USD only for the procurement of your Approval Slip to enable him expedite action on the processing and release of your payment without any further delay. You have hereby been authorized /guaranteed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to commence towards completing this transaction, as there shall be NO delay once payment for the Approval Slip has been made to the authorized agent.
Once you have completed payment of $ 2, 500 to the agent in charge of this transaction, you’re advised to keep us posted to enable us follow up with the release
of your payment.
Federal Bureau Investigation
Robert S. Mueller Director, FBI
This is what was sent to me and i laughed! Im so tired of all of the scamers! They need to get a life!!!
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
WASHINGTON DC ROOM, 7367
J. EDGAR HOOVER FBI BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20535
Attn: Honorable Beneficiary.
We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI Washington DC) United States Of
America have discovered through our intelligent monitoring network that you
have a transaction going on as either inheritance payment, Lottery or contract
payment in a tone of US$25, 500, 000.00 (Twenty Five Millions, Five Hundred
Thousand United States Dollars) which have been approved but have not been
This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract /
inheritance file after close monitoring and found out why you have not received
your payment both on your part and on the part of your debtors.
Secondly, we have been informed that you are still dealing with the non
officials in the bank who are attempting to secure the release of your fund to
you. We wish to advise you that this is illegal and you should stop further
communication with them henceforth because such an illegal act like this can
lead to the conciliation of your fund.
We have been having so many complains from people who have been scammed around the world, after concluding in a meeting with members of the International
Monetary Fund (IMF), we came to a conclusion that every payment will be made
through the OCEANIC BANK NIG PLC. We also concluded on the use of ELECTRONIC ATM PAYMENT SYSTEM as the only direct and safer means to pay all beneficiaries.
By this method, your funds will be loaded in TWO BATCHES into an ATM card,
and sent to you; from this card you can withdraw a maximum of US$10, 000.00 per
day from any ATM machine worldwide. So if you would like to receive your funds
in this way please send the following information to the paying bank.
(1)Your Full Name: __________________________________________
(2)Your Complete Address (Physical Address with Zip Code not
(3)Name of City of Residence: ________________________________
(5)Mobile Number/Direct Telephone Number: ___________________Fax
(7)Working Identity Card/Int'l Passport: ___________,
Below are the contact details of the Paying Bank (OCEANIC BANK NIG PLC) in
the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to whom you will send your information for
the processing of your ATM Card as soon as possible:
CONTACT PERSON IN-CHARGE NAME: DR.MATHEW LINDSTROM,
ATM PAYMENT SETLEMENT DEPARTMENT OCEANIC BANK NIG PLC
MOBILE:+ or 234-7027951677
PERSONAL EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DEBT SETTLEMENT COMMISSION has been mandated to issue out your payment for this fiscal year 2009. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) who claim to be established agents using it to defraud innocent people worldwide. This is to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment.
THANKS FOR LISTENING TO OUR ADVICE.
MR. ROBERT S. MUELLER III
FOR COROPORATE AFFAIRS
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
(FBI WASHINGTON DC)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
I too have received such e-mails and have often wondered why the FBI can't help in stopping such scammers. There are scam e-mails stating person or persons that are ill and have no next of kin but don't want the money to be lost or the government seizing it. At the end of most, if not all, you have to send personal information or pay a small fee to be able to receive this money. If it is an inheritance, why a fee? Why not just take it from the millions that you supposedly are inheriting. Same with all the other e-mails that implicate a fee. All of it is b.s. and someone really needs to stop it.
As for the FBI e-mail, I must admit it scared the hell out of me but after doing research and finding this blog I don't feel intimidated at all.
I've received this email as well and for someone that is gullible the capitalized threat saying
"VALID UNTIL 21TH OF JUNE 2009 AFTER WE SHALL TAKE ACTIONS ON CANCELING THE PAYMENT AND THEN CHARGE YOU FOR ILLEGALLY MOVING FUNDS OUT OF NIGERIA ."
Can be intimidating.