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I recieved the following e-mail below in my in-box claiming to have came from the FBI, . I believe that this email is a great threat and needes to be brought to the proper agency due to the claims made.

ANTI-TERRORIST & MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
1110 THIRD AVENUE
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 USA


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 $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 $200.00 (Two Hundred-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $200.00 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: Benson Edward

E-MAIL ADDRESS: bn.[protected]@gala.net


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


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


You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $200.00 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 $200.00 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).


Mr. Bill Nicholson
Special Agent.
Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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  • Si
    sierrajenea Sep 01, 2009

    i got one just like that today except mine said i had to pay 500 for the exact same thing instead of 200 so i sent him an email back and said yea this is a scam be prepared to be turned into the real FBI

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    swfruge Sep 25, 2009

    I have the same thing. It came to me tonight. Done with these criminals.
    With the technology we have in our country, why in the hell can't we catch these crooks!
    From this day forward I have chosed to spend my time finding these scamming jerks and with my background in technology, once found and they WILL be found, they will recieve a package that will eat away at their system and all thats hidding in the shadows.
    Due to their overseas location which I know thats where this is coming from, they can't be prosecuted by the US nor does their country acknowledge this as a crime.
    So the next best thing is to spend some of my money and time and oh boy, what a surprise lurks in the windows of our scam query friends.

    IMPORTANT ALERT FBI‏
    From: Federal Bureau Of Investigation ([email protected])
    You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
    Sent: Fri 9/25/09 8:13 PM
    To:

    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    ANTI-TERRORIST & MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
    FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
    1110 THIRD AVENUE
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98101 USA


    Attn: 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 US$800, 000.00 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 US$800, 000.00 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 Madrid, Spain. 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 and this fee includes Insurance )


    The total amount for everything is US$250.00 (Two Hundred And Fifty-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this US$250.00 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 Only.


    In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. John David) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:


    CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr. John David

    E-MAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]


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


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


    You will also be required to request Western Union Money Transfer details on how to send the required US$250.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of US$800, 000.00 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 US$250.00 ONLY to Mr. John David via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of US$800, 000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3, 000.00USD which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).


    Mr. Bill Nicholson
    Special Agent.
    Washington DC FBI.


    NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact Mr. John David via contact information provided above and make the required payment of US$250.00 to information in which he shall provide to you.
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    kamrankhan Oct 16, 2009

    TO, THE,
    DG ISI, ISLAMABAD
    DG MI, ISLAMABAD
    DG FIA, ISLAMABAD
    SUBJECT, most importand confidentional,
    respected, sir,
    name, perwaiz Ahmed Jatt,
    s/o, liaquat Ahmad jatt,
    residence, jhudo city
    address, uc/ dilawar hussain, samaro road chaang mori stope.
    dist, mirpur khase, sindh,
    sir, he is involve in the terrist activetiese, his netive place is FAISLABAD, PUNJAB,
    now he residing in sindh judo city. he get jihadi teraning from punjab,
    he is conected to the lashkary jhangvi and lashkrea taibaa, and these dayse he has get shelter of muslime
    leuge nawaz group, it is very sold information to interste and safety
    of pakistan,
    thanks, a pakistani citizen, from pakistan,

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  • Le
    Leonard Polidori Jun 03, 2011

    I get too many of these ### scams especially ones impersonating F.B.I. officials.

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  • Le
    Leonard Polidori Jun 03, 2011

    Someone has to address this issue

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