I think we all get the emails about our inheritance from foreign lands. Recently I've won a couple of lotteries in Peru, but this last one actually made me laugh. I have never responded to any of these bogus scams and yet...Here is what I received yesterday:
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza,
Mr Frank Nweke, Dr. Philip Mogan, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Barr. Derrick Smith, kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of FedEx, Ibrahim Sule,Larry Christopher, Dr. Usman Shamsuddeen, Dr. Philip Mogan, Paul Adim, Puppy Scammers are impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.
Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in total USD$11,000.000.00 in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $4000 to $5000
United States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD.
Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect the American Citizens. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $260.00 only.
Note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.
NAME: MR. WILLIAMS UZOMA
Do contact Mr.Williams Uzoma of the ATM CARD CENTER with your details:
So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment information's which you'll use in making payment of $260.00 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay.We order you get back to this office after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response so we
can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.
Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Mr.Williams Uzoma of the ATM CARD CENTER who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.
Like I said, I usually do not respond, but this time I had to. Here is my response:
I can assure you that I am not currently, nor have I ever been involved with one of these scams. I spot them as scams a mile away and delete them directly. I appreciate you letting me know that, as a representitive of the FBI, you do actually have money for me and have made arrangements for me to receive them on an ATM card.
I'm sure you already have access to my bank records and know that I do not have $260 to send you, however, I would be more than happy to give you, the Director of the FBI, permission to take that out of the 11 million, or thousand (not really sure what the actual amount stated above is). Please deduct and forward the card in the adjusted amount.
Thanks so much for your time in assisting me with this and assuring that I am not getting scammed.
How long do you think it will take to get my ATM Card? Will follow up with any response, LOL.