The following is an actual email I recently received from a Nigerian scammer.
I decided to recreate "Fred Sanford" to correspond with "Kelvin Williams". Our email exchanges will begin in Part Two.
From: FBI Director Robert S.Mueller email@example.com
Subject: GET BACK TO MR. KELVIN WILLIAMS ONLY (APPROVED BY FBI)
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009, 2:57 PM
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
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, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, Mr. Michell Brown
From union bank kelvin Young of HSBC, Ben of Fedex,Ibrahim Sule,Larry
Christopher, 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 cordinating your payment in
total USD$10.5million in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from
any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $10,000 United
States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right
to claim your fund in an ATM
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
You. 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 $225 only and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of
the agent who will process your transaction.
NAME: Kelvin Williams
Do contact Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTRE with your details:
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment
informations which you'll use in making payment of $225
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. Please if you know you cannot be able to
afford the $225 for the delivery of your ATM card via FedEx then do not bother
to contact Mr. Kelvin Williams as we are in the begining of new year and he
should be busy with some other things.
We order you to get back to Mr. kelvin williams Only right away.
FBI Director Robert S.Mueller III.
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to
be in possesion of your ATM CARD, you are hereby adviced only to be in contact
with Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to
deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get
from impostors to Mr. Kelvin
williams so we could act upon and commence
THIS IS FBI SECURITY ALERT EMAIL DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL FOR SECURITY
GET BACK TO MR. KELVIN WILLIAMS ONLY.
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