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Nigerian Scammers Attempt to Impersonate FBI Agents

July 12th, 2009

nigeria-419-fbi-scam.jpgIt seems that our illustrious spammers from Nigeria are at it again. This time they have constructed a rather elaborate story which has them posing as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States with the interest of facilitating a “contract payment” for over $15 million from the Central Bank of Nigeria. I was actually somewhat impressed with the level of detail present in this particular flavor of Spam; they really seem to have put some thought into this one. The sender was even nice enough to put the word “Spam” enclosed in brackets as the first word of the message title, letting me know immediately that it might be fodder for my next post. In the end, however, their curious writing style and grammatical mistakes give them away as obvious scammers. As usual, I have published the message text below for your reading pleasure.


RE: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET

We believe this notification meets you in a very good present state of mind and health. We the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agencies here in the United States of America have recently been informed through our Global Intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the Nigerian Finance House Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as regards to your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your favour accordingly.

It might interest you to know that we have taken out time in screening through this project as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facet and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay. Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank office accordingly as we will be monitoring all their activities with you as well as your correspondence at all level.

In addendum, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the person of DR SANUSI LAMIDO CBN GOVERNOR, along with some of the top officials of the Ministryregarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally come for the claim. They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous elements are using this project as an avenue to Scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Governor and the Central Bank officials.

We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C. Bailey from OHIO has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about US$15,700,000.00 (Fifteen Million Seven Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), but the Central Bank office did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank informations which was forwarded to them by the above named Lady, so that was the main reason why they contacted us so as to assist them in making the investigations.

They further informed us that we should warn our dear citizens who must have been informed of the contract payment which was awarded to them from the Central Bank of Nigeria, to be very careful prior to these irregularities so that they don’t fall victim to this ugly circumstance anymore. And should in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) only with the below informations accordingly:

NAME:———————————-DR SANUSI LAMIDO
OFFICE ADDRESS:————————Central Bank of Nigeria,Tinubu
Square Tinubu
Lagos - Nigeria.
Contact Email:————————-drsanusi1@live.com
Phone Number:————————– +234-806-854-5964

NOTE: In your best interest, any message that doesn’t come from the above official email address and phone numbers should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise that you contact the Central Bank office immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to your payment file as directed so as to enable you receive your contract fund accordingly. Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required by them as that will further help hasten up the whole procedures as regards to the transfer of your fund to you as designated. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria equally have their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking terms. Once again, we will advise that you contact them with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information which they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you accordingly.

All modalities has already been worked out even before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed so you don’t have anything to worry about. All we require from you henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Without wasting much time, will want you to contact them immediately with the above email address so as to enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out.

In case you need any more information in regards with this notification, feel free to get back to us so that we can brief you more as we are here to guide you during and after this project has been completely perfected and you have received your contract fund as stated.

Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.

Regards from FBI Director
Agent & Director Robert S Mueller
The Executive Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington DC, FBI Head-quarters.
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington. D.C. 20535-0001


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4 Responses to “Nigerian Scammers Attempt to Impersonate FBI Agents”

  1. comment number 1 by: chris bradford

    I just recently got an e-mail of someone claiming to be FBI Director
    Agent & Director Robert S Mueller
    The Executive Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Also trying to scam as it states above. Him or his girlfriend also messaged me through yahoo messenger.

  2. comment number 2 by: Rodolfo

    I received the same one! (or very similar)
    Agent & Director Robert S Mueller
    The Executive Director,
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Washington DC, FBI Head-quarters.
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington. D.C. 20535-0001

    RE: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET

    We believe this notification meets you in a very good state of mind and
    health. We at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in
    conjunction with some united states relevant Investigation Agencies here in
    the United States of America have recently been informed via our Global
    Intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on
    with the Nigerian Finance House Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as regards to
    your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your favor
    accordingly.

    I am going to introduce a code word to you, which you will use in contacting
    the bank, because of high rate of Internet scams going on out there on the
    internet and you are also advice to contact the bank only with the code word
    given to you which is (IN GOD WE TRUST).

    It might be on your notice to know that we have taken out time in screening
    through this project as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have
    finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free
    from all fact and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund
    without any further delay. Having said all this, we will further advise that
    you go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank office accordingly as we will be
    monitoring all their activities with you as well as your correspondence at all
    level.

    NOTE: THAT IS IF YOU HAVE ANY TRANSACTION WITH ANY BANK AROUND THE GLOBE,
    DON’T HESITATE TO INFORM US, SO WE CAN CHECK ON IT AND KNOW IF IT IS GENUINE.

    They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some
    unscrupulous elements are using this project as an avenue to Scam innocent
    people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Governor and
    the Central Bank officials.

    We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C. Bailey from
    OHIO has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary
    documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally
    by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about
    US$32,700,000.00 (Thirty Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand United States
    Dollars), but the Central Bank office did the wise thing by insisting on
    hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your fund to the
    Bank information’s which was forwarded to them by the above named Lady, so
    that was the main reason why they contacted us so as to assist them in making
    the investigations.

    They further informed us that we should warn our dear citizens who must have
    been informed of the contract payment which was awarded to them from the
    Central Bank of Nigeria, to be very careful prior to these irregularities so
    that they don’t fall prey to this ugly circumstance anymore. And should
    incase you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the
    Central Bank of Nigeria, you are advised to STOP further contact with them in
    your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Central
    Bank of Nigeria (CBN) only with the below information’s accordingly:

    NAME: PROF. CHARLES CHUKWUMA SOLUDO
    OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria,
    Tinubu Square Tinubu
    Lagos - Nigeria.
    Contact Email: CBNBANKP1@AOL.COM
    Phone Number: +234-803-227-0256

    NOTE:
    In your best interest, any message that doesn’t come from the above official
    email address and phone numbers should not be replied to and should be
    disregarded accordingly for security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise that
    you contact the Central Bank office immediately with the above email address
    and request that they attend to your payment file as directed so as to enable
    you receive your contract fund accordingly.

    Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required by them as that will
    further help hasten up the whole procedures as regards to the transfer of your
    fund to you as designated. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria
    equally has their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking
    terms. Once again, we will advise that you contact them with the above email
    address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information which
    they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you accordingly.

    All modalities has already been worked out even before you were contacted and
    note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed so
    you don’t have anything to worry about. All we require from you henceforth is
    an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Central Bank of
    Nigeria. Without wasting much time, will want you to contact them immediately
    with the above email address so as to enable them attend to your case
    accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out.

    In case you need any more information in regards with this notification, feel
    free to get back to us so that we can brief you more as we are here to guide
    you during and after this project has been completely perfected and you have
    received your contract fund as stated.

    You are only advice to respond to only e-mail that has the given code word,
    which is (IN GOD WE TRUST)

    Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation in advance as we
    earnestly await your urgent response to this matter.

    Regards from FBI Director
    Agent & Director Robert S Mueller
    The Executive Director,
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Washington DC, FBI Head-quarters.
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington. D.C. 20535-0001

  3. comment number 3 by: nhan T nguyen

    hi my name is nhan T Nguyen , am a new seller in the ebay , somebody from Nigeria try to trick me to theft my item. last month i was posting my item up in the ebay , when it almost over , some nigeria people bid it and they win the auction. next day they try to know more about the

    condition of my item and then next few days later. they make a payment through my PayPal account and the paypal send me an email let me know that they already make a payment , but it’s not a real email paypal

    service , it’s a scam they trick me. after that i log into my account i didn’t see anything. i thought when i make a shipping and come back to them with the tracking number so they can make the transaction that thier deposit into my account but it’s a fake .am make a shipping out my item like almost 20 days but i didn’t see anything from them yes . 1st buyer below he told me , his cousin got my item . i said you have to pay for me that. then he didnt send me back anything . and am send him the last email saying that am gonna contact with the F.B.I to track him down he say he gonna return it back to me but i have to send my money to his cousin so ship it return to me . i don’t think he gonna do what he saying to me when he receive me money thought. so would you please track this person down , cause i heard a lot of people saying he had been doing like scam and theft their stuff .especially those who are a new seller they alway make a mistake at the first time like me.

    address , phone number andt he address that they want me ship to

    the buyer name is : David rechard :needing70@sbcglobal.net

    Oluwadamilare Oladipo H

    25 akifenwa street orita challenge

    ibadan , oyo 23402

    nigeria

    phone: 2347072006555

  4. comment number 4 by: lan

    @nhan T nguyen…

    Forget that item, it’s gone for life, don’t do such mistake again. Make sure you get your payment before sending goods. And one more thing, don’t ship internationally.

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