E-Mail Scams Warning!!!

And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


Like this:


The Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, D.C in conjunction with some other relevant Investigations Agencies. Have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). As regard to your payment.

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 services with you as well as your correspondence at all level.

Also note that from the FBI findings and CBN records after proper verification your actual outstanding contract payment is only US$9 million dollars remaining Please re-confirm to the CBN office if this is inline with what you have in your record because after our own verification the actual remaining amount unpaid with your contract is only $ 9 million dollars.

In addition, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor of the Central Bank, in the person of Prof. CHUKWU CHARLES SOLUDO and MR KHALID JASSIM along with some of the top officials of the ministry regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally contact the CBN for the claim.

They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element 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.

We were informed that we should warn our citizens and other contractors from other countries who must have been informed of the contract payment to be very careful prior to these irregularities so that they don't fall victim to this ugly circumstance. And should in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are further 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.

Email: cbn.headoffice@gmail.com

We the FBI has been informed that, your payment will be made to you in a certified bank draft or wired to your bank account directly from Central Bank of Nigeria Offshore Bank Account in the U.A.E headed by MR KHALID JASSIM and a copy of the draft or transfer slip will be given to you for you to take to your bank for confirmation. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeria equally has their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking terms, contact the CBN Governor as soon as you receive this email for your payment is ready.

Best Regards,

Robert S. Mueller III Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Building


New E-Scams & Warnings
FBI website ^ | Jan.15 2008 | FBI

Posted on 01/15/2008 12:35:14 PM PST b


01/04/08—We have increasingly received reports of fraudulent schemes misrepresenting FBI agents, officials, and/or FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. The fraudulent e-mails give the appearance of legitimacy due to the usage of pictures of the FBI Director, seal, letterhead, and/or banners. The e-mails may also claim to come from our domestic or overseas offices.

The types of schemes utilizing the names of FBI agents, officials, or the Director’s name are typically lottery endorsements and inheritance notifications. However, other fraudulent schemes include threat and extortion e-mails, website monitoring containing malicious computer program attachments (malware), and online auction scams.

The social engineering technique of utilizing the FBI’s name is to intimidate and convince the recipient the e-mail is legitimate.

The FBI does not send out emails soliciting information from citizens.

Please be cautious of any unsolicited e-mail referencing the FBI, FBI Director Mueller, or any other FBI official endorsing any type of Internet activity.

If you have experienced this situation please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at [ www.ic3.gov] http://www.ic3.gov/.


NEW TWIST CONCERNING THREAT AND EXTORTION E-MAILS 01/09/07—There is a new twist to the IC3 alert posted on December 7, 2006 regarding e-mails claiming that the sender has been paid to kill the recipient and will cancel the contract on the recipient's life if that person pays a large sum of money. Now e-mails are surfacing that claim to be from the FBI in London. These e-mails note the following information:

An individual was recently arrested for the murders of several United States and United Kingdom citizens in relation to this matter. The recipient's information was found on the subject identifying the recipient as the next victim. The recipient is requested to contact the FBI in London to assist with the investigation. It is not uncommon for an Internet fraud scheme to have the same overall intent but be transmitted containing variations in the e-mail content, e.g., different names, e-mail addresses, and/or agencies reportedly involved. See our related top story on the hitman scam.

Please note, providing any personal information in response to an unsolicited e-mail can compromise your identity and open you to identity theft.

If you have experienced this situation please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at www.ic3.gov.

Due to the threat of violence inherent in these extortion e-mails, if you receive an e-mail that contains personally identifiable information that might differentiate your e-mail from the general e-mail spam campaign, we encourage you to contact the police.


E-MAILS CONTAINING THREATS AND EXTORTION 12/07/06—We have recently received information concerning spam e-mails threatening to assassinate the recipient unless the individual pays several thousand dollars to the sender of the e-mail.

The subject claims to have been following the victim for some time and was supposedly hired to kill the victim by a friend of the victim. The subject threatens to carry out the assassination if the victim goes to the police and requests the victim to respond quickly and provide their telephone number.

Warning! Providing any personal information can compromise your identify and open you to identity theft.

If you have experienced this situation, please notify your local, state, or federal law enforcement agency immediately. Also, please notify the IC3 by filing a complaint at www.ic3.gov.