Saturday, August 07, 2010

From the FBI Scam Dept...

I thought I'd share this with you, its just turned up in my in-box:


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

UNITED STATES FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION & THE INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT CENTER (IC3)

This is Agent Jeremy White of the FBI UK Division.

We are writing in respect of your recent E-mail Transaction with an unknown group,as their identity and intentions is still uncertain you are hereby advised to continue the transaction and forward all recent Mails and information to this office for proper verification of authenticity.

Note that providing false information could subject you to fine, imprisonment, or both. (Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1001)

Rewards has been made available by the Organization for your time and cooperation.

View link below for list of wanted cyber criminals by the FBI see if you can identify any of them.

(Here they give a link but I've deleted it in case your curiosity gets the better of you).

Forward all correspondence to:

Agent Mark Stevens
Tel:+447045736450Fax:+44(0)8715039599
E-mail:mark-stevens@live.com

INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT CENTER (IC3) UK.
(Director Jeremy White)



What do you reckon?

The FBI budget is under such pressure that they need to scam funds from us?

The FBI has been infiltrated by Nigerian scammers?

It's not from the FBI at all?


And do you think I should write back to them?

They are after all the INTERNET CRIME COMPLAINT CENTER and I could complain to them about their own e-mails.

Couldn't I?

8 comments:

hemlock said...

"Rewards has been made available by the Organization..."

an "Organization" that is capitalized in the middle of a sentence should be feared.
and respected.

Brn said...

Also apparently the FBI has had to outsource their email to Microsoft (live.com). So maybe they do need the money.

Anonymous said...

It's not from them at all. You can tell by the @live.com email address. I reckon the phone number is probably incorrect too.

Anonymous said...

Maybe an evolution of the 419 scam?

No longer are they content with some dude dying in an accident and leaving millions of unclaimed funds which can be syphoned off by the so called bank officer, minister, family member etc etc etc. They have now claimed to be the FBI......... Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had similar rubbish come to us a few years back. We contacted the FBI Headquarters directly in Washington and they told us to refer to their internet fraud dept and asked us to forward everything to them there who investigate all this type of rubbish.

I suggest you contact FBI Headquarters (USA) direct and let them guide you.

Keefieboy said...

As should 'Rewards has'...

Dave said...

Interestingly I think that Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 1001 is the exact section that these scammers are breaching.

nzm said...

Well - at least they know their US criminal and penal code!

Anonymous said...

Nigerian seem to have particular problem with non-count (uncountable) nouns (i.e., imformations) - always a dead givaway.