Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ATM Scam Email using FBI to scare readers

Well folks....they don't get much worse than this. In this email scam the sender claims others are Imposters claiming to be from the FBI in order to scam you and get your 11 million dollars. Instead, this scammer claims that you need to send him $300 to get access to your 11 million since they 'claim' to be the real group working with the FBI. They even go so far as to use fraud by claiming the email is written by the Director of the FBI.

This is a shame. Just the mention of the FBI is enough to scare many people. We hope this post will help many of you understand the extreme levels these scammers will go to in order to take your money.

Also, any time you receive these type of emails, misspelled words and bad grammar should raise alarm because people dealing with amounts equal to millions are generally more educated and professional in their work.

Here is a copy of the email scam we received today. We don't make any claims as to the validity of this email, and we remove phone #'s and email addresses to protect our readers.

Attn: Beneficiary,

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
Mr. Tito Mboweni Republic of the Reserve Bank Of South African , Mr. Patrick
Aziza, Mr Frank Nweke, none officials of ABSA Bank, FNB Banks, kelvin Young of
HSBC, Ben of Fedex,Ibrahim Sule,Larry Christopher 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$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

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 $300 only and note that your Approval Slip which
contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.

NAME: Mr. James Smuts
EMAIL: paymentoffice@yahoo.cn

Telephone Numbers: (removed by Administrator)

Do contact Mr. James Smuts of the ATM CARD center with your details:


So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment informations
which you'll use in making payment of $300 via 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. Mr. James
Smuts will reply you with the secret code (8389 ATM CARD).

We advice you get back to the payment 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.

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. James Smuts 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.

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