Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm in the money - or NOT!!!

And the insanity continues. We have all heard of the Nigerian email scam, promising us a gazillion dollars if we just play along. Yesterday, I had an email from the "FBI", or at least supposedly from "FBI Director Robert Mueller."

Not for any specific reason, I am sharing it here:

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 06:09:23 +0100
From: FBI Director Robert Mueller
To: Undisclosed Recipients


Quoting FBI Director Robert Mueller :

Funds Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J. Edgar. Hoover Building,
Washington D.C

Payment Code: GY109177L
Reg No: 100731667
Date: February 26, 2009

This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have
thoroughly completed and Investigated with the help of our Intelligence
Monitoring Network System that you are having a transaction with Impostors
claiming to be officials of the Central Bank Of Nigeria.

During our Investigation, it came to our notice 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 National Lottery Prize Award from
the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf
and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment
in the total amount of $6,500,000.00 ( Six Million Five Hundred Thousand
United State Dollars) which has been creditted to File Number
CN-TTX/0902R/08, You now have the lawful right to claim your funds from the
Central Bank of Nigeria by contacting the Foreign Operation Department for
the Transfer of your funds to either via Bank Wire Transfer or certified Bank

Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Ministry Of Finance
(Nigeria) has been involved in this transaction, you are to be rest assured
that this transaction is legitimate and completely risk-free as it is our
duty to Protect and Serve citizens.

All you have to do is to contact the Foreign Operation Department of the
Central Bank of Nigeria via E-mail or telephone for instructions on how to
procure an Affidavit of Claims from the Federal High Court which must be
subnitted to the transfering bank in Lagos - Nigeria or to their
Correspondent bank Citizens Bank United State before the Release or transfer
of your funds can be made by the bank to you.

We have confirmed that the amount required to procure the Affidavit of Claims
from the Federal High Court it will only cost you a total sum of $350.00 USD
(Three Hundred and Fifty United State Dollars) to be paid via Western Union
Money Transfer / MoneyGram with the payment information that will be provided
to you by the Foreign Operation Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria for
the procuremnt of the requested document for he release of yur funds to you.

Below, is the contact details of the Bank Official whom will process your


NAME: Michael Woodgate

Tel: +(234) 1 7432001


You are to contact Mr. Michael Woodgate and provide him with the following
information for him to proceed with your transaction:

Your Name:
Contact Address:
Cell Number:
Telephone Number:
Payment Code:

Upon the receipt of your email to the Foerign Operation Department of the
Central Bank of Nigeria, you will be provided with information on your funds
release and instructions on how to send the payment of $350.00 USD for the
procurement of the Affidavit of Claims after which he will proceed with the
transfer of your funds to you without no further delay, You have hereby been
authorized/guaranteed by the Federal Bureau Of Investigation to commence
towards completing this transaction, as there shall be NO delay once payment
for the Affidavit of Claims has been made to the authorized office.

FBI Director Robert Mueller.


Back to regular programming.


Findalis said...

I would contact the local FBI office with all of this and demand my money from them directly. They would laugh and then investigate. Posing as federal agents is a felony with heavy jail time.

The Brat said...

I emailed them on their contact page last night! No word back yet..;)