By: IronMax (offline) Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 08:52 AM EST (Read 11735 times)
Have you ever wondered why these criminals keep sending out this junk? Its because out of the several million that get sent to email boxes around the world, there is always someone that will think, "gee...maybe I can get a part of this and have my windfall!" Well guess what? It'll NEVER happen. The criminals will always think of some reason to get you to send them money first. Then, you'll never hear from them again...except in another scam email that was sent out days later. The funny part of this email is...the fact that they usually never proof read it...to make sure it doesn't have grammar or clerical errors.
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From: "Federal Bureau of Investigation"
Subject: Lottery Payment Information EA2948-910
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 19:36:07 -0800
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Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division. Federal Bureau Of Investigation. 935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20535
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $800,000.00 USD. From a lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check.
Normally, it will take up to 10 business days for an International Check to be cashed by your local banks. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the United States Of America so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $800,000.00 USD. has been deposited with Bank Of America.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited at Bank Of America you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Lagos, Nigeria. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following
(1) Deposit Fee's ( Fee's paid by the company for the deposit into an American Bank which is - Bank Of America )
(2) Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the Wire Transfer payment into a Certified Cashier's Check )
The total amount for everything is $120.00 (Three Hundred & Ninety Two-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $120.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited at Bank Of America and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you, the winner; therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram.
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( BENSON APACHE) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union details on how to send the required $120.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $800,000.00 USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn from Bank of America, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction: EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $120.00 ONLY to Mr. Benson Apache via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $800,000.00 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $3,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).
Please find below an authorized signature which has been signed by the FBI Director- Robert Mueller, also below is the FBI NSB (National Security).
NSB SEAL ABOVE
NOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact Mr. Benson Apache via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $120.00 to information in which he shall provide to you.
You have the right to say whatever wish.
But just as you may not open my door to say it, you also may not put it in my email box. Your Spam stops at my firewall!
By: Matt John (offline) Tuesday, May 18 2010 @ 02:07 AM EDT
Not only Qtel and Qatar but UAE is also inflicted by this virus called Fake Lottery Scam. I don't know whether Etisalat & DU are doing anything on this or not but I definitely feel that after they were exposed, these fraudsters have targetted Dubai and to the point that my wife's cel was targetted right after mine. This sets me thinking to what extent these fraudsters have penetrated Etisalat's security. They have most people's cel numbers from UAE. Someone please stop them...
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Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to my attention. I have read though your blog post on the hack and have now addressed the issue.