Oh, don’t you love it?
Now they’re getting the scams pre-cleared by the FBI!
I just love being referred to as “undisclosed recipient.”
I especially enjoyed the use of the FBI’s seal and Robert Mueller’s signature, as if the director of the FBI personally certifies lottery winners for private organizations, or any organization. All spellings and punctuations just so:
Official FBI Information for YouTuesday, July 7, 2009 5:05 PM
- Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division.
935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
- Washington, DC 20535
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 .
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 . 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 $200.00 (Two Hundred-US Dollars). We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $200.00 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 viaIn order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( SAMUEL OLIVER ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: SAMUEL OLIVERE-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.comYou will be required to e-mail him with the following information:FULL NAME:ADDRESS:CITY:STATE:ZIP CODE:DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request details on how to send the required $200.00 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 $200.00 ONLY to Mr. Samuel Oliver 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- , also below is the NSB (National Security
NSB SEAL ABOVENOTE: In order to ensure your check gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to immediately contact Mr. Samuel Oliver via contact information provided above and make the required payment of $200.00 to information in which he shall provide to you.
Sam, I won’t be responding. The FBI doesn’t offer the service of verifying lottery winners, especially for people who didn’t enter the lottery.
And of course, it’s already been done — this is the same scam I got last February, just presented with a couple of graphics to try to make it look more official. At least they lost the name of their contact, “Peter Water.”
Sure, it’s wire fraud. Is there any way to get any authority to prosecute?