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9th Apr 2009, 10:00
Does anyone actually fall for these scams???

From: [email protected]
Subject: Funds Release Order From The FBI
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 22:55:59 +0100

Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Our Ref: FBI-75BFWDUS09

Attention Fund Beneficiary,

Payment Release Instruction From The Federal Bureau Of Investigation

Acting on the Intelligence report we received from the IMF, UNO, World Bank Group and the European Union Commission Committees on Financial Matters through our International Monetary Watchdog, this is to officially notify you that we have placed a suspension order on the remittance coming into your bank account due to several complaints received from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors Committee, World Bank, United Nations Organization and the Federal Reserve Bank of America respectively via International Payment Voucher Number: IMF/FRBWDC/BOA-93WB82UN567-G about the inability of fund beneficiaries to receive what is rightfully theirs as at when due. Consequently, we have directed the ASSURANCE BANK USA N.A., a subsidiary of the Federal Reserve Banking System to disburse your due wining/inheritance and contract payment valued at Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$7.3M) in your favor via their branch in New ! ! York by! Key Tested Swift Transf

In consideration of the above, you have been issued with this Exclusive Reference Identification Number (IMF/FBI-WDC/9USXX10751/09), Vide Transaction No.: WHA/EUR/202 and Transfer Allocation No.: FBI/X44/701LN/ABUS/US, Password: 339331, Pin Code: 78569, Certificate of Merit No: 104, Release Code No: 0876; Immediate Assurance Bank Telex Confirmation No: -222568; Secret Code: XXTN014. Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment within the next 48hrs. as necessary clearance has been granted to the paying bank by the relevant offices/agencies to release the funds to you with immediate effect.

In view of this directive received from the various agencies, we have on our own part verified your payment file as directed to us, and your name is next on the list of outstanding fund beneficiaries to receive their payment at this first quarter of the year 2009. With that being done, you are required to urgently contact the ASSURANCE BANK USA N.A. in New York through the Funds Release Supervisor:

Contact Person: Sir. Clarence Dexter Jr.
(Funds Release Supervisor)
Email: [email protected]
Direct Office Line: + 1 914 373 6375
Fax Number: + 1 206 426 3179

And reconfirm your international payment voucher number and your reference identification number respectively before that office with a view to the final remittance approval by the Economic Stability and Recovery Committee for subsequent crediting of your bank account to the tune of funds as stated herein.
We wish to inform you of the need for you to also re-confirm your full personal, contact and banking details before the ASSURANCE BANK USA N.A. in New York to enable the officer in-charge to proceed with the preliminary arrangements that will enhance the immediate release of your funds. The details are as follows:

1) Your Full name and full address;
3) Your contact telephone and fax number;
4) Your Age and Profession;
5) Copy of any valid form of your Identification;
6) Your Bank name;
7) Your Bank Address;
8) Account name and Number;
9) ABA/Routing Number;
10) Swift or Sort Code/IBAN;

Owing to security reasons, be clearly informed that we will not respond to any phone calls/general inquiries placed to our agency with regards to the remittance of your funds by beneficiaries as we are barred from doing so, you are therefore advised to communicate only with the accredited officer for further remittance advice. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests to check illegal activities in the United States of America.

Thank you for your time and anticipated co-operation.

Robert Mueller, III
FBI Director.

Notice To Recipient: This email (and any attachments) is only intended for the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. You, the recipient, are obligated to maintain it in a safe, secure and confidential manner. Unauthorized redisclosure or failure to maintain confidentiality may subject you to federal and state penalties. If you are not the recipient, please immediately notify Federal Bureau of Investigation by return email, and delete this message from your computer.

9th Apr 2009, 10:30
Does anyone fall for them? Indeed they do. In Nigeria, for example, 419 scams are a major contributor to the GDP after oil, gas and diamonds. Plenty of people continue to be sucked in by almost all variations of the advance-fee frauds.

9th Apr 2009, 11:26
I complain! I don't ever not get none!

Surely I'm due some consideration.

And why do you call this a scam, it might just be, oh forget it.

9th Apr 2009, 11:54
There are many out there who respond with a mixture of greed, naivety and stupidity;

BBC NEWS | UK | Police crack '35m' letter scam (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/uk_news/7990485.stm)

9th Apr 2009, 12:08
Yes indeed they do, sometimes more than once, even though the funny sound of the language in these letters should make any normal person suspicious. I am also amazed that the scammers do not bother to write their letters using more realistic language -- how many New York bankers do you know are addressed as "Sir. Clarence Dexter Jr."?.

Schumi - Red Baron
9th Apr 2009, 12:30
Just got this one today... :ugh:

From: Lotterie <[email protected]>
To: <recipients undisclosed>
Subject: Reference Number: WL/GmbH-23/07-OHG
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:51:41 IST

WestdeutschecGmbH & Co. OHG

Central Office
Management and Central Services:
Rosenstrasse 12-16
DE - 70156 Stuttgart

Reference Number: WL/GmbH-23/07-OHG
Batch: WL/07

GmbH/9907 Congratulations!!! We are pleased to inform you of the result of the
just concluded annual final draws of the Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co.
OHG Program.

Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG draws was conducted from an exclusive
list of 25,000,000 e-mail addresses of individual and corporate bodies picked
by an advanced automated random computer ballot search from the internet as
of our international promotions program which we conduct every year. No
tickets were sold. After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address
attached to serial number 07-9907 drew the lucky numbers 9-11-25-30-38-46
consequently emerged you as one of first fifty (50) lucky winners in this
category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of
1,000,000.00 (One Million EURO) in cash credited to file WL/GmbH-23/07-OHG.
This is from a total cash prize of 50 Million Euro shared amongst the first
fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.

These funds is given to you for your business,educational and personal
development, and at least 10% to be used by you to develop part of your
enviroment, which is a measure of universal development strategy, and
eradication of poverty. This year Lottery Program Jackpot is the largest ever
for Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG. The estimated 50 million
jackpot would be the sixth-biggest in Europe history. The biggest was the 363
million jackpot that went to two winners in a Febuary 2003 drawing of The Big
Game Mega Millions' predecessor. The idea of this lottery program is that
within ten years from now, there will be notable richness among many unusual
people around the world. This will give many people the opportunity to kick
start their lives to a stage where they had always wanted. Your fund is now
deposited in an offshore bank with a hardcover insurance. Due to the mix up of
some numbers,names and e-mail addresses, we advice that you keep
this award from public notice until your claim has been processed and your
money remitted to your nominated bank account as this is part of our security
protocol to avoid double claiming or unwarranted taking advantage of this
program by the general public.

Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our booklet
representative office in London. In view of this, your 1,000,000.00 (One
Million Euro) would be released to you by our affiliate bank in London. Our
agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your
funds to you as soon as you make contact with him.

To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned. you will be asked to pay 10% of the wining amount to the assigned agent to help you in getting the amount from offshore

Mr.Jamie Ryan
Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG
Lotto Payment Release Order Dept:
London Representative Office.
Phone: +44-704-574-7569

E-mail: [email protected] (http://f5mail.rediff.com/bn/compose.cgi?login=guptaop12&session_id=5L23PK1KZKVFjHnRUH6IBrbC5ybUDlO1&FormName=mail_to_individual&[email protected])

Your claims agent will assist you in the processing and remittance of your
prize funds into your designated bank account.

Note that all prize funds must be claimed not later than 3 weeks. After this
date all funds will be returned to the LOTTERY TREASURY as unclaimed. In order
to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please endeavor to quote your
Reference Number:WL/GmbH-23/07-OHG and Batch numbers:WL/07- GmbH/9907 in every
correspondence with your agent. Furthermore, should there be any change in
address, do inform your claims agent as soon as possible.

Members of the affiliate agencies are automatically not allowed to participate
in this program. Congratulations once again from all members of our staff and
thanks for being part of our promotions program.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs.Susi Cristoph
Promotions Manager.
Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG.

9th Apr 2009, 12:50
I see their English never seems to get any better. Perhaps they should hire a few of the blokes who write Chinese appliance manuals.

9th Apr 2009, 15:19
That "German" one is classic:

To begin your claim please contact our licensed and accredited agent assigned. you will be asked to pay 10% of the wining amount to the assigned agent to help you in getting the amount from offshore

"Wining amount"? How much does a bottle of Liebfraumilch cost these days? It seems Freudian that errors creep in at the point they ask for money or details: fingers getting itchy, eh? :mad: