I originally didn't even bother reading what the thing was saying, I just read it while posting this message about it. I only saved it for the purpose of posting here just to say Neah neah neah neah, neah. The text was all in bold font. A couple of the big RED Flags that indicate it's a scam: All the misspellings, the email address. If it had really been from the FBI it would have had an email address of fbi.gov and it would probably have had some sort of extra stuff in the header or footer that had some sort of "this is official government correspondence" and mentions of official use and abuse of government documents yadda yadda yadda.
So here is the email I got directly cut & pasted:
APRIL 2009 NOTICE
Saturday, April 4, 2009 8:03 AM
From: "Federal Bureau of Investigation"
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FROM: Federal Bureau of Investigation
This is an official advice from the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI). It has come to our notice that some certain individuals have used your name as the beneficiary of funds worth Millions of United States Dollars from abroad. These individuals with their collaborating banks knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment from any part of the world to your account, used what we know as a Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) as well as the ATM card system to pay this fund which has not been completed till this day. Direct transfers are difficult and Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) are not made unless the funds are related to terrorism activities and we ask why must your payment be made in secret transfer, if your transaction is legitimate. We do not want you to get into trouble as soon as these funds reflect
We decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the amount involved. Be informed that the funds are now with a top bank in the United State in your name and under the monitoring/custody of the FBI. At the moment, we have asked the bank not to release the fund to anybody that comes to them, unless we instruct them to do so, this is to enable us carry out a comprehensive investigations first before releasing the fund to you. Hence, you are to forward the document to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you do not have it, let us know so that we will direct you where to obtain the document and send to us. Thereafter, we will ask the bank holding the funds, to go ahead and credit your account immediately. FBI Identification Record and Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet is a listing o
1. Credit payment instruction: Irrevocable credit guarantee. 2. Beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared. 3. Beneficiaries bank in U.S.A. can only release funds. 4. Upon confirmation from the World Bank / United nations. 5. Bearers must clear bank protocol and validation request.
NOTE: We have asked for the Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) document to ensure the most complete and up-to date records possible for the enhancement of public safety, welfare and security of society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights. If you fail to provide the Documents to us, we will charge you and take appropriate action against you for not proving the legality of the funds. The United States Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division processes these requests to check illegal activities in USA and beyond. An individual may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification Record for personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons an individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record may include internati
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What the heck did that say anyway. It was all just nonsense to me. It sounds like a variation on the Nigerian Scam but it doesn't seem to give any instructions on what they want you to do or to reply, if you are stupid, or gullible enough to reply to them.
Oh it apparently is The 419 Scam a form of the Nigerian Scam. I forwarded it just now to the abuse email at live.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will mark it as spam in my Yahoo Mailbox.
Here is a link to a Hoax Alert from about.com about a similar email http://crime.about.com/od/scams/qt/fbihoax.htm
Who the Frack are these scammers and how stupid do they think people are? OK so they are not relying on people being stupid, they are relying on people being naive about financial matters and hoping that people will just see the You can get $1 Million in the notice or however much they say you supposedly Won, inherited etc..