Media contact: Janet C. Hart, APR, CFEE (704) 927-8617 office
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Better Business Bureau is warning
consumers about an email scam labeled “FINAL NOTICE FROM FBI.”
A copy of the email scam is pasted below.
Although “phishing” scam emails are not new, the language in
this email is more aggressive and threatening than we have seen. This
intimidation technique combined with a relatively small amount of money ($250)
demanded and the impression that the FBI is involved could lead to individuals
becoming victims – especially older adults.
Phishing scams involving the “FBI” or other government agencies
are one of the BBB’s Top 10 Scams of 2009 - http://www.charlotte.bbb.org/article/bbb-announces-top-10-scams-of-2009-14434
The goal of phishing scams such as this is to 1) get you to wire
the money demanded, and 2) get you to reveal personal information that could be
used to steal your identity.
The BBB has this advice for you if
you receive a similar email:
these emails immediately.
not respond to the emails.
not ever wire money or give personal information to someone you do not know.
FBI, IRS, your bank or other government organization is not going to contact
you via email.
For more information, please visit www.bbb.org
or call the BBB at (704) 927-8611 or toll-free in N.C. and S.C. at 1-877-317-7236.
Sent: 1/19/2010 1:50:21 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: FINAL NOTICE FROM
ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
J.. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
You are to contact the ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)Lagos,
Nigeria to obtain the Clearance Documents, find below their contact
Contact Person: Rev. Andrew Kelly
PRINCIPAL STAFF OFFICER ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC)
Rev Andrew Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lagos Office Address 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria
Ensure you contact them(EFCC) with your Full Name,Address and phone number/cell
Contact the EFCC via Email
with the information above immediately,once you contact them i will get back to
you or else i will have an agent come visit you at home for questioning.
Furthermore, be advice that according to the United State Law together with the
FBI rules and regulations, you are to obtain the document from the EFCC OF
Lagos Nigeria where the fund was transfered from. Also Note that you are
to take care of the cost of the Document, which will be issued in your name.
due to the content of the document and how important and secured the document
is, you as the beneficiary
will send to the EFCC OF NIGERIA the sum of Usd250 Dollars only for the issuing
of the document right away and your Usd1.5 million will be release to you,
That is the lay down rules for EFCC OF NIGERIA to release such sensitive
document, EFCC will issue you the authentic and original copy of the documents
with seal on it for verification and approval.
You are here by advice to
Contact them through the email address above to make an enquiry concerning how
you will send the official fee to them. Note that you are to observe this immediately, if
you really want your funds to be credited to your personal bank account and to avoid any legal battle with the
security operatives over this matter... We have already informed the
EFCC OF NIGERIA about the present situation, go ahead and contact them
immediately. Your fund is under our custody and will not be release to you
unless the required document is confirmed, after that the fund will be release
to you immediately without any delay.
NOTE: We have asked for the above document to make available the most complete
and up-to date records possible for no criminal justice purposes. The documents
will clarify the intensity of this fund; exonerate it from money laundry, scam
WARNING: failure to
provide the above requirement in the next 24 hours, legal action will be taken
immediately by arresting and detaining you as soon as international court of justice
issues a warrant of arrest, if you are found guilty, you will be jailed........
As terrorism, drug
trafficking and money laundering is a serious problem in our community today
and the world at large. The F.B.I will not stop at any length in tracking down
and prosecuting any criminal who indulges in this criminal act. FORWARD THE
DOCUMENT TO US VIA EMAIL ATTACHEMENT AS SOON AS YOU OBTAIN IT. No body is above
the law and the law is not a respecter of anybody. We presumed you are law
abiding citizen whom would not want have scuffles with the authority, in and
We are charged with the responsibility of implementing legal norms and our
authority is irrevocable so dont dare dispute our instruction, just act as
instructed.The person you
know will not help you in this matter rather abide by this instruction. the
funds inquestion was depsited by those people that contacted you.
Note: You are to contact them (EFCC) with your full names,phone
number/cell number and full address via their email which i stated above
immediately for the processing of your Clearance Documents within the next 48
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Note contact the EFCC office: email@example.com
You have less than 24
hours to contact them.
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