Jun 23, 2008

Now I've Seen Everything!

This is a new twist on an old phishing scheme - The Nigerian Letter. Whenever I receive one of those Nigerian Letters (and other iterations) I always forward them to the FBI with a cc to the originator. You can check out how to report these to the FBI here: FBI Common Fraud Schemes.

Anyway - here's the latest e-mail I received:


From: ROBERT.S.MUELLER@ams08.chi.affinity.com III@ams08.chi.affinity.com Hide
To: unlisted-recipients:; (no To-header on input)
Date:Fri, 23 May 2008 8:14 am

J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA.

We the Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC in conjunction with some other relevant Investigation Agencies here in the United states of America have recently been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with of Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN) as regards to your over-due contract payment which was fully endorsed in your
favor accordingly.

It might interest you to know that we have taken out time in screening through this project as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have finally confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all fact and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay.

Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank Of Nigeria office accordingly, as we will be monitoring all their services with you as well as your correspondence at all level.

In addendum, also be informed that we recently had a meeting with the Executive Director of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, in the person of Mr Tony Elumelu along with some of the top officials of the Ministry regarding your case and they made us to understand that your file has been held in abase depending on when you personally come for the claim.

They also told us that the only problem they are facing right now is that some unscrupulous element are using this project as an avenue to scam innocent people off their hard earned money by impersonating the Executive Governor and the Central Bank office.

We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Joan C.Bailey from OHIO has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentation?s evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about US$10,000,000.00 (Ten
Million United States Dollars.), but the Central Bank Of office did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before the go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank information?s which was forwarded to them by the above named Lady so that was the main reason why they contacted us so as to assist them in making the

They further informed us that we should warn our dear citizens who must have been informed of the contract payment which was awarded to them from the Central Bank Of Nigeria, to be very careful prior to this irregularities so that they don't fall victim to this ugly circumstance.

And should incase you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the Central Bank Of Nigeria, you are further advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Central Bank Of Nigeria (CBN)only with the below information?s accordingly:

NAME: Prof. Charles C.Soludo.(MFR)
OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank Of Nigeria,
TEL: +234-8051149648
Email: cbnsoludo01@gmail.com

NOTE: In your best interest, any message that doesn't come from the above official email address and phone numbers should not be replied to and should be disregarded accordingly for security reasons.

Meanwhile, we will advise that you contact the Central Bank Of Nigeria office immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to your payment file as directed so as to enable you receive your contract fund accordingly.

Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required by them as that will further help hasten up the whole procedures as regards to the transfer of your fund to you as designated.

Also have in mind that the Central Bank Of Nigeria equally have their owN protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking terms, so delay could be very dangerous.

Once again, we will advise that you contact them with the above email address and make sure you forward to them all the necessary information?s which they may require from you prior to the release of your fund to you accordingly.

All modalities has already been worked out even before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed so you don't have anything to worry about.

All we require from you henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Central Bank Of Nigeria. Without wasting much time,will want you to contact them immediately with the above email address so as to enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out.

Should in case you need any more information?s in regards to this notification,feel free to get back to us so that we can brief you more as we are here to guide you during and after this project has been completely perfected and you have received your contract fund as stated.

Thank you very much for your co-operation in advance as we earnestly
await your urgent response to this matter.

Best Regards,
Robert S. Mueller III
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Email: fbi.wiretap.01@live.com

In case you don't know who Robert S. Mueller, III is, he is THE Head of the FBI. Seriously, does the head of the FBI have time to be sending e-mails out to everyone? This is some pretty funny stuff. I just hope there aren't people out there stupid enough to fall for this phony kind of e-mail. In case there are - this is notice - you have been warned!

Caveat Emptor!


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