The scary part about this is not that I received the item of UCE (SPAM)(junk mail)(whatever), but that this shit exists because there are people stupid (as opposed to ignorant – look up the difference for yourself) to the point that they will get this in their email and say “wow! I had better respond right now!” and send their PIP off into the ether. Really?! Just on the sentence construction alone this is a scam. However, this activity only occurs because someone is turning a profit doing so.
And both side of this are allowed to breed. I vote for culling the gene pool.
Spam sample follows:
ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY 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 DATE 9 7 20 10
ATTENTION: F. B .i
This is not a child play, we are ready to take you to any length if you failed to proof the legitimate of the fund you are about to receive. As a Federal Commission we are here to protect your interest and the interest of all the United State citizens as well as this great Nation. You have been investigated as the beneficiary of the said funds that is why you are in touch with the FBI for a solid proof before the funds will be release to you.
The said funds is now in U.S Bank in your name which has been placed on hold under the custody of the FBI for further verification and proof before releasing the fund to you.
You do not have this document in your files, if you did the fund would not have been hold. We did not believe this at first, but when we saw the transfer we had no option than to contact you.
We have gone through your Identification record and also the information received from you, we have verified a lot of things about you. It has come to the attention of our Money Trafficking investigation department, that you have some funds valued at U.S $10,000.000.00 to your name, The said payment is awaiting adjudication and crediting to you this funds are from Inheritance "willed " from C.B.N Bank Nigeria precisely.
With full concern of The F.B.I and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wish to remind you of the consequences of remitting such huge sums of money without complying fully with the provisions of the Financial and Allied Matters Decree 5 as amended in sub-section C (6) of 2003, which stipulates that any monitory transaction been done in the United States Of America, must have proper records, which duly guarantees and covers the transaction as legitimate and legally acquired and not criminally or terrorist associated funds. This is due to ongoing terrorist activities/economic crimes on and against the United States of America citizens.
Note that with the information’s we have here, the fund in your name here was release from Federal Republic Of Nigeria. To this regard you are to contact the FBI Nigeria where the fund was release from so that they will issue you the required document because they are the only people that can issue you the document. Nobody else have the right or privilege to issue you this document unless the FBI Nigeria.
You are under an observational /Investigation in connection with money laundering. If your funds comes from a legitimate and legal source, the proper guidelines for you to recover the right of transaction is for you to provide the official monitory transaction release document so that your funds will be legally processed and recorded and accounted for and then finally released to you.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONEY LAUNDERING DEPARTMENT) IS HERE to wipe out terrorism, and will stop at no length in doing our duty for the American people.
You have 48 hours to produce legal proof of the below frozen wired transaction number coded: 34567112 .... 39AZQV9007 owned by you.
You do not have any rights to receive these funds if the documented legal wire information is not complete.
For your own good and benefit, you are advice not to send your money to anybody. It have come to our notice that you have been dealing with scammers regarding the present transaction in your name, with the power imposed on us as a high Federal Commission, you are hereby warn and instruction to terminate your involvement with any people or individual contacting you regarding this present transaction.The said funds is now in our custody in your name as the beneficiary, your dealings should be channel to this office alone, if we find out you are still communicating with Imposters you will be charge for advance fraud communication by the Federal Law.
The very heart of FBI operations lies in our investigations--which serve, as our mission states, "to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States." So follow our instructions properly to avoid any action before you.
We currently have jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal law. So you can see that we can track you down through Investigative programs. We have your address and the evidence and status of your wired funds, so we can arrest you anytime anywhere.
Be inform that the funds under the custody of the FBI was confirmed in your name as the beneficiary, according to the Federal Commission, it is mandatory by law you proof the legitimate of the funds in your name by providing the required document to us, failure to comply with the FBI law, legal action will follow according to the FBI United State Federal Constitution.
You dont have the required document in your possession, this document are only to be issue to you from the paying country NIGERIA, to this regards you are advice to contact the FBI NIGERIA to obtain the document from them to enable the immediate release of the funds in your name.
We have done our verification on your FBI Identification Record with our Social Security Number, the only document left is the required Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer (DIST) Which should be issue to you from the paying country of the said funds, you are to contact the Federal Bureau Of Investigation(FBI) Nigeria to obtain the above required document, find below their contact information's:
Contact Person: Mrs Vivian Royd
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 FBI Nigeria where the fund was transfer from. Also Note that you are to take care of the Document to be issued to you right away, because due to the content of the document and how important and secured the document is, You are to take care of the document by sending to the FBI Nigeria the sum of $250.00 Dollars only for the issuing of the document right away. That is the only way the FBI Nigeria will issue you the document, because they are going to issue you the Authentic and Original copy of the document.
You are here by advice to Contact them through the email address above to acquire from them on how you are going to send the fee to them. Note that you are to do this immediately if you really want your fund to be credited to your personal account and also if you don’t want any action to be fall before you. We have already informed the FBI Nigeria about the present situation, so go ahead and contact them immediately. Your fund is now on 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 documents to make available the most complete and up-to date records possible for no criminal justice purposes.
WARNING: failure to produce the above requirement, legal action will be taken immediately by arresting and detaining you, justificated and if found guilty, you will be jailed. As terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering is a serious problem in our community today. The F.B.I will not stop at any length in tracking down and prosecuting any criminal who indulge in this criminal act. FORWARD THE DOCUMENT TO US VIA EMAIL ATTACHMENT AS SOON AS YOU OBTAIN IT.
Robert S. Mueller, III