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New type of email scam!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by fxmaster, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. fxmaster

    fxmaster Regular Member

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    I have just received an email from someone who is using a PL(polish) Email address from a free email service.

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
    NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001, USA
     
    RE: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET.
     
    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 Bank of Africa (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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND 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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND,in the person of
     Dr.Adrian Sainsbury 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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND 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 investigations.
     
    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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, 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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, you are further advised to
     STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact
     immediately the real office of the ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (RBS) only with
     the below information?s accordingly:
     
    NAME: Dr.Adrian Sainsbury
    OFFICE ADDRESS: ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND.
                    Corporate Banking & Financial Markets
                    Cumberland House/35 Park Row,
                    Nottingham, NG1 6EE,
     
    TEL:          +44 790-195-4196.
                  
     
    FAX:          +44-207-691-7225.
    
    Email:  info_royalbankofscotland2@o2.pl
     
    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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND
     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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND 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 ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. 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:  investigationcrime_1@live.com
    
     
  2. The Scarlet Pimp

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    is it still a scam if only a fool would fall for it? :D

    tsp
     
  3. GoldenTiger

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    Wow... there must be some serious budget cuts at the FBI if they have to resort to using free email services now....

    Or that the scammers are too dumb to even register a legit-sounding domain... even "fbi-special-unit.com" would sound more "legit".

    But yeah, some people will still fall for it. People like us on the forum can probably spot such BS from 100 miles away. But a 75 year old who just discovered what a "computer" is might not see anything wrong with the FBI using an Hotmail address.
     
  4. fxmaster

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    In my town two people a man and woman went up to a guy out in the middle of nowhere and said they were FBI, they knew he was a loyal bank customer for a long time, and they suspected the teller of passing fake 100's, so he needed to go cash this check for them and give them the money to inspect. He did, they left, and he lost $5k
     
  6. The Scarlet Pimp

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    there's a sucker born every minute...

    tsp
     
  7. bigkee42

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    WOW! That is a good one, but I hate scams with a passion. This just makes my blood boil. I think I am about to log off and start hitting the punching bag.......

     
  8. fxmaster

    fxmaster Regular Member

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    After reading it all i have noticed something

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    OFFICE ADDRESS: ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND.
                    Corporate Banking & Financial Markets
                    Cumberland House/35 Park Row,
                    Nottingham, NG1 6EE,
    That place is in the uk near where i live so i don't know.
     
  9. Vivica

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    Wow! 10 million smackeroos and the Feds are trying to make sure you get paid. I'd say go for it. LOL
     
  10. Atlas

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    Then you might like this story:

    http://www.419*ea*ter.c*m/html/okorie.htm

    Its about a Nigerian scammer getting tricked into getting a tattoo of a fake religious organization in order to get a sum of money, which of course he never gets.
     
  11. coreygeer

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    That's not really new.

    Most "scams" are easily avoided by a tool I like to call common sense.

    I just find it astounding that people fall for some of the things that people fall for now a days.
     
  12. Smelly-Cash

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    here is the newest I got