Bogus “FBI Funds Notifications” E-Mails
|FBI Baltimore February 13, 2012|
The Baltimore FBI office is receiving a large number of telephone calls concerning e-mails supposedly from the FBI Director, the Baltimore Special Agent in Charge, or other top Bureau officials. These e-mails claim that you are the “rightful beneficiary” of large sums of money wired from the Central Bank of Nigeria but intercepted by the FBI and that you can release the funds by obtaining your “Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer” through the Baltimore FBI office. The e-mails also threaten legal action against you, including arrest and detention, if you do not comply.
These e-mails are not from the FBI and entirely fraudulent. Please do not respond to them or contact our office. Instead, please report this scam to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.
Below is an example of one of these e-mails (and note the many grammatical errors):
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice; the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) that the sum of $8.3 Million U.S Dollars is here in the United State of America in your name wired to you from the Central Bank of Nigeria but was intercepted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in Baltimore (Maryland) U.S.A. That is why we have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful owner of the fund, because the above mentioned amount is a huge amount of money, we want to make sure that money you are about to receive is legal and we need to verify that you are not involved in any terrorist movement and money laundry.
It has already been confirmed in your name, your funds and all other legal documents are right now in our custody in WASHINGTON D.C UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, waiting to be released to you, we have verified and Investigated that you are the rightful beneficiary to claim the funds, all we need from you is verification and proof by providing to this office the Hard Copy of your Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) due to the huge amount of money.
As a matter of national security, we are to serve and to protect the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The only advice we can give to you as at this time is to provide the required document so that your funds will be release to you, this funds are rightfully yours. If you do not have this documents in your possession, which I don’t think you do not have, You can obtain it from the FBI Special Agent in Charge in Baltimore (Maryland) here in the United States, using the following information:
Richard A. McFeely
FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE
BALTIMORE (MARYLAND) U.S.A
PHONE: 410-265-8080 (Voice)
We have done our verification on your FBI Identification Record and checked your criminal records, the only documents remaining now is the Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) to “certisy” to us that the money you are about to receive is free from Terrorism and Money Laundry act and it is rightfuly yours.
You are to scan and forward the documents to us immediately if you have it with you, but if you don’t have it, you can get it from the FBI Special Agent in charge in Baltimore (Maryland) here in the States, you are to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Baltimore (Maryland) to obtain the above required document.
An FBI Identification Record and Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) are often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet, is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, citizenship, or military service.
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 international adoption or to certify a requirement to live or work in a foreign country ( i.e., Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer, letter of good conduct, criminal history background, etc.).
NOTE: We have asked for the above documents to be made available the most complete and up-to date records possible for no criminal justice purposes before your fund could be released to you. You are here by advice to Contact the FBI in Baltimore (Maryland), through the e-mail address above to inquire from them on how you are going to get the required document if not in your possession at present.
You are to do this immediately if you really want your fund to be released to you and also if you do not want any legal action to be taken on you. We have already informed the FBI in Baltimore (Maryland) about the present situation, so go ahead and contact the FBI Special Agent in charge immediately.
Your fund is now in our custody and will only be released to you upon the confirmation of your Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) documents, after that the fund will be released to you immediately without any delay.
WARNING: Failure to produce the above requirement in the next 48 hours, legal action will be taken immediately by arresting and detaining you, justificatory and if found guilty, you will be jailed for ancillary support to terrorist, drug trafficker and money launderer. I believe you know this is a serious offense in the United States of America today. The F.B.I will not stop at any length in tracking down and persecuting any criminal who indulges in this criminal acts.
CONTACT HIM IMMEDIATELY FOR HIS ASSISTANCE IN GETTING YOU A DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY SEAL OF TRANSFER (DIST) AND GET BACK TO US, SO THAT YOUR FUNDS CAN BE AUTHORIZED FOR FINAL RELEASED TO YOU.
ROBERT S. MULLER