Tuesday, February 08, 2011

World's Dumbest Scammer?

This is the word-salad recently received from a spammer-scammer:

Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Daniel McMullen (Special Agent in Charge)

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors. We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation want you to stop further communication with any Impostors claiming to be official. During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment. Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry of Finance Nigeria on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating your payment in total $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars).

Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect you. We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation want you to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $150 and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.

CONTACT INFORMATION
NAME: Mr. kelvin Williams
Address: 18 Koffi Crescent Apapa Lagos Nigeria
EMAIL: kelvinwilliams205@gmail.com

Do contact Mr. kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTER with your details, and you full information So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment information which you'll use in making payment of $150 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay. We order you get back to this office after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.

Thanks and hope to read from you soon.

Daniel McMullen
Special Agent in Charge
Criminal Division
FBI Los Angeles
Suite 1700, FOB
$15000 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California


Man, this guy needs to take a course in English composition.

7 comments:

Jose Menes said...

is that address in Los Angeles in USD?

KeithB said...

And it is not even the correct address, which google tells me is:

Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles
11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Takis Konstantopoulos said...

The question is:

Are there any stupid people out there who *ever* fall victims of emails asking them, e.g, to provide that bank details so that they receive a gift of a million dollars?

I'd be very interested to find out if the number of these people is strictly greater than zero.

KeithB said...

Takis, here is one:
http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-34739_34811-160250--,00.html

Pseudonym said...

No, this guy doesn't need a course in English composition. He needs to think that his piece is perfect idiomatic English, so that fewer people fall for it.

Anonymous said...

received this today :


Do contact Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTER With Your Details Now
From: Jeffrey Shallit
postmaster@protoss.rtr To:

Date: Sun, Apr 24, 2011 9:51 am

Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Jeffrey Shallit (Special Agent in Charge)

Attn: Beneficiary,

This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have
thoroughly investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network
System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors. We the Federal
Bureau Of Investigation want you to stop further communication with any
Impostors claiming to be official. During our Investigation, we noticed that the
reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled
your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance
Payment. Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry of Finance Nigeria on
your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by coordinating
your payment in total $5,900,000.00(Five Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars).

Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you
have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect
you. We the Federal Bureau Of Investigation want you to contact the ATM CARD
CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval
Slip on your behalf which will cost you $150 and note that your Approval Slip
which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.

CONTACT INFORMATION
NAME: Mr. Kelvin Williams
Address: 18 Koffi Crescent Apapa Lagos Nigeria
EMAIL: kelvinwil205@blumail.org

Do contact Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTER with your details, and you
full information So your files would be updated after which he will send the
payment information which you'll use in making payment of $150 via Western Union
Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip
after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated
home address without any further delay. We order you get back to this office
after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response
so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets
to you.

Thanks and hope to read from you soon.

Jeffrey Shallit
Special Agent in Charge
Criminal Division
FBI Los Angeles
1000 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 477-67665
Email: InfraGard.LosAngelees@fbi.gov

Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to
be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact
with Mr. Kelvin Williams of the ATM CARD CENTER who is the rightful person to
deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get
from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.

seems they are using your name now.

Why can't they get prosecuted for impersinating FBI ?

The Person Left Behind said...

I just lost my ATM card the day I got this and started reading it and just cracked up. The sad part is elderly people who are uncomfortable with the system anyway fall victim to this all to often