This one is un-believable some one would even try it, shear stupidity
had to pass it on.
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
441 4th Street NW, Suite 1145S
Washington, DC 20001
I received instruction from the Police Department ,Home land Security and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI) here in the United States of America to prosecute you over allegations of money laundering and terrorist ($10m usd) related activities to which there is over whelming evidence of your nvolvement.
Note a copy of this email have been forwarded to the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA POLICE/AUTHORITIESand will be ordered for your immediate arrest.
The need for your urgent prosecution arose from your inability to secure the mandatory Clearance Certificatefrom the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria inspite of several opportunities given to you by the Police Department,Home land Security and FBI.
Inview of the indicting report submitted to the Police Department ,Home land Security and FBI by theEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Police Department, Home land Security and FBI has recommended for your immediate prosecution.
You just have to obtain the required Certificate from EFCC- CHAIRMAN, MRS. FARIDA WAZIRI here is her e-mail address : email@example.com and the Certificate will cost you $370.00 only
We are giving you notice of service of writing of summons after seven days of receiving this letter by mail. If after the seven days and you are not able to obtain the Certificate to clear yourself before the Police Department ,Home land Security and FBI, Legal prosecution will begin immediately.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Yours in service,
these spammers and scammers are getting very clever. i never open spam but one caught my eye yesterday in my spam folder. the subject line said 'Your content has been stolen! so i looked at it and there was nothing in there but someone trying to sell something.
This is crazy! What kind of an idiot would fall for such nonsense?
It's always obvious to me when something like this is a scam. I'm certified to teach English on BOTH coasts. Clearly this letter was written by someone who has ANOTHER language as their "first" language.
I can tell when someone simply didn't pay attention in high school and when someone was raised with another language as their "first" language.
That's why I find it funny (in a sad, pathetic way)when someone whose "first" language is obviously NOT English gets high scores on a writing site.
Strange how a site that insists on the use of the English language does not penalize those who clearly cannot use it correctly.
Yes, you would think the scammers would take the time to hire someone to ghostwrite for them or at least EDIT their material. Then again, if they did even more stupid people in the world would lose their money; wouldn't they?
Well, this is a particularly creative one. These clowns have managed to mix the US government, whoever the so-called people are in Nigeria, paying to buy one's way out of this make-believe "legal trouble" - and to top it all off, someone is stupid enough to think the US government's first contact with someone it plans to prosecute is through e.mail.
FYI to Any Scammers/Potential Scammers Reading Here: The police and government officials in the US do not deal in e.mails, you morons. If there's one thing worse than a clever scammer, it's a dumb scammer.
More clever? Jeez these guys still need the services of a good copywriter. Plus if I were running a foreign scam I'd probably use not only an American name, but also something that ended in, oh I don't know, .gov. Anyone who gets taken in by this deserves everything they get.
omg! Best fraud e-mail, EVER! Hands down. (That I've seen anyways...)I almost want to print it out and put it on the wall. Too funny.
You're in big trouble buddy.
I'll allow you to use my secret underground bunker until things blow over for $185.00.
I've never fallen for one of these. They just sound too fishy. Plus, if it was that important, it wouldn't just come in an email. It would be sent certified mail or something. The whole thing is totally ridiculous.
Wow! I'm jealous. I still only get the ones that tell my I won the EU lottery . . .
No I think I just got the ultimate in email fraud today:
One of the things I found suspicious was the hushmail account. Basically hushmail is one of those "keep your privacy" email sites that allow you to set up a throwaway email account. Second was the use of tinyurl. It makes sense to use that in a forum or tweet, as you may be limited in the number of characters you can use in those media. It does not make sense in an email.
So to continue my investigation, I clicked on the site, which forwarded me to http://processor.paychecks-now.com/
Hmm. This sounds suspiciously like the stuff envelopes for cash scam that has been around forever, only updated for the 21st century. Now I go to Google. Ah, Google my friend, you never let me down. Doing a search of the website name, I find dozens of similar sites from all over the world. Uh oh, doesn't look good. http://www.google.com/search?source=ig& … =&aqi=
So finally, I search Google for email processor and find, you guessed it, pages detailing how email processing is a scam. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en& … aqi=g9g-s1
This helpful ezine article was on the first page: http://ezinearticles.com/?Email-Process … p;id=65611
That is how you detect a fraud. As frauds go, this one was pretty good. But a little research "busts" this particular scam.
lol, wow and I thought the "you've won the lottery and I can wire you the money just give me your bank account info" was weird....LMBO
But seriously guys, I agree it's probably all a scam, but the means by which we're investigating is at least as flawed as the subject being investigated.
Every piece of evidence gathered from google searches proclaiming the subject (in this case email processing) a scam, is trying to sell you something which they claim is "the real way to make money online".
It would seem to be an extremely popular technique, to appear helpful to the reader and then gently nudge them in the direction of your product.
Sadly, I find I can't believe a single review out there on any "making money from home opportunities", and like most others out there I cannot afford to try them out either.
Lol...yes, a government agency would have a Yahoo email address
Okay, I tried to post here 3 times. I can't see my postings except when I go to reply. I would like to delete the other two...
Never mind...they showed up
What a sorry mess this scammer business is. Some people actually fall for it. I wish the powers that be could do something about it. My junk email box is full of this crap.
I recently got an email from a friend with a suspicious link in it. Without clicking the link or replying to the email, I sent him a new email saying his comp had probably been taken over by malware and that it had probably emailed everyone on his contact list. Of course, it did. Those kind of things really suck, they're all over MySpace and such to, leading you to sites that will automatically give you malware... -sigh-
You should see the scams in which so-called millionaires want to help you to earn your first million by being a copycat or duplicator of their ideas- in ebooks that get branded, hot selling videos and other tickle your greed/boost your ego upsell.Sometimes they make it easy by offering freebies and bonuses. They may even promise not to harvest or sell your email address.Wow! Whether from Nigeria, United States or Australia etc.scammers are born and begin to operate every split second!
The funniest one I ever had was from a chinease atorney; his wealthy client had pass away and guess what .... so was the rest of his familly because they were just happen to hoildaying together when a tsunami came around and kill the load of them.
the attorney find my name (which if you pronunce it with a chinease accent might just sound really chinease!)suggest I claim the dead man wealth -the attorney will have process the claim and we will have share the money!
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