Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:39 PM
“AGENT SHAWN HENRY” <email@example.com>
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON DC.
WASHINGTON D.C ROOM, 7367
J. EDGAR HOOVER FBI BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
NW WASHINGTON, DC 20535, 0001.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SEEKING TO WIRETAP THE INTERNET
We sincerely apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, phone call or a face-to-face conversation, it is due to the urgency and importance of the security information involve. In the quest to cushion the effect of the global financial crisis, American government through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington, DC and the Internet Crime Complaint Center (ic3) has signed an agreement with Nigeria for an immediate release of all overdue funds presently logged in their treasury and ensure it is disbursed to the rightful beneficiaries in any part of the world. If you the beneficiary would adhere to this notification it will help stabilize the various economies of the world and reduce the effect of this depressing recession.
Prior to this agreement our team of security experts has swung into action for transparency and accountability of this periodic project. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (Global Intelligence, Cyber Division) saddled with the responsibility of monitoring activities going on over the internet have discovered your name in the list of unpaid contractors and it might interest you to know that we have conducted a comprehensive investigation on this discovery as stipulated on our protocol of operation and have confirmed that the inheritance fund was endorsed in your favor and it is 100% genuine and hitch free from all facets. You have the lawful right to contact the appropriate authority to claim your payment without further delay.
Further findings revealed that some corrupt ex- government officials are conniving with some officials of Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance to change your account and transfer your inheritance funds to a strange account in Canada through a man by the name Mr. Andrew Svenkeson who purported to be your cousin, he presented some necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed by you for to the release of your contract fund valued USD $10,700,000.00 (Ten million seven hundred thousand United States dollars).
Mr. Andrew Svenkeson bank details:
314 Harwood ave. s unit
Hpo5 Ajax, ont. l1s 2ji, Canada.
Account Number: 321020072923
Account Name: Andrew Francis Svenkeson
As a matter of urgency, you are requested to contact the Central Bank of Nigeria to confirm that Mr. Andrew Francis Svenkeson is your true representative, so that Central Bank of Nigeria will disburse the inheritance fund to the bank account above and update their payment record but if this Mr. Andrew Francis Svenkeson is not your cousin/representative ensure you send a disclaimer to the executive governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and instruct him to remit your fund to you without delay via an ATM digital card which is the most secured way to receive fund of such magnitude. Below is the officially established email address of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Name: Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Office Address: Central Bank of Nigeria,
Tinubu Square, Lagos – Nigeria.
We advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Central Bank of Nigeria with the address above and be assured that we are monitoring all their activities as well as your correspondence at all level. If you are presently dealing with any financial institution(s) or person(s) claiming to have relevance to the payment of your overdue funds out-side the above financial institution you are warned in your own interest to stop further communication.
Be informed that any delay in reaction to this letter will be assumed that Mr. Andrew Francis Svenkeson is your true representative and the funds will be remitted into the nominated bank account that he has provided. The Central Bank of Nigeria will not be held responsible for any wrong transfer made due to your inability to furnish them with proper/correct information. If you need further assistance and direction, contact us via our free domain network email address
: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Agent Shawn Henry,
Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division.
The first sentence of this spam should be more than enough to alert you that it is spam: “We sincerely apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail.” The actual FBI would never just carelessly send “sensitive information via the internet”! They might think they’re fooling you with their email@example.com address, but it’s spam—so delete it.