A reader forwarded me this scam.  Why on earth would the FBI be interested in your inheritance (if it was real)? If the CBN knew “fully well that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment” then how did they manage to send it by “wire transfer” – last time I looked you had to actually”have enough facilities” in order to send a wire transfer.

This is just the usual load of made up rubbish by a scammer who wants to get his/her hands on your money by charging you fees.

Actually, the person who sent me this asked if it was real.  I a) directed them to the paragraph at the top of every page of this site and b) asked them if they actually had a very rich African relative.

Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J.Edgar Hoover Buildin
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
DATE: 6/12/2010

Attention Fund Beneficiary,

This is an official advice from the Federal Bureau Of Investigation Foreign Remittance Telegraphic Dept, It Has Come To Our Notice That The C.B.N Bank Nigeria District Has Released 10,500,000.00 U.S Dollars Into Bank Of America In Your Name As The Beneficiary, By Inheritance Means.

The C.B.N Bank Nigeria Knowing Fully Well That They Do Not Have Enough Facilities To Effect This Payment From The United Kingdom To Your Account, Used What We Know As A Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment S.T.D.P To Pay This Fund Through Wire Transfer, They Used This Means To Complete The Payment.

These letter serves as notification of the present transaction confirmed in your name, on our research and investigations as a mode of operation with the Federal Bureau Of Investigation Banking Commission, we investigated a fresh transfer what of million dollars as mentioned above in your name. The funds are undergoing proper verifications to proof the legitimacy of the transaction, you are to provide all the legal documents to back up the transaction and clear all requirements on your behalf.

They Are Still, Waiting For Confirmation From You On The Already Transferred Funds Which Was Made In Direct Transfer So That They Can Do Final Crediting To Your Account. Secret Diplomatic Payments Are Not Made Unless The Funds Are Related To Terrorist Activities Why Must Your Payment Be Made In Secret Transfer, If Your Transaction Is Legitimate, If You Are Not A Terrorist, Then Why Did You Not Receive The Money Directly Into Your Account, This Is A Pure Coded ,Means Of Payment.

Records Which We Have Had With This Method Of Payment In The Past Has Always Been Related To Terrorist Acts, We Do Not Want You To Get Into Trouble As Soon As These Funds Reflect In Your Account In The U.S.A, So It Is Our Duty As A Word Wide Commission To Correct This Little Problem Before This Fund Will Be Credited Into Your Personal Account. The funds are presently on hold for further proof of the legal documents before releasing directly to you.

Due To The Increased Difficulty And Unnecessary Scrutiny By The American Authorities When Funds Come From Outside Of America, precisely Africa, The Federal Bureau Of Investigation Bank Commission For Europe Has Stopped The Transfer On Its Way To Deliver Payment Of $10,500,000.00 To Debit Your Reserve Account And Pay You Through A Secured Diplomatic Transit Account (S.D.T.A). We Govern And Oversees Funds Transfer For The World Bank And The Rest Of The World.

We Advice You Contact Us Immediately, As The Funds Have Been Stopped And Are Being Held In Our Custody ,Until You Can Be Able To Provide Us With A Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(Dist) Within 3 Days From The World Local Bank That Authorize The Transfer From Where The Funds Was Transferred From To Certify That The Funds That You Are About To Receive From Nigeria Are Antiterrorist/Drug Free Or We Shall Have Cause To Cross And Impound The Payment, We Shall Release The Funds Immediately We Receive This Legal Documents .

We have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the amount involve, we want to make sure is a clean and legal money you are about to receive. Be informed that the fund are now in United State in your name , but right now we have ask the bank not to release the fund to anybody that comes to them , unless we ask them to do so, because we have to carry out our investigations first before releasing the fund to you. Note that the fund is in the BANK OF AMERICA right now, but we have ask them not to credit the fund to you yet, because we need a solid proof and verifications from you before releasing the funds.

So to this regards you are to re-assure and proof to us that what you are about to receive is a clean money by sending to us Federal Bureau Of Investigation Identification Record and also Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST) to satisfy to us that the money your about to receive is legitimate and real money. You are to forward the documents to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you don’t have it let us know so that we will direct and inform you where to obtain the document and send to us so that we will ask the bank holding the funds the Bank Of America to go ahead Crediting your account immediately.

This Documents are to be issued to you from the World Local Bank that Authorized the transfer, so get back to us immediately if you don’t have the document so that we will inform you the particular place to obtain the document in Federal Republic of Nigeria, because we have come to realize that the fund was Authorized by H.S.B.C Bank in London and release by C.B.N.Bank Nigeria.


Final Instruction:

Shawn Henry
Director ,
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington D.C.