This hit my inbox a few days ago. It’s some kind of masterpiece.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.Federal Bureau Of Investigation.J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington DcCustomers Service Hours / Monday To SaturdayOffice Hours Monday To Saturday:Dear Beneficiary,Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that youhave not received your fund which is to the tune of $16.5million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfishreason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessarydelay in the receipt of your fund.for more information do get back to us.The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current PrimeMinister of Cambodia Excellency Hun Sen to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found notto have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? because we have two method of paymentwhich is by Check or by ATM card?ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $5,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo onit and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2022. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATMcard comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would bemailed to you via FedEx. Because we have signed a contract with FedEx which should expire 19th of August 2017 you will only need to pay $180 instead of $420 savingyou $240 so if youPay before the one week you save $240 note that any one asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stopcommunication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $180.00 nothing more! Nothing less!And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 24hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Government of Cambodia,The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so allyou will ever need to pay is $180.DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $420 but because FedEx have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D whichgives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce fromthe actual fee of $420 to $180 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!To effect the release of your fund valued at $16.5million you are advised to contact ourcorrespondent in Asia the delivery officer Miss.Chi Liko with the information below,Tele:+855977558948Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgYou are adviced to contact her with the informations as stated below:Your full Name..Your Address:…………..Home/Cell Phone:…………..Preferred Payment Method ( ATM / Cashier Check )Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.Yours sincerely,Miss Donna StoryFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEWASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
The FBI is using an email address in the United Arab Emirates? This must be some new high-water mark in international cooperation. The Cambodian angle is really interesting, too.
I also love this bit: “due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason” I wonder if that’s the Trump FBI trying to blame Barack Obama, or what?
Are there any ATMs that let someone withdraw $5,000 a day? Whoever wrote that doesn’t seem to know how ATMs work.
The “monitory crime division” sounds interesting. What do they monitor?
I feel a bit bad laughing at spammers like this, but – really – they have to level up a bit. I wonder if there’s an opportunity for a cloud service to help scammers write better scam letters.