Monday, August 16, 2010

Oh My Word, Are People Really This Stupid?

Lookie what got through my spam filter today. From a yahoo account no less. I guess the FBI is scaling back. (eyeroll)


URGENT:

I AM SPECIAL AGENT JOHN FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) INTELLIGENCE UNIT. WE HAVE JUST INTERCEPTED AND CONFISCATED TWO (2) TRUNK BOXES AT JFK AIRPORT IN NEW YORK, AND ARE ON THE VERGE OF MOVING IT TO OUR BUREAU HEAD QUARTERS.

WE HAVE SCANNED THE SAID BOXES, AND HAVE FOUND IT TO CONTAIN A TOTAL SUM OF 4.1MUSD AND ALSO BACKUP DOCUMENT WHICH BEARS YOUR NAME AS THE RECEIVER OF THE MONEY CONTAINED IN THE BOXES. INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT ON THE DIPLOMAT WHICH ACCOMPANIED THE BOXES INTO THE UNITED STATES HAS IT THAT HE WAS TO DELIVER THIS FUNDS TO YOUR RESIDENCE AS PAYMENT WHICH WAS DUE YOU FROM THE OFFICES IN LONDON AND AFRICA RESPECTIVELY.

WE CROSS-CHECKED ALL LEGAL DOCUMENTATION IN THE BOXES, AND WERE ABOUT TO RELEASE THE CONSIGNMENT TO THE DIPLOMAT, WHEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THE BOXES IS LACKING ONE VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION WHICH AS A RESULT, THE BOXES HAVE BEEN CONFISCATED.

ACCORDING TO SECTION 229 SUBSECTION 31 OF THE 1991 CONSTITUTION IN TAX PAYMENT, YOUR CONSIGNMENT LACKS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE FROM JOINT TEAM OF THE IRS AND HOMELAND SECURITIES, AND THERE FOR, YOU MUST CONTACT US FOR DIRECTION ON HOW TO PROCURE THIS CERTIFICATE, SO THAT YOU CAN BE RELIEVED OF THE CHARGES OF EVADING TAX WHICH IS A PUNISHABLE OFFENSE UNDER SECTION 12 SUBSECTION 441 OF CONSTITUTION ON TAX EVASION.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THIS BUREAU WITHIN 72HOURS, OR YOU WILL BE ARRESTED, INTERROGATED AND PROSECUTED IN THE COURT OF LAW FOR EVADING TAX.

ALSO, YOU MUST NOT CONTACT ANY OTHER BANK FOR ANY PAYMENT, BECAUSE YOUR PAYMENT HAVE BEEN CONFISCATED BY THIS BUREAU.


YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

YOURS IN SERVICE

Agent John Edward
Regional Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Intelligence Field Unit
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.
20535-0001, USA

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication and its attachments may contain non-public, confidential or legally privileged information. The unlawful interception, use or disclosure of such information is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, or have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply email and delete all copies of this communication and attachments without reading or saving them.

6 comments:

Theresa said...

Believe it or not, we had an older gentleman bring a copy of this e-mail in to the bank the other day. He wanted our manager to help him claim his funds.

Yes, people are that stupid.

Chaos-Jamie said...

At least he asked for help without blindly sending his ssn and heaven knows what else.
:)

Senior Citizen said...

Wonder if these fed guys got my coffee cup stashed somewhere. I've been looking all over the ceilings for it, but apparently, Mrs, Senior has sold me out to the caffine branch of FBI/Obama care. Wonder how much she got? Senior Sitzen

mommy4life said...

How do people fall for these? I feel sorry for them.

Anonymous said...

The letter I received came from an email address listed as fbi and they even threatened to arrest me if I didn't come forth. The Nigerians are such scam artists and I would guess lots of people have fallen to their scams or they wouldn't keep doing it.

Anonymous said...

Got the same email... I wish there were real net police who could take care of spam and fake emails. They are trying to just hurt people.