The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a website. It's www.fbi.gov.
In fact, if you ever get an email claiming to be from a government official and it's from a personal account (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or in today's case, hortas.com.ar), you can likely surmise it is NOT, I repeat, NOT, from a government official.
Thanks to Gordy and Joann for today's submission. They were allegedly reached out to by an "FBI agent" because he allegedly found $4.3 million at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport that had "some backup documents which bears your name as the Beneficiary/Receiver of the money."
It's hard to get past the tortured English here which you would hope would be a condition of graduating from the FBI Academy, but to believe this is real, you'd have to believe the Nigerian government had sent you money through a United Kingdom security company because...
Hear that??? (Crickets)
There is no plausible way this is true. Thanks to Gordy and Joann for sharing.
If you get an email you want to warn your neighbors about, please send it to me: mailto:email@example.com
And then, do as Gordy and Joann suggest, "you can trash it."
I'm out of the office the rest of the week, so the Spam Report will be back on Monday, June 30.
From: Agent Donald W. Freese [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 11:08 PM
Subject: FROM FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Intelligence Field Unit Dallas Fortworth
International Airport, Texas.
I am Special Agent Donald W. Freese from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Intelligence Field Unit, we Intercepted two consignment boxes at Dallas Fortworth International Airport, Texas, the boxes were scanned but found out that it contained large sum of money ($4.3 million) and also some backup documents which bears your name as the Beneficiary/Receiver of the money, Investigation carried out on the diplomat that accompanied the boxes into the United States, said that he was to deliver the fund to your residence as overdue payment owed to you by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the security company in the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, we cross check all legal documents in the boxes but we found out that your consignment was lacking an important document and we cannot release the boxes to the diplomat until the document is found, right now we have no other choice than to confiscated your consignment.
According to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) in Title 26 also contain reporting requirement on a Form 8300, Report of Cash Payment Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business, money laundering activity may violate 18 USC 1956, 18 USC 1957, 18 USC 1960, and provision of Title 31, and 26 USC 6050I of the United States Code (USC), this section will discuss only those money laundering and currency violation under the jurisdiction of IRS, your consignment lacks proof of ownership certificate from the joint team of IRS and IRC, therefore you need to reply back immediately for direction on how to procure this certificate to enable us relieved the charge of evading the law on you, which is a punishable offense in the United States.
You are required to reply back within 72hours for normalization and release of your consignment boxes for onward delivery to your address, also you are instructed to desist from further contact with any bank(s) or person(s) in Nigeria or the United kingdom or any part of the world regarding your payment because your consignment has been confiscated by the Federal Bureau here in the United States.
Yours In Service,
Agent Donald W. Freese
Regional Deputy Director
Intelligence Field Unit