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The FBI’s ATM Card

Good thing I’m not dumb as a box of rocks, or I might think the Director of the FBI wants me to send him $110.

Folks, for years now I sometimes play a game here on T4E called Let’s Count The Typos! where I post samples of 419 scam e-mails, various phishing scam e-mails, and other cybercrime ‘attack’ e-mails (such as emails with a virus attached). I do this for two reasons: one, to educate readers about online fraud; and, two, the Engrish is often hilarious.

An alert reader (thank you Larry C.) sent me this 419 scam e-mail, and when I read it, all I could say was “wow”. It is insulting on many levels, but it does have this going for it —> I think it just may be the All Time Winner of the game, and I think you are going to say “wow” too…

Once Again It’s Time To Play Let’s Count The Typos!

> From: mueller.cv@ic.fbi.gov

> Subject: Beneficiary
> Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 22:42:50 +0700
> To:
>
> Attn: Beneficiary,
>
> This is to Officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having an illegal Transaction with Impostors claiming to be Prof. Charles C. Soludo of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Aziza, MrFrank Nweke, none officials of Oceanic Bank, Zenith Banks, kelvin Young of HSBC,Ben of Fedex,Ibrahim Sule,Larry Christopher, Puppy Scammers are impostors claiming to be the Federal Bureau Of Investigation. During our Investigation, we noticed that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfilled your Financial Obligation given to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.
>
>
> Therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by cordinating your payment in total USD$11,000.000.00 in an ATM CARD which you can use to withdraw money from any ATM MACHINE CENTER anywhere in the world with a maximum of $4,000 to $5,000 United States Dollars daily. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in an ATM CARD.
>
>
> Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, you have to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free it is our duty to protect the American Citizens. All I want you to do is to contact the ATM CARD CENTER via email for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip on your behalf which will cost you $110.00 only and note that your Approval Slip which contains details of the agent who will process your transaction.
>
>
> CONTACT INFORMATION
> NAME: Mike Williams
> EMAIL:mikewilliams18@yahoo.cn ¹
> Telephone Number: +234-803-357-0260
>
>
> You are adviced to contact Mr mike williams with the informations as stated below:
>
>
> Your full Name..
> Your Address:…………..
> Home/Cell Phone:…………..
> Age
> Current occupation:
>
>
> So your files would be updated after which he will send the payment informations which you’ll use in making payment of $110.00 via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram Transfer for the procurement of your Approval Slip after which the delivery of your ATM CARD will be effected to your designated home address without any further delay.
>
>
> We order you get back to this office after you have contacted the ATM SWIFT CARD CENTER and we do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.
>
> Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
>
> FBI Director Robert S.Mueller III.
>
> Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to
>

¹ .cn = China

… “Federal Ministry Of Finance”… “Intelligence Monitoring Network System”..
Wow. Good thing I’m not dumb as a box of rocks, or I might think the Director of the FBI wants me to send him $110.

Hey, Cyber Czar. I am fed up with this *stuff*. Can you do something about this please? Pretty please with sugar on top?

The following is not scam-related (nor Engrish)…


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May 20, 2010 Posted by | cyber crime, e-mail, Internet scam, spam and junk mail | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments