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    Gutsy 419 scam

    Just arrived, from the FBI, by way of an AOLer in Brazil...and that Nigerian IP:
    Return-path: <[email protected]>
    Envelope-to: <<redacted>>
    Delivery-date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 23:23:18 -0400
    Received: from spock.promitos.com.br ([187.4.205.91])
    by <<redacted>> with esmtp (Exim 4.69)
    (envelope-from <[email protected]>)
    id 1MYAcJ-00015C-0s
    for <<redacted>>; Mon, 03 Aug 2009 23:23:11 -0400
    Received: by spock (Postfix, from userid 112)
    id 15B8AD8921; Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:11:25 -0300 (BRT)
    Received: from User (unknown [41.217.0.3])
    by spock (Postfix) with ESMTPA id 89B4FD88FF;
    Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:10:16 -0300 (BRT)
    Reply-To: <[email protected]>
    From: "Mr. Paul Smith"<[email protected]>
    Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
    J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D.C
    Tel: 1-206-666-6052 or 206-350-2807
    Fax: Tel: 1-206-666-6052 or 206-350-2807

    Attn: Beneficiary,

    This is to Officially Inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated by the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having a Legal Transaction with one Barrister Robert Scheels of the Federal Ministry Of Finance Nigeria. During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfill your Financial Obligation giving to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.

    So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by arranging your payment in total of US$800,000.00 in an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw money in anywhere of the world. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in the ATM CARD by contacting the ATM CARD CENTER.

    Also, we have being informed by Mr. Robert Scheels that he gave you instructions on how to proceed and contact the ATM CARD CENTER for their requirements to procure your Approval Slip which contains details of your PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN) which you would use in activating and operating your ATM CARD in any ATM Machine closer to you and note that to procure your Approval Slip it would cost you $550.00. Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, all you did have to do is to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free so do contact the ATM CARD CENTRE so they could let you know on how to make payment for the procurement of your Approval Slip which is the only payment needed before the delivery of your ATM CARD is being effected.

    Below are the contact details of the ATM CARD CENTRE which you are to proceed and contact them for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip after making payment of $550.00

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Name: Mr. Paul Smith
    Email: .[email protected]

    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
    Note: Do disregard any email you get from any imposter or office claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are advised only to be in contact with Mr. Paul Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person you are suppose to deal with in regards your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any email you get from imposters to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.
    Pretty gutsy, taking the name of the FBI in vain like that. Cheeky monkeys. More grammatical errors than one of my posts, even.
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    Interesting. How did you obtain this information?
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    It was emailed to me, like most 419 scams are.
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    I've never understand advanced-fee fraud. Why would one respond/comply with an email from a complete stranger in the hopes of getting more money?

    I think I just answered my own question, hopes of more money

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquariusADMIN View Post
    I've never understand advanced-fee fraud. Why would one respond/comply with an email from a complete stranger in the hopes of getting more money?

    I think I just answered my own question, hopes of more money
    Money is the root of all evil, right?

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    Yes Mike it is
    - Awww now they use the FBI to lure potential victims in. I personally keep them and forward them off to 419

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Money is the root of all evil, right?
    Actually it's the love of money being the root of all evil.
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    Just hit reply and tell them to send you the ATM worth 799,450.00 and keep the 550.00 they deducted from it.

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    You'd think that if these dingbats were serious about running these scams, they'd hire some english speaking person to generate these e-mails.... buncha tools.

    I think you should reply to them and tell them you need to talk to them right away and give them the number to a local FBI office.

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    My IP >> 127.0.0.1 Hack Away!!

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    The non-American spelling of the word "center" was the first thing to catch my eye. I'm sure the FBI would have caught that one
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    Its amazing how many people fall for these scams, in my workplace in the bank, the most common scam like this is not email but rougue insarance companys posing as insurance brokers for conract phone companys

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    wow that is a good one.
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