Monday, February 13, 2012

I received a letter from the FBI

I just received this email from the "FBI." See below. Quite a while ago, I posted a blog offering my writing and editing services to the offshore spammers for only a small percentage of their profits. As you can see, they have yet to accept. 

To their credit, Robert Mueller is indeed the Director of Public Affairs for the FBI. Everything else is not convincing.

The font lacks significant gravitas for an FBI communication. The date is written in European style with the month second. To say the least, the opening sentence of 107 words is a bit awkwardly constructed. Try reading it aloud. The document contains the usual mismatches of singular and plural. The syntax shouts, "I'm not a speaker of American English."

My offer still stands. All they need to do is forward me their credit card and bank account numbers. My logistics agent will take care of the details.

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
DATE: 09/02/2012,
Website: www.fbi.com

This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that your e-mail address was among the e-mail that won this year UK National lottery award which you did not claim, we want to let you know that one of the bank worker where your fund was deposited arrange with his friend to come as the owner of the e-mail that won the prize which they claim your fund, but now your fund has been recovered from them and the people that claim your fund has been arrested.

If you receive any e-mail that you did not understand that is from unknown person to you please do forward it to us to verify and bring the person to justice.

 We have gone through your Identification record and we have verified a lot of things about you. It has come to the attention of our Money Trafficking investigation department, that you have some funds valued $950,000.00 Pounds on your name, The said payment is awaiting adjudication and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you, this funds are from UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Re-confirm,Names,Address,Cell Phone, Phone Number, to avoid double claim of your fund.

Your Immediate response will be an advantage.

Robert Mueller
Public Affairs Director - FBI.

7 comments:

Vickie@Demand_Euphoria said...

Is this the kind of thing the FBI usually deals with? Unclaimed international lottery jackpots?

Carol McIntosh said...

What a laugh! I received something similar a couple of years ago.

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Might have been a slow day for the "Money Trafficking Investigation Department."

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Thanks for the comments.

And sonodoc99 over on Twitter pointed out something I missed. The FBI's website is ".gov" not ".com."

Josh said...

I distrust anything written in Comic Sans

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/20/comic-sans-strikes-again_n_653035.html

Anonymous said...

Yeah I got one today ... what a load od Crook!!!!
Bermudian

Anonymous said...

I received an e-mail similar to this also. Wanting me to pay $96.00 to aquire funds from a lottery over-seas.

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