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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just got this in my mail, had no dealings with scammers (love reading about them tho)
Don't know how to get the header details in Hotmail ???

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dept: Anti-Terrorist & Monetary Crimes Division
Office: Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Address: J. Edgar Hoover Building 93 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001


This is to officially inform you that a foreign bank from West Africa have transferred funds worth Millions of United States Dollars with your name as the beneficiary. This foreign bank knows that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment from their location to your account and therefore they used what is known as Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) to do this transfer and they are currently awaiting a confirmation from you for final crediting to your account. Secret diplomatic payments are not made unless the funds are related to terrorist activities, so if you are not intending to finance terrorism and your transaction is legitimate, why then did you agree to receive these funds through this means that was used instead of a direct transfer to your account?

Our findings shows that this method of transfer was used in the past to finance terrorist acts, so there is need to correct this problem now to avoid you getting into trouble when the funds reflects in your account. Under the United Nations monetary rules it is our duty as a world wide commission to correct this little problem before this fund will be credited into your personal account. Due to the increased difficulty and security measures set up by the United States for the transfer of funds from foreign banks, the FBI foreign bank commission have stopped the transfer on its way to debit your reserve account and pay you through a secured diplomatic transit account (s.d.t.a) We govern and oversee funds transfer for the World Bank and the rest of the world.

We have decided to contact you directly to acquire the proper Verifications and proof from you in order to ensure that the money you are about to receive is clean and legal . The funds are right here in United State in your name, but the bank has been instructed not to release the funds to anybody until we have finalized our investigations. Note that the funds will not be credited into your personal account until the needed document is provided.

Your duty is to proof to us that the funds you are about to receive is a clean and the only way to proof that is by sending us this Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer(DIST). You are to forward this document to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you don't have it let us know so that we will direct you to where you will obtain it so that your funds can be released. This document is to be issued to you from the location of the foreign bank to effect your funds transfer.

The Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer (DIST) often referred to as a Criminal History Record or Rap Sheet, is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. This Condition is Valid until 3 days after which the funds shall be confiscated and legal action will be taken against you.Guarantee: Funds will be released upon confirmation of the DIST document.


Final Instruction;

1. Credit payment instruction: irrevocable credit guarantee.
2. Beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared.
3. Beneficiaries bank in can only release funds.
4. Upon confirmation from the world bank / united nations.
5. Bearers must clear bank protocol and validation request.


NOTE: We have requested for the DIST document to make available the most complete and update records possible for the enhancement of public safety, welfare and security of Society while recognizing the importance of individual privacy rights. If you fail to provide the Document to us, we will charge you with the financial crimes. The United Nations Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI Identification Record to obtain a copy of his or her own Record for review. The FBI Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS) Division processes these requests to check illegal activities.

FBI Director.
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi and welcome here.

Yes, that is definitely a scam. If you go to the FBI's website you'll see that they even have a page warning about emails just like that one.

To view the headers in hotmail:

While looking at the list of emails in your inbox, do not open the email you want to view headers for, but right click on the subject and choose "view message source". It should open the full email, including headers.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

100% total scam. The lads love to pretend to be the FBI in their scams.

A few points that apply to all of these kinds of scams.

1. Robert Mueller does not get personally involved in people's financial transactions.
2. Security agencies wouldn't get involved in monetary transactions before they occur.
3. If he did write to you, Robert Mueller would speak and write in decent English--the types of errors in this email place it squarely in Western Africa.
4. The FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security would not be contacting potential criminals via email. You can bet that if they thought you were a threat to the US, they would be on your doorstep faster than you can read an email.
5. If there was such a thing as SDTP (a secret transfer process for terrorists existing only in the mind of these scammers), the federal government KNEW that this was used solely for funding terrorists, then
a) this secret transfer method would be closed down, or
b) if money had been transferred to you by this method, you would be sitting in a jail cell right now.
6. If you google "Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer" --all you will find is scam letters, because this is another case of scammer fiction. Diplomatic immunity applies to diplomats, not to average citizens anyway.

Since there is no contact email in this letter, I am assuming you will have to hit reply to send email to the good Robert Mueller, or that you have received (or will receive) a second email telling you all about this transaction. In either case, that reply address will be through a free email provider such as yahoo, and not (though the occasional scammer spoofs the address so that it looks like it came from them)--of course they have no intention of you contacting the real FBI. Then you will learn about the fees you have to pay to get these documents that are needed to claim your money.

by the way, does this look familiar?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 3:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you

Checked the headers and came from a gmail address
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