The Spam Report: Day #100: "FROM THE FBI"
The Heat. The Fuzz. Johnny Law. The 5-0.
The FBI are coming after me on Day #100 of the Spam Report.
Well, actually they're apparently coming after Pete in Cottage Grove who provided this to us for this week's viewer submission. But, and with these spam emails, there is always a "but," they won't throw Pete in jail for money laundering and conspiring with "bank(s) or person(s) in Nigeria or the United kingdom or any part of the world" if, and this is a big if, he responds within 72 hours with personal information because there are allegedly two consignment boxes containing $4.1 million that Special Agent Erick Bolt of the FBI discovered at New York's JFK Airport.
Pete told me he was going to take his chances and not contact them back. Considering he sent me this email a couple weeks ago and he has not contacted me again from jail, I'm going to say he did the right thing.
Don't know why the FBI is being used so often these days in these spam emails, but you can rest assured, if you are somehow being linked to millions of dollars and money laundering, you will see them in person. They'll be dressed in those blue windbreakers with yellow FBI writing on the back.
They're not sending you an email. They've got better ways of getting your attention.
Thanks Pete for sharing this.
If you have an email you want to warn your neighbors about, please send it to me: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully we can share it on The Spam Report.
After that, say it with me: Just hit delete.
From: "AGENT ERICK BOLT"<1234ONE0@AOL.JP>
Subject: RE: FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI).
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Intelligence Field Unit J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.
I am Special Agent Erick Bolt from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Intelligence Unit, we Intercepted two consignment boxes at JFK Airport, New York, the boxes were scanned but found out that it contained large sum of money ($4.1 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 Republic 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 confiscate 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 or you will be prosecuted in a court of law for money laundering, 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 Erick Bolt
Regional Deputy Director
Intelligence Field Unit