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There is a fraudulent email that is circulating stating it is from the FBI. It looks legitimate, and it uses the names of FBI officials. It is stating that you have won money and must respond with personal information and a $575.00 fee in order to receive your winnings.
The email is a hoax; please do not respond to this email with any personal information. The FBI website for Internet Crimes is www.ic3.gov, or you can follow this link for the newest hoaxes using the names of FBI executives.
A copy of the text from the fraudulent email:
ANTI-TERRORIST & MONETARY CRIMES DIVISIONeeFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONee
J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDINGeeWASHINGTON, DC USAeeee
ee eeThis e-mail has been issued to you by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company which was designated to be allocated from Nigeria. According to our completed investigation, a Multi-National Lotto company located in Nigeria launched a Lottery System whereby a Software is built to randomly select different alphabets and then select different domains and whichever e-mail seems valid and working wins.
According to our discovery, your e-mail address has legally won you the sum of $1,600,000.00 (One Million, Six Hundred Thousand US Dollars). We discovered that your e-mail address won the Lottery as they advertised your e-mail address all over Nigerian websites, TV stations and even Radio Stations for Advertisement in order to lure other people into playing their Lottery. The Federal Bureau of Investigation found out that the Lottery took place last month and when the Lottery Company was contacted they gave assurance that the winning e-mail address has been contacted, however we discovered that people in which have been contacting you in regards to all types of Money Transfers, Winnings are ALL fake.
The impostors obtained your e-mail address via the public notification of your Lottery Winning, they therefore sent you several false letters. You are immediately advised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to IMMEDIATELY stop all communication with any individual who claims to offer money from an old account, people who claim to work for Central Bank of Nigeria, etc.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby APPROVED to receive the winning prize stated above as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free as the ONLY trusted agent whom has been authorized to handle this transaction is "Mr. Andrew Kelly". According to the Lottery Company, the total sum of $1,600,000 has been deposited at a Security Company (The Hamilton Group) and is hereby Available for you to make a withdrawal.
In order to have the winning prize delivered to you via a Certified Cashier's Check which shall be issued by Bank of America, you will be required to pay for the following below-
1. Cashier's Check Conversion Fee ( Fee for converting the International Payment into a Bank of America Certified Cashier's Check )ee2. Shipping Charges ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's Check to your home address )
The total cost of both required documents would cost $575 (Five Hundred and Seventy Five US Dollars) and your check shall be delivered to you within 24 hours after confirmation of payment by your authorized agent. The Federal Bureau of Investigation attempted to deduct the required $575 from your winning prize, however a pre-authorized check has already been issued out and cannot be reversed. You are therefore responsible for the requested fee of $575, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has authorized you to be rest assured that this transaction is 100% risk free. Therefore, you are to trust ONLY your transaction agent (Mr. Andrew Kelly).
In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact the agent in-charge ( Mr. Andrew Kelly ) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:ee
CONTACT AGENT NAME: ANDREW KELLYee
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
ee eeFULL NAME:eeADDRESS:eeCITY:eeSTATE:eeZIP CODE:eeDIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:eeCURRENT OCCUPATION:ee
ee eeYou will also be required to request details on how to send the required $575.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of $1,600,000 via Certified Cashier's Check issued by Bank Of America, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction : INTL-FBI-283.
ee eeThis letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $575.00 ONLY to Mr. Andrew Kelly via information in which he shall send to you, if you do not receive your winning prize of $1,600,000 we shall be held responsible for the loss and this shall invite a penalty of $8,000 which will be made PAYABLE ONLY to you (The Winner).
ROBERT S. MUELLER, IIIeeDIRECTOReeFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONeeUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEeeWASHINGTON, D.C. 20535