Internet scams: claiming to be law enforcement (police, FBI), and verifying other frauds

As the scammers get more seasoned, they also become bolder, and more "creative".

Here is a set of emails that were sent to me by various scam attempt recepients.

They claim that they are law enforcement, from Metropolitan Police in the UK, to the FBI, and others.

They all warn the prospective victims of all the scams on the internet and then proceed to vouch for the very scam they have sent earlier to the same person, giving him a false sense of verification and validation.

From: Police Metropolitan
Subject: FROM METROPOLITAN POLICE...........GET BACK TO US.
To: "some one"
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 6:56 AM

Nice to hear from you,

We discovered that their a lot of internet scams that is why the Chevron Texaco Oil nd Gas Company came for our assitants.

Thank God that they belief from evidence that we are there to serve peopple.some came with evidence that serves reality that some scamer use to to scam peoople which will dont want you all to get involve that is the most reason that we dont want you to loose your funds because its your,and we are trying for you so that our draft can get to you.

We will advice you that you should to get back to the Anthony Barrister Sheiok Hennesy so that she will give give neccessary advice to follow so that your funds shall get to you,and try to comply with what she ask you to do.And do always get back to us more more advice.

Yours truly,
Sir Paul Stephenson
Met Chief

And another one from the FBI:

From: Paul Rex
Subject: Award Alert From FBI... We are Investigation Chill Charl On Insures Related To Fraud.
To: "some one"
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 1:43 PM

Dear [Name withheld],

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Has discovered through our intelligence Monitoring Network, that you had a transaction with the FREE LOTTERY ONLINE Anniversary Int. Mega Jackpot UK,as the Beneficiary of the said $2,000,000.00 (Two Million United States Dollars) confirmed in a Cash Consignment with Lewis Robert Tellar in India

So the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) WASHINGTON DC, in conjunction with the Scotland Yard, Has screened through our various Monitoring Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you have with FREE LOTTERY Anniversary Lottery Int. Mega Jackpot UK is Legal and you have the Lawful Right to claim your due Prize of $2,000,000.00(Two Million United States Dollars) confirmed in a Cash Consignment.

We advise you to go ahead with Lewis Robert Tellar for the payment requested by him as we are monitoring all their services and network. Be advised that any letter or lottery Notification received from anybody or company should be forwarded to us with immediate effect.
The UK Government has spent over 1.7 million pounds to make sure scammers are brought before the law. They are still ready to spend more to make sure they are brought before the law.Meanwhile, you are advised to continue with the procedure of the Lottery House FREE LOTTERY Anniversary Lottery Int. with Lewis Robert Tellar,

They have their own legal procedure which we have examined and confirmed Legal. Do Follow their instructions while you keep us updated for more details. You are advised to contact the necessary office for more details of Transfer of your funds so far as we are monitoring every move now.

Please, be advised and be aware that your won funds of approximately $2,000,000.00 has been inssued out in a check by The CEO of FREE LOTTERY ONLINE as confirmed by the Monitoring network. For your own good you are advised to confirm any lottery promo you have either involved your self with in the past to enable us investigate if they are scammers.
This lottery Promotion has been confirmed Legal and every others are still under investigation, and so many others are scam, most especially from the UK and ASIA

You are advised to respond to the Lottery Management as soon as possible so that your prize can be conveyed to you in your convenient channel you deem fit to have it delivered to you,MAKE SURE YOU AVOID ANY TRANSACTION WITH ANDY BENSON and CHILL CHARL,THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS INVESTIGATION FOR INVOLVING WITH FRAUD PRACTICES.

Please note that you are to send to us your personal authentic valid I.D CARD Or Any Form Of Identification details to commence more investigation on this case E.g,

1.NAME IN FULL,
2.HOME ADDRESS,
3.OCCUPATION,
4.HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED,
5 TELEPHONE NUMBER,

You are thereby advice to get back to the new consultant LEWIS ROBERT TELLAR for more information in regards to your won Prize and any email from our consultant to you should also be sent down to us so that we can further and process your won claims/Prize on time.

Contact Person:Lewis Robert Tellar.

Email: tellar@consultant.com

I await your swift and positive response towards this mail as soon as possible
Best Regards
Detective Paul Rex
Head Officer,Internet Crimes And Fraud Investigator
FBI UK Internet Fraud Watch/Alert
E-mail:fbiunitedstates@hotmail.com
Email:fbiunitedstates@usa.com
Tel +1 448 280 0444
Fax +1 448 280 0888

And another one:

From: "Metropolitan Police Service"
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 19:22:50 +0100
Subject: Your payment overview
LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING UNIT
Wellington House 67-73 Buckingham Gate
London SW1E 6BE

Attention: Beneficiary,
Dated: 7th/FEB/2009

RE: AN IN-DEPT INVESTIGATION INTO YOUR DELAYED PAYMENT

We wish to inform you that it has come to our notice through our online security service that a huge amount of United States Dollars was scheduled to be remitted into your bank account a few months ago.

According to the report we received from the paying bank here in London, it states expressly that you have been dealing with the wrong people who have used several fake documents to obtain money from you for payment of charges/fees which we consider to be obnoxious.

We have been mandated to step into your transaction and put a STOP ORDER pending until you revert to us for clarification why your money is been delayed more than is necessary. You are hereby advised to stop further communications with your partners in Africa and Europe and co-operate with us to assist you get your payment in record time.

The government of the United Kingdom will not hesitate to bring you to book if you ignore this notice as your payment is causing so much embarrassment to our government and global financial Institutions who repose so much trust in the British banking sector for competence and accountability.

We have resolved with the internal Minister that your money should be paid to you through an Interswitch ATM Card (Automatic Teller Machine) You will only be allowed to withdraw $50,000 per day. The ATM will be loaded with $10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars Only. This is inline with the international monetary regulations that not more than $10M should be loaded in an ATM Card. The PIN (Personal Identification Number) would be sent to you alone to your private email box for security reasons.

In view of the foregoing, you are expected to send us your mailing address where you wish the ATM card to me mailed to you by a UK Courier Company. You must also send us proof of ownership of the said fund before we can be able to process your ATM Card. This is for security reasons as there are many fraudsters on the internet.

We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

My direct telephone number is:+44 70457 17275
Direct fax:+44 8709 743597

We are glad to be of services to you.

Yours faithfully,
Inspector Donald Boldman
Metropolitan Police Service
London, England.

CC: British Home Office Logistics Department
CC: United States Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Beware of these new tactics, and do not fall for them.

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HI ,

I make the biggest in my life, I believe a scams people. They e mail me i win 850000 dollars in uk lottery,but i have to pau 75 pound,and i did. after i pay they said i have to scan it and email it to them,and i did. They said when they get it they send me the money straightaway. They never.They email me again to pay the tax for the inland revenue and i have to fill up a form they send. they ask me to pay 1653 pound.I know they lying.but its too late i pay by western union the 75 pound.

Their address Victoria house, 144-146 beddington lane, UK.
their telephone; +44 7031928673
another address:28 Tanfield rd,croydon London.

Their names: Mr Ron Parker dispatch officer

REV;Parson Stanley. parson_stanley8@live.com

western_pacific_courier2@hotmail.com
Boris Branson.
another telephone they give me; 44 7045709603
Fax; 44 8704788104.
Hope the police will find Them.

Thank you.

winning of online lottery

ATTENTION:Lucky Winner

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Discovered through our intelligence monitoring system, that you have a transaction with the Online Sweepstake Lottery Int. Mega Jackpot UK and Post Service Courier, as the Beneficiary of the said £1,500,000.00 (One million Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) confirmed on a certified Cashier’s check.

We advise you to further dealings with the above named company and also meet up with their requirements. Be advised that any letter or lottery Notification received from anybody or company should be forwarded to us with immediate effect for clarification/investigation before you further your details to them.

So the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) WASHINGTON DC, in conjunction with the Scotland Yard, Has screened through our various Monitoring Networks and has been confirmed and notified that the transaction you have with the Online Sweepstake Lottery Int. Mega Jackpot UK is 100% Legal and you have the Lawful Right to claim your due Prize of £1,500,000.00 (One million Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds) confirmed on a certified Cashier’s check.

The UK Government has spent over 1.7 million pounds to make sure these scammers are brought before the law. They are still ready to spend more to make sure they are brought before the law.Meanwhile, you are advised to continue with the procedure of the Lottery House of Online Sweepstake Int. Mega Jackpot UK

They have their own legal procedure which we have examined and confirmed. Do Follow their instructions while you keep us updated for more details. You are advised to contact the necessary office for more details of Transfer of your funds so far as we are monitoring every move now.

Please, be advised and be aware that your won funds of approximately £1,500,000.00 has been inssued out in a check by The CEO of Online Sweepstake Int.as confirmed by the Monitoring network. For your own good you are advised to confirm any lottery promo you have either involved your self with in the past to enable us if they are scammers.

This lottery Promotion has been confirmed Legal and every others are still under investigation, and so many others are scam, most especially from the UK, Europe and Africa expecially Nigeria

Please note that you are to send along your personal authentic valid I.D CARD Or Any Form Of Identification details to commence more investigation E.g,

1.NAME IN FULL,
2.HOME ADDRESS,
3.OCCUPATION,
4.HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED,
5.TELEPHONE NUMBER,

I await your swift and positive response towards this mail as soon as possible

Best Regards
Detective Paul Rex
Head Officer,Internet Crimes And Fraud Investigator
FBI UK Internet Fraud Watch/Alert
E-mail:fraudalert.fbi-online@live.com

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ''Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity' IS OUR MOTTO.

OFFICE OF THE SENATE

OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
(RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
GUAGUALADA-ABUJA, NIGERIA.
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB0808

ATTN;BENEFICIARY,

This is to inform you that you were among the few numbers of lucky individuals which were allocated some certain sum of amount, into an ATM CARD, after viewing your Inheritance file, of which you will be able to withdraw a maximum sum of $20,000.00 daily in any part of the world with the use of the ATM MACHINE, Note, this allocation is made by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. UMARU MUSA YAR'ADUA (GCFR), Senate President of the Senate House, Mr. David Mark, and the FBI. All that is needed from you is to Choose an option that will be best afordable and suitable to you for the safe and swift delivery of your ATM CARD.

This is to acknowledge the receipt of the order from the Senate House, in respect with the provision Act of decree 114 of the 1999 constitution; I am directed to inform you that your payment verification and confirmations is correct. Therefore, we are happy to inform you that arrangements have been concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible and in our bid to transparency.

It is my pleasure to inform you that ATM Card Number; 4278763100030014 have been approved in your favour. Your Personal Identification Number is 2900. The ATM Card Value is $6.8MILLION USD Only. You are advised that a maximum withdrawal value of $20,000.00 USD is permitted on withdrawal per Day limit and we are duly Inter Switch and you can make withdrawal in any location and ATM Center of your choice.

You have to reconfirm the following information so as to ensure that I am dealing with the right person.

1.Full Name…………..
2.ResidentialAddress……….
3..Age……..
4.Occupation………..
5.Direct Telephone Numbers………………..
6.Nearest Airport........

After verification of the information with what I have on file,I shall contact you so that we can make arrangements on the exact time I will be bringing your ATM to your residential address

Call on this number +234-7036627693.

GOOD LUCK IN ADVANCE.

MR.DAVID MARK (SENATE PRESIDENT)
DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT,
ABUJA-NIGERIA.

This one is dated August 5, 2010 but received on May 29, 2010 -

OFFICIAL LETTER FROM THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS

(TREAT AS CONFIDENTIAL)

Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division.

In Association with Technology (Teche) E-mail Provider ©2010

OFFICER IN-CHARGE:
NAME: MRS LINA HARES @
FBI Africa Internet Fraud Watch/Alert

Attn:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Has discovered through our intelligence Monitoring Network (I.M.N) here in this office of investigations, that you have been receiving ongoing transactions calming that you have inherited or won all sorts of money, So the Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI)USA in Washington DC, in conjunction with the British Government Monitory Organization, screened through our various Monitoring Networks concerning fraud and has been confirmed that most of your incoming e-mails are fraudulent and you should notify us immediately so we can trace the address of the sender and bring them to face the full arm of the law and then you should delete them from your computer immediately.

The American and British Government has spent over $22.7 Million Dollars to make sure these scammers are brought before the law. They are still ready to spend more to make sure they are brought before the law.

Mean while we would appreciate you keeping us updated for more details. You are advised to contact the necessary office for more details of any other incoming inductions as we are monitoring every move now. For your own good you are advised to confirm any other transaction you have either involved your self with, in the past to enable us trace the source of the transaction. And to see if Other that are still under investigation,are a scam and so many others are scam, most especially from Europe, Africa and Asia.
You are to contact MRS LINDA HARES with the email below in regards to more information on the Monitoring network
OFFICER IN-CHARGE:
NAME: MRS LINDA HARES @
FBI Africa Internet Fraud Watch/Alert In association with Technology E-mail server ©2010

MRS LINDA HARES !!!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI

This message is brought to you,

With Communication support from Technology E-mail ©2010

From: "FBI Special

From: "FBI Special Agent"
Date: Feb 12, 2011 5:48:14 PM
Subject: Re: From Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
http://www.fbi.gov/libref/directors/directmain.htm

I am Mr. Robert S.Mueller, The FBI Director; After proper investigations, we discovered that your impending payment that have been withheld by imposters, claiming to be Joseph Roland Djotie, Professor Charles Soludo (Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria), Mr. Patrick Aziza, Keneth Ogini, RICK EDO WESTERN UNION OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC Joel Mathew FedEx Benin, Mr. Frank Nweke, None existing officials of the Oceanic Bank of Nigeria and Zenith Bank, UK winning Lottery, Andy Lear of Hsbc bank, Coca-Cola winning lottery and among a list of others is now under our custody with the help of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Local Police Force. Investigations revealed that you have spent a lot on your personal earned money just to conclude the successful transfer of your funds to your nominated bank account by obtaining transfer documents as requested by the imposters, costing you a lot of money but all to no avail.

The FBI had to send some financial crime investigators from our head quarters in Washington DC to Africa in other to carry out proper investigation, after receiving series of other reports similar to yours as you are not the only person awaiting the legal transfer of funds from Africa.

The FBI has giving authority to the International Monetary Funds (IMF) to assist the Federal Ministry of Finance and all the organization involved; such as the Central Bank, Zenith Bank, and Legit lottery organizations to immediately commence with the compensation of all the beneficiaries awaiting the successful transfer of their funds.

With the help of some of the best Internet investigators attached to the FBI, we traced your information from the Internet as one of the beneficiaries awaiting the successful transfer of funds to your nominated account.

I am pleased to inform you that a meeting was held as regards the best way to carry out with the compensation exercise for transparency and most especially to avoid reoccurrence of the delay in transferring your funds and the high cost of procuring transfer documents and came to a final conclusion as all head of organizations involved was duly represented.

It was approved to be issued to you as a valid international ATM card cashable at any ATM machine designation in the world. The ATM account has already being credited with two million, five hundred thousand United States dollars. ($2.5,000, 000.00USD) , with a daily Limit of withdrawal of Ten thousand United States Dollars. ($10.000, 00USD).The ATM card has already being packaged and approved to be delivered to your door step via express courier delivery service.

Contact Mr. George Goodhue {Our FBI ATM Rep.} at the ATM PAYMENT CENTER and reconfirm your delivery information as stated below and your security code with five digit (12090) number has to be submitted alongside with your delivery information for security reasons.

DELIVERY INFROMATION

FULL NAME:
HOME ADDRESS:
TELL:
CELL:
CURRENT OCCUPATION:
BANK NAME:
AGE:

=======CONTACT INFORMATION========
NAME: Mr. George Goodhue
EMAIL: fbiage@info.lt
PHONE: +234-702-770-0508

HAVE IT IN MIND THAT THE DELIVERY FEE OF YOUR PACKAGE DELIVERY TO YOUR DESTINATION HAVE BEEN SETTLED BETWEEN WE AND THE COURIER COMPANY IN CHARGE OF YOUR ATM CARD DELIVERY.SO YOU ARE MANDATED TO PAY FOR THE SECURITY KEEPING FEE ONLY FOR YOUR ATM CARD TO BE DELIVERED TO YOU SO THAT YOU CAN BE REST ASSURE THAT YOUR ATM CARD IS WELL SECURE.

A RELIABLE AND A TRUSTED COURIER COMPANY HAVE BEEN CONTRACTED TO DELIVER YOUR PACKAGE TO YOUR DESTINATION,AS SOON AS YOU CONTACT Mr. George Goodhue HE WILL UPDATE YOU WITH THE COURIER COMPANY EMAIL CONTACT ADDRESS IN OTHER TO AVOID ANY UNDUE DELAY OF YOUR ATM CARD.

NOTE: Under normal circumstances you are suppose to come and collect your ATM CARD in person and sign some documents as proof of the collection of your ATM CARD but the IMF and the Finance Ministry insisted that you pay for the SECURITY KEEPING FEE ONLY of your ATM CARD via western union money transfer, which will cost you only $295.00 USD to cut down travel expenses in other for the western union payment receipt and the receipt of payment of $295.00 USD to the nominated courier company that will carry out with the delivery to your door step to be documented in your file as proof your collection. We hope that is very clear. A receipt to this effect will be sent to you and a copy kept in your file for future documentation.

We also advise that you stop further communications with these imposters and forward any correspondence / proposal you receive from them to Mr. Kelvin Williams in other for the FBI to bring justice to does still at large.
GOD BLESS US.

REGARDS.

Mr. Robert S.Mueller III

FBI DIRECTOR.
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with Mr. George Goodhue of the ATM CARD CENTER who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from your email box.