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Consumer alert from the FBI?

Consumer alert from the FBI?

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Too good not to share: Beware the cute duckling scam.

-Dan Sytman-

Posted by Attorney General Rob McKenna at 03/14/2012 09:41:34 AM | 


I have been taken by a scam from a person named Shawn Henry who claims to be an FBI agent representing me as a benificiary of 10 million 700 thousand dollars from the Central Bank of Nigeria. I never got the money but I was stupid enough to send then money to pay some of the fee's they required before they could send the money
Posted by: Carrol Park ( Email ) at 4/6/2012 11:22 AM


YESTERDAY I RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL FROM AN ANTONIO JONES WHO EARNESTLY CLAIMED THAT I HAD WON 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS AND THAT THE MONEY WAS BEING DELIVERED TO ME BY HIM, AN FBI AGENT AND AN IRS AGENT THE FOLLOWING MORNING. THE PURPOSE OF THE CALL WAS TO ALERT ME SO THAT I WOULD NOT BE SHOCKED AT THE ARRIVAL OF ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

WE WERE THEN TO GO TO MY BANK TO DEPOSIT THE MONEY WHICH WAS IN CASH. HE FIRST MADE SURE THAT I WAS INDEED THE WINNER THROUGH SEVERAL QUESTIONS SUCH AS MY HOME ADDRESS, MY BIRTHDATE, ETC.

HE THEN GAVE ME A SERIES OF NUMBERS UNDER THE HEADINGS: PACKAGE NO., CODE NO., STORAGE NO., WHICH I WAS TO USE IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY MYSELF TO THE AGENTS THE FOLLOWING DAY.

I SUSPECTED A SCAM FROM THE BEGINNING BECAUSE I DID NOT ENTER A LOTTERY, SWEEPSTAKES, OR DRAWING.

THEN HE ASKED THAT I SEND $499. TO HIS COMPANY, "WINNER'S CIRCLE" TO COVER THE COST OF THE DELIVERY.

I LISTENED TO THE B.S. POLITELY AND TOLD HIM THAT I WOULD PAY THE $499. OUT OF THE CASH THAT WAS PROVIDED. HE INSISTED THAT THE MONEY HAD TO BE RECEIVED BY THE COMPANY BEFORE THE MONEY COULD BE DELIVERED.

NOW, I WAS CERTAIN THIS WAS A SCAM PREYING ON THE ELDERLY, I AM 84 YEARS OLD, AND TOLD HIM THAT I WAS NOT INTERESTED IN THE MONEY AND TO FORGET THE WHOLE THING. I THEN HUNG UP.
Posted by: N.A. NICKOLAS ( Email ) at 4/6/2012 6:11 PM


These scam emails are released all over the world. Here in the UK my inbox is inundated with them - although controlled by a decent Spam filter. There is one simple question - Ask yourself how this person got your details in the first place? Secondly if it's to good to be true - then it probably is! Never respond, never open any attached files - simply delete and add to message rules or Spam filter.
Posted by: Dean ( Email ) at 6/1/2012 1:34 PM


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