Best.Nigerian.Scam.EVER! (We gonna send you to jail if you don’t read this email, do you get me?)

Posted on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:22 pm by Michael VanDeMar under lackofmeds, nerdiness, scams, WTF

I have seen some pretty off the wall Nigerian Scam letters in the past, but this one has to be one of the most amazing I have ever received. Reading through this is an anthropological goldmine of insight into just how disconnected the scammers in that country are from how life really works here in the US. The basic premise of the letter is that they are going to arrest me (through email, no less) if I don’t “read the attached email and comply”… but if I do they will send me $10 million. What a deal, huh? :D Oh, and on top of that these people are apparently under the impression that the Director of the FBI sends out arrest warrants to people via his personal AOL email address.

Here is the email in it’s entirety for your reading pleasure, as it came to me in an attachment actually named “warrant of arrest.txt”:

From: ROBERT S. MUELLER III, FBI DIRECTOR
Reply-to:
Subject: FINAL WARNING: YOU WILL BE ARRESTED AND JAILED IF YOU FAIL TO READ THE ATTACHED E-MAIL AND COMPLY
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:25:13 -0700

Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Attention: Beneficiary

This is the final warning you are going to receive from me, do you get me? I hope you understand how many times this message has been sent to you.

We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get you arrested and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment details below, then we would first send a letter to the MAYOR of the city where you reside and direct them to close your bank account until you have been jailed and all your properties will be confiscated by the FBI, CIA and other enforcement agency. We would also send a letter to the company/agency that you are working for so that they could get you fired until we are through with our investigations because a suspect is not supposed to be working for the government or any private organization.

Your ID which we have in our database have been sent to all the crimes agencies in America for them to inset you in their website as an internet fraudsters and to warn people from having any deals with you. This would have been solved all this while if you had gotten the CERTIFICATE ENDORSED AND STAMPED as you were instructed in the e-mail below. This is the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) am writing in response to the e-mail you sent to us and am using this medium to inform you that there is no more time left to waste because you have been given a mandate. As stated earlier to have the document endorsed, signed and stamped without failure and you must adhere to this directives to avoid you blaming yourself at last when we must have arrested and jailed you for life and all your properties will be seized and bank account will be confiscated too.

You failed to comply with our directives/instruction and that was the reason why we didn’t hear from you, as our director has already been notified about you get the process completed yesterday and right now the WARRANT OF ARREST has been signed against you and it will be carried out in the next 48hours as strictly signed by the FBI director. We have investigated and found out that you didn’t have any idea when the fraudulent deal was committed with your information’s/identity and right now your ID is placed on our website as a wanted person, I believe you know that it will be a shame to you and your entire family because after then it will be announce in all the local channels that you are wanted by the FBI.

As a good Christian and a Honest man, I decided to see how i could be of help to you because i would not be happy to see you end up in jail and all your properties confiscated all because your information’s was used to carry out a fraudulent transactions, i called the EFCC and they directed me to a private attorney who can help you get the process done and he stated that he will endorse and stamp the document at the sum of $98 usd only and i believe this process is cheaper for you.

You need to do every possible thing today and tomorrow to get this process done because our director has called to inform me that the warrant of arrest has been signed against you and once it has been approved, then the arrest will be carried out, and from our investigations we learnt that you were the person that forwarded your identity to one impostor/fraudsters in Nigeria when he had a deal with you about the transfer of some illegal funds into your bank account which is valued at the sum of $10,500,000.00 only.

I pleaded on your behalf so that this agency could give you till 06/06/2012 so that you could get this process done because i learnt that several e-mails has been sent to you without getting a response from you. Bear it in mind that this is the only way that i can be able to help you at this moment or you would have to face the law and its consequences once it had befallen on you. You would make the payment through western union money transfer with the below details.

NAME: DURU VINCE
ADDRESS: LAGOS, NIGERIA
TEXT QUESTION: BETTER
ANSWER: BEST
AMOUNT: $98
Senders Full Name:
Sender Full Address:
Direct Phone Number:
MTCN:

Send the payment details to me as stated above and make sure that you didn’t hesitate making the payment down to the agency by today so that they could have the certificate endorsed, signed and stamped immediately without any further delay. After all this process has been carried out, then we would have to proceed to the bank for the transfer of your compensation funds which is valued at the sum of $10.500,000.00 usd which was supposed to have been transferred to you all this while.

Note: All the crimes agencies have been contacted on this regards and we shall trace and arrest you if you disregard this instructions. You are given a grace today to make the payment for the document after which your failure to do that will attract a maximum arrest and finally you will be appearing in court for act of terrorism, money laundering and drug trafficking charges, so be warned not to try anything funny because you are been watched.

Expecting your anticipated- Co-operation.

Yours in service,

Robert S. Mueller
FBI DIRECTOR

I really wish I had the time to engage these guys in a fuller discussion about my options to stay out of jail, but since I don’t if anyone else wants to take a stab at it, feel free. :D

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4 Responses to “Best.Nigerian.Scam.EVER! (We gonna send you to jail if you don’t read this email, do you get me?)”

  1. Carl Bartlett Says:

    Just reply with “You’ll never take me alive, G-Man!”

  2. Angela Hall Says:

    From: FBI OFFICE (FbiOffice54223@ivy.ocn.ne.jp) Microsoft SmartScreen classified this message as junk.
    Sent: Mon 3/04/13 1:00 PM
    To:

    Microsoft SmartScreen marked this message as junk and we’ll delete it after ten days.
    Wait, it’s safe!

    Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
    Fbi Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Website: http://www.fbi.gov

    Attention, this is the final warning you are going to receive from me do you get me?

    I hope youre understand how many times this message has been sent to you?.

    We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get you arrested, and today if you
    fail to respond back to us with the payment then, we would first send a letter to the mayor of the city where you reside and direct them to close your bank account
    until you have been jailed and all your properties will be confiscated by the fbi. We would also send a letter to the company/agency that you are working for so that
    they could get you fired until we are through with our investigations because a suspect is not suppose to be working for the government or any private organization.

    Your id which we have in our database been sent to all the crimes agencies in America for them to inset you in their website as an internet fraudsters and to warn
    people from having any deals with you. This would have been solved all this while if you had gotten the certificate signed, endorsed and stamped as you where
    instructed in the e-mail below.this is the federal bureau of investigation (fbi) am writing in response to the e-mail you sent to us and am using this medium to
    inform you that there is no more time left to waste because you have been given from the 3rd of January. As stated earlier to have the document endorsed, signed and stamped without failure and you must adhere to this directives to avoid you blaming yourself at last when we must have arrested and jailed you for life and all your
    properties confiscated.

    You failed to comply with our directives and that was the reason why we didn’t hear from you on the 3rd as our director has already been notified about you get the
    process completed yesterday and right now the warrant of arrest has been signed against you and it will be carried out in the next 48hours as strictly signed by the
    fbi director. We have investigated and found out that you didn’t have any idea when the fraudulent deal was committed with your information’s/identity and right now if

    you id is placed on our website as a wanted person, i believe you know that it will be a shame to you and your entire family because after then it will be announce in
    all the local channels that you are wanted by the fbi. As a good Christian and a honest man, I decided to see how i could be of help to you because i would not be happy to see you end up in jail and all your properties confiscated all because your information’s was used to carry out a fraudulent transactions, i called the efcc and they directed me to a private attorney who could help you get the process done and he stated that he will endorse, sign and stamp the document at the sum of $98.00 usd only and i believe this process is cheaper for you.

    You need to do everything possible within today and tomorrow to get this process done because our director has called to inform me that the warrant of arrest has been
    signed against you and once it has been approved, then the arrest will be carried out, and from our investigations we learnt that you were the person that forwarded
    your identity to one impostor/fraudsters in Nigeria when he had a deal with you about the transfer of some illegal funds into your bank account which is valued at the
    sum of $10.500,000.00 usd.

    I pleaded on your behalf so that this agency could give you till 3/4/2013 so that you could get this process done because i learnt that you were sent several e-mail
    without getting a response from you, please bear it in mind that this is the only way that i can be able to help you at this moment or you would have to face the law
    and its consequences once it has befall on you. You would make the payment through western union money transfer with the below details.

    NAME: AKU DIMMA
    ADDRESS: LAGOS NIGERIA
    TEXT QUESTION:FOR
    ANSWER: YOU
    AMOUNT: $98
    Senders name======

    Send the payment details to me which are senders name and address, mtcn number, text question and answer used and the amount sent. Make sure that you didn’t hesitate
    making the payment down to the agency by today so that they could have the certificate endorsed, signed and stamped immediately without any further delay. After all
    this process has been carried out, then we would have to proceed to the bank for the transfer of your compensation funds which is valued at the sum of $10.500,000.00
    usd which was suppose to have been transferred to you all this while.

    Note/ all the crimes agencies have been contacted on this regards and we shall trace and arrest you if you disregard this instructions. You are given a grace today to
    make the payment for the document after which your failure to do that will attract a maximum arrest and finally you will be appearing in court for act of terrorism,
    money laundering and drug trafficking charges, so be warned not to try any thing funny because you are been watched.

    THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

    ROBERT MUELLER

    WASHINGTON DC

    Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
    Fbi Headquarters In Washington, D.C.
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    J. Edgar Hoover Building
    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Website: http://www.fbi.gov

  3. Angela Hall Says:

    I guess I’m their next Target! Wow…

  4. Philip James Says:

    This is a hoot! I just got it today!

    I’m also pretty overwhelmed,and wish I had time to engage (although that would not be smart… I get so much bullshit spam as it is)!

    I DO get a kick out of Carl’s idea (Just reply with “You’ll never take me alive, G-Man!”), but as tempting as that is, I gotta pass…

    Quaking in my boots,
    Philip James

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