Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

FBI SCAM - Email Money Scam - Mr. Fred Miller - Alert!!

Common FBI Scam, about a dozen a week.  I love the spoof email "Agent Fred" HA! 

Of course the FBI wants for you to get your money by emailing some address, because the FBI trusts Gmail for all it's private secure documents!

I had to resize the fonts, some were about 72pt. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anti-Terrorist <>
Date: 2011/7/16
Subject: Alert!!

Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division
601 4th Street NW,Washington, DC 20535
Attn: Beneficiary,
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and I have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System. Base on the informations reaching us from IRS and our Monitoring Network System (MNS) some illegal officers, in the Apex Bank whose names you find listed below, have been apprehended by the legal authorities for not releasing your Inheritance/ Contract payment. Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo , Dr. Patrick Aziza, Mr. Tunde Lemo , Mr. Ernest Obi, in collaboration withCentral Bank of Nigeria,Zenith Bank, Oceanic bank , First Bank, andWestern Union. Billions of dollars was recovered from their accounts.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved by the New Central Bank Governor, Dr. Lamido Sanusi, has approved your payment of $10.5M (Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand, United States Dollars) via their ATMMasterCard® payment system. The ATMMasterCard® is designed to work on anyAutomated Teller Machinearound the Globe. On no account must you send your banking details to any person or office, no matter the circumstance. We have been assured that your payment will be released to you through the ATM MasterCard® payment system which has been approved by theacting President,Goodluck Jonathan. If you are willing to get your payment reconfirm the following datas immediately: YOUR FULL NAME: LOCAL ADDRESS (INCLUDING CITY/STATE/ZIPCODE): IDENTIFICATION: CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS (CELL & HOME): to the processing and legal office via the information listed below:
CONTACT PHONE: +234-7053205543
In order to ensure your ATM MasterCard® gets delivered to you ASAP, you are advised to contactthe above person immediately to avoid unnecessary delay and complications leading from unsuccessful participants. Our commission has stood the test of time in discharging our official duties and our record is transparent without any fraudulent dent or illegal compromise.
Yours sincerely,
Mr. Fred Miller

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