There are lots of scammers sending out messages that claim to be from the FBI and with some long winded story about a very large sum of money due to be paid to you.
You just need to confirm your identity to get the money, but on filling in those details you find out there is a “small” payment needed to release the funds and that’s the scam.
There is no large sum of money just a greedy scammer trying to make something from your greed.
This latest message is from idrf.ca @idrf.ca so this scammer doesn’t know how to make his email address actually look like the FBI.
It claims to be from David Lance Bowdich, the Deputy Director of the FBI who is making personal contact with you over two intercepted consignment boxes at JFK Airport, New York.
“The boxes were scanned and they contained large sums of money ($4.1 million), also some backup documents that bear your name as the Beneficiary / Receiver. An investigation was carried out on the diplomat that accompanied the boxes into the United States and he stated that he was to deliver the funds to your residence as an overdue payment owed to you by a foreign country.
After cross-checking all legal documents in the boxes, we found out that your consignment was lacking an important document and we can’t release the boxes to the diplomat until the document is found, we have no other option than to confiscate your consignment.
The email continues with blather about ownership and regulations, trying to look official.
Then comes the kicker.
You are required to reply within 72 hours or you will be prosecuted in a court of law for money laundering, you are instructed to desist from further contact with any bank(s) or person(s) in any part of the world regarding your payment because your consignment has been confiscated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation here in the United States.
It’s just a scam of course – you cannot be prosecuted for money laundering that you haven’t committed and of course there is no consignment of money, just a greedy scammer.
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