The email claims to from the FBI.
Plus, it lists organisations involved with African Cyber Crimes Unit with lots of telephone numbers, job titles and assorted information supposed to make the recipient believe the message is real.
“ATTENTION: This is to inform you of the new development regarding the release of your payment”.
Then a long story about meetings between the African Cyber Crime unit and the FBI and Interpol etc. and the upshot is that they have all decided that people due to receive monies (such as myself) will only have to pay $150 for release of the funds and we only have 72 hours to make payment.
There doesn’t appear to be any reason specified as to why any payment should be made just that it must be paid so as to release the millions of dollars waiting for me that the FBI rescued from the terrible African scammers.
The payment of $150 must be made via Western Union to Nigeria – as loved by all scammers, as payments once made through Western Union cannot be tracked or reversed.
But I am reassured by the end of the message which says “OUR WORD IS OUR BOND”.
No – your word is just a pile of lies told by evil greedy people.
If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-waster do let me know, by email.