An email purportedly coming from the FBI Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division has been hitting inboxes and threatening recipients with jail time if they don’t respond, reports Cyberwarzone.
“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,” says in the email. “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.”
The crooks continue with the threats, accusing the recipient of being an “internet fraudster”.
“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,” claims the sender, “Robert Mueller II”.
But, being a “good Christian and a honest man”, he wants to help: all this will go away after the recipient has sent $98 via Western Union to one Chi Jacob in Nigeria, and his previous deal with another Nigeria scammer that would result in him receiving $10.500,000.00 will finally go through.
Needless to say, there is no way that the email is legitimate. But, as funny as it may look to the majority of the recipients, I wonder whether those who fell for a previous “Nigerian” scam might not fall for this one, too.