The story of Special Agent Terry Williams
Now it’s the FBI again, which is particularly pleasing to some scammers.
The very first letter mentions the sum of US$295 that the perpetrators want to collect. They immediately write that the activation of the card costs 295US$ and that the FBI has to collect. The story is just too hair-raising and not optimally packaged. But who would expect that from an African suburban gangster who seems to be a little underexposed. Never write back, never give out private information. Deport the story to the digital waste bin.
I look forward to your urgent and positive response
Here is to inform you that we are doing befogging of the Year Bonus in this honorable office. And in the light of above, I am here to notify you that your first payment of $15,000 has been fully programmed on the outgoing remittance diskette for onward wired to your designated address today date.And after receive this first payment $15,000.00 WESTERN UNION ATM CARD and you will continue receiving it $15,000.00 daily until your total funds of USD$2.5 million Dollars Complete.
Meanwhile the only money you are required to send to this western union office immediately is $295 dollars, just to activate your Atm Card bank account with WESTERN UNION for you to start making withdrawals of your funds with the WESTERN UNION ATM CARD . bear it in mind that this bonus will end off soon. As it stands now, I advise you to go ahead and send the $295 dollars as quickly as you receive this message to enable this honorable western union made successful ACTIVATION of Your ATM CARD BANK ACCOUNT with WESTERN UNION.
Make the payment below to this name but be rest assured that you will receive your payment today, And if we mistakenly fail to do as instructed by the(I.M.F),this western union branch will be persecuted according to the law.
I look forward to your urgent and positive response .
Yours in service.
SPECIAL AGENT TERRY WILLIAMS,
ON BEHALF OF THE FBI DIRECTOR
GERALD ROBERTS JR..
A few hours later the culprits showed their real face:
You are advised to comply and send down the fees usd$295 though RIA Money Transfer or Western union with the information below :
NAME: DESMOND JOHNSON
ADDRESS: LAGOS NIGERIA
AMOUNT : USD$295.00
Send it and forward the payment details also you forward your full details now
A few moments later as they found out Western Union and RIA are closed
Thanks for your urgent response . If the western union , money gram and Ria all closed . I will advise you to use the fees 295 Euros and buy a Steam wallet card . 100 euros all in nomination each. Buy the gift card and attach the copy of the card and receipt
western union and Ria have been closed in your country The reasons why you were asked to use the money and buy Gift cards we can sell or here and get the equivalent amount to enable us to get the western union activation clearance on your behalf for them to start sending the funds to you . Please work accordingly and this is really fake .
If you can’t use the money and buy gift card then , we are advise you to travel another closer state and send down the fees through RIA MONEY TRANSFER
The IMF does not write that badly orthographically – but African mobsters
The reasons why you directed you through Gift card are because you said that Ria office has been closed in your country ,And we need this money to secure the activation clearance atm card and submit it to the bank for them to activate your account with them . Through Gift card we can get the equivalent amount . instead of you sending the cards, then you are advise to travel next please you can send us the money here through RIA . Lastly i have attached a copy of your funds document