Like the master, like a dog
Of course, this is another hoax. Someone wants money, in this case 650 US$ – for nothing.
The story is very old and with the changing FBI directors over the last 25 years, back then the requests came from the fax, there were always promises of this kind. It should be noted, at that time 1996-1998, one had to put in week one package of paper, 500 pages, for such or similar letters from the Nigerian service sector scam in a company.
This is not particularly cheeky because US$ 650 is the normal rate for such a scam.
You can’t take the writer for normal, so the same applies as with all other scams: Don’t answer, don’t send documents, no money. The Fake- FBI in Lagos then quickly closes the doors and turns to ordinary work.
Christopher Wray was simply robbed of his identity for this kind of Nigerian pastime. Move the email to the digital ashtray.
FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)
Compliments of the day, I Wish to inform you that your Payment has
been released and you will need to contact the payment Officer Mr. Tom
Willis. with the information as stated below. CONTACT INFORMATION
NAME: Tom Willis. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
contact Mr. Tom Willis. of the ATM PAYMENT CENTER with your details:
YOUR PRIVATE EMAIL:
INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT/WORKING ID CARD.
Also please be informed that all necessary things has been put in
place all you will have to do is to make sure you can be able to
afford $650 USD for the Delivery and Clearance Certificates of your
Funds which is to be sent to you via an ATM SWIFT CARD using
International Courier Service. We do await your response so we can
move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets
The ATM Card Value is $25,000,000.00 (Twenty-Five Million Dollars
Only). You are advised that a maximum withdrawal limit of
USD$15,000.00 only is permitted daily. And you can make withdrawal in
any location of the ATM Center of your choice/nearest to you anywhere
in your state/country.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
Christopher A. Wray
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Department Of Justice.