The old trick with the boxes lying around somewhere at the airport, now it’s coming up with the full force of the FBI. Victims are threatened with prison and other stupidities right away in the usual toolkit of the scammers.
Of course, the boxes bear the names of an estimated 300,000 potential victims… So that the facts are on the table. The story the scammers tell is confused. And just the version 2.0 of the delivery scam.
Therefore: Do not answer, do not send personal documents, do not send money for anything.
Paul M. Abbate is, of course, the deputy director of the FBI, but really, even if he were pressed for time, he would inform those concerned by other means.
His identity was stolen by some scammers in the world. Maybe they’ll make a sequel to Catch Me If You Can soon.
Frank Abagnale Jr.’s can sing songs about that.
Move the mail to the digital dustbin.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Field Intelligence Groups The J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20535
Email From The Federal Bureau of Investigation
We sincerely apologize for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of certified mail, postal mail, phone, or face-to-face conversation. It is due to the urgency and importance of our citizens’ security information. I am the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Paul M. Abbate. We intercepted and seized two consignment boxes at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY 11430, coming from a foreign I checked the content of the two consignment boxes and found they contained the sum of $4.1 million in certified payment bonds. Also, the two consignment boxes had documents with your name on them as the receiver of the package. After questioning the diplomat that accompanied the two consignment boxes into the United States, we learned that he was to deliver these two consignment boxes to your residence as an inheritance or prize payment due to you.
We confiscated the two consignment boxes and released the diplomat. The two consignment boxes do not have a PROOF OF OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND A LEGAL DELIVERY PERMIT CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE, according to Section 229, Subsection 31 of the International Commerce Regulators Code Enforcement Guidelines. You must respond for instructions on how to obtain the two consignment boxes and be released from the charge of tax evasion, which is a jailable offense under Section 12 Subsection 441 of the tax code because the content is valued financial material of such an amount by the FBI and Homeland Security joint team. We will also be asking the IRS to launch an investigation into money laundering if you do not follow our instructions.
You are required to reply within 72 hours. I will then walk you through the procedure for clearing and claiming the funds at that point. Failure to comply may lead to your arrest, interrogation, or being prosecuted in a court of law for tax evasion and/or money laundering. You are also instructed to desist from further contact with any bank(s) or person(s) here in the United States, the United Kingdom, or any other part of the world regarding your fund because your payment has been confiscated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Yours in Service,
Paul M. Abbate
The Deputy Director of the FBI