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lisati
October 30th, 2008, 07:25 AM
I'm sure many of you have seen similar: this is an email I received today, posted as a warning not to get suckered into the scam.

OFFICER IN-CHARGE:
NAME: Mr. Larry White @
FBI UK Internet Fraud Watch/Alert
Phone: +447045750924
E-mail: fbiinternetdepartment@live.com

This is in regard to the latest information reaching us from the FREELOTTO
GROUP INTERNATIONAL, they have just informed us that some of its winners
have refused to pay for the delivery charges, and as a result, they have
decided to disqualify such winners from the winning claims process.

I really don’t no if you fall in this category, but i think it will be
better for you to pay the requested charges as it is nothing compared to
the said winning sum. However, i advise you never to be skeptical about
this claims process as it is a great and a real deal.

I want you to note that the FBI is solidly behind you and we are going to
make sure you claim your winning sum without you being scammed. We advise
you to immediately contact Mr. Ricky Jeff son (FREELOTTO GROUP
INTERNATIONAL). and proceed with the payment for the delivery charges.

OFFICER IN-CHARGE:
NAME: Mr. Larry White @
FBI UK Internet Fraud Watch/Alert
Phone: +447045750924
E-mail: fbiinternetdepartment@live.com


--
Esta mensagem foi verificada pelo sistema de antivírus e
acredita-se estar livre de perigo.
The spelling is a bit of a giveaway that something's not quite right, along with my not ever having entered a FREELOTTO draw. Other similar emails I've received have supposedly come from hotmail and gmail accounts - the headers for this one implicated an FBI.COM email account, another clue.

ad_267
October 30th, 2008, 07:33 AM
The sad thing is that people do fall for these.

Trail
October 30th, 2008, 08:54 AM
I don't quite mind it that they do. They could be more intelligent in their internet activities.

Am I evil? :|

Giant Speck
October 30th, 2008, 08:57 AM
OMG! I'm a winner! Let me send them an e-mail with my social security number, bank account information, and my father's middle name!

I'm going to be rich!

:lolflag:

Ahh.... you gotta love spam sometimes. It's a bright ray of comedy sitting right in your inbox.

scragar
October 30th, 2008, 08:57 AM
E-mail: fbiinternetdepartment@live.com
Is it wrong that I want to send him an email? This is so funneh, why would the FBI have an email with microsoft? And for it to be one persons email with such a generic name, lol.

I-75
October 30th, 2008, 08:57 AM
I'm sure many of you have seen similar: this is an email I received today, posted as a warning not to get suckered into the scam.

The spelling is a bit of a giveaway that something's not quite right, along with my not ever having entered a FREELOTTO draw. Other similar emails I've received have supposedly come from hotmail and gmail accounts - the headers for this one implicated an FBI.COM email account, another clue.

I wasn't aware that the FBI was in the UK

Giant Speck
October 30th, 2008, 09:00 AM
I wasn't aware that the FBI was in the UK

Don't be silly. The FBI is everywhere.

Oh... wait... no. That's the CIA...

Nevermind! :p

barbedsaber
October 30th, 2008, 09:19 AM
It's a bright ray of comedy sitting right in your inbox.

or your spam folder, if you use gmail.

mihai007
October 30th, 2008, 09:37 AM
or your spam folder, if you use gmail.

Oh yeah!

My daily spam in gmail inbox: 0
My daily span in hotmail inbox: 6
(the emails are almost the same every week and I keep mark them as spam without success, for me hotmail sucks, really)

lisati
October 30th, 2008, 09:43 AM
I sometimes play along with them, telling me to pay me the winnings through Paypal, and to deduct any fees from the amount forwarded. This sometimes (but not always) results in a "standard" message wondering why I have refused to pay the fee....

lisati
October 30th, 2008, 09:44 AM
I wasn't aware that the FBI was in the UK

I'm not either......the last time I was back in 1971

Irihapeti
October 30th, 2008, 10:54 AM
Odd that the antivirus notification should be in what looks like Portuguese.