FBI agent David Jackson wants to help get your $10.5 million fortune out of Nigeria

scam-alert-pic-150x150An FBI agent just found several million dollars of your money that you were unaware of. Um, yeah right. I suppose some people might fall for this?

A consumer just forwarded BBB an email that offers a twist on the infamous “Nigerian Prince” or 419 scam. The best-known version involves a prince or general who needs to smuggle money out of Africa.

In this version, FBI agent David Jackson has discovered crooks in Nigeria have $10.5 million that somehow is rightfully yours. Of course, if you fall for it, it will follow the basic pattern: you make your bank account available to deposit a large sum. Then crooks see how much money they can steal from you before you close your account and give up.

The email is as follows:

Our Ref: RTB /SNT/STB To. Beneficiary. ATTENTION I am Special Agent David Jackson and am here in Nigeria as an FBI delegate that has been delegated to investigate these fraudsters who are in the business of swindling Foreigners that came for transaction in Nigeria . Please be informed that during my investigation, I got to find out that there is a huge sum of $10.5million that has been assigned in your name(as a Beneficiary.) and these fraudsters are busy swindling you without any hope of receiving your fund. NOTE: You are not suppose to pay that hug amount from the beginning before the release of your fund can commence .These are the works of the fraud stars who needed to extort money from you in the name of this transfer. We have to inform you that we have made some arrested in respect of this delayed over due fund. I have a very limited time to stay in Nigeria here so I advise you urgently respond to this message . I shall expect your response as soon as you receive this email. Please Remember that this operation or the exercise need to be concealed so that These criminals will be caught unaware and we don’t want them to know this new Development to avoid jeopardizing our investigation. Best Regard, DAVID JACKSON FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IN NIGERIA INVESTIGATION ON ALL ONLINE WIRE TRANSFER

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Helpful hint: One thing I’ve found with most Africa-based scams is if you copy one or two lines from the message and paste it into a search engine, you’ll find lots of other people talking about the same scam. They even have the same typos and punctuation errors. This was no exception. I found lots of discussion on forums from others who got the email.

Don’t get taken by a scam like this. Multi-million dollar chunks of money aren’t likely to fall into your lap this way. Unfortunately, most fortunes are still earned through hard work. (Or the old-fashioned way–being born rich!)

3 Comments

  1. Ed Porter says:

    Another tip is the E-mail address for Mr Jackson… Yahoo (or other) not @fbi.gov!

    1. Heidi says:

      David Jackson
      Mar 27 (3 days ago)

      to Recipients
      Our Ref: RTB /SNT/STB
      To: Beneficiary

      I am F.B.I David Jackson. And I am among the special agents delegated by the United Nations to Africa to investigate fraudsters who has been swindling Foreigners that came for transaction/contracts in Africa. Please be informed that during our investigation, we got to find out that you were scammed a huge sum of money by Africans via Western union and MoneyGram. So, in this case,the United Nations has mandated that you must be compensated with the sum of Two Million Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($2,600,000.00 USD) for been a victim.

      Note that the said fund will be transfer to you via the Citibank being the paying bank mandated by the United Nations officials.

      However, we have to inform you that we have been able to arrest some of the swindlers who has scammed you of your hard earned money. Please be informed that we have limited time to stay back here, so we will advice you to urgently respond to this message ASAP. And do not inform any of the people that collected money from you before now about this new development to avoid jeopardizing our investigation. All you need to do is to follow our instruction and receive your compensation accordingly as directed by the United Nations.

      We urgently wait to receive your response.

      Reply back to: davidjaook2@yahoo.com

      Regards,
      DAVID JACKSON
      FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
      INVESTIGATION ON ALL ONLINE WIRE TRANSFER

    2. HARISH KUMAR KOHLI says:

      SIR I want FBI HELP ME FOR my fund transfer
      SIR two YEAR FINISHED BUT NOT TRANSFER MY FUND sterling bank of NIGERIA

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