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Got this in my inbox the other day and it started as follows…
Anti-Terrorist and International Fraud Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW.
Washington, DC 20535
The starting of the email sounded very serious and I started to wonder whether my ‘dark’ activities have been detected. As I continued to read further, I then got the joke when I read this:-
This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $800,000.00 USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier’s Check.
I must say that the 419 scam crooks are getting bold and creative but they should not have used ‘redmail’ email extension for their agent’s email address – bold and creative but not intelligent enough.