Imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail (below) and learned that Barrister Robert Scheels of the Federal Ministry Of Finance, Nigeria, is willing to send me $800,000 in payment for some sort of contract or inheritance transaction - I'm not exactly sure what transaction that is, and the e-mail isn't too clear about that part - and all I have to do is contact the ATM Card Centre and pay them a $550 fee to obtain the PIN number for my new ATM card.
Best of all, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has already checked this deal out and assures me it is "100% risk free." Frankly, if not for the vigilance of the FBI's Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division, I might have hesitated to respond to an offer that arrived from Nigeria, what with all the advanced fee frauds that originate from there. I've been so critical of the FBI in the past, and now they go and do me this favor; it's enough to make me re-think my negative attitude toward the Bureau.
Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crimes Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J. Edgar. Hoover Building Washington D.C
Tel: 914 373 6388 Fax: 206 339 7032
This is to Officially Inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly Investigated by the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you are having a Legal Transaction with one Barrister Robert Scheels of the Federal Ministry Of Finance Nigeria. During our Investigation, it came to our notice that the reason why you have not received your payment is because you have not fulfill your Financial Obligation giving to you in respect of your Contract/Inheritance Payment.
So therefore, we have contacted the Federal Ministry Of Finance on your behalf and they have brought a solution to your problem by arranging your payment in total of US$800,000.00 in an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw money in anywhere of the world. You now have the lawful right to claim your fund in the ATM CARD by contacting the ATM CARD CENTER.
Also, we have being informed by Mr. Robert Scheels that he gave you instructions on how to proceed and contact the ATM CARD CENTER for their requirements to procure your Approval Slip which contains details of your PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (PIN) which you would use in activating and operating your ATM CARD in any ATM Machine closer to you and note that to procure your Approval Slip it would cost you $550.00. Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved in this transaction, all you did have to do is to be rest assured for this is 100% risk free so do contact the ATM CARD CENTRE so they could let you know on how to make payment for the procurement of your Approval Slip which is the only payment needed before the delivery of your ATM CARD is being effected.
Below are the contact details of the ATM CARD CENTRE which you are to proceed and contact them for their requirements to proceed and procure your Approval Slip after making payment of $550.00
Name: Mr. Paul Smith
We do await your response so we can move on with our Investigation and make sure your ATM SWIFT CARD gets to you.
Thanks and hope to read from you soon.
Robert S. Mueller
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any imposter or office claiming to be in possesion of your ATM CARD, you are adviced only to be in contact with Mr. Paul Smith of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person you are suppose to deal with in regards your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any email you get from imposters to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.