From: FBI < email@example.com >
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 9:13 AM
Subject: FBI Headquarter, Washington, D.C.
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarter, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation,Washington, D.C.
J.Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
www.fbi.gov ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY
This e-mail has been issued
to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by an International Lottery Company.
With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $2.4million 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 andwe have authorized this winning to be paid to you via Online Banking System.
Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for anOnline Banking System to transfer the fund toyour local bank. We have successfully notified this company on your behalf that funds are to be registered to Central Bank Benin forOnline Banking System, so as to enable you receive the fund instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $2.4million USD has been deposited with( Cbb ) Central Bank Of BeninRepublic.
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited withCentral Bank Benin,you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Cotonou, Benin Republic. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the following,
(1) Deposit Fee's (
IMF CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE ) (2) Transfering Fee's ( This is the charge for transfering the fund to your Local Bank )
The total amount for everything is $96.00usd only, We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $96.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found out that the funds have already been deposited withCentral Bank Beninand cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required to pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction In order to proceed with this transaction.
You will be required to contact the Person in-charge (Rev. Mr Johnson William) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
Contact Name:Rev. Mr Johnson William
E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE NUMBER: +229-98740029
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $96.00 in order to immediately process your prize of $2.4million
USD viaOnline Banking System, also include the following transaction code in order them to immediately identify this transaction : EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $96.00 ONLY toRev. Mr Johnson Williamvia information in which he shall send to you.
Mr. Robert Mueller
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Photograph
Robert S. Mueller, IIIRobert S. Mueller,
III Director Office of PublicAffairs
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