Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division – Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 2/22/09

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about February 22th, 2009. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

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From: “Federal Bureau of Investigation”
To: User
Subject: Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
Date: 2/22/09 1:57 20:27:53 +0100

ATTN: FUND BENEFICIARY,

This is an official advice from the FBO foreign Remittance/Telegraphic Dept. It has come to our notice that the C.B.N bank, Nigeria district, has released to the tune of $10,500,000.00 U.S Dollars into the Bank of America in your name as the beneficiary, by inheritance means.

The C.B.N Bank of Nigeria, knowing fully well that they do not have Enough facilities to effect this payment from the united kingdom to your account, used what we know as a Secret Diplomatic Transit Payment (S.T.D.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer.

They are still, waiting for confirmation from you on the already transferred funds, which was made in direct transfer so that they can finally credit it into your account……..

Guarantee: funds will be released on confirmation of these documents.
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Final instruction:

1. Credit payment instruction: irrevocable credit guarantee

2. Beneficiary has full power when validation is cleared.

3. Beneficiaries bank in U.S.A, can only release funds.

4. Upon confirmation from the World Bank/United Nations.

5. Bearer must clear Bank Protocol and validation request………..

An individual may request a copy of his or her own FBI Identification Record for personal review or to challenge information on the Record. Other reasons an individual may request a copy of his or her own Identification Record may include international adoption or to satisfy a requirement to live or work in a foreign country or receive funds from another country (i.e., Diplomatic Immunity Seal Of Transfer, letter of good conduct, criminal history back ground).

Robert S. Mueller, III

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