The FBI is coming!

Looks like the 419 scam (or advance fee fraud) email has morphed into yet another form, after this gem of imaginative creativity dropped into the inbox this morning. There’s positively a thriller plot in this latest one, featuring betrayal by the FBI, the World Bank, some (unidentified) state lottery or other and a cruelly troubled Christian conscience.

Dan Brown himself would be jealous.

As usual, if you have arrived here via AN Other Search Engine, you should know that these emails are always fraudulent, should never be replied to, and are only posted here in order to publicly identify the different tricks used by such scammers. Don’t fall for it, and never engage with them. Certainly never pass on any personal details.

Here goes:

I write to confess what you are presently going through with my Boss. I was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Local and Foreign Debt attached to the World Bank office in Washington, DC, USA. I resigned my official duty when I discovered the activities of my colleagues during a private investigation I carried out. I suspected some kind of foul play in their act which they would never inform me because they know I would never be a party to such as a Christian.

I discovered that my Boss was conniving with some top officials of the World Bank to divert funds approved to settle Lottery winners, International contractors and Inheritance. The World Bank has already given approval for the payment of your fund while they are deliberately delaying your payment. They continue to issue one fee or the other from different quarters. I wonder why you haven’t noticed all this while. I can assure you this will keep happening if you do not do away with those officers.

Well I just hope you believe me, because if you don’t, your fund is gone. Your fund is currently authorized to be paid to you from a financial consultant in the UK or US, approved by the World Bank with a Key Tested Reference/CLAIMS CODE Number, which was supposed to have been issued to you, but they have decided to divert your attention by telling you that they have something to do with one committee or the other especially here in UK or Africa and making you believe that the fund will be transferred into your account – FALSE!

The reason why I am giving you this information is because of the fact that I was aware of it and my doctrine does not permit me to withhold such information. The only help you can get from me now, is the actual link to your payment, please do not give this information to my boss as it may lead to them influencing a total blockage to your payment, so you have to be very careful with this information.

Upon your response to this message, I shall give you all you need to contact the affiliate Payment Office in UK or US.

Yours truly,
Ms. Tracy Sanson

Do you reckon Ms Sanson is one of those elusive Special Agents? As Mulder would say (while Scully rolled her eyes): “The Truth Is Out There…”