I just found the most hilarious piece of spam in my filters.
Clearly fed up with their “Nigerian Scams” not working as well as they might, it seems we have something I’ve called the “Reverse Nigerian”:
Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI. Washington DC.
Washington d.c room, 7367
J. Edgar hoover fbi building
935 pennsylvania avenue,
Nw washington, dc 20535,0001.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation Seeking To Wiretap The Internet
Greetings and good day to you. The federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington dc in conjunction with the internet crime complaint center (IC3), national white collar crime center (NW3C), bureau of justice assistance (BJA) and some other relevant investigation agency here in the united states and overseas have recently been informed through our global intelligence monitoring network that you presently have a transaction going on with the central bank of Nigeria (CBN) as regards to your long over due contract award payment which was fully endorsed in your favor without any clause.
This is to officially inform you that after an investigative background check on your payment file, we noticed that you are currently dealing with some unscrupulous elements/criminals claiming to represent the interest of your fund from the CBN. You are hereby advised and warned to contact the rightful bank where your fund is currently lodged.
We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs. Cathie C. Jones from Florida has already contacted them,she presented all the necessary documentations evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued about US$10,500,000.00 (Ten Million Five Hundred United States Dollars) but the Central Bank office did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your fund to the Bank information which Mrs. Cathie C. Jones from Florida forwarded to them,this was the main reason why they contacted us so as to assist them in contacting the true fund beneficiary and carrying out a professional investigations on this issue.
And in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming to be from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are advised to STOP further contact with them in your best interest and then contact immediately the real office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) only with the below information accordingly:
Contact: Mr. Sanusi Lamido
Office address: Central Bank house, tinubu square, Lagos – Nigeria.
Keep us posted as soon as you have made contact with the new CBN executive governor to enable us direct you accordingly.
Yours in service,
Mr. ROBERT S. MUELLER
CC: Federal Bureau of Investigation
CC: National Central Bureau of Interpol
So it is “don’t go through with the Nigerian scam, just contact the Nigerian bank for assistance.”
Too. Damn. Funny.