FBI Spoof Email

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This is currently in circulation. See if you can spot the bit where they're hoping to relieve you of your cash.

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONITORY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON,
D.C.FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
 
DATE: 02/02/2009
 
REMEDY FOR UNSOLICITED EMAILS.
 
Greetings from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
 
Our Home Office has been prompted to write you an email regarding the presence of unsolicited emails traced to your email account which was reported to our agency from Google search and has been filed for record purposes.
 
This is to re-inform you that we have been receiving various complaints from victims of scam hunts and would go any extent to address this issue.
 
The FBI is not saying that you are involved in any form of illegal online activity but advice that you reduce the presence of your email profile to the public in the future.
 
 We apologize for any inconveniences you must have encountered in the past and expect you to send us a copy of such scam emails sent to you.Immediately this is ascertained,we would refer to our compensation act with the view of compensating you promptly.
 
This Email is a copyright of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and has not been sent in to you in error.Please delete if you are not affected in the stance.Do refer to our website for further information or call me directly.
 
Do respond to this mail within the next 72 hours.
 
Agent (387.828.28928)mueller
 
FBI Special Agent in Charge
Investigations Department
Phone: (44) 703 593 2165
Fax:   (44) 703 593 2160


The phone given is an 0700 premium number, which will of course cost the unwary caller quite a bit of money. Avoid...

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Because, of course, an FBI agent working in the Washington, DC office would *totally* have a British phone and fax number. Riiight.

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