We Are Not This Thin, Are We…?

OFFICIAL LETTER FROM FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI
JAMES COMEY III EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU
OF INVESTIGATION FBI NEW YORK.
FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET

ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY/

FROM: JAMES COMEY III EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF
INVESTIGATION NEW YORK. FBI SEEKING TO WIRETAP INTERNET

The federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Through our intelligence-monitoring network has discovered that the transaction that the bank contacted you previously was legal.Recently the fund has been legally approved to be paid via WESTERN UNION OF BENIN REPUBLIC.

So, we, the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) NEW YORK, in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) financial department have investigated through our monitoring network noting that your transaction with the WESTERN UNION OF BENIN REPUBLIC. legal. You have the legitimate right to complete your transaction to claim your fund
US$2.5,000,000.00 (2 million Five Hundred Thousand united states dollars)

Because of so much scam going on in Benin Republic We the federal bureau of investigation decided to contact Courier Service Companies in BENIN REPUBLIC.for them to give us their procedures on how to sent this money to you without any further complain or delay. We just got an information from the Western Union of Benin Republic and they have loaded your US$2,500,000.00 in ATM CARD and submit to the FedEx courier service company for immediate delivery to your doorstep.

You are required you to choose one option, which you will be able to pay and also ask them to give you the information you can send the delivering fee and also convenient for you, for quick delivery of your parcel containing your ATM CARD and other two original back up documents. Service Type |Delivery Duration | Charges/Fees

———————————————————————–
FedEx Express (48hrs Delivery)
Mailing $70.00
Insurance $60.00
Vat $0.00
TOTAL $130.00
$130 ( One Hundred and Thirty dollar only )

………………………… ………………………………….
DHL Courier (3 Days)
Mailing $60.00
Insurance $60.00
Vat $0.00
TOTAL $120.00
$120 ( One Hundred and Twenty Dollar only)

……………………………………………………
UPS Express (3Days)
Mailing $30.00
Insurance$60.00
Vat (0%)0.
TOTAL $90.00
$90 (Ninety Dollar only)
…………………………………………………… ……..

You are hereby required to advice us, on your parcel delivery option by filling in the required form stated above. Please note that the deadline for claiming your fund is exactly one week after the receipt of this email. After this period, your fund will be return back to the ordering costumer. That is the instruction given to us. So take note.

We request that you reconfirm your mailing address to ensure conformity with our record for immediate dispatch of your parcel to you. Only valid residential/ Office address and postal address are certified OK. DELIVERY DESTINATION INFORMATION:
—————————— —————————— –
Receiver’s Name :……………………….. ……………..
Address:…………………. ………………………… …
Tel/:……………………. ………………………… ……
Delivery Information/ Parcel Description

—————————— —————————— ———-
Delivery Terms: ………….. …….International Delivery
Condition Of Delivery…………..Priority Delivery
Your SHIPMENT No#: …. MI 49866-2110
Color of Parcel: ………………… Brown.
Total Weight: ……………………..36.2 kg
Total Net Weight: ……………….1.7 kg

Looking forward to hear from you as soon as you receive this message
Best Regards,
Mr. James Comey III
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
20535-0001, USA
Contact E-mail: james.comey75@yahoo.com.tw

How are we, as a collective — in an age where we there is an almost natural perspective of  cynicism assumed on all things “too good to be true”, not to mention our access to global information from one’s own phone — are still falling for emails like this? There has to be a niche, otherwise these messages would’ve long gone extinct from even my junk inbox.

And while I understand notwithstanding the mentally vulnerable, aren’t there enough people with an automatic side-eye resting face there to insulate even those prey from such? I mean, they don’t even take the time to format (as I did a little bit) this copy-and-paste job. No spell check, no fact check, no logic check…

And still… There are folks who will inevitably be duped. I know it takes all types to make the world go ’round, but… I hate when these types are so easily fleeced. I guess the best thing I can do is keep my mental faculties sharp as I coast into my elder years, and hopefully teach a few of those that were otherwise on the fence.

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