Ask the victims of Bernard Madoff if they made a lot of money through his Ponzi Scheme. 1st century or 21st century, some people just can't get rid of their greed and stupidity.
Dumb a**! Your gonna get takin for more than youll ever get from some con!! But by all means, go right ahead and send money you probably dont have to get nothing in return but a big laugh from smarter people like the ones checking on this s*** first... Dumb a**!!
Sorry for posting so many links below, but they might be helpful to someone.
Just today, I received an e-mail from Agent Henry Shawn. I did a quick Google search and found an Agent Shawn Henry, which seems legitimate as seen in this link: http://www.fbi.gov/news/blogs/henry but no Agent Henry Shawn. Even if it isn't legit, it did have a blog video warning about online safety and sexual predators. The message had good points for online safety and your children.
The e-mail basically spoke of a Frank Moss claiming to be a relative of mine trying to claim some of my inheritance/contract funds payment. I didn't know I had an inheritance/contract fund payment coming to me... LOL
Then, the e-mail wants me to reply to it and provide information for verification purpose. Of course, I didn't reply or give any information.
It listed the same Agent information, but didn't have a phone number. When I click on the e-mail address, it showed: email@example.com That seems pretty much not legitimate to me.
The e-mail I received was similar to this format: http://antifraudintl.org/imagehosting/204c076e1e1e841.jpg just different content and purpose.
Some other quick Google searches for Frank Moss Test Sample Passport shows:
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel ... s_epassport.jpg
And this one is almost identical to the e-mail I received, and seems to have more background on passport fraud: http://emergentchaos.com/archives/2010/12/pro ... o-id-theft.html
The Frank Moss passport picture even says Test Sample
Further information for thought: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams
The top part of this link says:
"To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report. Note: the FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.
If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some recent scams and warnings."
Anyway, I know this has been around for several years, but I just wanted to inform people that it is still occurring and with different stories. Protect yourselves!!
I got an email...
I just the same email from Agent Henry Shawn that Frank Moss was getting my 8.5 million dollars. This is about the 100th so called lottery or inheiritance that i havde received from the UK or Nigeria or China, Heck if i went over seas i would be a Billionaire by now
John Q. Public
Heck with you guys! I'm going for my $9 million. Finders keepers!!!!!!!
Received an email from a "Agent Edward John [email@example.com]" with an attachment letter which looked like a legitimate communication from the FBI signed by one Mr. Edward John (FBI Special Agent) which incorporated a copy of a passport of a Mr. Frank Moss stating I should send $350 delivery fees to claim some $10 million from Nigeria. The whole thing is a SCAM.
I GOT IT TOO - SAME, SAME, SAME! WHY DOES THE FBI LET FAKE AGENTS LIKE HENRY SHAWN USE THE FBI LOGO AND TH FBI DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!
I GOT IT TOO - SAME EMAILS - WHY DOES THE FBI LET THESE FAKE AGENTS USE THEIR GOOD NAME???
SAME, SAME, SAME -FROM FAKE fbi AGENT hENRY SHAWN AND THE FAKE HENRY MOSS! IT'S LAUGHABLE BUT ALSO PATHETIC!
I have the identicle email from Sp. Agent Henry Shawn who is supposedly an FBI agent. The same Frank Moss including a picture of passport is used. This smells like a scam!!!!!!!! and is a scam. My concern is that the FBI seems to be oblivious to what is going on!
I got one of theses you won 10 million dollars and this guy suppose to be a FBI agent named
Mr. Edward John listed the above number to call.
My agent working on my case is Steven M. Dean too. Wow what a coincidence. Haha. But really, no laughing matter, I feel bad for the innocent people that were taken by this scam.
Glad I checked. I knew it had to be to good to be true. This is so sad that people cant make an honest living anymore.
Posted here on 800notes - under Articles - back in SEPT 09
ALSO - YOU NEVER HAVE TO PAY TO RECEIVE A LEGITIMATE PRIZE
For Your Information: 09/25/2009
Don?t Be Fooled by Sweepstakes Scammers Posing as Federal Officials
Callers with Prize News Don?t Work for the FTC
Don?t be taken in by con artists who pose as government officials and claim consumers have won what turns out to be a bogus sweepstakes prize. Although these scammers say they represent the Federal Trade Commission or some other government agency, the FTC would never call consumers on behalf of sweepstakes programs, and consumers should never send money up front just because someone promises them a prize.
Crooks often take advantage of Internet technology to make it seem that they are calling from Washington, DC, or the consumer?s hometown. They could be calling from anywhere in the world.
To learn more about how to avoid this type of scam, go to http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt167.shtm.
The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC?s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,500 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC?s Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics.
Office of Public Affairs
(FYI govt officials)
Got the same letter but the "agent's" name is Steven M. Dean.
SAME DESCRIBED AS CINDY, LADY A ...ETC.
HOPE NOBODY FALLS FOR THIS!!!!
Got the same letter!!! So sad to see that people have nothing better to do. The sad thing is, someone will fall for this!!! IDIOTS!!!!
I just got same email..
I GOT THIS SAME EMAIL AND THE RUN AROUND TO HURRY UP AND PAY 900 BUCKS! HAD TO INVESTIGATE FIRST AND ITS A DAMN SCAM! MAN I THOUGHT I WON 9MILLION DOLLARS! SUCKS!
agent henry shawn from the FBI SAYS i HAVE MONEY IN A BANK CALLED BARCLAYS BANK SAWI THAT i WON IN A LOTTERY IN THE UK. ALSO THEY HAVE A MAN TRYING GET THE MONEY, A MR. FRANK MOSS
I want you to take note that the man in the possession of the international passport you received would be arrested for impersonation and attempted fraud. The bank have been trying to reach you concerning your funds for the past couple of weeks now and you have not responded so far. However, your funds have been with Barclay's Bank for over two weeks now and was deposited in a Barclay's Bank Savvi Account (If you require the account details, i can provide them if requested). The Bank have been looking a means of contacting you through email messages and phone calls but still didn't get through not until Mr. Frank Moss showed up to claim your funds at the Barclay's Bank office in London. They had to contact the FBI since he presented an American Passport and other information.
They requested we investigated the issue and see if we could get in touch with you to clarify if truly you sent someone to pick up your cash prize on your behalf.
However, you are expected to note that i would be providing you with all necessary details concerning your account with Barclay's Bank Savvi. As soon as the bank issues the information, i would make them available to you. Also note that you would be contacted by the bank after your account details have been issued.
You are to provide your information again as listed below:
Best time to call:
Do note that we would be monitoring all payment activities closely and we would do our best to protect your interest and make sure you get your funds delivered to you on time without any mistakes or delay. Also, make sure all messages you receive concerning this email notification should be kept confidential as we are yet to find out how Mr. Frank Moss got information about your funds.
AGENT HENRY SHAWN,
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Phone Number: 206-666-6107