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Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on September 29, 2015, 05:51:
As per a recent change in our Security Regulations it is hereby required of you to validate some of your personal and employment-related information that we have on record for you in the IRS database. The change was introduced with the purpose of keeping more up-to-date records of everyone registered with the Internal Revenue Service.

The validation webpage will remain active for 3 days after you receive this email. Failure to comply with the requirement will result in penalties, after missing the 3 day validation timeframe.

To complete the necessary validation, please visit the link below by clicking on it:


If clicking the link above does not work, copy and paste the following URL in a new browser window:

(edited to remove the link)

Thank you for your cooperation with this security check.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States Of America

Department of Treasury Bureau

[ September 29, 2015, 10:46: Message edited by: Snaggy ]
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on September 29, 2015, 12:30:
Yep, that's pretty phishy.
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on September 29, 2015, 13:07:
UGH! Just for Poops and giggles I popped in a Fedora ISO opened a browser and typed in the URL.
Typical looking spread sheet asking for all of the things that we as humans should not give out, I attempted to go to the second page but was blocked by the red asterisks. If they got any data it was only my MAC address.
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on October 29, 2015, 16:19:
Now they are trying a new bait.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday To Saturday:

Dear Beneficiary,

We hope this notification arrives meeting your good health and mind.Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of 10.3M) million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.for more information do get back to us.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the government of the states the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/, Inheritance.

we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation your outstanding contract inheritance funds of over-due payment in tone of USD 10.3M) has been credited in your favor in Citibank. Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Citibank, IL accordingly as we will be monitoring all their activities with you as well as your correspondence at all levels.

NOTE: There are numerous scam emails on the internet, imposters impersonating names and images. We therefore warn our dear citizens to be very careful with any claim email you receive prior to these irregularities so that they do not fall victim to this ugly circumstance anymore.

And should in case you are already dealing with anybody or office claiming that you have a payment with them, you are to STOP further contact with them immediately in your best interest and contact the real bank (Citibank) only where your fund is laying, with the below information:

Bank Name: Citibank
Address: 2022 South Archer Ave, Chicago, IL USA.
Attn: Lambert Huddles
(Remittance Director)
E-mail:[email protected]

Contact the bank today and furnish them with this information below for processing of your payment/funds accordingly.

NOTE: In your best interest, any message that does not come from the above email address should be nullified and avoided immediately for security reasons. Meanwhile, we will advise that you contact the Citibank office in Illinois immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to your payment file as directed so as to enable you receive your payment/fund accordingly.

Ensure you follow all directives from Citibank as this will further help hasten up the whole payment process in regards to the transfer of your fund to you as designated. Also have in mind that the Citibank equally has their own protocol of operation as stipulated on their banking terms.

All modalities has already been worked out before you were contacted and note that we will be monitoring all your dealings with them as you proceed so you don't have anything to worry about. All we require from you henceforth is an update so as to enable us be on track with you and the Citibank. Without wasting much time, we will want you to contact them immediately with the above email address and phone number so as to enable them attend to your case accordingly without any further delay as time is already running out.

Should in case you need any more information in regards to this notification, feel free to get back to us via email so that we can brief you more as we are here to guide you during and after this project has been completely perfected and you have received your payment/fund as stated.
Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation.

James B. Comey
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
J. Edgar Hoover Building
601,4th Street,
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C.
20535-0001, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on October 29, 2015, 18:41:
There's an old saying "You can't con an honest man" - and this is a classic example - a scam designed to make the 'mark' think they're the scammer.

If you think this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to steal someone else's $10.3 million, you'll rush to get the money before your 'victim' realizes their mistake, keep it secret from those around you (who might warn you it's a scam) and be reluctant to report it when you realize you've been robbed (because you'd don't want to admit your criminal intent to the cops).
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on October 29, 2015, 20:07:
My biggest tip off was the E-mail addy ending in .com

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