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    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
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    I received an Email telling me that I have an inheritance of 10.5 million coming to me, and that the FBI has taken over the disbursement of funds because of the unreliable banks in this country. Of course they want all my personal information sent to them but the funny thing was this last sentence. It reads:-

    Note: You will be charged for money laundering and terrorist activities if you fail to obtain the Fund Ownership Certificate within 72 hours as instructed, therefore you have been advised to quickly get back to us immediately, so that we can direct you on how to obtain the above mention document from the funds originated country.

    If I suddenly disappear from this board, you know I have been arrested as a terrorist. LOL

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    rofl

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    I always thought you had shifty eyes...

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    That's almost as scary as being reported to the quilt police!!

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    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
    I always thought you had shifty eyes...
    ha ha

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    LOL!

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    Is there a bounty out for you...we might be able to all get some more fabric if we turn you in...now on the other hand, when you get the $, remember we didn't turn you in and you get to reward us with more fabric....either way, "we win", lol.

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    no wonder the gov't is going broke, now the FBI is in charge of giving money to people!!

    I got one from the UN, they are giving out money too!

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    I'm so glad when I see posts like this sharing these scams!! It's good for all of us to see what's out there! Enjoy spending your inheritance, ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim
    I received an Email telling me that I have an inheritance of 10.5 million coming to me, and that the FBI has taken over the disbursement of funds because of the unreliable banks in this country. Of course they want all my personal information sent to them but the funny thing was this last sentence. It reads:-

    Note: You will be charged for money laundering and terrorist activities if you fail to obtain the Fund Ownership Certificate within 72 hours as instructed, therefore you have been advised to quickly get back to us immediately, so that we can direct you on how to obtain the above mention document from the funds originated country.

    If I suddenly disappear from this board, you know I have been arrested as a terrorist. LOL
    I cringe to think how many folks may fall for this scam.
    This one is about as far out as I can imagine!

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    Remember I'm your long lost relative from way back in the BC times? LoL have fun spending that " inheritance".

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    True story.........

    The DHS, CHS, FBI, CIA and other three to four letter agencies were after me before. I wouldn't worry to much about just the FBI after you. I survived and I am still free!!

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    Amusing, but I'd forward that to the FBI... ~shrug~

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    the FBI, huh??
    i received a phone call like that the other week, although they mumbled when they said who was calling...
    they wanted me to call them immediately so they could start
    the paperwork....
    coudn't stop laughing--made my day...
    how gullible do they think people are???????

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    Unfortunately, there are people who do fall for these scams and are afraid or embarrassed to tell anyone until it is too late. It is good to be aware and by posting this, just one person may be spared the heartbreak (never mind the bank account).

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    FOCL

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    You might want to forward that to the FBI because that might make it a federal crime for them to use their name like that for fraud.

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    WOW thats really a Wild one!! You should call your local news and report it so others will be warned!!

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    At least you are wise enought to know a scam so many people can only see the $$$$ sign and not beyond.

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    I was thinking the same exact thing, Charley! It is funny, in a way, but the only way to stop these types of scams is to report them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Amusing, but I'd forward that to the FBI... ~shrug~

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    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim
    I received an Email telling me that I have an inheritance of 10.5 million coming to me, and that the FBI has taken over the disbursement of funds because of the unreliable banks in this country. Of course they want all my personal information sent to them but the funny thing was this last sentence. It reads:-

    Note: You will be charged for money laundering and terrorist activities if you fail to obtain the Fund Ownership Certificate within 72 hours as instructed, therefore you have been advised to quickly get back to us immediately, so that we can direct you on how to obtain the above mention document from the funds originated country.

    It is a scam! Don't get involved. They are out to take you for all you have. You should find out where to forward that e-mail to have them investigated.

    If I suddenly disappear from this board, you know I have been arrested as a terrorist. LOL

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    I sure hope that there aren't anybody that would fall for that, but I guess I am being unrealistic to think that way too!

    It is so sad that people do this to others....

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    Stop and think about this. Emails are free, they can send this to hundreds of thousands of people and it doesn't cost them a nickle. If even one out of 50 is naive or trusting enough to answer it, they're way ahead of the game. They should be reported.

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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