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Thread: Another Scam

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    Registered GregP's Avatar
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    Since they asked that I pass the information on, here is the reply I got from the FBI.


    Dear Mr. Page,


    Thank you for your submission of information via
    the FBI.Gov Web site. A review of the information
    you provided reveals that you may have been
    approached over the Internet to participate in an
    advanced fee scam. There are many variations of
    the scam, but most offer to pay for an item with a
    cashier's check that turns out to be fraudulent.
    The victim's bank does not discover the fraud
    until after the victim has forwarded money to the
    perpetrator. Inasmuch as the FBI receives reports
    of this type of activity on a regular basis there
    is no need to forward any such additional emails
    to the FBI.

    You do not need to forward the emails to us.
    Also, if you know that you are receiving Spam
    mail, it is advisable not to open the mail because
    your email address will be validated by the sender
    even if you don’t reply to the email.

    For your information, the Internet Tip Line (ITL)
    was created on 9/11/01, in response to the
    terrorist attacks upon America. We quickly
    established a mechanism for the public to submit
    information to the FBI via the Internet, and we
    received our first tip at 10:31 AM that first day.
    Director Mueller has since made the ITL a
    permanent part of FBI operations, and we have thus
    far received over 840,000 tips from around the
    globe, from which thousands of leads have been
    sent to FBI Field and Legal Attaché offices for

    Initially, almost 100% of the tips received were
    related to the terrorist attacks; however, now
    approximately 45% of all tips received are related
    to almost every other FBI criminal program, e.g.,
    drug trafficking, organized crime, money
    laundering, pyramid schemes, child pornography,
    fugitives, bank robbery.

    Our operation is completely automated and
    paperless. Submitted tips are received
    immediately, reviewed within minutes and
    prioritized by trained Professional Support
    personnel, and Agents set action leads within the
    hour, as appropriate.

    We encourage you to share this information with
    your family, friends, and co-workers, and
    encourage them to not hesitate to submit
    information they may deem of interest to the FBI.
    Again, thank you for taking the time to forward
    this report to us.


    The FBI does not maintain an email address to
    submit information or attachments to directly;
    therefore, please do not reply directly to this
    message via your email client. The FBI maintains
    an automated system that is designed to track all
    information received to ensure that all tips are
    addressed in a timely and efficient manner.
    Therefore, please visit the FBI.GOV Web site again
    should you have occasion to submit additional
    information. We WILL NOT open or respond to
    “reply” email.

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    Registered Chris288's Avatar
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    Now,, If they could only learn proper english and how to spell..

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