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Old 03-15-2004, 10:01 AM
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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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Old 03-15-2004, 10:14 AM
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Now,, If they could only learn proper english and how to spell..
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