23rd Ward Alderman
cell number 314-718-0131
Ward 23 Website
I received both of these today and I thought I should pass these along, And I would encourage you to pass this along
We received this message on our landline, and I searched on the on Internet and it indicated a scam. Have you heard/seen other inquiries in our area with this? My concern is especially for the elderly.
Scam # 1
Here’s the message:
Service the very second you receive this message. I need you or your retained attorney of record to return the call the issue at hand is extremely time sensitive. I am Officer nicky johnson from internal revenue service and the hotline to my division is (209) 782-0039. I repeat it’s (209) 782-0039 do not disregard this message and do return the call before we take any action against you good. Bye and take care.
Scam #2 was by e-mail
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J.Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was
issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered
that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $2.4 million USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT.
Normally, it will take up to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT by your local bank. We have successfully notified this company on
your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered bank within the world Wilde,
so as to enable you cash the check instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $2.4 million USD has been deposited with IMF .
We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and
100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited with IMF you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery
Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located in Cotonou, Benin Republic. According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the
(1) Deposit Fee’s ( IMF INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE )
(2) Shipping Fee’s ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier’s Check to
your home address)
The total amount for everything is $96.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this $96.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we
found out that the funds have already been deposited IMF and cannot be accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required
to pay the required fee’s to the Agent in-charge of this transaction In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact
the agent in-charge ( Mr,Mark Ben) via e-mail. Kindly look below to find appropriate contact information:
CONTACT AGENT NAME: Mr,Mark Ben
PHONE NUMBER: +229-67883613
You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER:
You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on how to send the required $96.00 in order to immediately ship your prize of
$2.4 million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this
transaction : EA2948-910.
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau Of Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $96.00 ONLY to Mr,Mark Ben via
information in which he shall send to you,
Mr. James Comey
Federal Bureau of Investigation F B I
Yours in Service,Photograph of Director
James Comey,III Director Office of Public
Affairs Welcome once more to FBI
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