This email, which purports to be from the FBI and the British High Commission claims that you are eligible to receive a scammed victim compensation payment of $2,316,000. It instructs you to contact an FBI agent via email to arrange the collection of your payment.
However, the email is not from the FBI and you have not been awarded any compensation payment. The email is a scam designed to trick you into sending your money and personal information to criminals.
An example of the scam email
Subject: SCAMMED VICTIM COMPENSATION OF $2,316,000 PAYMENT!! FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535 We the BRITISH High Commission received a report of fraudulent acts against you and other British/US Citizens whom in a meeting held with the Government and the world high commissions against fraudulent activities by Citizens, Your are among those scammed, as listed by the Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU). A re-compensation has been issued out in the form of an ATM DEBIT CARD of $2,316,000USD (Two Million, Three Hundred and Sixteen thousand United States dollars) and has already been in distribution to you as a Victim. Your ATM CARD was among those that was reported undelivered as we wish to advise you to follow the instructions of the Committee to make sure you receive your ATM CARD immediately for your usage. NFIU further told us that the use of the Couriers was abolished due to interception activities noticed in the above mentioned courier services in which the Financial Intelligent Unit have made a concrete arrangement with the Courier Company for a safe delivery to your door-step once the beneficiary meets up the demand of the conveyance. We advise that you do the needful to make sure they dispatch your recompense on time. You are assured of the safety of your ATM CARD availability, also be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake lawyers and security companies who in collaboration have a scam deal with you immediately to check if the delivery date suits you. You have to stop all contact with any other company emailing you online concerning Money, and make sure you forward to them all their email and mobile numbers and you will contact Mr. JAMES BEN for your ATM DEBIT CARD through his email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) Let us know immediately you receive it there. Yours truly, Christopher.A Wray DIRECTOR FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!