Fake Email Promises Refunds For Scams

The FBI is warning about an email trying to make people who lost money on scams think their ship is about to come in.

The emails say you are entitled to a refund, to compensate victims of internet fraud. The email claims to be from IC3, which is the FBI's internet fraud fighting arm, and the government of the United Kingdom. The emails use logos to make them look official.

The emails say you'll get thousands of dollars via bank wire transfer from the Bank of England once you sign a funds release order. The emails also say, if you don't sign the order, the funds will be placed on hold and you'll have to pay a penalty.

The FBI says, this is a scam.


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  • by Bob Location: Hawaii on Dec 4, 2008 at 12:41 AM
    I received a similar one, claiming I have won the sum of $3.263,096. And need to send $20 for release of funds. This scam makes it look like an official confirmation form, but get this, it says that I am Officially Sworn to Secrecy and to tell no one!! When you read the fine print it says that they do not hold any awards!
  • by Rosetta Location: Phillips on Jul 19, 2008 at 05:40 AM
    I am trying to find out how do I go on line to get money thats old to me that the gov. is holding. I am talking about lost or found money. Could you please help me.
  • by louise thomas Location: swansea on Jun 9, 2008 at 06:05 AM
    please could you help me .my hauband thinks he has won a sum of 2,249,366 but he got to paid a sum of 20 pounds this worldwide awards agency is useing the lotteries has well given them a bad name the addres for this is worldwide awards agency,suit 132,unit6,16 coombend,radstock ba3 3bn,uk please could you help him and he his disabile thinks for your time louise thomas

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a scam.
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