New Hoax E-Mails Currently in Circulation

I write about these a lot as a public service. I’ve gotten literally hundreds of emails from men and women across the globe who have expressed thanks about the Nigerian and internet scams and others that use the military or government in their fraud attempts. This one is the latest that you may have seen or will shortly, so be aware.

The FBI is warning the public to be aware of three new fraudulent e-mails that are currently in circulation. One claims to contain “Intelligence
Bulletin No. 267;” another purports to be from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI Counterterrorism Division; and the third claims to contain an FBI intelligence bulletin from the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. Do not click on any links contained in these or similar e-mails; they are hoaxes and may contain viruses or malicious software.

Below is an example of the fraudulent e-mail message:

INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN No. 267
Title: New Patterns in Al-Qaeda Financing
Date: August 15, 2009
THREAT LEVEL: YELLOW (ELEVATED)

THE INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN PROVIDES LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS WITH SITUATIONAL AWARENESS CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC TERRORIST GROUPS AND TACTICS.

HANDLING NOTICE: Recipients are reminded that FBI Intelligence Bulletins contain sensitive terrorism and counterterrorism information meant for use primarily within the law enforcement community. Such bulletins are not to be released either in written or oral form to the media, the general public, or other personnel who do not have a valid “need-to-know” without prior approval from an authorized FBI official, as such release could jeopardize national security

As with many fraudulent e-mail messages, this message contains multiple spelling errors and poor grammar.

If you have been a victim of Internet crime, please file a complaint at www.IC3.gov.

4 Comments on “New Hoax E-Mails Currently in Circulation

  1. I HAVE A MATCH.COM CONNECTION WITH A SSGT FRANK SCHILLER OUT OF MIAMI, IN AFGAHNISTAN. MOTHER TEACHER, FATHER MEDICAL FIELD BOARDING SCHOOL SAME STORY AS A PREVIOUS ONE I READ ON SITE. UPCOMING BIRTH DAY AND THEN TSHIRTS, COOKIES, CELL PHONE, WATCH, IPAD3, DIGITAL CAMERA. WHAT GOT ME IS HE DID A MESSANGER CHAT AND USED THE CAMERA BUT IT WAS REALLY HARD TO SEE HIM. GETTING OUT TO RETIRE, WIDOWED SIX YEARS AGO BOTH CAR ACCIDENTS AND HE IS ALONE. WOW. I GAVE INTO THIS AFTER HE STARTED GIVING SOME MILITARY HISTORY THOUGHT HE WAS LAGIT. AND HIS DIPLOMATE WAS ISSAC FROM GHANA. SHUT ALL MY MAIL OFF GOT OUT OF MESSANGER AND WILL IGNORE ANYTHING THAT COMES OVER MY PHONE.

  2. I’ve been communicating with a David Robbie who claims to be a Captain in the 64th Battalion in Iraq. He is listed on your website as John Palmas. The scarey thing is we don’t know if these people are in Nigeria, Iraq terriorist or what? Come on now if you are a captain why can’t you afford ur own phone, etc. He has asked for the same a satellite phone. What do they want to do with them whomever they are?

  3. I have been corresponding with someone who supposedly is in Afghanastan. He seemed legit at first but now he’s claiming he’s going to be away from internet and won’t be able to e-mail and is trying to convince me to pay for sattelite phones so we can keep in touch. He sent me an e-mail to a company that supplies this service for “free” but come to find out, a $400 registration fee is required. At first he wanted me to come up with half of it but he’s pushing me to come up “with as much as I can”.

    He claims to be a Major General in the Army. I’ve done some investigating on the web, trying to find this so-called company and can’t find anything…

    It’s really sad, but I found myself starting to care for this man and worried about him, but now, the more he pushes for me to purchase this, I’m getting an awful gut feeling….

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