Urgent Notice – There is a lot of money for you awaiting your reply

I get an email like this weekly – this one is by far the most interesting. Who ever this SCAMMER is, he/she spent a lot more time than most with this effort.
Images, Acronyms, even a fairly well (ridiculous but well) crafted Legal Notice
(FYI – I copied and pasted as is – no editing at all)
from:  F.B.I WASHINGTON D.C fbidirectoroffice@fbi.gov
reply-to:  fbidirectoroffice@superposta.com
to:
date:  Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 5:54 AM
subject:  F.B.I -WE NEED A RESPONSE URGENTLY
     
 
ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION
FBI HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATIONS J.EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING
935 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535-0001
Ref: FBI/DC/25/113/13/2012
 
 
 
 
   Urgent attention needed
 
  We have been informed through our global intelligence monitoring network that the sum of $10.500, 000.00, has been released from a bank in Africa bearing your name as the beneficiary without dist certificate to clear your name and fund from every terrorist or drug or money laundering activities
 
The bank knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to make this payment from any part of the world to your account directly, used what we know as a secret diplomatic transit payment (s.t.d.p) method to make the payment. direct transfers are difficult and secret diplomatic transit payment (s.t.d.p) are not  usually made unless the funds are  related to terrorist activities and we ask why must your payment be made in  a secret transfer if your transaction  is legitimate.
 
We do not want you to get into trouble as soon as these funds reflect in your personal account, so it is our duty as an international agency to correct these little problems before this fund reflects into your personal account.
we advice you to contact us immediately, as your funds have been stopped and are being held in our custody, until you are able to provide us with the dist certificate within 3 days from the country that authorized the transfer to certify that the funds that you are about to receive are terrorist/drug free or we shall have cause to impound the payment and subsequently prosecute you for cross border terrorist financial activites.
 
based on our findings, our investigative department wish to warn you against some miscreants, hoodlums and touts who go about scamming innocent people by claiming to be who they are not and thereby tarnishing the image of this wonderful country. By sending out fraudulent emails without our official logo and emblem we shall release your funds immediately we receive this legal document and we will ensure that you receive your payment without any further delay.
 
Note
 
We decided to contact you directly by email to acquire the proper verifications and proof from you to show that you are the rightful person to receive this fund, because of the huge amount involved. Be informed that the funds are now with a top bank in the united state in your name and under the monitoring/custody of the FBI. At the moment, we have asked the bank not to release the fund to anybody that comes to them, unless we instruct them to do so, and only if we receive the dist certificate this is to enable us carry out a comprehensive investigation first before releasing the fund to you.
 
hence, you are to forward your  dist certificate to us immediately if you have it in your possession, if you do not have it, then  let us know so that we will direct you  to the  appropriate  authority to  obtain the certificate then you are to send  it to our office. And thereafter, we will instruct the bank holding the funds, to go ahead and credit your account immediately. If you fail to provide the documents to this office, we will prosecute you and take appropriate action against you for not proving the legality of the funds.
 
Finally if you truly want to receive this funds without F.B.I troubles then reconfirm the following below
 
Name………………………………………………….
Address………………………………………………..
Sex………………………………………………………
Contact number………………………………………..
Country of origin of funds……………………………..
 
 
Yours Faithfully
 
SPECIAL AGENT  JUKE  WILLIAMS
FOR  FBI DIRECTOR
MR. ROBERT S. MUELLER.
 
 
 
 
 
cc: general intelligence department (GID)
cc federal bureau of investigation (fFBIi)
cc .internet crime complaint center (ic3)
cc: Asia pacific group on money laundering (APG)
cc: international monetary fund (IMF)
cc: international organization of securities commissions (IOSCO)
cc: international banking security association (IBSA)
cc: world customs organization (WCO)
cc: inter-American development bank (IADB)
cc: national white collar crime center (NW3C)
cc: bureau of justice assistance (BJA)
cc: supreme court of South Africa(SCA)
 
 
 
LEGAL NOTICE:
Unless expressly stated otherwise, this message is confidential and may be privileged. It is intended for the addressee(s) only. Access to this e-mail by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not an addressee, any disclosure or copying of the contents or any action taken (or not taken) in reliance on it is unauthorized and may be unlawful. If you are not an addressee, please inform the sender immediately.
 
AVISO LEGAL:
Salvo que se indique lo contrario, este mensaje es confidencial y puede ser privilegiada. Se pretende a su destinatario (s)solamente. El acceso a este e-mail por cualquier otra persona no estб autorizado. Si usted no es un destinatario, cualquier divulgaciуn o copia de lacontenidos ni de cualquier acciуn realizada (o no) en la dependencia en que no estб autorizado y puede ser ilegal. Si no son unadestinatario, por favor notifique al remitente de inmediato
 

Oh No – Please protect my account

This is the latest in phishing.

It looks like a real email from Hotmail.

It speaks to fear which is, well, scary.

The email says they will help me if I give them my account information

It’s signed by an official of Hotmail, supposedly.

She is polite and scares me with a statement that if I fail to comply, my account will be closed. I don’t want this to happen.

However I have been around the block a few times and figured this one out pretty quickly. I am sure that 95% of the others who get this email are also pretty smart.  I’m not so sure of the other 5%.

We all know that DGTFX is not a virus.

ORIGINAL EMAIL MESSAGE:

from:  Windows Live™ Live Team kathieahern@hotmail.com
to:  Windows Live™ Live Team <kathieahern@hotmail.com>
date:  Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM
subject:  ***Closure Of Account*** Case ID ANG000027086771
mailed-by:  hotmail.com

Windows Live Member Letter

Virus Notification

A DGTFX Virus has been detected on your account. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2012 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files.You will receive a mail from Windows Live indicating on how to protect your account from receiving virus. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.

Full Name: …………………………
User name: ……………………
Password: …………………………
Reconfirm Password: …………………
Date Of Birth…………………….

Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.

All ACCOUNT User Should Reply Now !!!

Failure to do this will immediately render your Web-email address deactivated from our database under 24hrs.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Warning Code :ID67565434
Windows Live Support.
Copyright ©2012

I would reply with FOOL – except that would confirm my email address for the FOOLS.

Anyone get any other STUPID phishing emails that slipped past spam filters lately?