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The email was sent on 2019-01-29 00:56:32 and appeared to be from but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from in Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

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The scam

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.

Attention Fund Beneficiary!!!

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 $5.8million 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 five 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 winded, to enable you cash the check
instantly without any delay, henceforth the stated amount of $5.8million
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 Kenya.

According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the

(2) Shipping Fee's ( This is the charge for shipping the Cashier's
Check to your home address) The total amount for everything is
$98.00 We have tried our possible best to indicate that this
$98.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we found
out that the funds have already been deposited to 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 ( Dr.Ken Mwathi)
via e-mail.indly look below to find appropriate contact

E-mail address: (
PHONE NUMBER: +234 80 81 79 85 43.

You will be required to e-mail him with the following information:
1. Name in full.
2. Address.
3. Nationality.
4. Age.
5. Occupation.
6. Phone No.
7. Present Country.
8. Fax [optional].
9. Email address.
10. Sex.

You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram
details on how to send the required $98.00 in order to immediately
ship your prize of $5.8 million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED
BANK DRAFT from IMF, also include the following transaction code
in order for him to immediately identify this transaction:
This letter will serve as proof that the Federal Bureau of
Investigation is authorizing you to pay the required $98.00 ONLY
to Dr.Ken Mwathi via information, in, which he shall send to you,


Christopher A. Wray

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 8.1)

 pts rule                    description                                       
---- ----------------------  --------------------------------------------------
-0.0 BAYES_40                BODY: Bayes spam probability is 20 to 40% [score: 
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4            Message was received from an IPv4 address         
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP             Message was received from an IP address           
-0.0 SPF_PASS                SPF: sender matches SPF record                    
 1.3 RCVD_IN_RP_RNBL         RBL: Relay in RNBL,                               
                             [ listed in]  
-0.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE      RBL: Sender listed at, no   
                             trust [ listed in]      
 2.1 TVD_APPROVED            BODY: Body states that the recipient has been     
 0.0 T_DEAR_BENEFICIARY      BODY: Dear Beneficiary:                           
 0.0 PP_MIME_FAKE_ASCII_TEXT BODY: MIME text/plain claims to be ASCII but isn't
 1.0 HK_LOTTO                No description available.                         
 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY           Huge... sums of money                             
 2.1 FREEMAIL_FORGED_REPLYTO Freemail in Reply-To, but not From                
 1.6 MONEY_FRAUD_8           Lots of money and very many fraud phrases         

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