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I received an email supposedly from Interpol, how do I find out if it is legitimate?

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I received an email supposedly from Interpol, how do I find out if it is legitimate?

Postby herald » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:39 am

This is the email I received, Please tell me if it is legitimate or Not!!!!
From: INTERPOL OFFICE ([email protected])
Sent: Sat 5/21/11 5:14 AM
To:
INTERNATIONAL POLICE UNITED STATES SECTION Region No. 2 New York CityP.O. Box 804 Knickerbockers Station New York City, New -York 10002-0804 U.S.A. Attn: Beneficiary The office of the international police (INTERPOL) hereby write to inform you that we caught a diplomatic lady called Mrs. Dorothy Wallace at (John F. Kennedy International Airport) here in New -York with parcel box filed with united state dollars. Meanwhile, base on our interview to the diplomat (Mrs. Dorothy Wallace) she said that the parcel box belongs to you, that she was sent by Alh. Ahmadu Giade of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Nigeria to deliver the parcel box to your doorstep, not knowing that the content of the parcel box is money. The diplomat also said that her first transit in the states was at Cincinnati Northern, Kentucky International Airport Ohio. Now, the diplomat is under detention in the office of (INTERPOL) security, and we cannot release her until we carry out our proper investigation on how this huge amount of money managed to be yours before we will release her with the box. So, in this regard, you are to re-assure and prove to us that the money you are about to receive is legal by sending us the Award Ownership Certificate showing that the money is not illegal. Note that the Award Ownership Certificate must to be secured from the office of the Senate president in Nigeria, because that is the only office that will issue you the original Award Ownership Certificate of these funds. You are advised to forward immediately the Award Ownership Certificate if you have it with you, but if you do not have it, we will urge you as a matter of urgency to contact back the sender of the diplomat to help you secure the Award Ownership Certificate if at all you did not have it. Below is the contact information of the person that sent the diplomat. Name: Alh. Ahmadu GiadeEmail: [email protected] telephone no: +234-8120672033. Furthermore, we are giving you only but 5 working business days to forward the requested Award Ownership Certificate. Please note that we shall get back to you after the 5 working business days, if you didn't come up with the certificate we shall confiscate the funds into World Bank account then charge you for money laundry, but if you forward the Award Ownership Certificate then we will release the diplomat with your parcel box and also gives you every back up till the money arrives your doorstep. Also note that we are doing this to make sure that any huge amount of money like yours that enters United States is genuine, we regret any inconveniences this might have caused you. Thanks for your understanding. Yours Truly,I.P.A REGION NO: 2THANKS.DOCTOR DOUGLAS H. KING.Committee of Police Societies, NYPD.CC: Alhaji Ahmadu Giade.
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I received an email supposedly from Interpol, how do I find out if it is legitimate?

Postby bret11 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:51 am

100% SCAM for so many reasons
1 - If Interpol wants to contact you, they show up at your door, they don't email you
2 - Interpol has NOTHING to do with giving away money
3 - Interpol has nothing to do with Nigerian scams like this
4 - ALL Interpol emails are from @interpol.org
5 - There is a page in Interpol's website where you need to report fraudulent use of their name so they can investigate http://www.interpol.int/public/mail/mail3.asp?id=distsig -- fill out that form
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I received an email supposedly from Interpol, how do I find out if it is legitimate?

Postby merla15 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:09 am

This sounds like a complete scam.
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I received an email supposedly from Interpol, how do I find out if it is legitimate?

Postby alleyne » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:12 am

i would contact the nearest police station and report it i bet it costs money to get this award onwership certificate??
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I received an email supposedly from Interpol, how do I find out if it is legitimate?

Postby oded » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:19 am

Diplomatic immunity should fit. anyway the money would most likely be C.I.A. if it were still the cold war. maybe even now to fund anti -green efforts or authoritarian regimes.
anyway F.B.I could confirm or local police station and lawyers if you do so.
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I received an email supposedly from Interpol, how do I find out if it is legitimate?

Postby mate » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:27 am

It is a scam. I've received several different versions of this and at least one of each different version was forwarded to the local office of the FBI. I would suggest you do the same.
A few years ago 2 or 3 men actually went to Nigeria to claim the alleged funds promised, they've not been heard from since.
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