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The FBI.ORG Wants to Give Us Money!

Move over Burt Macklin, the hardest working person at FBI.ORG (sans changed link to fbi.gov) is now special agent Gerald Roberts.

Surprisingly, it wasn't Burt Tyrannosaurus Macklin that retrieved our $2.5 million in fraud money . . . it was Gerald Roberts.

The evidence was found as we were sifting through our Spam Filters today and came across this gem.

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It seems that Agent Roberts is leveling a crusade against the Central Bank of Nigeria and has strong-armed the Nigerian president into giving us his support to return to $2.5 million in recovered fraud money.  While the attempt is ridiculous, we do award this email phishing attempt points for successfully identifying current Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari.  (We had to Google it)

This phishing attempt is a properly spell-checked version of the Nigerian prince emails dating back to the 1990's.  In those emails, the prince needed a wire transfer from you in exchange for millions of dollars.

As with all phishing attempts, you as the recipient are your own best defense.  Use a healthy dose of skepticism when reading unsolicited or suspicious emails.  And remember, while Burt Tyrannosaurus Macklin may have the President's back, it is good to know that Agent Gerald Roberts is working hard for the rest of the United States of America.

God speed Agent Roberts!

Topics: Phishing Email Security Fraud Cybersecurity