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Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo MailAbuse and Spam · 1 decade ago

How do I know if this email is spam?

I've gotten two emails today and i have no idea what they are

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

WASHINGTON, DC.

DATE: 13/ 02/ 2009

CLARIFICATION LETTER REGARDING YOUR FUND

I THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) GENERAL

MICHAEL V. HAYDEN IS WRITING YOU THIS LETTER OF CLARIFICATION TO INFORM YOU

THAT WE HAVE DETECTED FROM OUR TRACKING DEVICE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN

COMMUNICATING WITH SOME IMPOSTER'S.

THIS GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INVESTIGATING THE LEGITIMACY OF UNPAID CONTRACT,

INHERITANCE AND LOTTO WINNING CLAIMS BY COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS AND DIRECTS

THE PAYING AUTHORITIES (BANKS) WORLDWIDE TO MAKE IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF VERIFIED

CLAIMS TO THE BENEFICIARIES WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY.

YOU ARE BEING LEGALLY CONTACTED THE RELEASE OF YOUR LONG WAITED FUND AND AFTER

A DETAILED REVIEW OF YOUR FILE, THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND HAS MANDATED THAT

YOUR FUND SHOULD BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY.

THE SUM OF TWELVE MILLION UNITED STATED DOLLARS ONLY HAS BEEN APPROVED IN YOUR

FAVOR VIA MY DESK, I THEREFORE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR PAYMENT IS BEING

PROCESSED AND YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO CONTACT THEM IMMEDIATELY WITH THE BANK

E-MAIL CONTACT ADDRESS STATED BELOW.

royalbnkofsctland@live.com ( ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND EMAIL CONTACT ADDRESS )

PHONE NUMBER: +447035936249.

YOU ARE ALSO TO RE-CONFIRM THE INFORMATION STATED BELOW TO THEIR BANK.

1). FULL NAME

2). PHONE, FAX AND MOBILE NUMBER

3). COMPANY, NAME AND HOME ADDRESS

4). PROFESSION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS

5). PAYMENT OPTION, CASH / BANK TRANSFER

:NOTE THAT THE ABOVE FUND HAS BEEN CLEARED FROM TERRORIST OR FRAUD RELATED

ACTIVITIES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

SINCERELY,

GENERAL MICHAEL V. HAYDEN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

that was the email. It seems to me tht its the CIA their clamining to be. Am I in trouble? Whats going on cause I'm 100% sure that i didn't do anything wrong, I'm just a 15 year old minding my own buisness

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's spam from what I can tell you. Don't give out your personal information to the scammers behind it. Just turn around and get rid of it right away. That goes for the similar message you indicated in your question.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Anything that asks for you to give them info like that is an identity theft phishing scam. The CIA wouldn't contact you in email anyway, they would go to your house and talk with you.

    And more importantly, if you have money coming to you then they -already- have all of your information, so you wouldn't need to give them any person info.

    Its a scam.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First of I think the CIA or any other Government group may have noticed they had the caps lock on. It's called a scam. Nowt for nowt is what you get trash it and forget it.

  • 1 decade ago

    The CIA would not send you an email.

    Real emails address you by name, do not have weird English ("I, the executive director...") grammar or spelling errors ("I...is writing to you/ imposter's"), do not ask for your personal information.

    If it pushed your suspicion button, pay attention to that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    and why would the Royal bank of Scotland use a @live.com address. Thier proper email addresses are **** @rbs.co.uk

    Source(s): simple google search
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is a total scam. Take the email to your bank and they will forward it to the proper authorities.

  • 3 years ago

    I do like it. Chop it up into small sq. chunks, fry it off in some oil with onions and garlic and then upload a tin of chopped tomatoes. Simmer and then consume with pasta and grated cheese. low-cost pupil food!!

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