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Parzival13 Jun 2009 6:34 p.m. PST

Here's a new one:

Dear Sir/Madam:

We are writing to let you know that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed our investigations with the help of our Financial Intelligence Monitoring Network that you are entitled to an economic stimulus payment of $450,450.00 USD as provided by the Global Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. You can expect your payment within the next 2 weeks if you comply with the instructions stated in this communication. You will not be required to report the amount of your stimulus payment as taxable income on your 2008 federal income tax return.

This deposit was labeled as "COMPENSATION" and was not in error as the funds have subsequently been deposited into a reserve account with your e-mail address attached as reference. This grant has been confirmed to be legitimately yours and will be disbursed immediately upon request.

We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive the certified cashier's check or a wire transfer into your personal account as we have verified the entire transaction to be safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds is with CIT Bank Limited you will be required to settle the following bills directly to the CIT Bank Limited Agent in-charge of this transaction whom is located at the Bank's headquarters.

According to the directives, you are required to pay for the following :-

(1) Deposit Fee (Fee paid to setup a new account for the beneficiary by the paying financial institution)
(2) Wire Transfer or Courier Delivery Fee (Fee paid to Transfer the funds into any bank of your choice or deliver the check through UPS delivery)
(3) Insurance (This is the fee paid by bank to insure the transfer of the funs or your check before been deposited at the bank)

The total cost of this fee is $550.00 USD USD (Five Hundred and Fifty US Dollars Only).

We have tried our possible best to deduct the Fee ($550.00 USD) from your grant but we could not secure authorization because your funds are protected by a PREMIUM HARDCOVER INSURANCE POLICY installed by the Federal Government to prevent any deductions from your funds until it must have been remitted by you. Hence, the fee cannot be deducted from your funds and you will be required to pay the fee via the western union money transfer network or money gram to the Escrow Officer at the Bank's headquarters.

To proceed with this transaction, you're expected to respond with a request for the receivers details of the ESCROW OFFICER to make payment if you intend to lay claim to this funds. You will also be required to e-mail him with your personal information:



All official documentation and prove of your claim would be posted to your address when total disbursement of your funds is achieved. CIT Bank Limited is ready to deliver or transfer your funds $450,450.00 USD USD via Certified Cashier's Check drawn on CIT Bank Limited upon confirmation of payment of the stipulated fee.

Make sure you include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately identify this transaction: EA2922-910

Note: You will not be required to report the amount of your stimulus payment as taxable income on your 2008 federal income tax return.

This notification is for information purposes only.

Please do not reply to this message.

CIT Bank Limited
2003 16124 West Road, Pikeville, TN 37352

This email was sent to you by CIT Bank Limited.

If only it were true.


RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member14 Jun 2009 1:31 a.m. PST

you lucky lucky bastard!

Farstar Inactive Member15 Jun 2009 4:55 p.m. PST

The improvement between five years ago and this is scary, and not at all funny.

Whatisitgood4atwork Inactive Member15 Jun 2009 10:57 p.m. PST

You're right Farstar. This one is well-written in English and has a good official feel to it. You'd still have to be crazy to send them $550 USD real dollars, but it is not funny.

Farstar Inactive Member16 Jun 2009 11:38 a.m. PST

"You'd still have to be crazy to send them … real dollars"

Per George Carlin's line about average people and stupidity, crazy is sadly not required.

This one would catch a lot of people who lack experience in critical thinking. I will not go into the reasons why its still obviously a scam, as I do not wish to provide detailed feedback to these people.

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2013 4:20 p.m. PST

Given the widespread belief in "global cabals" and government shenanigans, how does this *not* work more often?

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