It appears that the scammers have "upped" their game...now they insist that you comply with their "requests" on threat of FBI arrest and interrogation! HILARIOUS!!!
This from a fellow Etsyian from the Etsy Business Forum:
New email from those crazy dudes in Nigeria, this one threatening me with visits from FBI agents if I don't claim it to protect it from getting laundered... And it will only cost me $250 for being a Good Citizen and avoiding arrest :)
The email is a work of art in itself. Minus the misspellings, it could be a bestseller fiction beginning (hey, maybe I should do a spy novel using this letter as the base LOL).
I won't print it here, just want to say the letters are getting (funnier) MORE THREATENING, and if they knew USA law they would hang it up now...
"Contact the EFCC via Email with the information above immediately, once you contact them i will get back to you or else i will have an agent come visit you at home for questioning. Furthermore, be adviced that according to the United State Law together with the FBI rules and regulations, you are to obtain the document from the EFCC OF Lagos Nigeria where the fund was transfered from. Also Note that you are to take care of the cost of the Document, which will be issued in your name."
"The documents will clarify the intensity of this fund; exonerate it from money laundry, scam and terrorism. WARNING: failure to provide the above requirement in the next 24 hours, legal action will be taken immediately by arresting and detaining you as soon as international court of justice issues a warrant of arrest, if you are found guilty, you will be jailed!"
"We are charged with the responsibility of implementing legal norms and our authority is irrevocable so dont dare dispute our instruction, just act as instructed."
Oh my, I am so scared ;)
Read it here with all the resulting hilarious responses: