FBI Regional Director John Edward contacted Linda of Meridian , with a FBI ALERT NOTICE 5/6/13 @ 1:14P by email.
The threatening email described possible action the FBI, Homeland Security and Financial Action Task Force would.
“You must contact us for direction on how to procure the two ceriticates, so that you can be relieved of the charges of evading tax which is a punishable offense under section 12 subsection 441 of constitution on tax evasion,” Edward writes.
No responding to the FBI could result in arrest, interrogation and prosecution under the law. “We may also get FATF on money laudering (sic) involued if you do not follow our instructions.”
Nervous, but certain she was not involved, Linda contacted BBB.
“I have no money coming from anywhere from anyone,” she says. “When you talk about tax evasion and money laundering that is scary for more people. Please let others know it’s a scam.”
FBI has no record of Regional Director John Edward, there was no money found at JFK Airport, and this scheme would eventually lead the respondent to send money for certificates, taxes, legal fees, processing fees, insurance fees and any number of fines or fees.
There is no section 12 subsection 441 of constitution on tax evasion – it does not exist. The email is filled with poor grammar and spelling. And, besides, wouldn’t the FBI use a .us email address? firstname.lastname@example.org – I mean really?