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I received an email today purported to be by someone

I received an email today purported to be by someone from the FBI, field agent Mark xxxx. He informed me that 2 consignment boxes containing funds over 4 million dollars had been seized at JFK International Airport and that the consignment that was missing a legal document allowing the consignment to be delivered to me legally by the diplomat in question The writer of the email said I had 72 hours to reply to the email or I would be tried in a court of law for money laundering. I have never actively or knowingly solicited funds from any foreign government, and for that matter, do not even know what money laundering is or implies. I replied immediately to that email stating that I had never solicited, etc. I want to know if this email document is legitimately from the FBI and whether I need counsel in this matter.

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Dwayne B.

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Money problem

Hello, I am a finnish women living in Helsinki. I have a problem with a man who is working in Lagos, Nigeria. We started to talk with me in finnish daiting webside. First we talked about love and now the issue is money. I checked his e-mail address in a e-mail-searcher and found that this man livs in Sunnyvale, Ca. He is an american. He called himself geophysisist Michael Hoffman as in your earlier case. Now he wants 2750 e to Western Union bank because of his working problems. He cant leave the country not until he has paid for workers. His passport is taken away from he to the hotel manager. He needs money for his workers to get his passport back. His visa has closed so he cant use his own visa. He will scan his passport to me and will pay me back in 5 days. I told him to go to embassy but he said they wont help to get his passport back. I said it would better to put the money in his own bank account but he doesnt want. He is saying that he will come back to Finland, that he has lived here also. Is this safe if I see his passport copy? I need to know what to do. Thanks.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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If an investigation is done here and by authorities in Nigeria

If an investigation is done here and by authorities in Nigeria and a Ngerian is found guilty of scamming an American out of money, is there any punishment for the scammer in Nigeria?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Dear Lawyer Mr. Paul MJD,Thank you for your readiness to

Dear Lawyer Mr. Paul MJD, Thank you for your readiness to help me which you stated yesterday! Please excuse me for the delay of the creation of my good faith deposit. It has been successfully created just now. As I have written yesterday, I had become a victim of some scammers who stated that a great Grant was awarded to me (for my achievements in sciences), they created a fraudulent Web-site with my "Online Premium Account" xxxxxx Bank Plc." in December, 2010. I had understood that it was a fraud only on the 17 of December, 2010, but before it I had transferred 16.2 thousand US dollars to Nelson XXXXX, XXXXX XXXXX and XXXXX XXXXX for the "activation of my Account", getting of Cost of Transfer Code and Non-Residential Tax Code for the transfer of my "funds" to my country (Russia). Our police and Interpol are investigating this affair but I think that we need also your help. I had performed six payments to Nelson B., Sarah W. and Tony W. (to England) via Western Union Money Transfer in the period from the 26 of November, 2010 to the 16 of December, 2010. I have six documents on these transfers and I can report all this information in detail to you. If you can try to determine "who and where really picked up the sums of that transfers", I am ready to report all the detailed information about these transfers to you. Please help me to get any new information if it is possible. Yours Faithfully, Victor

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My mom had just been inadvertantly part of a 419 Scam from

My mom had just been inadvertantly part of a 419 Scam from Nigeria. Her husband (who is nigeria in nigeria) had gone into business with her on a car export business. Two months later he said that he was speaking to his contacts to get a loan to help the business. then before anyone knew mom had had a transfer of $84k to her personal account. I had asked why they didn't send it to the company account and she wasn't sure. She was told to withdraw the money and the bank has held the funds. And it now seems that she was scammed. She has since gone to nigeria and they had the man that her husband spoke to arrested. And they have a taped confession with the Anti Fraud unit in Nigeria. What does my mother have to do at this point. I ask because the bank said they are reporting it to Corporate Security etc..??

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JB Umphrey

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I pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge in

I pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge in 2006, served 18 days with an ankle monitor and had 3 years informal probation with another stipulation that I can't own a firearm for 10 years. I served my probation without violation and will complete my 10 year gun ban on Oct. 27th of this year without any violation of probation or gun ban. How long do I need to wait to purchase a firearm?JA: Our average wait time is under 20 minutes. Sometimes it takes just a minute. More complicated questions that need more research might take an hour or two. I'd be happy to chat with you while you wait. The stories I've heard working here...Customer: My conviction was in Redding,CA.. I live in Atlanta, GA. now.JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: The charge was originally a felony assault with the intent to cause serious bodily injury. I was falsely accused so I hired a private investigator and hired the guy who trains the DOJ to administer polygraphs and passed that with no problem. My PI brought forward tons of evidence showing I couldn't have been the perpetrator, but the DA wouldn't dismiss the charges and I didn't have the money to keep paying a lawyer and PI during a trial. The DA finally lowered the charge to a misdemeanor assault likely to cause bodily injury based in their words as "lack of evidence".JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Only a brief conversation with a legal assistant on the phone.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Only that I've never before or since been in any kind of trouble with the law.

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My son in law is 31 yr old black male. A few weeks ago he

my son in law is 31 yr old black male. A few weeks ago he was arrested for disorderly conduct. An off duty bouncer pushed him out of the bar ( for kicking a small garbage can. Once outside he pushed him into a car and then to the ground. In short the police came, told him he could leave. As he was walking away an officer grabbed him from behind and said "You are under arrest" He (Joe) asked repeatedly way he was under arrest. They (three officers) then tackled him to the groung.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: And with 3 officers sitting on his back and him yelling I am not resisting they tasered him 3 times and took him to jail. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. When he went to court the ast DA had a plea deal of 2 mons in jail and 6 months in jail for resting. This is in WI and has nothing to do with a car?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: sorry I lost connection. Yes they cant believe they want jail time. But they want thousands of dollars. They have some money for the down payment on a house they could use but I was hoping to find an attorney that would take the case on for a potion of a law suit against the police dep and the DA for molisious prosecution. She has never asked for jail time for a disorderly before. We live in a predominantly white area (90%)JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: We have video and many witnesses to the tasing

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I work for a company as a cashier. One day two gentlemen

I work for a company as a cashier. One day two gentlemen bought $800.00 worth of gift cards. When he tried to swipe his card it wouldn't read; not knowing I let him manuly type the card number in. When the receipt came out I checked the numbers on the card to his receipt and they didn't match. While in the mean time my boss was there through the whole transaction. While we were talking to him his friend grabbed the bag that had the cards in it and ran off this happened on Easter and now I am so afraid of getting into trouble even though my boss said I wouldn't. I didn't know people couldn't manually type in there number since we had the option on our registers. 😕

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P. Simmons

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A prospective employer asked me if I have ever been

Hi... a prospective employer asked me if I have ever been convicted of any crime. I got a misdemeanor DUI in CA in 1990 or 1991. Will that show up on my background check even though that was 25 years ago?JA: Because laws vary by place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: CAJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: No, and I do not want to yet. If the question doesn't have a straight forward answer then never mind. Thanks for your time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you.

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NishaJones

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