This scam comes through your e-mail service or mail box and is purported to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Stewart said. The scam letter shows a distorted seal supposedly from the FBI. This seal is on one side and on the other side is a seal from Nigeria.
When you read the letter, the contact person for you to contact is a reverend with an e-mail address showing AOL as the provider.
The letter itself basically threatens the receiver by saying that failure to send them $350 for a clearance certificate will result in legal action being taken against the receiver.
Stewart said that by reading the contents of the letter with the name and e-mail address, along with the agency seals, one can tell this is a scam and that it should be ignored.
The letter has been sent to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
As with any scam that is from a foreign country, local law enforcement agencies have no jurisdiction in the matter.
Stewart said he will continue to educate residents of this county about these scams, and said that if anyone has any questions about an e-mail or mail they receive and do not understand, they should contact his office at 770-227-9406.