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Incident Report for Case #2013-223279

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/22/2013 - 7:30 PM


Dwight Dr.


Male, age 43, Madison


A poorly worded email from the "FBI" was quickly dismissed as bogus by a 43-year old Madison man. He contacted the MPD recently to report an extortion attempt, where he was to send $98 to "Uzma Zara" in Nigeria. The email said if he failed to wire the money promptly he would be imprisoned for life. Not only that, but all of his property would be seized. The lengthy email accused the victim of being part some money laundering scheme where more than $10 million was placed in the Madison man's bank account.   

Released 07/30/2013 at 2:35 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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