According to the email I received today. I’m posting the entire contents of said email because I find it disgusting that some people will prey on others to make a buck. What a scam! It caught me off guard at first because I really am waiting for Fed Ex to show up and pick up a package. So here you go… enjoy the contents and feel free to email them with your comments. May the scam stop here.
We have been waiting for you to contact us for your Confirmed Package that is
registered with us for shipping to your residential location.We had thought
that your sender gave you our contact details.It may interest you to know that
a letter is also added to your package. However, we cannot quote its
you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your
package itself is a Bank Draft worth of $800,000.00 USD, FedEx do not ship
money in CASH or in CHEQUES but Bank Drafts are shippable.The package is
registered with us for mailing by your colleague, and your colleague explained
that he is from the United States but he is here in Nigeria for a three (3)
months Surveying Project as he works with a consultant firm in Nigeria West
Africa We are sending you this email because your package is been
a Special Order. What you have to do now,is to contact our Delivery Department
for immediate dispatchment of your package to your residencial address.
Note that as soon as our Delivery Team confirms your informations, it
only one working day (24 hours) for your package to arrive it’s designated
destination.For your information, the VAT & Shipping charges as well as
Insurance fees have been paid by your colleague before your package was
registered. Note that the payment that is made on the Insurance, Premium &
Clearance Certificates, are to certify that the Bank Draft is not a Drug
Affiliated Fund (DAF) neither is it funds to sponsor Terrorism in your
This will help you avoid any form of query from the Monetary Authority of your
country. However, you will have to pay a sum of 115GBP to the FedEx Delivery
Department being full payment for the Security Keeping Fee of the
as stated in our privacy terms & condition page. Also be informed that your
wished to pay for the Security Keeping charges, but we do not accept such
payment considering the facts that all items & packages that is
us have a time limitation and we cannot accept payment not knowing when you
will be picking up the package or even responding to us. So we cannot take the
risk to have accepted such payment incase of any possible demurrage. Kindly
note that your colleague did not leave us with any further
information. We hope
that you respond to us as soon as possible because if you fail to
the expiry date of the foremost package, we may refer the package to the
British Commission for Welfare as the package do not have a return address.
Kindly contact the delivery department (FedEx Delivery Post) with the details
given below: FedEx Delivery Post
Contact Person:MR. CHARLES BROWN
Email : email@example.com
Kindly complete the below form and send it to the email address given
above.This is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal address and telephone
Kindly complete the above form and summit it to the delivery manager on:
firstname.lastname@example.org As soon as your details are received, our
delivery team will give you the neccessary payment procedure so that you can
effect the payment for the Security Keeping Fees. As soon as they confirm your
payment receipt of 115GBP, they will not hesitate to dispatch your package as
well as the attahced letter to your residence. It usually takes 24 hours being
an over night delivery service.
Note that we were not instructed to email you, but due to the high priority of
your package we had to inform you as your sender did not leave us with his
phone number because he stated that he just arrived Nigeria and he hasn’t fix
his phone yet. We indeed personally sealed your Bank Draft and we found your
email contact in the attached letter as the recipient of the foremost package.
Ensure to contact the delivery department with the email address given above
and ensure to fill the above form as well to enable a successful
Mrs. Felicia Paul.
FedEx Online Team Management.
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If you get one of these, here is where you can report it. Taken from http://www.usdoj.gov/spam.htm
- Africa-Based Investment Schemes
An increasing volume of spam consists of e-mail from a person who represents himself or herself as having some African affiliation, and who is soliciting you to help him or her transfer illegally obtained or questionable funds out of a nation in Africa. (Some more recent e-mails purport to involve moving money out of Afghanistan.) These solicitations are fraudulent, and may violate one or more federal criminal laws.
- Do not send any money or financial account information if you receive one of these e-mails (or a letter or fax of a similar nature). See the U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Division web page for more information.
- If you have responded to one of these online solicitations and have lost money, please contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint venture of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, and use the ICCC’s online complaint form.