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January 16, 2010

Fedx Scam

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Scams — Connie @ 7:36 am

This is a copy of a email I received some time ago.  Not sure why I did not publish it at the time.  I receive email similar to this every week

This is a Scam!!!. They are trying to find out more information about you, or to confirm what little information they have.  Additionally they hope you will send them $120.00.   Unfortunately this type of scam works.

Dear Customer!

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 content to you via email for privacy reasons. We understand that the content of your package itself is a Bank Draft worth of $200,000.00 US Dollars, FedEx Red star Courier 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 who is here in Nigeria for a three (3) months Surveying
Project as he works with a OIL RIG consultant firm in West Africa, Nigeria.

Special Order. What you have to do now, is to contact our Delivery Department for immediate dispatchment of your package to your residential address.Note that as soon as our Delivery Team confirms your informations, it will take 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 country.
This will help you avoid any form of query from the Monetary Authority of your country. However, you will have to pay the sum of $120 US Dollars being full payment for the Security Keeping Fee of your parcel so far to the security company affiliated to FedEx where your parcel has been for the past weeks as stated in our privacy terms
& condition page. Also be informed that your colleague wished to pay for the Security Keeping charges, but they do not accept such payment considering the facts that all items & packages that is registered with them have a time limitation and hence cannot accept such payment not knowing when you will be picking up the package or even
responding to us.So they 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 respond until the expiry date of the foremost package, we may refer the package to the Nigerian
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. Jame moore
Tel: +234-8055344592

Kindly complete the below form and send it to the email address given above.This is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal address and telephone numbers.


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 we confirm your payment receipt of $120 USD, We shall immediately forward it to the security company for the release of your parcel and will also not hesitate to dispatch your package as well as the attached 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 reconfirmation.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Gary Alis.
FedEx Red Star Courier Management Team.
Abuja, Nigeria, West- Africa.
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