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Thursday, June 27, 2013

FedEx scam now

I received this email with FedEx in the subject line. Who is my colleague with all this money? I will trade whatever he wants, I just don't have money to give him!

Dear Customer!

We have been waiting for you to contact us for your Confirm able 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 note 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 $1,000,000.00USD. As you know, 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 State of America but
he is here in Nigeria for a three (5) months Project as he works with as
Professional Consultant here in the Nigeria, We are
sending you this email because your package is been registered on aa
Special Order.

What you have to do now, is to contact our Delivery Department for
immediate dispatch of your package to your residential address. Note
that as soon as our Delivery Team confirms your information's will take
only one working day (24 hours) for your package to arrive its
designated address. 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, you 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 a sum of $210USD to the FedEx Delivery Department being full
payment for the Security Keeping Fee of the FedEx Company as stated in
our privacy terms & condition page. Also be informed that your colleague
wished to pay having known not when you will be picking up the package
or even responding to us. So we cannot take the risk to have accepted
such payment in case of any possible demur rage.

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 this 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:

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:

As soon as your details are received, our delivery team will give you
the necessary payment procedure so that you can effect the payment for
the Security Keeping Fees. As soon as they confirm your payment of
$210USD, they will 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 Nigeriaand he hasn't got any 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

Yours Faithfully,
Jerry Scott.
FedEx Online Team Management

Can you believe the extremes people will go to in order to convince people to give up money?


  1. Hell, I've got a better scam.
    Pretend to be an American company that makes major appliances, sell them to unsuspecting customers and then program them to break after 3 weeks.
    Brilliant plan, no?
    Go read my latest blog post for the details....grrrrr

    1. I read it. Rotten food in June is not nice.

  2. Your colleague has interesting and unusual grammatical skills. I rarely get these emails anymore. Gmail is pretty good about getting rid of them.


    1. Janie,
      I noticed the grammar and This came through outlook. Hotmail just forced me into Outlook.

  3. It's a very good thing that FedEx uses such good English and grammar or you may have suspected something fishy was going a scam! lol

    1. Sue, Nothing fishy here.

  4. Crimony I get those darn things EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Most end up in my spam filter but still it drives me bonkers!

    I can't believe the people that actually fall for these scams!

    1. Tonya,
      I had a friend much younger than me who sent a man from Nigeria about $80K because he told her he loved her the second time they talked. I feel so sorry for her.

  5. People do fall for these scams. There are plenty of them on both the internet and on the phone.

    1. Jane,
      I just don't understand when some of these people/victims are worldly and knowledgeable.


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