419 Scam – Diplomatic delivery scam
So-called "diplomatic delivery" and "diplomatic courier services" are a common part of advance fee fraud plots. The victim is told that a valuable "consignment", such as a trunkbox full of cash, a lottery prize check etc. will be delivered by a diplomat.
Diplomats can carry documents for embassies between countries without inspection, but they do not run any kind of courier service. Any talk of a diplomat coming to your doorstep to deliver a fortune is utter nonsense and a scam. You will be told to pay thousands of dollars to that "diplomat" and if do, all of that money will be lost.
Common phrases and terms in these scams:
- diplomatic delivery
- diplomatic immunity
- diplomatic security company
- diplomatic courier
- diplomatic unit
- diplomatic non inspection sticker
Thomas Thiel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am in receipt of your mail and proceeded this morning to the United Nations Regional Head office in Houston - Texas to commence action on the process that will lead to our getting the Diplomatic Non Inspection sticker that will be necessary for the immediate admittance of the consignment into the United States of America and the delivery of same to you.
Anyway, i have been able to make preliminary inquiries into what it will take to secure the Diplomatic Non Inspection sticker aside the official requirement of requesting the details about the consignment, requesting for my details as well and having my finger-print and photograph taken.This is in terms of the official charges that is been levied on consignment under the category of ours.
In view of the above, we will be required to pay Three thousand, Five Hundred and Eighty US Dollars only (US$3,500.00).The reason why we have to pay is because of the fact of what i highlighted above and because of the fact that neither you nor the shipper are Diplomats.
There is nothing i can do on my part because i never anticipated that i will be staying this long in the United States; which have forced me to spend so much on hotel and other unexpected expenses.
I will like for arrangement to be made towards sending the above sum immediately through Moneygram with the information that is stated below:
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The reasons being that any further delay will start raising suspicions as to why the consignment has not been cleared since i came in and would start accumulating demurrage and storage fee since it has been taken to the US customs bonded warehouse.
I will be looking forward to hearing from you soonest.