fighting spam and scams on the Internet
Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
Read more about such scams here or in our 419 FAQ. Use the Scam-O-Matic to verify suspect emails.
Click here to report a problem with this page.
Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: "Steve Taiwo" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 14:14:56 -0700
Head Office Plot 8,Ahmed Way,
Victoria Island,lagos Nigeria.
Custormers Service Hours--Monday To Saturday:Office Hours Monday To
Attention, Attention,, Attention.
This is to inform you that we have delivered a parcel to you in your country
and since your correct address could not be located the parcel was returned
back to our office in Nigeria. FedEx courier Service Company is hereby
passing an essential message to all our valuable customers to be very
careful while presenting their receivers residential address to avoid wrong
This is to notify you that your parcel is still in our possession,this
parcel contains an International Cashier Bank Draft/Cheque worth the sum of
$2 Million dollars only and it is ready for delivery to your door step.
Meanwhile, before the delivery or shipment will take place,you are advice to
send to us the following datas:
3.Cell Telephone #....
The above requested informations will enable us deliver your parcel
correctly without any mistake or delivering your parcel to a wrong person.
Furthermore, you might be asking yourself how comes this email, cheque or
draft. Your cheque was brought to this office by a Lottery Fudiciary Agent
Or Claim Agent, signifying that you are a rightfull winner to their Lottery
Award selected randomly from 10 lucky email addresses which your email
address is one of the lucky email address. FedEx courier service company is
emailing you as per your parcel that was brought to this company to be
delivered to you by lottery groups, along the delivery process that brought
a misunderstanding between you and the lottey claim agent and in regards of
their request as per their insurance certificate cost and tax fee which
happened to be the course of your parcel being pending for the past months
Meanwhile we are hereby happy to inform you that the FedEx Company has
finalized everything with the Nicon Insurance Company of Nigeria and the
internal revenue office as the company organization has also listed 24
valuable parcel's to be intact in their office after the released of the
parcel's from the nicon insurance company and internal revenue office. We
are happy to inform you once again that your parcel that contains the sum of
$2 million dollars is among the 24 parcels listed which is now in our office
and also with your name as the receiver despite that we lost your private
residential addresss, which is an indication that you can now re-send your
residential address, telephone as stated above back to the FedEx company
where your parcel can be delivered to you without hesitation with this
Meanwhile remember that the sender of this parcel to you that the fudiciary
agent still owes this company the sum of $180 before incident occurs, know
you that this company has spend out of their incomes in the process by
recovery back your parcel so dear customer we once again appreciate your
patronage in our favour. Without hesitations you are to pay for just the
balance left by your sender since we have lost his contact.via Western Union
or MoneyGram transfer so that your parcel can be delivered to your
residential address before it accumulate a demurrage after one week only,as
you know your parcel is not just an ordinary parcel but with a huge amount
and I think you understand what I mean by accumulating a demorrage? Which
you will not allow to happen to your recovered parcel that almost got lost
if not for the love that the good God have for you by favoring you with his
favour because it was God who did it not by your power but by the spirit say
We assure you that your parcel will arrive at your country in two days time
and it will get to your door step the third day as soon as this company
receive the balance left by your sender and the tracking number of your
parcel will be sent to you via e-mail immediately so that you can track it
yourself to see your parcel coming on the way and you will also know when it
will arrive at your country because we operate in trust and loyalty in your
And also the FedEx Courier Service Company is hereby to inform all their
customers by eradicating all their communication with the scam mails that
are going all-over the world be careful with their e-mails so that your
parcel will not be delivered wrongly.FedEx provides access to a growing
global market place through a network of supply chain, transportation,
business and related information services.
PAYMENT INFORMATION OFFICE
SENDERS NAME------- YOUR NAME
RECIEVERS NAME------UMOLE UKPEH
SENDERS COUNTRY----- YOUR ADDRESS
RECIEVERS COUNTRY----LAGOS NIGERIA.
AMOUNT TO BE PAID---------$180
Please you have to send the full payment information including the MTCN
Number for us to fully proceed on your delivery. FedEx is one of the world's
great success stories, the start-up that revolutionized the delivery of
packages and information. In the past 30 years, we've grown into a diverse
family of companies-a FedEx that's bigger, stronger, better than ever. Call
WAITING TO READ YOUR E-MAIL.
FEDEX COURIER MANAGING DIRECTOR