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: "drbenjaminecook20 Gazeta.pl" <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 14:56:11 +0200
Subject: CONTACT FEDX COURIER COMPANY IMMEDIATELY FOR YOUR PACKAGE
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable
Bank Draft worth of (usd $2.500.000.00)TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
UNITED DOLLARS which my boss left with me before he travelled out,but I
did not hear from you since that time.
Then with the help of a friend who is a bank manager I cashed the money and
deposited it as a BOX containing African clothes with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY as soon
as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you.
Foryour information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance
premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the package.
The only money you will send to the Courier & Security Company to
deliver your package direct to your postal Address in your country is
($185.00 US)ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE UNITED DOLLARS ONLY, being Security
Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don't be deceived by
anybody to pay any other money except $185.00 US Dollars.
I would have paid that but they said no because they don't know when you
them and in case of demurrage.
You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY now for the delivery of
your package with this information bellow;
Contact Person: REV. JAMES MIKE
Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following infomation to them
again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the
tracking number to enable you track your package over there and know
when it will get to your address.
The infomations are;
1.YOUR FULL NAME;
4.HOUSE / OFFICE PHONE NOS
5.A COPY OF YOUR PICT FOR IDDENTIFICATION
Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this
mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security
Keeping fee of $185.00 US Dollars for their immediate action.
Do let meknow immediately you recieves your package.
DR BENJAMINE COOK