Email Scams

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by chevydeerhunter, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    It's apparent that the people who send these emails out still manage to hook a few suckers in, but come on. How obvious is this that these are scams? You have to be a complete idiot to fall for this. I got this one this morning.


    Customer Service.

    Dear Customer!

    We have been waiting for you to contact us for your Confirmable Package
    that has been registered with us for delivery to your resident. We
    believed 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 it's content to you via email for Security Reasons.

    We understand that the content of your package is a Bank Draft worth
    $90,000.00 USD. As you know, FedEx do not ship money in CASH or in CHEQUES
    but Bank Drafts.The package has been registered with us for mailing by
    your colleague,who explained that he works with a construction firm in the
    United States.We are sending you this email because your package is been
    registered on a 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, it will take only one working day
    (24
    hours)for your package to arrive it's destination.

    For your information, the VAT & Shipping charges as well as Insurance fees
    has
    been paid by your colleague before your package was registered.Note that the
    payment made on the Insurance, Premium & Clearance Certificates, are to
    certify that the Bank Draft is not a Drug Affiliated Fund (DAF) neither is
    it to sponsor Terrorism in your country. This will help you avoid any form
    of query from the Monetary Authority in your country.

    However, you will have to pay a sum of £116 GBP which is equivalent to:
    $171.42 USD to the FedEx Delivery Department being full payment for the
    Security Keeping Fee of the FedEx company as stated in our Terms &
    Conditions. Also be informed that your colleague wish to pay for the
    Security Keeping charges, but we did not accept the payment considering
    the facts that all items & package registered with us have a time limit
    and we cannot accept payment not knowing when you will be picking up the
    package or responding to us.So we could not take the risk to have accepted
    the payment just in case of any demurrage on your Package.

    Note that your colleague did not leave us with any further
    information/contact.We hope that you respond to us as soon as possible
    because
    if you fail to respond until the expiry date of your Package, we will
    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:

    Contact Person: Terry Spencer
    Email:
    deliveryfedexcourier17@hotmail.com
    Tel: +4470359 46918

    Do complete the form below and send it to the email address:
    deliveryfedexcourier17@hotmail.com This is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal
    address and telephone numbers.

    FULL NAMES:
    TELEPHONE:
    POSTAL ADDRESS:
    CITY:
    STATE:
    COUNTRY:

    As soon as your details is received, our delivery team will give you the
    necessary payment procedure so that you can effect the payment for the
    Security Keeping Fees easily. As soon as they confirm your payment receipt
    of £116 GBP, they will not hesitate to dispatch your package as well as
    the attached letter to your resident. It will take 24 hours/over night to
    deliver your Package to you.

    Due to the High Priority of your package we had to inform you as your
    sender did not leave us with his phone number,as he stated that he just
    arrived England and hasn't gotten a phone yet. We 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 fill the above form to enable a successful reconfirmation.

    Do not reply this email because this email account is not monitored. Send
    your
    details to:
    deliveryfedexcourier17@hotmail.com

    Yours Faithfully,
    Mrs. Margaret Blaire.
    FedEx Online Team Management.

    All rights reserved. © 1995-2008 FedEx.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This e-mail is only for the above addressees. It may contain confidential or
    privileged information. If you are not an addressee you must not copy,
    distribute, disclose or use any of the information in it or any attachments.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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