Jason Cole Federal Express Courier Scam

Posted: August 22, 2008 in 419 Nigerian scams, advanced fees scam
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This is simply amazing the bottom feeder says he has a package for me and wants me to send him $250 USD’s. You would think that he has my name so why in the world would he be asking for it. Just another Scammer from West Africa trying to bate innocent folk.

From: info@fedex-africa.com
Subject: Confirm Your Delivery Address (Dispatch No: FED22-/83/01/11)
Date: August 16, 2008 4:38:03 PM EDT (CA)
To: unlisted-recipients:;
Reply-To: fed-ex1@msn.com

Greetings!
This is to notify you that we have a package here at our office “Federal Express Courier Company” West Africa for you with no returning address, we have checked what’s enclosed in it, it’s a bank draft for $110,000(USD), we only have your email address attached to it. The sender has paid for the VAT & Shipping charges as well as Insurance fees. Note that the payment that is made on the Insurance, Premium & Clearance Certificates 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 $250 (USD) to our Dispatch Department being full payment for the Security Keeping Fee of the FedEx Courier service as stated in our privacy terms & condition page, before your parcel can be delivered to you. For the complete delivery of the above listed items to you, you are expected to fill the Courier HLP Form below appropriately and send it to the delivery department. Courier HLP Form-Order Dispatch No: FED22-/83/01/11
Full Name:
Delivery Address:
Telephone Number:
Kindly send the above filled Courier HLP Form to the Courier Company using the contact details below:
Email Address: fed-ex1@msn.com
Telephone: +2347025472788
Finally, Note that your Delivery Order Dispatch No: FED22-/83/01/11 and should be used as the subject matter of the email you are sending to the delivery department. This would enable them respond
to your email in a timely manner.
Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Jason .O. Cole

Comments
  1. Dee says:

    This nasty bit of work also tried to scam someone in my family, upsetting them terribly in the process. I feel sorry for people who, for whatever reason are unable to discern that these scammers actually exist and are very adept at obtaining money unlawfully. It is amazing how these criminals can send one email, even with the very questionable English and frighten and worry other people, despite the considerable efforts of those around them, sometimes the company being used and the authoriites to convince the recipient of the email they are being conned. Despicable.

  2. gariell says:

    Dee

    Well said!
    Thanks for for comment.

    Gariel

  3. tls says:

    I came across this posting while looking for an address to FedEx to forward one of these that I just got… yes, I do that every time I get one that involves Fed Ex, PayPal, etc. I know the likelihood that this particular person will be stopped is slim, but I still do it because you just never know… the one you send in might be that one that DOES stop them. It still boggles my mind that there are people out there gullible enough to believe any of this mess.

  4. Kegs says:

    The problem with forwarding these emails to the relevant authorities is that, to forward them, you have to open them. Thereby telling the scammer that they have a live address, it’s opening a can of worms for yourselves.

  5. gariell says:

    Kegs,

    I agree with you however; if no one opened these bottom feeders scum. this site would not exist. Fortunate for you that you can spot these scams and flush them from your email. We spot them all the time and report them. Since you have no problem spotting them why not take the time to report them and save someone from becoming a victim?
    As for your email address becoming “live”; spam doesn’t care about your address and unless you have a very fine and expensive anti-spam program, you will continue to receive tash of this sort. Why not take the time to report these bottom feeders and perhaps save a fellow surfer from falling victim?

    Cheers

  6. jo says:

    I opened this trash on my phone. Will I get a virus!

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