Most of us are aware of the Nigerian scam and the different variations of emails that are floating around. But recently I recently an email that is obviously a scam but the story is not the usual ‘my father was a rich man who died ….’
This email pretends to have been sent by FedEx. Here is the exact text of the email.
We have been waiting for you to contact us for your Package that is been
registered with us for shipping to your residential location. We had
thought 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 the content of your package, except that it has a Bank Draft worth
of $688,000.00 (Six Hundred and Eighty Eight Thousand US Dollars). As you
know, FedEx does not ship money in CASH or in CHEQUES but BANK DRAFTS are
The package is registered with us for mailing by an official of the united
nation office in UK. 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 three (3) working days (72Hrs) for your package
to arrive at your designated destination.
For your information, the VAT & Shipping charges as well as Insurance fees
have been paid by your colleague before your package was registered.
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
However, you will have to pay a sum of £150 GBP which is equivalent to
$248 USD to the FedEx Delivery Department being full payment for the
Security Keeping Fee of the FedEx Company as stated in our privacy terms
& condition page. Also be informed that your colleague wished to pay for
the Security Keeping charges, but we do not accept such payments
considering the fact that all items & packages that are registered with
us have a time limitation and we cannot accept payment without knowing
when you will be picking up the package or even respond to us. So we
cannot take the risk to have accepted such a payment incase of any
possible demurrage, kindly note that your colleague did not leave us with
any further information.
We hope that you respond to us as soon as possible because if you fail to
respond until the expiry date of the foremost package, we may 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: Mr. Anderson Cole.
Kindly complete the below form and send it to the email address given
above. This is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal address and telephone
As soon as your details are received, our delivery team will give you the
necessary payment procedure so that you can effect the payment for the
Security Keeping Fees. As soon as they confirm your payment of £150 GBP
which is equivalent to $248 USD, they shall immediately dispatch your
package to the designated address. It usually takes 72 Hours being an
express delivery service.
Ensure to contact the delivery department with the email address and
ensure to fill the above form as well to enable successful reconfirmation.
Mrs. Margaret Blair.
FedEx Online Management Team.
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While I appreciate the creativity of these scammers, I hope no one gets fooled by it.