First this morning is an email telling me that FedEx have a bank draft for me. All I have to do is pay the scammers $286 for its release. This email virtually says "this is a Nigerian 419 scam" as it says my colleague who sent it is in Nigeria for three months. It even gives me a Nigerian phone number. But wait. What's that email I'm supposed to reply to? Yahoo.com.hk - Hong Kong. And where did the email come from? Brazil. Truly international scamming. Do you suppose I should forward this one to Interpol to give them something to get their teeth into?
Back to reality - it's a scam. Pure and simple. Delete the email and don't reply.
CONFIRM OWNERSHIP(PARCEL)Dear Customer!We have been waiting for you to contact u for your Confirmable Package that is 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 note that a letter is also added to your package. However, we cannot quote its content to you via email for Privacy reasons we understand that the content of your package itself is a Bank Draft worth of $800,000.00 USD. As you know, FedEx do not ship money in CASH or in CHEQUES but Bank Drafts are shippable.The package is registered with us for mailing by your colleague, and your colleague explained that he is from the United States but he is here in Nigeria for a three (3) months Surveying Project as he works with a construction firm in the Nigeria West Africa region, 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's will take only one working day (24 hours) for your package to arrive its designated address. 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, you 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 $286.00 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 having known not when you will be picking up the package or even responding to us. So we cannot take the risk to have accepted such 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 this 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: FedEx Delivery Post Contact Person:Mr. Mark AdersonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +2348079062474Kindly complete the below form and send it to the email address given above. This is mandatory to reconfirm your Postal address and telephone numbers.FULL NAMES:...TELEPHONE:..POSTAL ADDRESS:..CITY:..STATE:..COUNTRY:..OCCUPATION:..Kindly complete the above form and summit it to the delivery manager on:email@example.com. 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 $286.00 US, they will not hesitate to dispatch your package as well as the attached letter to your residence. It usually takes 24 hours being an over night delivery service. Note that we were not instructed to email you, but due to the high priority of your package we had to inform you as your sender did not leave us with his phone number because he stated that he just arrived Nigeria and he hasn't got any phone yet. We indeed 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 ensure to fill the above form as well to enable a successful reconfirmation.Yours Faithfully,Mrs. Margaret Blaire.FedEx Online Team Management