||> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 03:25:10 -0500
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: You Have A Package!!!
> I am Mr.Wellington.I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your
> Confirmable Bank Draft of $800.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear
> from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FedEx
> Delivery, West Africa, I traveled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I
> will not come back till end of March.
> What you have to do now is to contact the FedEx Delivery as soon as possible to
> know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date.
> For your information, I have paid for the delivery charges, Insurance premium
> and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Check showing that it is not drug money or
> meant to sponsor terrorist attack in your Country.
> The only money you will send to the FedEx Delivery to deliver your Draft direct
> to your postal Address in your country is ($185.00 USD) only being Security
> Keeping Fee of the Delivery Company so far. Again, don't be deceived by anybody
> to pay any other money except $185.00US Dollars. I would have paid that but they
> said no because they don’t know when you will contact them and in case of
> demurrage but now I am on a course in which they will not be able to contact me
> for the payment. You have to contact the FedEx Delivery now for the delivery of
> your Draft with this information below;
> Contact Person: Mr. Donald Roberts
> Telephone: +234-8074007861
> Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address() and Direct telephone
> number 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.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.Note that it is when you must have pay the $185 for the security fee that
> the package will be released and the tracking number would be given to you.
> My E-mail is email@example.com.But if you mail me I will be on
> vacation and I will not be able to reply your mail.
> Yours Faithfully,
> Mr. Wellington.
||... and an hour later: !
> Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 04:21:19 -0500
> Subject: You
Have a Package: Contact FedEx.
> I have been waiting for you ever since to contact me for your
> Draft of $1,243,000.00 United States Dollars, but I
haven't heard from you since
> that time. So I went and deposited the
Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, West
> Africa. Meanwhile, I've
travelled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and
> will not be
back till the end of April.
> What I would advise you to do now is
contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon
> as possible to know when
they would commence the delivery of your package to you
> because of the
expiry date. For your information, I have paid for the delivery
Charges, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate fee of the darft
> that it is neither connected to Drug Money nor meant to
sponsor any terrorist
> attack in your Country. The only money you will
send to the FEDEX COURIER
> SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your
postal Address in your country is
> ($215.75) US Dollars only being
Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so
> far. Again, don't be
deceived by anybody to pay any money more than $215.75 US
> Dollars for
the Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company.
> I would have paid
that but I was denied of it as they argued that they don't
> know when
you will contact them in the case of any demurrage. You have to
contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this
> information below;
> Contact Person: Mr. Donald M.
> Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +(234) 8069069074
> Finally, make sure that you reconfirm
your Postal address and Direct telephone
> number to them again to avoid
any mistake on the delivery and ask them to inform
> you of when your
package would get to your address once it is on transit.
> Let me
repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to
avoid further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of
> $215.75 US Dollars for their immediate action.
> You should
also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.
> Mr Wellington.
||... and the following day ...
of the day to you. You are welcome to Fed
Africa. In respect to your mail which indicates for the release of
your package, Mr. Wellington told me he was going to contact you regarding
the package he dropped with you at our branch office here in West
Africa . The package which inside it is a check of $1,243,000.00 is right here on my desk waiting for it
to be dispatched.
can as well come down to this branch to pick up your package or even send
someone to pick it up on your behalf. Mr. Wellington came to our branch
office last week to place your check on out going 24Hours delivery; he has
already paid for the insurance fee and the delivery charges. But he did not
pay for the security keeping fee which serves as demurrage due to the fact
that we did not know when you will be contacting us via mail or phone to
inform us that we have your enveloped type package in which the check is
included, so we advised him not to pay for the security keeping fee of the
package to the company yet but we informed him to contact you on time so you
will not have to pay more than $215.75 USD on
we do not operate COD (Cash-On-Delivery) on this type of fee. (This serves
as the demurrage fee)
you need to do right now to get your enveloped type package in which the
check is included delivered to your door step is to go ahead and pay the
security keeping fee of the company so far, the fee is $215.75
only; you are to come up with this fee as to process the
delivery of your package for immediate dispatch. Once you make the payment
of the security keeping fee, I shall send to you the Scan Copy of the Airway
Bill and the package order number as well as the package tracking number in
which you can use to check your package status at the Fed
branch nearest to you
and also on our website online.
should be made via western union money transfer only for security purpose in
our accounting officer’s name. The payment details are listed
City , Edo State Nigeria .
Question to be used: Relationship?
you make the payment you are required to send the following for the final
processing of the package airway bill and tracking
of Sender as it appears on the Western
of Sender as it appears on the Western Union
Sent as it appears on the Western
MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) as it appears on the Western
Question as it appears on the Western
Answer as it appears on the Western
of Receiver as it appears on the Western
back to me with the information requested above, So that your package can be
released for dispatch. Note that your tracking number and the scan copy of
the airway bill would be provided to you as soon as the payment has been
confirmed by us.
a wonderful time. Please call me anytime you need any
Donald M Smith
Below is the display image of your
package on my desk ready for instant dispatchment.
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