2. The amount purportedly ready to be sent to you in this parcel, pictured right, is stated at $2 million dollars bankers check and you wonder why you? In their own writing, "This is to notify you that your parcel is still in our possession, this parcel contained an International Cashier Bank Draft/Cheque worth the sum of $2 Million dollars only and it is ready for delivery to your door step. Meanwhile, before the delivery or shipment will take place, you are advice to send to us the following datas mention below:?
3. Their provided address is FedEx Nigeria Head Office 70 International Airport Road Mafoluku, Lagos. Tel +234-8067611519.
4. The gist of their mail is "your package on my desk ready for instant dispatchment... 46744 MR SAM BROWN MD FEDEX COURIER EXPRESS DELIVERY Call me for more details, +2348067611519 Custormers Service Hours--Monday To Saturday:Office Hours Monday To Saturday:" ( they ).
5. Their grammar is puerile and should be enough to raise the red-flag as they could not even spell customer in "customer service hours" above correctly? Also their unceasing request for the $190 dollars will tip you off, of some weird desperation by these folks in Nigeria. A reasonable person would expect, if you have $8million dollars with you to give away, why are you demanding for a "paltry" $190 dollars from someone else? Why not just keep the largess to yourself or give it to your family member? But that is the spam, they just want to fleece you of your $190 dollars, period!
Now a little read of the offensive 419 scam letter,
"We write to acknowledge your email, we are going to dispatch your parcel, As soon as we recieve your payment to this office today, we write to inform you that we are going to send you a tracking number of your parcel, but before we send your delivery information and tracking number you are advice once again to pay the balance left by your sender $190 which your sender owns this company on the process of recovery your parcel when the incident occurs. Note that this is the only money we ask you to pay before we can send you the tracking number and you will receive your parcel within 48 hours as soon as we receive your payment information today. Look my friend as you can see i have packaged your parcel very well just take a look at it the display image of your package on my desk ready for instant dispatchment. Without hesitation proceed to western union and make the payment with bellow information and we advice you to send the $190 to the name of our office cashier Mr. Peter Onabu. The recievers name to the sum of $190 USD.
PAYMENT INFORMATION OFFICE
RECIEVERS NAME------MR.PETER ONABU; RECIEVERS COUNTRY----LAGOS NIGERIA. TEXT QUESTION------------TO WHOM
TEXT ANSWER---------------.TO PETER
AMOUNT TO BE PAID---------$190
As soon as you have made the payment you are to send these below payment information:
SENDERS NAME----------- SENDERS COUNTRY--------
Do your best to send the money today and email me with the payment Details. FedEx is one of the world's great success stories, the start-up that revolutionized the delivery of packages and information. In the past 30 years, we've grown up and grown into a diverse family of companies -a FedEx that's bigger, stronger, better than ever.
Dispatch Director.Tel: +234-8067611519
P.S: Below is the display image of your package on my desk ready for instant dispatchment...
46744 MR SAM BROWN MD FEDEX COURIER EXPRESS DELIVERY; Call me for more details +2348067611519. This update has been sent to you by FedEx on the behalf of your packages. Thanks for your Co-operation" **************
Now, so many things are wrong with this criminal Nigeria 419 scam mail, but suffice it to say that the real Fedex charges shippers upfront fees for their services, before taking delivery of any parcel for shipment. Real Fedex do not second-guess the cost of freight as they have measures and scales to weigh the parcels correctly for shipments. In other words real Fedex provide to a shipper the actual cost of shipment which is normally paid upfront before receiving and shipping such parcel. But these criminals are so desperately looking for your $190 that their air-heads forgot this cardinal policy of Fedex! Also if it were the real Fedex, whatever money they ask or receive should be payable to their corporate account and not to one faceless criminal somewhere in Lagos Nigeria?
You have now been put on notice, so do not let these Nigeria 419 criminals get hold of you as there is no parcel to be sent to you from their "Fedex"? They are fraudsters and like virus are hiding under a look-alike Fedex name to try to scam you. Give them a bloody nose, delete any such received mail from FedexExpress Nigeria or simply forward them to email@example.com. Do not fall prey to their mediocre scam tactics, Icheoku has warned you!