Man, those Nigerians are getting trickier and trickier. I got this email from “FedEx” the other day and nearly fell for it! The email is simply so well written and convincing (My favorite parts are in bold)!
Customers Service Hours–Monday To Saturday:
Office Hours Monday To Saturday:
FedEx provides access to a growing global market place through a network of supply chain, transportation, and business and related information services. The FedEx courier Service Company is hereby passing an essential message to all our valuable customers to be very careful while presenting their Receivers/Residential Address to avoid wrong delivery.
Authoritatively, this is the FedEx courier service company mailing you in respect of your parcel that was brought to this company to be delivered to you by one Mr. Grahams Gilliam. Before the delivery protocols commenced, there was a misunderstanding between the Central Bank and the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON) over the Insurance Certificate which caused the delay of you receiving your parcel for the past one year. Meanwhile we are happy to inform you that the FedEx has finalized everything with the (NICON) and subsequently approved yours among the 24 valuable parcels to be couriered after the released of the parcels from the (NICON).
We are happy to inform you once again that your parcel that contains an ATM Card worth US$200,000 (Two hundred thousand dollars) which is programmed to be used in any parts of the world, is among the 24 parcels listed which is now in our office and also with your name as the receiver despite that we lost your private residential address which is an indication that you can now re-send your residential address back to the FedEx company where your parcel can be delivered to you without hesitation.
Meanwhile remember that the sender of this parcel Mr. Grahams Gilliam still owes this company the sum of US$105 before the incident occured. Know you that we have spent some money in the process by recovering back your parcel from NICON. We once again appreciate your patronage. Without hesitation you are to pay for just the balance left by your sender via western union money transfer so that your parcel can be delivered to your residential address before it attracts demurrage. Your parcel is not just an ordinary parcel but with a huge amount of money in the ATM card and I think you will appreciate a speedy delivery and you will not allow a delay to happen. This is a recovered parcel that was almost gone if not for the love that the good God has for you. I urge you to make hay while the sun shines.
We assure you that your parcel will arrive your country within 3 days as soon as this company receives your full residential address and the balance left by your sender and the tracking number of your parcel will be sent to you via e-mail immediately so that you can track it yourself to see whether we are competent in the discharge of our duties. FedEx courier Service Company do hereby inform all their customers to be at alert especially with all sorts of scam mails that might be coming to you globaly. Be careful with their e-mails so that your parcel will not be in danger with their evil plans.
PAYMENT INFORMATION OFFICE
RECIEVER’S NAME———-:NELSON FRANK
RECIEVER’S COUNTRY—–:LAGOS NIGERIA .
TEXT QUESTION———–:WHO IS OUR SAVIOUR.
AMOUNT TO BE PAID——:US$105
ALSO SEND THE MTCN NUMBER FROM WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
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.
ATTENTION: FEDEX COURIER MANAGING DIRECTOR
Thanks for your Co-operation.
Mr. John Newton.
Ikeja Branch Manager,
Tel::+234-8025 546 973
I seriously feel bad for honest Nigerians. Nigerians are known world-wide for being scam artists (well, attempted scam artists, because they don’t seem to be very good at it) and I’m sure that generalization follows them around when they travel outside of Nigeria.