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Old 05-24-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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Dear Customer,

This email is coming to you as a reminder concerning your pending package that
has been with us for a long time.

As you already know that this package is containing an International Certified
Bank Draft in your name and in the amount of USD $5 Million Dolllars only.

This email is to let you know that our delivery team has finally carried out
delivery of your shipment, bear in mind that the package departed Lagos Nigeria
on 02/07/2012 and it has been held in Louisville, Kentucky, USA since the 21st
of February, 2012 awaiting redirection.

To track your package, go to Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Management from UPS and insert the tracking number below to
view delivery status:


Tracking Number: H8640250193


On the tracking page you will find that the package is going to a wrong address.
This is because you have refused to give us utmost cooperation. We hereby
implore you to cooperate with us and provide your contact information as
required below - upon receipt, we will have it sent to our regional office in
Kentucky.


Full Names: ................................

Current Residence/Delivery Address: #.................................

Direct Telephone Number: +..............................


Please note that you are required to provide a redirection fee of $95 only.

You are to make this fee available to this office by making the payment through
WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER or MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER in the name of
our accounting officer quoted below:

RECEIVER'S NAME: WILSON JACOB

ADDRESS: #203, AIRPORT ROAD, IKEJA, LAGOS - NIGERIA

AMOUNT TO SEND: $95

SECURITY QUESTION: COLOUR

ANSWER: BROWN

Upon the successful completion of your transaction with either Western Union or
MoneyGram, a 10 digit or 8 digit number will be issued to you by either of the
agency employed in wiring the fee.

Fill the information below with the appropriate information to enable the
manager receive the fees sent and the shipment can be dispatched to your
address:

SENDER'S NAME: ...............................

MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER / REFERENCE NUMBER: ............................


Upon receiving and confirming your payment, we shall immediately notify our
regional office and the Airport Authorities to redirect the shipment to your
specified current address without any delay.

This is important and as such your immediate response will be in your best
interest.


Email the supervisor directly with details on: ups_jwilson@mynet.com



Faithfully,



Mr. Richard Usifoh

©UPS Online Management Team.
Hehe...so they presumably have a dummy package in the UPS system in order to seem legitimate...LOL...yeah, you Nigerians almost got me there...how remarkably clever...

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Got one too. It would be funny except there are still a lot of people around that buy into these scams.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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I got one somewhat like it today, on the phone. A vacation in the Bahamas, I just have to pay taxes and a small port charge. And another one that can reduce my credit card interest as low as 6%.

Hats off to the Nigerians, who are actually trying to enforce their laws against these kinds of ripoffs. I wonder why the Nigerians scammers don't learn from the equally nefarious American scammers, and move their operations to the USA, where they can operate with complete impunity, calling virtually every phone number in the USA every month or so, for years and years, and never get caught..
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Reputation: 1133
This is not news. I get a few of these every month, and have been getting them for years. The sad fact is that they are still going strong, because people are still falling for them.
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