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"I left Your Money at The Courier Service" Scam
FEDEX COURIER COMPANY
"Scott Williams" at info@lee.com,
"Chika Nwachukwu"
"fedexdelivery101@sbcglobal.net"

If you receive an email from Scott Williams claiming they hadn't heard from you, or owed you money, and left it at "FEDEX COURIER COMPANY", and now you need to contact Chika Nwachukwu at fedexdelivery101@sbcglobal.net to recover the money; well, by now you should immediately recognize it as a scam.  Why would someone you don't know owe you a huge sum of money, and leave it at a "courier" or a "security company or "FEDEX COURIER COMPANY" and tell you to contact Chika Nwachukwu in order to retrieve?  It simply makes no sense.  You should immediately dismiss it as a scam.

However, if you really have a desire to be a victim, and are saying to yourself "but, but, but... what if I just forgot that I'm owed a huge sum of money, or maybe they got me by mistake and will still send me the money".  Well, first, we'll tell you that's just pathetic.

Next ask yourself why Chika Nwachukwu, who presumably works at "FEDEX COURIER COMPANY" is having you write to him at "fedexdelivery101@sbcglobal.net". Shouldn't he have a real company address like "ChikaNwachukwu@FEDEX.com" ? But wait, he also appears to work at "Trans  Atlantic Courier Company Servecis" whatever that is?  So, where does he work?  He works at a desk in an internet cafe in a country that is home to more scams than anywhere else, Nigeria.

Here are some other clues to the scam:

  • Pigeon English - Notice that as the scammer gets past the initial template email and must write free-form, how his grammar, spelling and basic sentence structure go straight in the toilet.  The scammers don't even know how to use spell checkers.  After all, this is a stupid, low-life criminal in the heart of Africa, who probably dropped out of school at age 5 to join a gang or militia. Obviously, real businesses proofread their emails; they look and read more professional.
  • Using free email account: The scammer is writing to you from a FREE email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Excite, AIM, Gmail, etc.).  Don't you think a real organization would use its own email, its own domain and website?
  • "FEDEX COURIER COMPANY" - Have you ever heard of FEDEX COURIER COMPANY? What is it's website?  Why wasn't that in the email?

Actual scam reply email (One example - the scammers constantly change names, dates and addresses!):

Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 07:35:18 -0400

From: "Mr Scott Williams" < info@lee.com

Subject: Goodday TO You!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goodday TO You!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $850,000 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since  for a couple of weeks now. Then I went to the bank to confirm if the draft  has expired or getting near to the date of expire and Dr.Wilson the Director Bank of Africa told me that before the draft will get to your  hand that it will expire. 

So I told him to cash the $850,000 USD UNITED STATES DOLLARS to cash payment to avoid losing this funds under expiration as I will be out of the  country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till ending of June 2008. 

What you have to do now is to contact FEDEX COURIER COMPANY as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your Consignment to you because of the  expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge,  Insurance premium.

The only money you will send to the Fedex Courier Company to deliver your Consignment direct to your postal Address in your country  is ($290 .00 USD) Three Hundred United States Dollars only being Security  Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again, don't be deceived by anybody  to pay any other money except $290 .00 US 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. You have to contact Trans  Atlantic Courier Company Servecis now, for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow;

1Your Full Name:

2, Your Delivery Address:

3, Your Cell Phone Number:

4,Your Age:

5,Your Country:

6,Your OCUPATION:

7,Your Sex:

Directors Name: Chika Nwachukwu

Companys Name: FEDEX Courier Company

Cell : 234-807-404-6136 or 011-234-807-404-6136

Email Address: fedexdelivery101@sbcglobal.net

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 door step so that you can sign on it. Let me  repeat again,Try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail and ask them how you will make the security fee of $290 usd to them to avoid any further  delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $290 .00 US Dollars  for their immediate action.

Note this. The FEDEX COURIER COMPANY don't know the contents of the  Box.

I registered it as a BOX of Africa cloths. They did not know the  contents was money. this is to avoid them delaying with the BOX. Don?t let them know  that box contents is money ok

Yours Faithfully,

Mr Scott Williams.


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