This email with the subject "Alert: Contact Universal Courier Service Now." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:04:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Kelvin Williams"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Kelvin Williams Senior Accountant. Central Bank Nig Plc Plot 193 Amodu Bello way, Victoria, Island. Lagos-Nigeria Dear Friend, After waiting for you to come over and receive your compensation fund which was approve by my bank and all attempt reaching you on phone wa unsucessful, I decided and concluded to locate you by e-mail to alert you about this development. I have just registered with a courier company to deliver your consignment to you down to your home address. I registered and paid for the Delivery fee of your cashier check valued $3.800 000.00 Million US Dollars with UNIVERSAL Courier company, Because I would be on an official bank leave to resume office first thing on the 2nd of November 2010. Therefore, you can not reach me either on phone or by e-mail because it will be unofficial and against the ethnic of my profession that was the best reason why I registered your cheque with UNIVERSAL Courier Company. However, in course of my absent in office I would be going on visitation holiday to a friend of mine in China and will not be back until 29th of October, 2010. I hereby instruct you to contact Universal Courier Company now to know when they will be delivering your parcel containing your compensation bank check. I have taken care of the delivery charges and the insurance fee, the only fee you will have to pay to them is the monthly demurrage/keeping fee which I did not pay for, because I do not know when you will be contacting them for the delivery. But if you will be very fast in contacting them, you will be charged only one month demurrage fee which will cost only US$109.00 So I urge you to contact them as soon as you receive this email. And send the $109.00 through Western Union Money Transfer to the delivery manager. MR. PATRICK U. MORDI MANAGER, UNIVERSAL COURIER COMPANY. LAGOS, NIGERIA. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +234-813-085-6383 Try to contact him as quickly as possible to avoid increase in demurrage fee. Please reconfirm your delivery address again to avoid any mistakes in the delivery of your fund. Send the below information to the company, not po box. Your Full Name----------------------- Your Address------------------------- Home Telephone----------------------- Office Telephone--------------------- Send the US$109.00 through western union money transfer with the following information. Receiver Name: PATRICK U. MORDI Address: 2B Universal Building Lagos Nigeria. Text Question: Color of sky Answer: Blue Amount: US$:109.00 Send MTCN # ............... Note: You are to contact the UNIVERSAL COURIER COMPANY MANAGER via this email: -- (email@example.com) with the below security code: UN0081, it will identify that you are the owner of the parcel containing the check. Do let me know as soon as you receive the parcel. Regards, Mr. Kelvin Williams