Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Notification from FedEX Courier Company

From: fedex express <>

This email with the subject "Notification from FedEX Courier Company" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 01 Apr 2009 18:25:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was fedex express <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Notification from FedEX Courier Company
Dear Customer,
As we expected that that we shall email you with the tracking number and information to recieve your check of $800,000.00(Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars),We the officials of Fedex Courier service has been called by the custom office here in regards to the attempt to send your package pointing that  the parcel could not be sent to you after all because the security agents seized the documents. Their claim is that Check is money and it is against international law for money related to be sent through courier service without the normal frame of legal process of the country.
We tried to understand what the manager of the custom office meant by without normal frame of legal documents as we  have certified the parcel and  has become every ready to ship it to your address and send to you the tracking numbers. The manager said that, the issue is beyond their capacity as they normally take any parcels submitted to them to the security agents for their certification before despatchment and it was through this course it was discovered that the check has no proper documentations and the security agent demanded for proper documentation before the check will be mailed to you and Without submitting parcels to the custom office for approriate clearification,we can not send it all by our own power.
 The security agents that is office of the inspector general of police, confirmed that without police reports, that is clearance certificate from the police, custom clearance certificate and insurance policy from Benin Insurance Deposit Corporation(BIDC)that your check will not be sent to you.
 According to the Inspector General of Police, the reason is to enable the International Community know that, the money is genuine and the government of Benin Republic  has no hands in sponsoring terrorisms or drug related money. Based on his statements, it is basically lawful you obtain those documents for your parcel to be sent to you now.
Before emailing you at this time,we have verified to know where and how to get those required certificates and we found out that the list price of the documents are as follow:
Police Clearance Certificate $250.00
& custom clearance $100.00
Insurance Policy BIDC $150.00
Total Amount $500.00 usd(Five hundred United States Dollars)
The above are the proper documents required by law before the check will be mailed to you. Your urgent reply is highly required now because your check is already in the hands of the custom and you will need to send the above mentioned $500 immediately you recieve this email for the endorsement of the listed certificates. For faster action call me on my telephone number +22993181037 or email me now using the dept email address  
Thank you.
Mr.Jonfer Goyi