This email with the subject "I deposited the cheque with the ems." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 May 2008 19:52:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Ben Kenedy <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
0Dear Partner, I have been waiting for you to contact me for your Confirmable check of $200,000.00 United States Dollars, after you were unable to come up with the shipping fees,but I did not hear from you since that time.Then I went and deposited the Check with EMS COURIER SERVICE, West Africa,I would travelled out of the country for a 3Months Course and I will not come back till end of July 2008. What you have to do now is to contact the EMS COURIER SERVICE as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your check to you because of the expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charges, Insurance premium fees and Clearance Certificate Fees of the Check showing that it is not a Drug Money. The only money you will send to the EMS COURIER SERVICE to deliver your Check direct to your postal Address in your country is ($850.00 USD)Dollars being Security Keeping Fee for the check of the Courier Company so far.Again, don't be deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $850.00 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 demourrage. You have to contact the EMS COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Check with this information below: Director General EMS Express West Africa Mr. Charles Martins Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +234 8038795049 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 after you must have sent the fees of $850.00 dollars for the Security fees to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address. Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this email to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $850.00 US Dollars for their immediate action. You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your check. Yours in Service. Ben kenedy