This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Feb 2008 06:07:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "FEDEX COURIER SERVICE " <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $1.200, 000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER COMPANY BENIN, Cotonou, Benin Republic before I travelled out of the country for a 3 Months Course and I will not come back till end of next year April 2008
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY BENIN as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money.
The only money you will send to the Courier Company to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($110.00 US) One Hundred & Ten 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 $110.00 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 the FEDEX COURIER COMPANY BENIN now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow;
Contact Person: DR. MICHEAL HENRY.
Email Address: email@example.com
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 confirmation receipt to enable you confirm 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 mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $110.00
US Dollars for their immediate action.You should also let me k now throug h email
as soon as you receive your Draft.