Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from email@example.com
ATTENTION BENEFICIARY – firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION BENEFICIARY DHL Scam Letter DHL Scam Letter I ARRIVED IN YOUR NEAREST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, with your box of consignment worth $8.5million USA dollars which I have been instructed by DHL COMPANY to be delivered to you. The Airport authority demanded for all the legal back up to prove to them that the fund is no way related with drug nor fraud money.I have presented the papers and handed it over to them and they are very much pleased with the papers I presented, but the only thing that is still keeping me here is the airport delivery Tag which is not placed on the box, one of the Airport Authority has advise that we get the delivery tag so that I can exit the airport immediately and make my delivery successful. I try to reason with them and they stated the delivery tag will cost us just $105 Dollars only to get the tag placed on the box as that tag will enable me get to your house successfully without any interference, they scanned the box and found out that the fund is 100 % spend able and accepted by any bank in the whole world. As I can not afford to spend more time here due to other delivery I have to take care of in Austria. Here are the papers backing the funds together with my ID CARD as I can accompany you to your bank were you will deposit the fund successfully with these papers. I have I more vital paper with me but I can only present you the hard copy when I reach your house as that it is the diplomatic rules, such as authorization to deliver. Reconfirm the following information once again to enable you collect your delivery as well. NAME: ======================================= ADDRESS: ==================================== MOBILE NO.:================================== You can direct the tag fee to our Head Office in Benin Republic DHL COMPANY as they will get the tag here for you and they are entitled to receive and make any payment to foreign countries authority. DIPLOMATIC MR.Jerry Mikes PAYMENT INSTRUCTION VIA WESTERN UNION OR MONEY GRAM MONEY TRANSFER IN THE NAME INFORMATION LISTED BELOWS. RECEIVER NAME :joe andy COUNTRY: BENIN REPUBLIC CITY: COTONOU AMOUNT: $105.00 USD only SENDER NAME….. Money Controlling Number/MTCN……….after sending the payment to Our Head Office in Benin Republic DHL COMPANY email me the payment information such as mtcn number also senders name text question and answer to enable me reach them with the payment details so they can get the tags obtain and Fax it to me one hand so I can make my next step to your address today. (Here Is Your Package Unlocking CODE (AWB33XZS) Urgent Response is needed because here is very busyRegard DIPLOMATIC Jerry Mike DHL DIP email@example.com
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