Email Fraud Alert received from: Marion
I recently received an email with this subject line: Attention: Did you authorize Mrs. Rita Jones? and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
We received an email from Mrs. Rita Jones, stating that she is your sister and you have given her permission to claim your package worth the sum of $4,5,000,000.00 USD ( Four Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) ATM CARD scheduled for delivery to your residence address. Your package is among the 7 parcels that are still in our custody that are yet to be dispatch due to incorrect receiver’s / delivery address. This package was deposited in our office on 22th of February 2016, By MR. IBRAHIM MUSTAFA MAGU, the current Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Here in Nigeria, This said fund was approved to settle old contractors and compensation of scam victims and overdue payment all over the world and your name was found among the beneficiary list and i also want you to know that the EFCC Chairman has paid the original shipping/handling fees and your package was sent to your Address,But it was returned back to our office after some days due to incor
rect delivery address.
Confirm that Mrs. Rita Jones, was authorized to receive your package. If yes, do send us a letter of authorization instructing us to ship the package to Her address upon that she will be paying the Safe Keeping Fee of $70usd, immediately before the Package will be shipped to her Address Below.
810 Bellevue Rd Apt 206 Nashville TN, 37221
United State Of America.
And if No please, Do also re-confirm your mailing information below as follows:
Send your correspondence to the manager:
8.)YOUR SCAN COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT/DRIVING LICENSE:..
Finally, you are to get back to this office immediately for clarifications on this matter as we shall be available 24hours to speak with you and give you the necessary guidelines on how to ensure that your ATM MasterCard is delivered to you immediately, And be very much informed that any further delay from your side could be dangerous, as we would not be held responsible of anything if this ATM MasterCard is delivered to Mrs. Rita Jones. upon she will be paying the fee $70usd.
Name: Mr. Mark Williams
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are waiting to receive your authorization letter for onward shipment To Mrs. Rita Jones, if you are the one that gave her permission, so that once she make the payment for the Safe keeping fee of the package which is the sum of $70usd before we commerce with the delivery to her door step without any delay.
Mrs. Rose Williams
The above email was sent by “DHL Express Ng” from this email address: email@example.com
I, Marion, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “DHL Express Ng”:
OMG – any normal person will see that this is a scam – even down to the ‘test’ in firstname.lastname@example.org. Is this like a beta test to see if the scam works?