Please us with this email again! Right, folks – the Bureau of Consular Affairs is going to use a foxmail address. For the love of all that’s holy, never respond to an email like this. If you do, you’re handing your hard-earned money to fleabitten African scammers. YES, THIS IS A SCAM. Yes, I’m SHOUTING!
From: Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson <Anderson@gamma.ocn.ne.jp>Subject: Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson,
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520
Greeting from USA Embassy,
Attn Dear Citizens! Please us with this email again ( email@example.com )
This is to notify you that your consignment has been in our custody we are waiting for you to comply with our instructions before your package delivery will be effected to your delivery address. We have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your consignment box which Courier Company suppose to deliver to you which is on hold by USA Home Land Security Department Bureau and requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtain from the origination of the consignment box before it will be released. As a result of you not comply within duration given by Benin Government that is the reason the consignment box was diverted to treasury but the government of American have decide to make the world happy by been willing to release the package consisting of a Bank Draft Total sum of $ 3.5millions usd written with your name as the beneficiary within 4 hours immediately you secure the clearance certificate today.
After the Meeting Held by Our board of Director Which WAS Concluded That the Delivery of your Consignment to your address MUST BE Complete within 4hrs upon your Comply to Our requirement Which IS by sending the sum of $ 155.00Usd to enable the origin Obtain the needed certificate and your consignment for onward delivery to your house immediately without any further delay we decide to contact you because we confirm some offices are trying to deceive you.
Note that your consignment box has been arrived in US embassy and waiting to receive clearance certificate before the gate pass is given. Mean while you are advice to reconfirm the below information upon contacting us to avoid delivery to wrong person.
1, Full name:
5, Nearest Airport:
Once you notify us with the Above Information include with the $ 55 payment we Will release your Consignment to you. Note That you Are expected to pay only $ 155.00Usd for Clearance certificate and you Are to pay it to Benin Republic as the origination of the Consignment box in favor of: Ofor Eze as Our accountant officer in Benin Republic Send the $ 155.00Usd through Western Union or Money gram once you receive this mail with the Information Below for IMMEDIATE release of your Consignment box,
Receiver name: Ofor Eze
Country .. Benin Republic
city .. Cotonou
Amount necessary. $ 155.00usd
Once you send the money, try to notify us with the MTCN for easy pick up and for immediate action on the release of your consignment.
Please treat this as matter of urgency .Note that any uncliam consignment will be return to the Courier Company after 3 days for final divertion as a result of failure to comply with our instruction and claim your consignment which arrived from Africa to our local airport here in USA.
So you are urgently advise to comply with our demand so that we will release your consignment we are working for the best of America citizen.
Treat with dispatch,
Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson,
FROM UNITED STATE OF AMERICA
The Lads from Benin are still busy. They may be from Lagos, too – one can never tell where these drones are operating from.
Here’s my response to this one:
All I can hope is that emails like this raise their blood pressure enough to precipitate a massive stroke…
The Old Wolf has spoken.