Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Email Wire Scam / FedEx Scam > You Have A Package With FedEx

I love this one, they want people to think FedEx can't use their own email
account and must use a free hotmail account to get emails out to people >

What a moron!

They ask you to send them $395.00 (wire transfer) so they can send you
$800,000.00. I sincerely hope no one would fall for such a blatant scam!

-----Original Message-----
From: []

Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:57 PM
Subject: You Have A Package With FedEx


I am Mr.Wellington.I have been waiting for you to contact me for your
Confirmable Bank Draft of $800.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not
hear from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with
FedEx Delivery, West Africa, I traveled out of the country for a 3 Months
Course and I will not come back till end of June.

What you have to do now is to contact the FedEx Delivery 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 delivery charges,
Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Check showing that
it is not drug money or meant to sponsor terrorist attack in your Country.

The only money you will send to the FedEx Delivery to deliver your Draft
direct to your postal Address in your country is ($395.00 USD) only being
Security Keeping Fee of the Delivery Company so far. Again, don't be
deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $395.00US 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 but now I am on a course in
which they will not be able to contact me for the payment. You have to
contact the FedEx Delivery now for the delivery of your Draft with this
information below;

Contact Person: Mr. Mark Collins
Telephone: +234-8074007861

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 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 mail to avoid any further
delay and remember to pay them their security keeping fee of $395.00 US
Dollars for their immediate action.Note that it is when you must have pay
the $395 for the security fee that the package will be released and the
tracking number would be given to you.

My E-mail is But if you mail me I will be
on vacation and I will not be able to reply your mail.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Wellington.

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