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.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Nigerian Scam FedEx Courier Service / Fraud - Fake - Email

Being a FedEx Drop Off does not make this any sillier, it is an insane attempt at a very badly written scam.

My favorite parts of this scam..

1. Clearly states it is from Nigeria, so a big scam right off the bat.
2. Says they are from "Wes Africa" (sounds like a good movie star name)
3. Says they are from FedEx but wants you to email
4. Email was sent by
5. They said we are a client, but they don't know our name??? WTH?

Oh well, a bad scam, but yet someone will answer and believe it is real, at least you won't.


Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
Customers Service Hours--Monday to Saturday:
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:


FedEx provides access to a growing global market place through a network of supply chain, transportation, and business and related information services.

The FedEx courier Service Company is hereby passing an essential message to all our valuable customers to be very careful while presenting their Receivers/Residential Address to avoid wrong delivery. I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of $800.000.00 United States Dollars which i promised you, but I did not hear from you since that time. Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, Wes Africa, I will travell out of the country for a Month Course and I will not come back till end of july.

What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE 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 or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.

The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($180.00 US) 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 $180.00US 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. You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow;

Contact Person: Mr. Michael Thomas
Telephone:+(234) 7033325610


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 $180.00 US Dollars for their immediate action. You should also let me know through email as soon as you receive your Draft.

Yours Faithfully,

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