Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

NORTON & COUNSELORS AT LAW / FedEx Email and Money Scam

At least this scam tells you right away you will lose $72 so I give them credit for that. However you could lose more, as if you are gullible enough to send the $72 then they can put you on the hook for more in hopes of the big payout.

Of course all FedEx people use a address for their email as FedEx can't afford their own domain (sarcasm) Also (Confirmable) ???

The email originated Return-path:



My Dear Good Friend,

Greetings to you & your Family. I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Confirmable Bank Draft of ($500.000.00) United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time, Then I went and deposited the Draft with ApEx Courier Delivery Company, Cotonou Benin Republic, before I traveled out of the country for a short Course and I will not come back till end of next Month. What you have to do now is to contact the ApEx Courier Delivery Company as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date of the cheque. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charges, Insurance fee and Clearance Certificate fee of the Cheque, showing that it is not a Drug Money nor to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.

The only money you will send to the ApExCourier Company to deliver your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($72dollars) only being their Safety Security Keeping of the Draft for you so far. Again, Do not be deceive by anybody to pay any other money except $72.00, 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 ApEx Courier Delivery Company now for the delivery of your Draft with this information bellow.

E-mail: (
Registration Reference No; FDXB/xxx/100
Code Number:xxxKP/229B

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and Direct telephone number to them again to avoid any mistake on the Delivery. Please remember to pay them their Security Keeping fee of $72 for their immediate action. You should also let me know through this email; (
)as soon as you receive your Draft.

Note. ApEx courier Delivery Company does not know the contents of the parcel. I registered it as my photograph (pix) being sent to a friend overseas. They do not know that it contains a bank draft of such a huge amount of money. This is to avoid them tempering with the package. Do not let them know the contents. I am waiting to hear the good news from you.

Barrister Norton.David

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