Everytime I receive junk e-mails stating about lottery or money, I can't help but excoriate the people behind the scam.
Just a minute ago, I checked my hotmail inbox as well as the spam folder. GUess what I saw? An e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org using the name FedEx Courier Express NG©. Heck! This scammer used Fedex name to draw attention.
Quoted below is the e-mail from email@example.com.
Dear Customer/Beneficiary!Now common, why would I get that sum of money? I never play a lottery nor play contests online. And if ever I won that amount, I think the notification process would be formal or officials would contact me personally to meet me in person. And how come that I have to give my information and pay $120.00 just to get the card?
Kindly contact our delivery department with the details
Given below: FedEx Courier Express NG©
Contact Person: Dr. Ahmed Salim
Reasons: This is due to the fact that we are in possession
Of your Package containing a master card worth of five
Hundred Thousand United State Dollars that was registered
With us by the Master Card Award Team for shipment to you.
You are to act fast by providing your postal address and
Your direct phone number to enable us make the delivery ASAP.
Note that as soon as our Delivery Team confirms your
Informations, it will take only two working days (48 hours)
For your package to arrive your designated address. For your Information,
the Mail, VAT & Shipping fees have been paid by the Award Promo Board you
will only have to pay a sum of $120.00 to the FedEx Courier Department
being full payment For the Security Keeping Fee of the FedEx Courier as
stated In our privacy terms & condition page.
Mrs. Mercy Hunt ©
COPYRIGHT © 2010 MasterCard®.
Full of Shit! Such a stupid act. A big loss for 'em coz I am not buying it.