This is a common scam, regardless of the airport, country, location, whatever. The scammer(s) will inform you that a package containing alot of money (the bait) is waiting for your collection at the airport. You are required to reply or contact another person (custom, courier, etc) to retrieve this package (the anticipation). Then you will be asked to pay for a fee to “release” the package, normally just a few hundred bucks to couple of thousands depending on the scammer. If you bite the bait and motivated to proceed due to high expectation that this is for “real”, you will end up paying the “fees” for an empty package. There is no free lunch.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Airport code: ORD
10000 West O’Hare
Chicago, IL 60666
ATTENTION: Final Notice of Your Package
In view of your inability to receive your package reg #: GB8100AF originally scheduled to be delivered to you by the agency Foreign payment service New york. This package in a golden metal box valued 5,316,000USD (Five Million, Three Hundred and Sixteen thousand United states dollars) arrived at chicago international airport via British airways flight no.
BA592 from London UK sometime ago. The agency Foriegn
payment service New york staff came and applied for the release
of this package for delivery to your address but has since not
shown up. I am writing to you to inform you that the days of grace
has expired and we shall begin to charge the storage fee of $10usd
daily. Please call Mr Mark Thompson to release this package and
deliver it to you directly on the email: email@example.com . Please call me on telephone
number: 773-377-6197 ext. 38.
Note that this notice serves as our last recovery notice to you as
our department will be compeled to list your package bas an
unclaimed and maybe forfeited.
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