A desperate scammer is sending an email with the title “YOUR DHL
COURIER COMPANY”, saying that some board of director has approved a
reward money of $2.5million for “your hardwork and support”.
We are quite sure that no one owes you $2.5million, where even the rare few AIG executives earning a million each get badly scrutinized.
*SNAP* this a scam and don’t be fooled by the money. All the scammers want is collect the “security fee” of $109 from you, but they do not have $2.5million from you. In fact, if 10,000 people are scammed by them, they will be the ones becoming millionaire, provided that the police did not catch them first.
Becareful of unsolicited offers that are too good to be true.
Emails with All Caps are normally an easy giveaway that a novice scammer is trying to test the market to earn quick bucks. The email address in the “From” are sometimes fake, because the scammers sent via an anonymous server. However, they will provide their actual contact details usually from known free email providers such as yahoo or gmail.
There is also another similar scam but the story is about “Fedex” instead of “DHL”. These mails are all attached below.
HELLO.YOUR DHL COURIER COMPANY
RESPECT OF YOUR SUPPORT AND HARDWORKING IN THIS ORGANISATION THE BOARD
OF EXCUTIVES IN THEIR LAST MEETING HAS DECIDED TO REWARD TWELVE MEMBERS
EFFORT WITH THE SUM OF USD$2,500.000.00( TWO MILLIONS FIVE HUNDRED
THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY EACH. RIGHT NOW YOUR FUNDS HAS BEEN
DEPOSITED AT THE D.H.L COURIER COMPANY HERE IN BENIN REPUBLIC, CONTACT
PERSON……MR MICHAEL SMITH .DIRECTOR E-MAIL:(email@example.com)
SEND THEM THEIR SECURITY KEEPING FEE OF $109.00,REGARDING THE DELIVERING OF YOUR BOX
MR DAN JAMES GENERAL SECRETARY
—– Forwarded Message —-
From: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2009 2:15:53 PM
message is from the FEDEX COURIER DELIVERY COMPANY. we have been
waiting for you to contact us regarding your Bank Draft of
$800,000.00 usd. The parcel draft was deposited over a month by Miss
Magret Fabian who said is a friend to you.but you are to provide your
details for delivery.
contact us via email;firstname.lastname@example.org