Like many scam messages, this lottery scam email makes use of the name of a real person. Frederick W. Smith is indeed the C.E.O. of FedEx, and the message purports to come from him. In reality he has nothing to do with it of course. (And do you think his email address is actually “joyfuldaisy”?) Smith’s name has just been co-opted by the scammers to lend an air of legitimacy to their enterprise.
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:53:36 (PDT)
From: Mr Frederick W.Smith email@example.com
Good day to you. We have been waiting for you to contact us for Your Package that is registered with us for shipment by the Lottery commission to your residence. Be informed that we are in possession of a Parcel containing a check of $800,000.00 US D.
It is the usual practice of this commission to conduct a proper verification of all Packages that we are to deliver, to ensure that they are valid. Be rest assured that the contents in your package has been confirmed valid and we will commence delivery once you have met the necessary requirements.For your information, the Mail, VAT & Shipping fees have been paid by your colleague Board when your package was registered what you need to pay is the Security Keeping fee of $170 as stated in our privacy terms & condition page. kindly supply the below info.~
~Direct telephone number:………
Await your Swift Response.
Mr Frederick W. Smith
C.E.O FedEx Delivery service worldwide
Customer care email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FedEx On line Team Management 1995 – 2009 FedEx Courier Nigeria