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This is a typical “abandoned consignment” scam — a variant on the old abandoned bank account scam. “Mike Johnson” at JFK Airport in New York has found a box full of money with your name on it, and you can have it if you just cooperate with him. What could be better? Unfortunately there really is no box, and “Mike Johnson” is a scammer, probably somewhere in Africa.
Subject: CAN I TRUST YOU
From: Mike Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016
I am Mike Johnson Director Inspection Unit United Nations Inspection Agent in JFK Airport New York. We are rounding up for the last Quater of the auditing, all abandom Consignment in US Airports are being transfer to our facilities here for inspection and confiscation. During our investigation, I discovered An abandoned shipment on your name which was transferred to our facility here in New York and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money, rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid diversion by the Diplomatic Agent also the Diplomat inability to pay for Non Inspection Fees.
On my assumption, the boxes will contain more that $6M and the consignment is still left in storage house till today through a Courier Dispatch Service. The Consignment is a metal box with weight of about 242LBS (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 680 L.)Approximately.
The details of the consignment including your name the official document from United Nation office in London are tagged on the Metal Trunk box.
I want to use my good office and clear the Consignment and deliver it to you. If you want us to transact the delivery for mutual benefit, you should provide your name, Phone Number and full address, to cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official document including the name of nearest Airport around you and other details. You should send the required details to me for onward delivery.
All communication must be held extremely confidential. I can get everything concluded within 24 to 48 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery. But it must be on the condition that you will give me 30% of the amount contained in the boxes and i must get assurance from you concerning my 30% before i will proceed.
I want us to transact this business and share the money, since the shipper have abandoned it and ran away. I will pay for the Non inspection fee and arrange for the boxes to be moved out of this Airport to your address, Once i am through, i will deploy the services of a secured shipping Company to provide the security it needs to your doorstep. or i can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble. But i will share it 70% to you and 30% to me. But you have to assure me of my 30%. do respond to me if you are interested to conclude this with me.
Please strictly reply to my private email; email@example.com
Looking forward to hear from you
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