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The message below is a typical example of an “abandoned shipment” scam. The scammer claims to be an airport official who has found an abandoned fortune, and in this case, it even has your name on it! Alas, there really is no abandoned fortune — there’s just a scammer, probably somewhere in Africa, who is trying to pick your pocket.
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016
From: “Mr. Frank Moses” WWW.@sirius.ocn.ne.jp
Reply-To: “Mr. Frank Moses” firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Dear owner
I am Mr. Frank Moses, Head Officer-in-Charge, Administrative Service Inspection Agency JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport located in Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. During our investigation, I discovered an abandoned shipment through a Diplomat from Africa, which was transferred from London Heath-row international Airport to our facility in us America , and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in 2 Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 110kg. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money rather it was declared as personal effect/classified document to either avoid diversion by the Shipping Agent or confiscation by the relevant authorities.
The diplomat’s inability to pay for Non Inspection fees $1,000 US DOLLARS OR to present Non inspection Certificate Document to back up the consignment are the reason why the consignment is delayed and abandoned but the Non inspection Certificate can only be obtained from Benin Republic IN Africa where the shipment was tagged in a lower price .By my assessment,each of the boxes contains about $4M or more.They are still left in the airport storage facility till today. The Consignments like I said are two metal trunk boxes weighing about 65kg each (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm) effective capacity: 680 L) Approximately.
The details of the consignment including your name and email on the official document from PORTNOVO BENIN REPUBLIC IN AFRICA where the shipment was tagged as personal effects/classified document is still available with Airport Authority.as it stands now, you have to reconfirm your full name, Phone Number, full address so that I can cross-check and see if it corresponds with the one on the official documents. It is now left for you to decide if you still need the consignment or allow us repatriate it back to Africa (place of origin) as we were instructed.
As I did say again, the shipper abandoned it and ran away, most importantly because he gave a false declaration, he could not pay for the yellow tag, he could not secure a valid non inspection document(s), etc. I am ready to assist you in any way I can for you to get back this packages provided you will also give me something out of it (financial gratification). You can either come in person but their most be an interrogation, or i will help you engage the services of a secure shipping/delivery Company/agent that will provide the necessary security that is required to deliver the package to your doorstep or the destination of your choice. I need all the guarantee that I can get from you before I can get involved in this project. i am rest assured that these may or may not affect my job if care is not taking.
Please Reply this email strictly at (email@example.com) as i will prefare only e-mails on this PHONE NUMBER TO MY SECRETARY, MORGAN ELVIS:(530) 505-7268, please no phone calls.
Mr. Frank Moses
Administrative Service Inspection Unit,
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