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#12102 by Peta Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:29 am
This scam was sent from a hijacked personal eircom.net email account so I have disguised the email address. The scammer is hoping that victims will be surprised and eager to believe that a valuable package such as this really does exist. The story may seem utterly ridiculous but sadly people have fallen for exactly this type of scam. The fake DHL contact will soon be demanding fees in order to send the non-existent package.

My comments are in red

Return-Path: <******@eircom.net>
From: "DHL WEST AFRICA" <******@eircom.net>
Reply-To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Dear Parcel Bearer???
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:44:31 +0100
X-Originating-IP: <- IP resolves to Mexico

Dear Customer/Beneficiary! <- Scammer has not nominated a name. This scam was sent in bulk, to many people.

Kindly contact our delivery department with the details
Given below: DHL Courier Express NG©
Contact Person: Mr Henry Mosco
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +234-8054-135-952.

Reasons: This is due to the fact that we are in possession
Of your Package containing a master card worth of Two Hundred
Thousand Great British Pounds that was registered
With us by the Master Card Award Team for shipment to you,
You are to act fast by providing your name, postal address and
Your direct phone number to enable us makes the delivery ASAP.

Note that as soon as our Delivery Team confirms your
Informations, it will take only two working days (48 hours)
For your package to arrive your designated address. For your
Information, the Mail, VAT & Shipping fees have been paid by
The Award Promo Board you will only have to pay a sum of
76GBP which is equivalent to 121.44USD to the DHL Courier
Department being full payment
For the Security Keeping Fee of the DHL Courier as stated
In our privacy terms & condition page.

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. mary Hunt ©
COPYRIGHT © 2009 MasterCard®.

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#12125 by JoeM Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:03 am
Here is how they want the money transferred IF you should reply to it*:

DHL Nigeria Head Office
70 International Airport Road
Mafoluku, Lagos
Call Line: 234-8054-135-952

REG No/DHL-103309

Ref Number: Balkev/56B-672GH/NG

Dear Customer XXXX SR(REG NO:103309)???????????

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your E-mail as regards the delivery of your Package/valid MasterCard® of 200,000.00 GBP with REG No/DHL-103309, And also to inform you that this office has been assigned to handle the delivery of your Package/valid MasterCard to your location. So you have been advised to proceed with the payment of ($121.44) for the security keeping fee so that we can proceed with the delivery immediately we confirmed your payment.

Below is the account officer information with which the ($121.44) for the security keeping fee is to be sent via Western Union Money Transfer.


Name of Receiver: Mr.Osagie Williams


As soon as you have made the payments, You are to send to this office a copy of the Western Union Money Transfer payment details via email as issued by the Western Union agent and also endeavor to provide me with the information listed below for verification:

(1). Name of Sender.............................
(2). Address of Sender..........................
(3). Phone number.................................
(4). Test Question and Answer................
(5). MTCN number.................................
(6). Amount Sent...................................

NB:As soon as we receive confirmation and evidence of your payment of the above charges, DHL Courier Express will dispatch your package/valid MasterCard immediately. The date and time of departure and expected date of delivery will be sent to you. It will take 48hours to get your package delivered to you.

Awaiting your swift response soon.


Mr Henry Mosco

Dispatch Director

DHL Courier Express NG©

Call Line: +234-8054-135-952

The email looks very legit with html coding and copyright information (not visible here), but DHL would NEVER use Western Union to collect their fee's. No legit business would ever do that. Never.

*) I replied to to the scam from a safe email account. Do NOT reply to him unless you know what you are doing. These men are dangerous criminals.

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