This email doesn't come from the US ambassy but from an African scammer. Even without being able to retrieve the scammer's IP i can see on the spelling and grammatical errors that this scammer comes from Africa. Another evidence of scam is the use of western union to pay for a fee.
contact u.s embassy now
"david brown" <[email protected]> [Add]
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Subject: contact u.s embassy now
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U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington , DC 20520
Greeting from USA Embassy,
THIS MAIL IS ONLY FOR THE OWNER OF THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS:
This is to notify you that your consignment box has been in our custody
waiting for your comply before the delivery will be effected to your home
address. We have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your
consignment box that IMPEX DLEVRING COMPANY supposed to deliver to your
home address which was put on hold by US Department of State Bureau
requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtained from the
origination country of the package before it will be released/subsequent
delivery to your home address.
After the meeting held by our board of directors which was concluded that
the delivery of your consignment to your address must be completed within
three working days upon your comply to our requirements which is by
sending the sum of $155.00 to enable us obtain the needed certificate and
effect the delivery of your consignment box immediately.
Note that your consignment box has been arrived in US embassy and waiting
to receive clearance certificate before the gate pass is given. Meanwhile,
you are adviced to reconfirm your below address information
upon contacting us to avoid delivery to wrong person.
your Full name:
passport/your id attach:
Once you notify us with the above information we will release/deliver
your consignment to you.
You can contact us on the contact name and e-mail address below,
Contact person, Hon james knight
EMAIL: [email protected]
phone:+229 9835 1615
Note that you are expected to pay only $155usd.00 for the clearance
certificate and you are to pay it to Benin Republic as the origination
country of the consignment box in favour of MR Ogugua Michael our
accountant officer in Benin Republic, our phone number is +229 9835 1615,you
can call him as soon as you have sent the clearance certificate fee of
$155usd and also reconfirm your address information above.
Send the $155usd.00 through western union or Money Gram once you receive
this mail with the information below for immediate release/delivery of
your consignment box.
Receivers Name:MR. OGUGUA MICHAEL
Code : 229
Test Question: Which Colour
Answer : White
Once you send the money, try to notify us through e-mail with the MTCN for
easy pick up by our accountant in Benin Republic and for immediate action
on the release/delivery of your package.
Please treat this as matter of urgency .
Note that any uncliamed consignment will be returned to IMPEX DLEVRING
courier company ltd after 3 days of this notice.
So you are urgently advised to comply with our demands so that we will
release your consignment.
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