Tuesday, May 20, 2008

From the mailbag: Scammer needs schooling

I got this in my email today. I'm sure that everybody reading this gets similar notices.

Subject: Contact the courier company immediately

I have been waiting for you since to come down here and pick your Bank Draft but did not heard from you since that time ,then I went and
deposited the Draft with Trans Link Couriers Service Company here in Benin Republic,because I want to traveled to India to see my boss and will not come back till next month end. You have to contact the Trans Link Courier Service Company to know when they will deliver yourpackage .I have paid for the deliveringcharges and insurance fee.

The only money you have to send to them is there security keeping fee which is $125.00 usd Dollars to receive your package.

Contact Mr.Mollida Y. Martins
Director Trans Link Couriers Service
Benin Republic.
Cliff Note:email address deleted by me.

Try to contact them as soon as possible to avoid increasing the security keeping fee. I gave them your delivering address but you have
to reconfirm it to them again to avoid any mistake in the delivering.

Let me know as soon as you receive your draft.
Philip Williams

Additional Cliff Notes: The words and phrases in red are what I have found errant in this email. Also how many ways do they have to tell me that it's 125 dollars. I guess they figure that the third time's a charm. Now I have some teachers who read this blog. Maybe for $125.00 usd Dollars I can get one of them to give Phillip Williams some writing lessons.