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I can't let this one go.

Posted May 28 2009 12:23am
Folks, I get a lot of bullshit spam in my e-mail inbox. Lots I've invited myself, every once in a while a real e-mail from somebody important gets mixed in there... but occasionally such a gem comes along that I have to share the wealth. So to speak.

Here's what I got today:

fromKim Cole

dateSat, Jan 17, 2009 at 5:24 AM
subjectYour Package Delivery

hide details 5:24 AM Reply

Customer Care Service

Due to the high rate of the level of scammed emails going around on the global on parcels being shipped via the FedEx Courier Company, we are hereby happy to bring it to your notice that the shipping company has being changed after your parcel has been recovered, therefore, shipment will be from the Dhl Courier Company now.

We are hereby passing an essential message to all our valuable customers to be very careful while presenting their receivers residential address to avoid wrong delivery. This is the Dhl courier service company mailing you as per your inheritance/contract payment parcel that was being directed to our office for shipment to you from the Ministry of Finance office, we got to know that the reason why you have not received your funds is the misunderstanding between you and Local/International Authorities in regard of their request as per their insurance certificate which happens to be course of your Parcel pending for the past one year.Meanwhile we are hereby happy to inform you that the Dhl Company has finalized the issue of the Insurance certificate with the Federal Authorities, the authorities has listed 11 valuable parcel's to be intact in their office for release to their various recipients.

We are happy to inform you once again that your parcel that contains the sum of $1.3million dollars is among the 11parcel's listed in their custody which has now being released to us and is now in our office and also with your name as the receiver despite that we lost your private residential address along with your private phone number which is an indication that you can now re-confirm your residential address back to the Dhl company where your Parcel can be delivered without hesitation.

However, All the shipment fee and other fee has been taken care of before incident Occured, this company has spent out of our incomes in the process by recovering back your parcel from the Authorities, so, dear custumer we once again appreciate your patronage in our favour. Without hesitations you are to pay the sum of $585 for the security keeping fee of your parcel via western-union or money-gram so that your parcel can be delivered to your residential address before it accumulates a demurrage after one week of release from the Authorities, as you know your parcel is not just an ordinary parcel but with a huge amount and I think you understand what is being meant by accumulating a demurrage? You are being assured that as soon as the security keeping Fee {$585} of your parcel is being settled and payment is being confirmed. shipment of your package will take effect immediately and it will be brought to your doorstep under 48 hours of shipment. The tracking number of your !
parcel will be sent to you via e-m

Full Name
Phone/Fax Number

Mind you, you have to settle the $585 for the Security Keeping fee of your parcel being in our custody all this while and there is no way the parcel will be shipped out to you if you don't setle this fee. Dhl is one of the world's great success stories, the start-up that revolutionized the delivery of packages and information. In the past 30 years, we've grown up and grown into a diverse family of
companies -a Dhl that's bigger, stronger, better than ever.

Yours Affectionately.
Kim Cole
Dhl Offers Global Shipping, Logistics Management,
Supply Chain Management and More.

Damn those Authorities, anyway.
Good grief. It's sad to me that there are folks who fall into this crap trap.
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