The Special Diplomat Agent Scam recently appeared in my inbox. This scammer claims to be a “Special Diplomat Agent From The FedEx Courier Company”. Mr Mike Brown is his alias for the scam and in the first two paragraphs, everything that has been written is not truthful.
So to put the lies into perspective, he is:
- A Special Diplomat Agent
- A Delivery Man In Charge Of My Consignment Box Worth US$5 Million
- The Man That Met Two Random Americans At The Airport And Saw My Death Certificate
Scammers will always write stories in an attempt to make the fraud appear legit. Further down the email, the scammer requested my personal information. Of course, he does not know it even though he claims to have seen my death certificate.
Diplomat Agent FedEx Company Scam
The full email is below, this is a typical generic email that is sent to thousands of email addresses. Out of all the recipients, the scammer will trick some people into sending him money, unfortunately.
From: Diplomat Agent Fedex Courier Company <[email protected]> Sent: 13 July 2022 22:21 Subject: Diplomat Agent Mr.Mike Brown from the FedEx Courier Company.. This email is from Special Diplomat Agent Mr.Mike Brown from the FedEx Courier Company Address: 1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, I am the delivery man in charge of delivery your sealed Consignment box worth sum of US$5,000,000 00(Five Million United State Dollars) How are you today my dear together with your family, please dear what is going on? where are you right now I have been call you and you don’t pick up my calls, well if what am hearing is not truth kindly get back to me very urgently to this email, we have a crucial situation here in this airport, please i need to know the truth before handing over your consignment box US$5,000,000,000 (Five Million United State Dollars) to them for me to go back to my States, the situation here in this airport is that some group of persons in number of two united state of America came to this airport and told me that you had an auto-crash on Monday and you died this two days ago thereafter, and that upon your death, you assigned them to be the next of kin over your funds and properties. SO PLEASE I AM VERY MUCH CONFUSED HERE I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO do because they brought a death certificate signed by a medical doctor showing that you are dead. they also brought a signed letter of change of ownership and appointment of next-of-kin over your properties including your funds on the consignment box that are with me in this airport and they said that you even made a provision of the needed $60.00 usd for them to clear all the outstanding bill delaying the smooth delivery of your consignment box to you in your home,but personally i'm not well convinced that you are dead that is why i asked them to hold back the $60.00 and come back tomorrow so that i will do my own investigations to find out if you are dead or alive because i am confuse if is truth okay. prior to this development i told them to come back tomorrow,meanwhile; i have reported this case to the airport police authority,so if indeed you are alive, i want you to write me back immediately with the Western Union payment information before it will be too late,And I will inform the airport police to get when those men comes back tomorrow. So that they can decide on how to get them arrested with the airport police authority when those men come back tomorrow. you are to get back write me back with the payment information of the needed fee of $60.00 dollars, send the fee to the origin country of your consignment when it came from been benin republic for them to clear all the outstanding bill delaying the smooth delivery of your consignment boxes to you in your home. Note, that the Award Ownership Certificate must be secured from the office of the Customs Service in Uganda,because that is the only office that will issue you the original Award Ownership Certificate of these funds since it has been confirmed that the fund originated from Uganda Republic. I have now made inquiry and service charge for obtaining this Award Ownership Certificate from Benin Customs and is only $60 USD Dollars and it should be sent to benin Customs Service with below information provided by the benin customs authority its should sent through American Express, Note, that the Award Ownership Certificate must to be secured from the office of the benin Customs,because that is the only office that will issue you the original Award Ownership Certificate of this funds Here is the payment details and please do try your possible best to send it before 4:pm today as i have no much time left to enable me come over to your house and hand over your package to you and then go back immediately.You can buy Steam Wallet of the sum of $60 attached it and send it through mail Please I advise you to see if you will be able to send the money immediately after you have received this message. Send the $60 Dollars through western union with this information below or just buy American Express or Steam Wallet or BTC $60 Dollars I am presently at the airport and before I can deliver the Consignment to you,you have to reconfirm the following information so as to ensure that I am dealing with the right person: 1. Full Name 2. Residential Address . 3. Age 4. Occupation 5. Direct Telephone Numbers 6. A Copy of Your Identification Thanks for your understanding, Thanks and God Bless Email:([email protected]) Mr Mike Brown. Diplomat Agent Fedex Courier Company 1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
The Special Diplomat Agent Scam – Conclusion
If you have received this email or a similar one please delete it and forget about it. These types of emails are typical and are always there to catch people out. The scammers will always send generic ones such as this to cater for the masses.
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