It's 2017 and people still fall for scams like this???
I remember when I started network marketing a while back and I accused of being a scammer. I never really understood it because I could give all the proof in the world and someone would still think that I was out to take their money. Why would I use my real name and social media to scam someone? Like, this is really me! I'm only writing this because I came across the following email in my spam box today:
MR. DOUGLASS ALLISON
JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW YORK CITY BLDG #77
JAMAICA, NY 11430
INTERPOL SECTION 1
STATION CODE> 7101
POLICE CEL> 7011
MR. DOUGLASS ALLISON
URGENT ATTENTION BENEFICIARY;
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT WE THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL POLICE (INTERPOL U.S.A) NEW YORK BRANCH HAS STOPPED A DIPLOMATIC AGENT CALLED MR. BARRY GRANT, AN APPOINTED DIPLOMATIC AGENT OF DHL COURIER DELIVERY COMPANY BENIN REPUBLIC. WE GOT THIS AGENT IN JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HERE IN NEW YORK, AS WE GOT HIM WITH A VALUED CONSIGNMENT BOX CONTAINING A HUGE AMOUNT OF DOLLARS TOTAL AMOUNT OF 5 MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED DOLLARS.
HOW EVER WE HAVE GONE THROUGH OUR LEGAL INVESTIGATION AND FINALLY FOUND OUT THAT THIS CONSIGNMENT BOX IS MEANT IN YOUR NAME AS THE ORIGINAL BENEFICIARY TO CLAIM THE FUNDS IN THE VALUED BOX! BUT DURING OUR LAST INVENTION YESTERDAY NIGHT WE CONFIRM THAT THIS CONSIGNMENT IS MEANT IN YOUR FOR SURE AS IT CONTAINS YOUR FULL DETAIL HOME ADDRESS.
WE ALSO DISCOVERED THAT THIS YOUR CONSIGNMENT IS BEEN HELD AT MIAMI FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR SOME DAYS AGO,
BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL CONSIGNMENT DELIVERY PERMIT (ICDP) TO INSURE THAT YOU HAVE PERMITTED TO HAVE THE FUNDS RECEIVED AS THE RIGHTFUL BENEFICIARY! NOW IT HAS COME TO OUR NOTICE THAT YOU WERE ASKED TO OBTAIN THE (ICDP) FOR THE RELEASING OF THIS BOX WHEN IT WAS IN FLORIDA AIRPORT AUTHORITY, BUT YOU FAIL TO DO THE RIGHT THING TO HAVE YOUR VALUED BOX RECEIVED LEGALLY IN PEACE AND NOT PIECES!
MORE-OVER THE AGENT CONFESSED THAT YOU WERE TOLD TO SEND THE SUM OF USD$200.00 TO THE DHL HEAD OFFICE IN BENIN TO ENABLE THEM TO OBTAIN THE (ICDP) ON YOUR BEHALF BUT YOU FAILED TO DO SO TILL TODAY.
NOW IT HAS COME TO OUR LEGAL NOTICE ON WHICH YOU MUST GO AHEAD AND OBTAIN THE (ICDP) FROM BENIN THE COUNTRY OF YOUR FUND ORIGIN TO AVOID US TO SUSPECT YOU AS A MONEY LAUNDERER, FAILURE TO GET THE (ICDP) TO PROOF THAT YOU ARE NOT A MONEY LAUNDERER DEALER! AND BE REST ASSURES THAT IF YOU FAIL TO GET THE (ICDP) TODAY AND TOMORROW WE WILL VISIT YOU IN YOUR HOUSE AND WILL ARREST YOU BECAUSE OF THE (ICDP).
WE HAVE ALSO INFORMED THE DHL DIRECTOR IN BENIN WHOSE NAME IS DR. SABASTIN BENSON WITH HIS CONTACT INFORMATION AS LISTED
Director==(Dr. BEN WILLIAMS)
THEREFORE YOU ARE TO SEND THE REQUIRED FEE TO THE NAME PROVIDED BY THE DHL COMPANY FOR THEM TO GO AHEAD AND OBTAIN THE (ICDP) ON YOUR BEHALF AND GET IT FORWARDED TO US FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR VALUED CONSIGNMENT BOX TO YOUR DOOR STEP TODAY OR TOMORROW MORNING AND BE REST ASSURED THAT YOU WILL RECEIVED YOUR BOX AS IT COME TO OUR NOTICE THIS TIME, SO FEEL FREE TO COMPLY TO THE LEGAL INSTRUCTION.
SO DO FIND BELLOW RECEIVERS INFORMATION TO SEND THE FEE THROUGH WESTERN UNION AND DO FORWARD TO PAYMENT SLIP TO US FOR THE IMMEDIATE PROCEDURE!
RECIVER’S NAME==DAVID JOE
FINALLY YOU ADVICE TO FOLLOW OUR GIVEN INSTRUCTION IF YOU REALLY WANT TO RECEIVE THIS YOUR VALUED BOX OF FUNDS AND FAILURE TO COMPLY TO THE RIGHT THING WE STATED WILL CAUSE SUDDENLY ARREST TO YOUR HOUSE.
YOURS IN SERVICE
MR. DOUGLAS ALLISON NOBLE (INTERPOL SECRETARY GENERAL)
How are people still falling for these scams but accuse network marketers of scamming?
To be honest, I didn't even know these emails still existed. Last I heard about one of these emails, it was an elderly lady who was scammed. Please be aware... And warn your grandparents.