U.S. Customs and Border Protection Scam

Filed Under: SophosLabs, Spam

Today I received a special package via email regarding cash worth the sum of USD $1.5M..Woooooo.

However, I found out it is not easy to be the beneficiary of this package.

Subject:      RE: A G Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

From:     "A G Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection" isaachunter@<???>.com

Hmmm.... why does the A G Commissioner use a public email provider rather than their official email address?

Attention Beneficiary,

In the future, I would not pay any attention to any such letter unless you put my name correctly.

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your affirmation and to inform you of the latest development as regards the delivery of your consignment package by the Diplomat Kennedy Hunter. While scanning the package, our cash track machine detected that the content of the package the Diplomat is delivering to you is cash worth the sum of USD $1.5M, One Million Five Hundred United States Dollars, It is a crime to bring in money (over US$10,000) into the United States of America without proper documentations and clearance because it shows that the money is either being smuggled into the country or the source of the funds is questionable.

Is this a scare tactic? Since the behavior of the Diplomat is criminal, why not you contact the relevant authorities to arrest him? In addition, I don't know any Diplomat and I don't know why he wants to give me 1.5M cash via package. By the way, USD $1.5M is One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.

It is very important that all the relevant documentations needed to authenticate the source of the funds are provided to prove that the funds were earned legitimately in accordance with the PATRIOT ACT so that the FBI,IRS and Homeland Security will not come knocking at your door. In lieu of the above, It is therefore mandatory that you provide the Origin of Funds Certificate (O.O.F) to prove that the funds have no links with any form of illegality.

I don't remember that I am related to the fund at all.

Being the beneficiary of the package, the Origin of Funds Certificate (O.O.F) is the only way of confirming the source of the funds and it is your responsibility to provide the Certificate before the Diplomat will be allowed to complete the delivery To You Tomorrow. The Diplomat's Flight Details shows that he came from Benin Republic and we have contacted the relevant Authorities in that country to enquire about the process of getting the Certificate. We were informed that the beneficiary of the package will pay for the Certificate and the cost of this documentation  $100 Dollars, You have to pay this fee directly to them via Western Union Money Transfer Or Money Gram in the name stated below:
Receiver Name: Mr. Innocent Anumene
Country: Benin Republic
City: Cotonou
Text Question: In God
Anser: We Trust
Amount $100

I trust God, but I don't trust you--Mr. Innocent Anumene (not so innocent after all) from Benin Republic.

Upon the receipt of the payment information, the Certificate will be made out in your name by the Cotonou Republique Du Benin Authority, scanned and send immediately via email to us so that the Diplomat will be allowed to complete the delivery of your package to you tomorrow. Failure to pay for this documentation is a confirmation that you wanted to smuggle the funds into the country which is a federal offence and a gross violation of the Patriot Act.  It is therefore in your best interest that you pay for the Certificate as instructed immediately as the consequences of refusing is very severe.

Jayson Ahern
A G Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

So.. why not ask the Diplomat Kennedy Hunter for this kind of fake Certificate since he wants to give me money?

P.S. I won't make you rich unless you deliver the 1.5M cash to me first.

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One Response to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Scam

  1. deb · 308 days ago

    I find it hard to believe somebody in such a relevant position has sent me the same letter with improper English and misspellings lol

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