Maria Sabia works for Fedex, she claims.  But she has gone on her holidays and won’t be back until October!  It’s January right now.  Do you suppose 10 month long holidays are usual in Nigeria?  Here in the UK most workers get four or five weeks a year.  Then again, maybe she’s telling fibs and they’ve sacked her, allowing her time to travel.  Of course, she could be a total liar.  She might not work for Fedex at all.

Which of the above do you suppose is right?  I’ll give you 5 seconds.  One, two, three, four, five.  Have you worked it out?

Yes – you got it – she’s a liar.  She doesn’t work for Fedex and she doesn’t have a bank draft for you.  It’s an advance fee fraud.  She just wants to get her hands on your money by charging you lots of advance fees for the non-existent bank draft.  She even tells you how much to send as a first payment – $180.

Just delete the email and don’t reply.

No 12 Air Port Road, Abuja.
West Africa Nigeria,
Telphone :+234 8036905237

Season Greeting’s

I am Mrs Maria Sabia Of the Fedex Courier Company,I have a Confirmable Bank
Draft of $1,000.000.00 (One Million United States Dollars), that i deposited
the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE,West Africa,I travelled out of the
country for my hollidays and I will not return back untill ending of October
next year.
I want you to try all your possible best and contact FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as
soon as possible to know when you will get the package because of the
expiring date.For your information, I have paid for the security Keeping
Fee,Insurance premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing
that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attacking your

The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver your
Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is $180.00 USD only
Delivery Charges Fee of the Courier Company so far.Again,don’t be deceived by
any person to pay any other money except $180.00 USD Dollars you are to pay
the Delivering Charge .I would have paid that but they said no because they
don’t know when you will contact them and in case of demurrage.
Contact Person:

Payment should be made via Western Union only for security purpose, payment
details are listed below.

Name:  Endurance Michael
Address:101 alanta close station 1 Abuja, Nigeria.
Amount To Be Sent:   $180.00 usd Only.
Text Question To Be Used: Relationship?
Text Answer To Be Used:  friend.

You have to send down the  (Money Transfer control Number).

And also fill in the below for urgent delivery.

Your Full Name:………………….
Your Sex:……………………….
Postal address:………………….
Direct telephone number:………….

Note that your tracking number would be provided to you as soon as the
payment has been made and confirmed by us. Have a wonderful time. Please call
me anytime you need any assistance +234 8036905237 

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs Maria Sabia.