The "FedEx International" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The fake "FedEx International" email below is a scam created by scammers impersonating FedEx. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The FedEx International Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

A "FedEx International" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Васина Елена Владимировна -

Date: April 5, 2019 at 2:52:32 PM MST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Subject: Bank Draft worth of $450,000.00


Federal Express Courier

Branch Office Line

Voronezh Russia +79-233-793-028

New York +1518-672-1901


Dear Customer,

We have been waiting for you to contact us for your Confirmable Package that is registered with us for shipping to your residential Location. We had thought that your sender gave you our contact Details. It may interest you to know that a letter is also added to your package here in Rissia.

We understand that the content of your package itself is a Bank Draft worth of $450,000.00 (FOUR Hundred AND FIFTY Thousand Us Dollars),FedEx does not ship money in CASH or in CHEQUES but Bank Drafts are shippable.

The package is registered with Us for mailing by The International Monetary Fund (IMF), We are sending you this email because your Package is been registered on a Special Order. For your information, the VAT Shipping charges as well as Insurance fees have been paid by The International Monetary Fund (IMF) before your package was registered.

Note that the payment that is made on the Insurance, Premium Clearance Certificates, are to certify that the Bank Draft is not a Drug Affiliated Fund (DAF).This will help you avoid any form of query from the Monetary Authority of your country.

However, you will have to pay a sum of $99 USD to the FedEx Delivery Department being full payment for the Security Keeping Fee of the parcel Been registered by The International Monetary Fund (IMF),

Receiver's Name:

Receiver's Mobile:

Receiver's Country:

Receiver's Postal Address:

Receiver's Occupation

FedEx Delivery Officer

Contact Person: Mr. Morris Walker


FedEx Online Team Management.

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January 6, 2020 at 8:52 PM by
The "FedEx International" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam

- Forwarded message -


Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2020 at 9:42 am


Attn: Beneficiary,

You are welcome to FEDEX COURIER SERVICE with world wide delivery at its best. We are pleased to be at your service as FEDEX COURIER COMPANY LTD is regulated by Delivery Service Authorities (DSA) The institution that REGULATES all delivery activities. Furthermore, we provides access to a growing global market place through a network of supply chain on business related information services and nevertheless, we are one of the world's greatest success stories the start-up that revolutionized the delivery of packages and information.

However in the past 30 years, we've grown up into a diverse family of companies- FedEx that's bigger, stronger, better than ever.

Authoritatively, the European Union (BELGIUM) deposited a sealed Metallic Consignment Box through a random computerized email selection ballot system. Approved by the British Gaming Board and Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). This promotion was set-up as the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public to contact our claims department for more information as regards with procedures for claim.

In Addition, by the virtue of the provision of law which confers on us powers to suspend and authorize an immediate transfer internationally, We hereby state emphatically and without prejudice that if there should be any further INFORMATION that may succeed your application, please do not hesitate for precautionary measure to avoid unwarranted abuse.

Treat With Urgency.

Contact Person: Mr. Anthony Anderson

Text Message: 1 (601) 846-5224

Vidalia 30474 Georgia. USA

Yours Sincerely,


Director of Solutions.


FedEx Authorized ShipCenter.


July 9, 2019 at 1:09 PM by
The "FedEx International" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"From: Mr John William <>

Date: July 9, 2019 at 2:01:11 AM MST

Subject: Fedex Express Shipping Company Plc


Dear Friend,

Since i waited so long without hearing from you regarding your confirm able draft worth of $850.000.00,I went ahead and cashed the money and registered it with Trans world courier service as box of African clothes with instruction to deliver it to you upon your contact to their office,I am leaving today to another country for three months course.You can contact them now to avoid them delaying with the box.

Bear in mind that i have paid all the charges they requested,Both mailing charges and insurance.All you need to do is to pay their security keeping fee of $75USD,I would have paid it before leaving but they insisted that it will be paid by you since they don't know when you will be contacting them.Below is their contact details remember that I registered it as African clothes do not allow them know that it content its money if not they may delay you more and charge you more know that the only money you are supposed to pay them is the keeping fee of $75USD:

Contact Person : Jean. A. Asogba

Email Address :

phone : 234 9025782147

Remember to reconfirm your postal address to them and you can update me as soon as you receive the box email. Regards,

Mr John William"

Here is another scam.


May 25, 2019 at 6:16 PM by
The "FedEx International" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

Here is another scam:

"Hello Beneficiary,

You have a new package from Apple that comprises of an (iPhone XS, Apple MacBook Pro and a Cheque of $6,480,000.00 USD), prepared for delivery to your house address, kindly reply back as soon as possible for more information via:

Yours Faithfully,

Mrs. Rita McCarthy."


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The "FedEx International" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers