An Artist at His Canvass

An Artist at His Canvass 

We humbly present our first entry into the HowToSpotAFraud.com Hall of Fame.

From: DHL
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:07 AM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: URGENT REPLY

DHL COURIER SERVICE COMPANY NIGERIA
Address:Plot 9, Joel Ogunnaike Street Gra Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.
Telephone:+234 816 845 0019
OUR EMAIL ADDRESS (dhl_nig@live.com)

MY DEAR,
THIS IS MY THIRD AND FINAL MAIL TO YOU!!!
We received your email with the complete of your personal information and your home address in regards of your package that was deposited in our office by your local partner  Mr. Jude Okoye.of Central Bank of Nigeria here with this Registration Number;.dhl /122p/mtm/2010  Zip Code:0113388.

The amount involved for the delivery of your package is US$100.00 and the money is to be send down here through western union or money gram with our cashier name below.
 
And within 48hours of receiving the fee your package will be at your doorstep by our Diplomatic agent for sure becuase the delivery will be over night expresss.
 
Receivers Name…………….Shedrack Aririahu.
Address………………….. Lagos  Nigeria
Text Question……………….TO
Answer……………………. ME
And as soon as you send the US$100.00 then send us the Western union Details/ MTCN Number / Sender’s Name. Because  as soon as the fee  is received we will despatch your package and we shall  provide you the tracking details for you to monitor the movement of your package while on the transit to know that its coming to you.
 
The US$100.00 requested is for our security keeping fee and All necessary documents has been tendered by depositor.
 
Below is picture of your registered box.

 
Type:   Diplomatic Package.
Size:   L: W: H / 04:10:13 CM.
Weight: .29kg.
Colour: Brown.
 DHL COURIER SERVICE COMPANY NIGERIA
 
Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Ben Larry.
DHL International Express Courier
Company Director Nigeria
WestAfrica, Tel: +234 816 845 0019
 
 
CAUTION: THIS INFORMATION MAY BE CONFIDENTIAL OR PRIVILEGED INFORMATION. IF YOU ARE NOT ADDRESSED OR AUTHORISED TO RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE, YOU MUST NOT USE, COPY, DISCLOSE OR TAKE ANY ACTION BASED ON THIS MESSAGE OR ANY INFORMATION HEREIN. IF YOU RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE IN ERROR PLEASE ADVICE THE SENDER ON THE ABOVE.
DHL COURIER SERVICE COMPANY NIGERIA

Why? you ask. We understand. There seems nothing extraordinary about this enticement to larceny. As presented here, we would be inclined to agree. Know, however, that in order to present in this forum, we were forced to alter it slightly.

In order to understand why it has been awarded such an honor, one must view it in its original form. We must confess that even that is not its original form. While its outward appearance was maintained 28 kilobytes of unnecessary HTML code was excised without sacrificing its appearance, reducing it from 38 kilobytes to a mere 11. It appears that Mr. Aririahu would benefit from a remedial HTML course.

Clearly, Mr. Shedrack Aririahu, in conjunction with Mr. Jude Okoye, has spent considerable effort in packaging his presentation in a manner certain to dispel any notions that this might be a Fraud. Nevertheless, we feel strangely compelled to investigate.

From: DHL
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:07 AM
To: undisclosed recipients:
Subject: URGENT REPLY

Inserted here were the brilliantly conceived convulsing WELCOME logo, a genuine DHL logo and to further convince us of its authenticity, a picture of an actual DHL aeroplane. Who could doubt its veracity after a display such as that. Refresh your memory here, if you must.

DHL COURIER SERVICE COMPANY NIGERIA

Address:Plot 9, Joel Ogunnaike Street Gra Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.
Telephone:+234 816 845 0019
OUR EMAIL ADDRESS (dhl_nig@live.com)

Our author uses a valid address in order to lure us in. The telephone number traces through to Nigeria as well. Another gem of truth, easing our suspicions. Mr. Aririahu has done his research.

MY DEAR,
THIS IS MY THIRD AND FINAL MAIL TO YOU!!!
We received your email with the complete of your personal information and your home address in regards of your package that was deposited in our office by your local partner  Mr. Jude Okoye.of Central Bank of Nigeria here with this Registration Number;.dhl /122p/mtm/2010  Zip Code:0113388.

We may have prematurely congratulated Mr. Aririahu on his research as his files seem to indicate that he has approached us on two prior occasions. We are fairly certain we would remember such a piece of art as this. We are also certain that had we replied to Mr. Aririahu, we would have some record of it ourselves. Finally, we doubt that any recollection of our partner, Mr. Jude Okoye, would have faded away as well. We also object to his shouting and superfluous exclamation marks.

The amount involved for the delivery of your package is US$100.00 and the money is to be send down here through western union or money gram with our cashier name below.

Once again we arrive at the heart of the matter. Something of ours has once again broken loose from its moorings and drifted off to Africa, finding its way into the hands of a Samaritan willing to assist us with its timely retrieval.

And within 48hours of receiving the fee your package will be at your doorstep by our Diplomatic agent for sure becuase the delivery will be over night expresss.

We must assume, from this, that nights must be longer in Nigeria than they are here at home.
 
Receivers Name…………….Shedrack Aririahu.
Address………………….. Lagos  Nigeria
Text Question……………….TO
Answer……………………. ME
And as soon as you send the US$100.00 then send us the Western union Details/ MTCN Number / Sender’s Name. Because  as soon as the fee  is received we will despatch your package and we shall  provide you the tracking details for you to monitor the movement of your package while on the transit to know that its coming to you.
 
The US$100.00 requested is for our security keeping fee and All necessary documents has been tendered by depositor.
 
Below is picture of your registered box.

Here dear Mr. Aririahu kindly provided a photograph of our lost box.

Type:   Diplomatic Package.
Size:   L: W: H / 04:10:13 CM.
Weight: .29kg.
Colour: Brown.

Those dimensions define a rather small package. We are certain the one we lost was much larger, and not exactly brown. It was also much heavier. We were impressed with the number of labels they were able to affix to so small a package.

DHL COURIER SERVICE COMPANY NIGERIA
 
Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Ben Larry.
DHL International Express Courier
Company Director Nigeria
WestAfrica, Tel: +234 816 845 0019

Oh my, here we thought we’d been communicating with Mr. Aririahu when it must have been Mr. Ben Larry. We wonder if he did all the work. We shall share credit amongst the three when awarding the prize.
 
We were entertained by three more DHL logos and the entire following paragraph was printed in red italics, like this :

CAUTION: THIS INFORMATION MAY BE CONFIDENTIAL OR PRIVILEGED INFORMATION. IF YOU ARE NOT ADDRESSED OR AUTHORISED TO RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE, YOU MUST NOT USE, COPY, DISCLOSE OR TAKE ANY ACTION BASED ON THIS MESSAGE OR ANY INFORMATION HEREIN. IF YOU RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE IN ERROR PLEASE ADVICE THE SENDER ON THE ABOVE.

DHL COURIER SERVICE COMPANY NIGERIA

We feel our actions have placed us in violation of the last paragraph, however we do not fear reprisals as we can state with near 100% certainty:

This is a Fraud.

Join us next time when we present “A Return Engagement” here at HowToSpotAFraud.com .

That is all.

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