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Scam email #255633 - Dear customer

Email info

The email was sent on 2018-12-24 20:07:38 and appeared to be from unionwester780@yahoo.com but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to bkelvin045@gmail.com which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from 74.6.135.124 in Washington, Location found from phone number in email

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The scam

ATTENTION:BENEFICIARY.

I AM DIPLOMAT. BRIAN KELVIN. FROM UPS COMPANY REPUBLIC OF GHANA, I WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT I AM IN US RIGHT NOW WITH YOUR PACKAGE BOX BUT I LOST SOME ADDRESS WHERE I WAS ARRESTED THAT I DO NOT HAVE A TAX CLEARANCE PAPER AT JOHN F.KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JFK) BUT I THANK GOD THAT THEY SEARCH ALL THE PAPER OF THE CONSIGNMENT BOX AND ALL THE PAPER IS COMPLETED, THEY ASK ME WHO IS THE OWNER OF THIS CONSIGNMENT BOX WHICH I TOLD THEM THAT YOU ARE THE OWNER OF THE CONSIGNMENT BOX, THEY DISCHARGE ME WITH YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX BUT ONE MAN CAME NOW AND SAY THAT I WILL PROVIDE THE TAX CLEARANCE PAPER BEFORE I WILL PASS WITH YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX.

MY DEAR I TOLD THE MAN THAT ALL MY PAPER IS COMPLETE BUT THE MAN REFUSE TO RELEASE ME WITH YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX, I CALLED OUR COMPANY YESTERDAY TO INFORM THEM ABOUT THE ISSUE WHICH THEY TOLD ME TO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE ISSUE, I AM BEGGING THE MAN TO ALLOW ME TO GO WITH YOUR PACKAGE BUT HE REFUSE,YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX CONTAINS A LOT AMOUNT OF MONEY WHICH IS $9.5MILLION U S DOLLARS, AND ALL THE PAPER OF YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX IS WITH ME,BUT THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE NOW IS CUSTOMS OFFICER HERE DEMAND FOR TAX CLEARANCE PAPER,

RE-CONFIRM YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION:
FULL NAME...............
DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER ...........
DELIVERY ADDRESS .............

ONCE AGAIN YOU HAVE TO PAY THE SUM OF $175.00 FOR TAX CLEARANCE PAPER THEY SAID THAT IF I DID NOT HAVE IT THAT I WILL NOT ENTER FLIGHT TO YOUR HOME OR TAXI SO YOU WILL SEND THE FEE TO GHANA WHERE I CAME FROM THEY WILL GET THE TAX CLEARANCE PAPER AND FORWARD IT TO ME HERE SO THAT I WILL DELIVER YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS TODAY OR TOMORROW MORNING.

SO I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU SO I WILL SEND NAME AND ADDRESS WHERE YOU WILL SEND THE NEEDED FEE TODAY

AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU QUICKLY TO AVOID DELAYING CALL OR SMS

BEST REGARDS,
DIPLOMAT.JOHNSON GERALD
MY PHONE==+1(253) 201-5281

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 9.6)


   pts rule                       description                                       
  ---- ----------------------     --------------------------------------------------
175.00 FOR                        TAX CLEARANCE PAPER THEY SAID THAT IF I DID NOT   
                                  HAVE IT THAT I WILL NOT ENTER FLIGHT TO YOUR HOME 
                                  OR TAXI SO YOU WILL SEND THE FEE TO GHANA WHERE I 
                                  CAME FROM THEY WILL GET THE TAX CLEARANCE PAPER   
                                  AND FORWARD IT TO ME HERE SO THAT I WILL DELIVER  
                                  YOUR CONSIGNMENT BOX TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS TODAY OR
                                  TOMORROW MORNING. 

SO I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU SO I WILL SEND NAME AND ADDRESS WHERE YOU WILL SEND THE NEEDED FEE TODAY

AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU QUICKLY TO AVOID DELAYING CALL OR SMS

BEST REGARDS,
DIPLOMAT.JOHNSON GERALD [...] 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP Message was received from an IP address 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4 Message was received from an IPv4 address -0.0 SPF_PASS SPF: sender matches SPF record 0.0 FREEMAIL_FROM Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail provider (unionwester780[at]yahoo.com) 0.0 DKIM_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED No valid author signature, adsp_override is CUSTOM_MED 0.2 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO_END_DIGIT Reply-To freemail username ends in digit (bkelvin045[at]gmail.com) 1.0 FORGED_YAHOO_RCVD 'From' yahoo.com does not match 'Received' headers 0.2 FREEMAIL_ENVFROM_END_DIGIT Envelope-from freemail username ends in digit (unionwester780[at]yahoo.com) 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS Missing To: header 0.0 DEAR_BENEFICIARY BODY: Dear Beneficiary: 0.8 HK_SCAM_N3 BODY: No description available. -0.0 RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_H2 RBL: Average reputation (+2) [74.6.135.124 listed in wl.mailspike.net] -0.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE RBL: Sender listed at http://www.dnswl.org/, no trust [74.6.135.124 listed in list.dnswl.org] 0.1 DKIM_SIGNED Message has a DKIM or DK signature, not necessarily valid 1.9 REPLYTO_WITHOUT_TO_CC No description available. 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY Huge... sums of money 1.2 UPPERCASE_75_100 message body is 75-100% uppercase 0.1 DKIM_INVALID DKIM or DK signature exists, but is not valid 0.0 T_HK_NAME_FM_MR_MRS No description available. 0.5 REPTO_QUOTE_YAHOO Yahoo! doesn't do quoting like this 1.0 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO Reply-To/From or Reply-To/body contain different freemails 1.2 NML_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED ADSP custom_med hit, and not from a mailing list



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