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WooHoo!  I’m rich!  Okay, not really.  But guess what–I’ve just been notified that there is a cheque for  $2,811,041.00 USD for my claim for an outstanding compensation payment, identification number UPS/UNHSP/280/012. Compensation for which I have never claimed, I might add.  Here’s the thing–this little scam is much slicker than the Nigerian pleas for a bank account to park money in, and the other ruses that were popular some while ago.  This one may have been around awhile, too, but I only just got it for the first time.  I’m printing the whole email here so in case you haven’t received it yet, you’ll know what it is.

I must say, they’ve been clever with this one. It’s a doosey. I think the bit about $95 USD for UPS delivery is a nice touch.  I seldom get spam, so it was unusual for this one to slip through the gmail filter.  I’d be interested to know if any of you have had this one.

Ah, well.  I’m off now to clean out the chook house and contemplate what I could have done with the  $2,811,041.00 USD.              MM

The Email

Smith, Liz (Childrens Services – BST) <liz.1.smith@hants.gov.uk>

Contact UPS Email:- robertayo_upsdisp07@dgoh.org

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Having received your Claim Application, I am writing to inform you that I am a delegate from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme and to notify you finally about your outstanding Compensation payment of $2,811,041.00 USD with identification number UPS/UNHSP/280/012.

This compensation is being made for losses/damages as a result of accident or illness.

For more information, contact the UPS Dispatch Officer with your Name, Resident Address and Telephone Number for the delivery of your cashier check.

United Parcel Service (UPS)
Contact Name: Robert Ayo
Tel: +2347039278107
E-mail: robertayo_upsdisp07@dgoh.org

Please take note that you will pay a shipping/handling fee of $95.00 USD to UPS

Thanks for your patience.

Smith Liz .
Programme Manager
United Nations Human Settlements Programme.