Why your delivery company email is a scam

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Gentle Giant

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Assuming that you actually get here to this part, here's some reasons that the email you received from a "delivery company" is fake, aside from the fact that they are almost always a scam.

If you have read about how to identify a scam email (which is here) then in addition to things like bad grammar, poor spelling, even poorer punctuation, the use of free email servers, etc. these are some other things that make a delivery company email completely bogus.

1. "I am from DHL"
Nope. Try again.

2. "I am from FedEx"
Nope. Try again.

3. "I am from UPS".
Nope, try again.

4. "I am from some delivery company you have never heard of".
Nope, try again.

5. "I am a diplomat from..."
Nope, sorry. This is not what diplomats do, that is, they do not fly around the world delivering trunk boxes full of money to your doorstep. You received an email from a criminal.

6. "Your consignment box is waiting for you."
No, it isn't. There's no consignment box full of cash for you but maybe they'll send you one of the nice fake pictures you can see at: http://antifraudintl.org/threads/trunk-box-full-of-money-419-trunk-box-scam.538/

7. "We are ready to deliver your check / bank draft to you.
Sorry, there's no check or bank draft for you either. Just delete the email and forget it. It isn't true.
 
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