Judging by the capital letters and strange syntax, I'm thinking this was one of the first Nigerian scams which finally made its way to me now. Nah -- it's from an idiot.
From: U.S AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 1:42 PM
Subject: U.S AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA
U.S AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA
PLOT 1075 DIPLOMATIC DRIVE
CENTRAL DISTRICT AREA, ABUJA
PHONE: PHONE: Tel; +2348122422012
DEAR: SIR/ MADAM,
AFTER AN OFFICIAL MEETING HELD WITH THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA AND
MINISTER OF FINANCE CONCERNING UNPAID AND UNCLAIMED FUNDS TO FOREIGN
BENEFICIARIES,JUST LIKE YOU.I WAS VERY MUCH ANNOYED WHEN I FOUND OUT
THAT YOU PAID MUCH MONEY YET YOU NEVER RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS.THAT IS WHY
I DECIDED TO HELP YOU.
I SHALL BE COMING TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR AN OFFICIAL MEETING AND I WILL
BE BRINGING YOUR FUNDS OF $15.5 MILLION ALONG WITH ME THROUGH UNITED
STATES DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO YOUR COUNTRY.BUT THIS TIME I WILL NOT GO
THROUGH CUSTOMS BECAUSE AS AN USA AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, I AM A USA
GOVERNMENT AGENT AND I HAVE THE VETO POWER TO GO THROUGH CUSTOMS.JUST
LIKE I HELPED R. BLACKWALL IN ERLANGER, KY
USA AND OTHER RECEIVED HIS FUNDS THROUGH FEDEX DELIVERY SERVICE THIS
YEAR 2014. TRACK THE BELOW AND SEE IT YOURSELF:
Tracking No: 797524131428
Tracking No: 395659915113418
MAKE SURE YOU TRACK IT FIRST.AND AS SOON AS I AM THROUGH WITH THE
MEETING I SHALL THEN PROCEED TO YOUR HOME..(SEND YOUR INFORMATION:
1. YOUR FULL NAME
2. CELL PHONE NUMBER
3. ADDRESS WHERE YOU WANT ME TO BRING THE PACKAGE).
YOU HAVE REALLY PAID SO MUCH IN THAT TRANSACTION THAT MAKES ME
WONDER. YOU ARE A VERY LUCKY PERSON BECAUSE I SHALL BE BRINGING IT
MYSELF AND THERE IS NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT.YOUR PACKAGE ($15.5
MILLION) MUST BE REGISTERED AS AN AMBASSADORIAL PACKAGE FOR ME TO
DEFEAT ALL ODDS AND THE COST OF REGISTERING IT IS $105.THE FEE MUST BE
PAID IN THE NEXT 50 HOURS VIA WESTERN UNION SO THAT ALL NECESSARY
ARRANGEMENT CAN BE MADE BEFORE TIME WILL BE AGAINST US.
SEND THE FEE VIA MONEY GRAM OR WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.
RECEIVER'S NAME: Emmanuel Okafor
ADDRESS: LAGOS , NIGERIA
TEXT QUESTION:IN GOD?
AS SOON AS YOU SEND THE FEE MAKE SURE YOU SEND ME THE PAYMENT
INFORMATION.I SHALL YOU MY FLIGHT SCHEDULE TO YOU.PLEASE GO THROUGH MY
WEBSITE AND READ BIOGRAPHY:
MY FLIGHT IS ON THURSDAY AND I EXPECT YOU TO COMPLY BEFORE THEN SO
THAT THE DELIVERY CAN BE COMPLETED. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY, THEN IT WILL
NOT BE MY FAULT IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE EMAIL ME AT:
U.S AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA
AMBASSADOR JAMES F. ENTWISTLE
PHONE: Tel; +2348122422012
The genuine FedEx tracking numbers were a new twist, I give him that. I played it a little straighter than usual in my reply:
You know, I was afraid this was one
of those Nigerian scams, because you're in Nigeria, right? So I
double-checked those FedEx numbers and, by gosh, you were on the level.
Finally, some unearned money that's really really real!
I don't reply to these emails, but I'm making an exception this time
because I know for sure you're telling the really real truth.
NAME: Chester Hooten
PHONE NUMBER: 212-384-1000
ADDRESS: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY
got the $105 waiting for you. If I may make a suggestion, however --
next time, STOP WITH THE CAPITAL LETTERS. IT'S LIKE YOU'RE YELLING. You
want to be my friend, don't you?
I hope he didn't recognize the number and address of the FBI's New York branch office before calling. I don't think I'll be hearing from him.