Another Version of an Old Scam! Readers, Beware!

RRPJ-Too Good!-17Jun14

There seems to be a never-ending supply of ways for people to get your money. Unfortunately some of us fall for this and loose everything we have. The Journal is getting this type of email, so we printed part of it to alert our readers to BEWARE!

“Dear Owner,

I am Robert Williams, Inspection Unit Manager United Nations Inspection Agency in Hartsfield Jackson International Airport Atlanta, Georgia. During our investigation, I discovered An abandoned shipment through a Diplomat from United Kingdom which was transferred from JF Kennedy Airport to our facility here in Atlanta, and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in 2 Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 65lbs each.

The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money rather it was declared as personal effect/classified document to either avoid diversion by the Shipping Agent or confiscation by the relevant authorities. The diplomat’s inability to pay for Non Inspection fees among other things are the reason why the consignment is delayed and abandoned.”

This sucker letter tries to “set the hook” in the final paragraph.

“Like I did say again, the shipper abandoned it and ran away most importantly because he gave a false declaration, he could not pay for the yellow tag, he could not secure a valid non inspection document(s), etc. I am ready to assist you in any way I can for you to get back this packages.”

P.T. Barnum is credited with saying “There is a sucker born every minute” although Wikipedia says there is no evidence he actually said it. But the saying is true. Protect yourself by deleting any suspicious email. And never open attachments that are not from someone you know. And you have to be careful of those too!

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