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Elite Xpress Courier Services / Scam

1 Cape Town, South Africa

A "friend" was apparently sending over "jewellery" with couriers. Was told they will email me today with confirmation. Have attached the details and correspondence. The African lady phoned me twice on my work number, requesting me to urgently complete forms which i duly did. On her 2nd call i asked her questions which she would not answer and then put the phone down on me . There was no formal letterhead, spelling and grammar were atrocious, banking details were to Id chauke which is a fictitious name, no bank code etc. it was a copy and paste welcome pic. they eventually supplied an overseas number for me to phone - herewith email

Dear Karen,

You will have to make payment as soon as possible.
2, 200.00 ZAR = 119.061 GBP

Parcel was coming from the U.S.A and transit in the UK.. Phone numbers are not from telcom. This is like a diplomatic delivery because of what is in the parcel, also we do have other consignment to deliver so you have to do the needfull as soon as possible

Payment of 2, 200.00 ZAR. should be made by you today to via the following account.(Incorrect grammar)

Account name: Id chauke – (Fictitious and incorrectly written out)

Account number [protected]

Bank name: FNB (No branch code)

As soon as your payment is confirmed dispatch will commence immediately.
Details of your payment should be scanned and a copy should be sent to
NAME:MR HUNT IAN MARK (dispatch officer)
Tel: +[protected]
Fax: +[protected]

I hope you understand, if there are any questions please mail us for guidelines.

Also note: 131 pounds was deducted which is as a result of the insurance policy guiding your delivery. Hence you have to make 2, 200rands immediately which is equivalent 119GBP T
hank you,

Best Regard,
Maria Renee.

Good Day Karen Mansour,

This is to officially inform you that a batch of goods was destined to be delivered to you Karen Mansour,
on the 21st of May 2015.. 11 Tulbach Street, Darling, Western Cape 7345
The said box contained product worth 9, 711 USD which comprise of diamond necklace, ring, watch and some other valuables which are not mentioned based on how it was sealed.It arrived Johannesburg early this Morning 8am.

Please do help us reconfirm your details

Full names Alice Karen Mansour

House address Office: 1 Ipswich Street, Hagley, Blackheath, Western Cape

Pin 564321

Phone number +[protected] OR +[protected]

Note: You will be responsible for custom clearance fee which has to be done today...

I hope you understand, if there are any questions please mail us for guidelines.Thank you

NAME:MR HUNT IAN MARK (dispatch officer)

Note: Delivery will be made to your door step as soon as consignment has been cleared.

Best Regard,
Maria Renee.
Mr Hunt Ian Mark

ELITE XPRESS (2working days)
Mailing £75.00 00.00
Insurance £100.00 00.00
Vat (5%) £76.75 00.00
TOTAL £251.75 00.00

May 21, 2015

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