Yes, the “FINAL WARNING FROM USA CUSTOM DEPT !!!” e-mail is a scam. Here’s the version we received just this morning.
from: UPS COMPANY <email@example.com>
UPS Delivery Company
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
610 S. Canal Street Room 300 Chicago, IL 60607
United State of America
Your Urgent Attention !!!
I am here to officially notify you about the present arrangement Of Confiscating Your USPS Envelope Containing Your Wells Fargo ATM CARD , Declared as your over due compensation inheritance fund which you could not complete the Custom Clearance process to enable your Agent Complete the Delivery of your Envelope Containing Your Wells Fargo ATM PLATINUM CARD .
We have decided to Contact You today Regarding your funds through (WELLS FARGO ATM CARD) This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank, United Nation and USA Department of Justice, to Once send A Final Notification to You As Selected Victims who abandoned Their Envelope at Illinois Custom Department in Reminding that their Envelope will be Confiscated By the Court As Abandoned Funds.
The World Bank, United Nations and DOJ introduced this payment arrangement According to the UN Delegate Who is the Depositor, as to enable our Citizen Access their Funds Without any interference. the ATM Visa Card was contracted and powered by GOLD CARD WORLD WIDE.
The ATM CARD is credited with the sum of$15,000,000.00 USD(Fifteen Million United State Dollars), it is already loaded in the Card which you can use to access your fund in any ATM Stand/location worldwide and remember that the maximum withdrawal daily limit is five Thousand United States Dollars(US$5,000.00) we have concluded delivery arrangement with the USPS Courier services company.
Kindly provide me with the below details in your response to this email and let me know Your Arrangement Regarding the Needed Custom Clearance Affidavit To Liberate Your File to enable the Company Complete the Delivery of Your Envelope to your Residential Address.
Reconfirm Your Current Address for shipment of your Wells Fargo ATM Card to the Department Officer Below.
Sir. Joseph Huston
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Valid Delivery Address:
2. Full Names:
3. Phone Number:
CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE.
Sir. Andrew Wilbert
Director USA CUSTOM DEPARTMENT
The bottom line, the government would never do something like this. Just delete it and move on.