Following is some email back and forth with a Nigerian scammer who emailed Hasselfield Floral looking for some stuff to be shipped to Nigeria.
For reference, any emails you get from Nigeria wanting to do business are probably from scam artists. We'll see how this one unfolds...BOLA SALES MANAGER wrote:
> dear sales
> this is mr bola, I will like to known if you can ship
> international and i want to purchase from your store , i will like to
> know the courier service you use in shipping to lagos nigeria. moreso
> i will like you to know that i will be paying with my credit card
> BOLA .YDear Mr. E. Bola
We can ship internationally for certain items. Obviously fresh cut
flowers cannot be sent.
Please let me know what you hoping to order? I can then ensure that the
item can be shipped to Nigeria and let you know the cost for it.
We use whatever courier service provides the best price and service for
the destination of any particular order.
Thank-you for your interest in Hasselfield Floral.
Lani Hasselfield> thanks for your reply back, i will like you to give me the total cost of
> this items below together with usps global express 3/5 day shipment
> ITEMS::Bird Seed Tin
> Large: $15 x 10 = $150
> ITEMS::Rose Bowl
> $13 x 10 = $130
> ITEMS::Stunning Siamese Fighting Fish
> $30 x 10 = $300
> $40 x 10 = $400
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> http://mail.yahoo.comThank-you for your interest. Please note that some of the products you
chose are for local delivery only. Some of the costs will be higher when
shipping to Nigeria since extra preservatives must be used. In some cases
some product may need to be replaced with flowers and items that will
survive the shipping.
Since we are in Canada we dont' have access to USPS. I've gotten a price
from Purolator for shipping to Nigeria. Because of the nature and
fragility of the product I've chosen the fastest shipment possible. It
also includes $1000 worth of insurance. Total for shipping is $1027.68
This brings the total up to: $2007.68 CAD
This is very expensive I know, but the only way we can ship to Nigeria.
Pleaes let me know if you are still interested. To be honest I believe
you could locate all this closer to yourself. It doesn't seem economical
to order it from us. While we would appreciate your business we want to
be fair and honest first of all.
I thank-you for your time and patience,
Hasselfield Floral.> thanks for your reply back now if i forward you my card info now canyou
> ship my order today. reply backDue to the size of the shipment it will take at least 2-3 working days to
put the order together, pack it for shipping, and get the necessary
paperwork together for export/shipping.
Because of the size of the order we must insist on payment before we begin
working on it. I'm sure you understand that we can't put ourselves on the
line for this product ourselves until we've received payment!
We thank you very much for your business.> should i send it now?Will post more as it continuesSure. There are a couple pieces of information we need to begin work on
this order and the papers for export:
1) Your full name
2) Your full mailing address
3) Payment information
4) A photocopy/scan of 1 piece of photo-ID and credit cards for verification.
Thank-you so much for your business!