Kipling meets Three Kings -- scammers pose as military personnel. Some names are invented; some are lifted off real people - plucked from news stories or obituary notices.
The Iraq war front apparently extends to Lagos, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Nevada, Pakistan and Libya."Correspondents" to date (letters follow further down):
SGT. BOWE BERGDAHI (yep)
LT. COL. ALEX BRETT
CAPT. NELSON ROGER (C.N.R)
CAPT. ENG GRACIA H.ABRAHAM
COL. RUSSEL WILLIAM, UKTI Defence and Security Organisation (UKTI DSO)
GENERAL JOHN FRANCIS CAMPBELL, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army (!)
SADDAM HUSSEIN - no introduction needed
ENG. FAROUK AL-BASHAR - from an old oil business family
MR. DAVID PETER - British Columbian resident in Iraq
OMAR MUHAMMAD AL-SAHAR - accountant of Chemical Ali
ALI HASSAN AL-MAJID-MAJID - son of Chemical Ali
UDAY - himself
(MALLAM) MEFIHU UZINA - friend of Udai Hussein
OMAR RADSHID, oil ministry honcho CAPT. WELLINGTON THOMAS - Royal Marines
LT.COL. ABDUL MICHAEL LOH - Indian military attache
EL. MUSTAPHA, Aide to Education Minister
GENERAL DON POWELL, British Army
KHALID A MISSIONARY
CAPT. A. STELLA (aka CAPT. DON TONY)
COLONEL FARUK, aka ULUNMA AMAKAR
BARRISTER AL MOHAMMED EL SAID, Saddam Hussein's Former Legal Adviser
JUMAI HADIDI aka YOUSSEF, widow of Republican Guard bureaucrat
MS. J. HASANA HUSSEIN, daughter of Himself LT. CLEMENT DAVIES, US army
BARRISTER GORDON LINCORN, Saddam Hussein's Attorney
MISS MARAH SADIJA, Qusay's mistress
MR. FARSAN HADDAD, Saddam's financial advisor
Dr. AZIZ AL LAKIM, FCIA Principal Auditor
BARRISTER.ABDULWAB EL-SALAMI, advisor to dead gold merchant
SGT. RICHARD, from Fort Hood, Texas
MR HAYES BROWN, social worker
AHMED ALI HASSAN, son of Chemical
ISRA AL BADER, rich Iraqi orphan
RAZIM HARUNA, a businessman
MR. KRANK KAKI (we do not make these names up)
THAMIR ABBAS GHADBAN, "minister of oil"
MOHAMMED IBRAHIM, Manager Of The Presidential Palace SGT. MIKE DONNELLY, US National Guard
MRS KAN KHAN, widow of Iraqi general
HAYAT SHIBBETH, widow of Abdul Rahman Ashraf
MADAM AWATIF AL-KAMIL, "bassed in bagdad"
SGT. ERIC JOSEPH, "American soldier"
BARR. LEGAET JOZEF CARLOS, Belgian-Senegalese money launderer
MARK SCOTT, "working in Iraq with American troop"
LARRY MILLAR, "American Civilan Contractor"
AMY SWANN, 1st Armored Division (aka DELANE WILLIAMS)
SGT. DONALD GREENE, 1st Armored Division
SGT. WILLIAMS BAKER JR
SGT. STEVE DANIEL FITTE
SGT GERALDINE MARCUS, "Engineering military unit"
DR OMAN HAMEED NASSER BIN SALIF, banker
SGT. JOHN J. GUY
SGT. JAN CARLOS MANZANO
SGT FERRY BAKKER, "Engineering military unit"
SGT. DANIEL V. ESS
SGT JARVIS M REEVES JR, "Engineering military unit"
BARR. NEIL F. JONES, "lawyer to Ali Hassan al-Majid"
MR MING YANG, banker to Gen. Bastaan
SGT MICHAEL JONES, US Army
MR. AHMED ABDUL KADIR, Sudanese refugee
MRS. SAFIA FARID AHMED, Iraqi refugee in Thailand
SGT. JOEY JONES ARMAND, 1st Armored Division
MRS. ZAINAB MUHAMADU FUSEINI, Iraq refugee in Thailand
PETER WONG, banker to MAJOR BASEM
CAPTAIN GEORGE PETERSON (also writes in Spanish)
SGT. IRVIN SHAWN, Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army
MR. SONG LILE, Hang Seng Bank
GROUP CAPT. USMAN BELLO, U.N. Development Programme
SGT. JOHN FLETCHER, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army
DAWAD TALABANI, "Iraqi bureaucrat"
SGT. MATT NOVAK, U.S. Army
CAPT. SIMON SMITH, Peace keeping mission
EVANGELIST SERGEANT ALLEN WRIGHT, Royal Irish Regiment
CAPT. JERRY ADAMS, U.S. Marines
ARIF IQBAL, 41st infantry division, Baluchistan
JOHN ENGLAND, Army contractor
SGT. DEREK BITTMAN, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, in Mosul
SAGT. JEFF FRAWLEY
LT. COL. WILLIAM ADAMS, U.S. Marines
SGT. DON HUBER, American soldier "with Swiss background"
SGT. HENSHAW WEAR, American soldier "with Swiss background"
CAPT. BRIAN MORGAN, USMC, Iraq
SGT SMITH MARTINS, American soldier "with Swiss background"
P. McCLEARY, in Iraq after a side trip to New Zealand
CAPT. ALLEN HARRIS, USMC
SGT. PERRY RICE, "Engineering military unit"
SGT CARLOS P. CHESHER, "Engineering military unit"
CAPTAIN SCOTT J WRIGHT, an American soldier
SGT. SCOTT OWEN, USMC
HARRY BARNES, 1st Battalion Scots Guard
CAPT JAMES HOMER, "Engineering unit"
SGT HERMAN R HANSLEY, "a native of Iraq"
( SGT 1ST CLASS ) GOODSON PETERS
ALI IBRAHIM, 20 Armd BDE in Basrah
SGT BRIGHT GALVAN US MILITARY
SGT. MARK FITZGERALD, "an American soldier"
CAPTAIN DAVID GRAHAM, NATO-ISAF Task Force
SGT. JARVIS REEVES, "an American Soldier"
CAPT.RICH THOMSON, 20th Engineer Brigade
CAPT. LINDA BUGGA
Lt. Col.JOHNSON BROWN
SGT. ANITA SHAW (not!! see note)
SGT SCOOT PERRY.
CAPT PETER FERGUSON
CAPT. STG. GEORGE AHMED, in Libya
STAFF SGT. RYAN HERN, US Army (not!)
SGT. J. SAMUEL
SGT. JASON CAMPBELL
STAFF SGT. BARRY KIRKLAND
GEN. SGT.(?) TRACY J. SMITH, Afghanistan
SGT. JOHNNY HELTON
GENERAL WILLIAM WALLACE
SGT. CHRISTOPHER MAYNARD
CAPT. RICHARD HALL
CPT JOHN ANTHONY
CAPT. RAFAEL MARTINEZ
SGT. DONALD BILL
MAJOR SUSAN JONES, US Army
GENERAL BARRERA HILL
CAPTAIN JON HUTCINS
SGT McDOUPH MILLER
LT GEN CHARLES BOUCHARD (not!)
[ That was the spelling. ]
From: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahi <email@example.com>
Subject: PLEASE RESPONSE
Date: December 29, 2014
[ Header shows (possibly) sent with Outlook, from the US, to a mail server in Germany, & thence to lucky us. ]
My name is Sgt. Bowe Bergdahi, I am serving in the US military in Afghanistan with the army infantry division, I have some
amount of funds that I want to move out of the country for safe keep and investment.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thanks and best Regards.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahi.
From: MR. PHILIP BROWN <email@example.com>
Subject: GOOD DAY
Date: May 9, 2013
My name is Lt. Col. Alex Brett, am an American soldier, I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, as you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs. We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein's family in 2003.
The total amount is US$50 Million United States Dollars in cash, mostly 100 Dollar bills, this money has been kept somewhere outside Baghdad for sometime but with the proposed troop reduction by President Obama, we are afraid that the money will be discovered hence we want to move this money to you for safe keeping pending the completion of our assignment here. That is why i came to London to make arrangement. We are ready to compensate you with good percentage of the funds, No strings attached, just for you to help us move it out of Iraq.
Iraq is a war zone, so we plan on using diplomatic means in shipping the money out as military cargo using diplomatic immunity. if you are interested, I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can i trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send an E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signifying your interest by sending the required details below
FULL NAMES......................... .............................. .............................. .........................
CONTACT ADDRESS....................... .............................. .............................. ..........................
TELEPHONE NUMBER/FAX.................... .............................. .........................
OCCUPATION.................... .............................. .............................. .
Note, this is risk free.
With regards from,
Lt. Col. Alex Brett
From: Capt.NELSON ROGER <email@example.com>
Subject: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OFFERED NEEDED URGENTLY.
Date: June 13, 2013
I am a captain commanding 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment with the United States Army and Britain Coalition Force in Afghanistan.
Due to the decision by our Government to withdraw our troops, I have decided to quit the Army and relocate to a country and on this basis I am actively looking for investment opportunities in a country. I am looking at a possibility of doing business with your company that is why I contacted you. On the other hand I want to inform you that I have in my possession the sum of $15.2million (US Dollars) which was recovered from one of our raids on terrorists here in Afghanistan in the heat of battle.
I do not intend handing this money over to the Government so I have deposited this money with a Red Cross Agent informing him that we are making contact for the real owner of the money. It is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for this money.I wish to use this money in an international trade company business and I choose this department because i know it is a lucrative venture, that was the more reason I decided to resign and come over to your country once I move this money out of here through diplomatic courier service which is the safest means.
I really don‚t want to die fighting terrorists all my life. I can‚t wire this money to the States as troops are limited to using Army sanctioned remittance services and that will draw serious attention.
I need someone I could deal with. If you accept, I will transfer the money to you, making you the beneficiary because I am a uniformed person and i cannot be parading such an amount so I need to present someone as the beneficiary. I am an American and an intelligence officer as such I do have ways of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service. I just need your acceptance and all is done. Please if you are interested in this transaction I will give to you the complete details you need for us to carry out this transaction successfully. I decided to find someone that is real and not imaginary and that is why i went to a secured site where I can be sure that the person is real.
I believe I can trust you. Where we are now we can only communicate through our military communication facilities which are secured so nobody can monitor our discussions, then I can explain in details to you. I will only reach you through emails, because our calls might be monitored, I just have to be sure whom I am dealing with. Also I want you to know that am revealing this deal to you with belief that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this deal, so please reply urgently so that I will inform you on the next step to take urgently. If you are interested please reply me immediately so I can contact you for further inquiries.
I am writing from a fresh email account so if you are not interested do not reply to this email and please delete this message, if no response after 3days I will then search for someone else. I am doing this on trust, you should understand and you should know that as a trained military expert I will always play safe in case you are the bad type, but I pray you are not. $15.2million is a lot of money which is the dream of anyone.I wait for your contact details so we can go on. In less than 7days the money should have been noted on your care and I will come over for my money.
I will give to you 30% of the sum and 70% is for me and we would both invest on your business as I think it‚s profitable. I hope I am being fair on this deal. Please reply to my email address at once: firstname.lastname@example.org
Capt. Nelson Roger
Subject: Compliments of the season
Date: June 13, 2013
To: Recipients <email@example.com>
My name is captain Gracia .H. Abraham , I am in the United Nations Engineering military camp unit in Kabul Afghanistan. Based on the United States legislative and executive decision for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, I have been redeployed to come and work in your country on the platform of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) . I have the sum of 15.75 million dollars which I made from crude oil business i did in Afghanistan. I need a good partner, someone I can trust and have faith in to receive this fun for an investment. Basically since I am working for the government, I cannot keep these funds, but I want to transfer and move these fund to you so that you can keep it for me in your safe account or an offshore account but I am moving it through Diplomatic means or a bank of your choice using Diplomatic Courier Service due to Afghanistan banking policies and you will get the fund in less than 5 working days .All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this Deal through.
The relevant question i want to ask is can I trust you? Are a man who can stand by your words and a man who have the mind to practice business policies without any atom of betrayal? if the answer to my questions is yes then we can make these business deal a success . You will take 40% of the total money as a compensation for your sincere and trustworthy help and 60% for me ,Once the funds get to you.
Your role in these business deal is to find a safe place where the funds will be and be safe,while my part is to make sure that these will arrive to your country successfully. If on the contrary you wish to achieve this goal with me, kindly get back to me with your contact details and indication of interest so that I can advice or intimate you on this regard.
Engr Gracia .H.Abraham.
From: RUSSEL WILLIAM <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 21, 2013
I am writing you this mail to seek your sincere assistance. My name is Col. Russel William. I am attached to the UKTI Defence and Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) which is UK Joint Delegation to NATO.
My colleagues and I need a faithful, trustworthy partner, someone who is dedicated and committed to duty with trust to receive some funds on our behalf. It is Legal Oil money which was embezzled by some of the Libya Government Official during Muammar Gaddafi regime. We have about USD$15.5 Million (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) ready to be transferred to you for investment purposes from Libya. The money in question has been kept with a security company and was declared as personal effects.
Please, do not disclose this deal to anybody as to protect my duties with the Military; I must keep a low profile at all times. More details regarding this deal will be made available to you as soon as your interest is shown. Contact me through my private phone: +447924560973 or Fax: +448707620889
Your immediate response will be very much appreciated.
Col. Russel William.
Gen. Campbell exists; this scammer is impersonating him. Got that?
From: General John Francis Campbell <john@USAMILITARY.MILL>
Subject: GOOD MORNING
Date: May 23, 2013
I have been trying to chat with you but work has never permitted me. As a United States army Commanding General, I have lot of things surrounding me here in Afghanistan.
I assumed duties as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, March, 8, 2013. Please pardon me for been too forward. During my 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, I was introduced to Ghanaian Agro Mining Company in Africa where they produce gold and other minerals resources by Dr. Kofi Atta Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006.
I made a deposit of 219kilograms of alluvial pure gold under the UN Special delivery warehouse in Ghana and ever since the deposit, I have not been in Ghana and today, the company has reported that the deposit agreement has reached the maturity date meaning that I have to come forward for the renewal. In spite of my position as a General, I still have to respect their company code of conduct which I must go there or have someone received the items for me.
The reason I contacted you is because I cannot travel to Africa for the renewal of the deposit agreement unless I have an assignment there. I have already instructed UN Office in Ghana that I will be sending some dear to me for the claim on my behalf. I want to know if you can assist me so that I would forward my ID and also the documents to you so that you would use it to contact the office on my behalf for the delivery of the items to you before it would get confiscated by the UN.
Get back to me as soon as possible because it‚s very urgent hence I contacted you.
General John Francis Campbell.
There really is such a person; this scammer is not him. But you knew that.
From: Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard <email@example.com>
Subject: Please your urgent respond is highly needed..
Date: March 12, 2013
I am Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard, A NATO Soldier with squad to Libya. I got your email address from the directory of professionals Investment world wide, and I want you to be my partner in business, I want to invest in properties in your Country and I will want you to be in position to take care of my properties once I buy them, I will invest 10.5Million Euros to our business, if only you will be honest to me, then I will be very happy to work with you, if you wish to do this business with me kindly reply me back with this e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) right now I am very busy in my office I will only send my representative to come your country and meet with you for more discussion, and after then I will make arrangement and send the 10.5Million Euros to you for the property investment, and 20% of the property income will go for your effort.
Your urgent respond is highly needed.
Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard
From: Johnson M <email@example.com>
Subject: I HAVE SENT YOU EXPENSIVE GIFT!
Date: March 8, 2013
I am American Army on duty in Iraq and we have moved to Afghanistan where most of U.s army currently reside after Iraq war.
I have sent you security box full of expensive valuable items which i recovered during war, i will tell you the full story line immediately i get your responds.
Get back for details to receive the consignment.
Regards, Peace Be Unto You And Your House hold
Sgt McDouph Miller
Sergeant, U.S. Army
From: Captain Jon Hutcins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: October 4, 2012
My name is Captain Jon Hutcins in the United States Army and a member of the USARPAC Medical Team that was in Baghdad, Iraq but have now been deployed to Kabul Afghanistan to conclude my tour.I want to share important information about my experience while serving with the U.S 1st Armored in Baghdad before my redeployment to Kabul that would be of mutual benefit to us. I however cannot reveal all the information now until we agree to cooperate in this mutually beneficial enterprise. As a first step, I will like you to visit the BBC website links below to enable you have an insight into what I intend to share with you.
After digesting the information contained in the website I will like a confirmation of that so that we can discuss the matter of mutual interest. I must confess that I am very uncomfortable sending this message to you by such means but I am rather constrained because of time. I cannot predict your reaction, you may misconstrue the importance and decide to go public, which will be rather unfortunate. I can only state that the essence of this message is strictly mutual.I will be more explicit upon a positive response from you. Please respond with a confirmation that you have visited the website and that you are keen on learning more. I will await your thoughts via my personal email address:email@example.com
Thanks for your time,
Captain Jon Hutcins
From: GEN. BARRERA HILL >firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: URGENT AND IMPORTANT !
Date: October 10, 2012
Good day friend,
I apologize to encroach into your privacy in this manner, I got your contact from a directory on the internet here in Baghdad Iraq. I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business and i pray at this time that, your e-mail contact address is still valid. I am Barrera Hill, an officer in the US Army presently serving in the Military with the Peace keeping force in Baghdad, Iraq.I urgently need your assistance in claim and safe keeping of $10 Million USD in a security vault in London United Kingdom.
I need your help in claim and safe keeping of two military trunk boxes containing the sum of $10,000,000.00 (Ten Million, United States Dollars) which was moved from Baghdad, Iraq to the United Kingdom, through a special arrangement with the US RED CROSS service. I received an e-mail from the security vault this morning to come in claim of the consignment I deposited with them since 26-07-2010 and I have just two weeks from now to claim these funds.
I dont have any family back in the U.S before joining the army and its difficult for me to travel to UK at within the time frame in claim of the fund with the security company in London and thats why am contacting you. Please assure me of your keeping this topmost secret to protect my job with the US Monitoring and Peace-Keeping mission and kindly furnish me with your full names, occupation, direct phone and any form of ID.
Please reply soon.
General Barrera Hill
From: Major Susan Jones (US ARMY)<email@example.com>
Subject: Urgent Please
Date: October 21, 2012
I contacted you based on the first hand informations I had about you through a (browser on usa residential internet search engine)though my intentions was just seeking for business assistances,but when I saw your email contact something strike my mind to contact you.My name is Major Susan Jones, a member of the U.S. ARMY USARPAC Medical Team, which was deployed to Iraq at the beginning of the war in Iraq.I would like to share some highly personal classified information about my personal experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career serving under the U.S 1st Armored which was at the fore-front of the war in Iraq.
Though, I would like to hold back certain information for security reasons for now until you have found the time to visit the BBC website stated below to enable you have an insight as to what I'm intending to share with you, believing that it would be of your desired interest one-way or the other.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm
X-Originating-IP: [126.96.36.199] (Japan)
From: "Sgt. Donald Bill"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: From Sgt. Donald Bill..Semper Fi
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
Good day and compliments, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a
huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as
the decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Sgt. Donald Bill, a US Marine Sgt. serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment that Patrols the Anbar province, Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal.
I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of Nine Hundred Thousand US Dollars (Nine Hundred thousand USD) to the States or any safe country, as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved.
SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein's old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us.
You can go to this web link to read about events that took place then view this site:
This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hellhole. The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, who before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain here, as I have been lucky to survive 2 suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention.
This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavor to contact me and we would
work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship.
Sgt. Donald Bill
United States Marine Corps
From: "Capt. Rafael Martinez" <email@example.com>
Date: 10 Jun 2012, 02:45:53 AM
Subject: Urgent and Confidential
I am Captian. Rafael Martinez from The Monitor Group and Peace-keeping Mission, in Libya. I got your email contact through Internet email directory, decided to contact you.
On the 18Th day of February 2012, we were alerted on the sudden presence of some rebels camping in a suburb not too far from the Sahara Desert. After Immediate intervention, we captured twelve of the rebels and in the process of torture, they confessed and took us to a cave in which served as their camp and there, we recovered some boxes among which one box contains ($8M) Eight Million US Dollars.
I therefore decided to contact you in the hope that you might be of help of receiving and secure the one trunk box containing the US Dollars in your country, for our mutual benefit.
Please, be mindful of the fact that I would prefer that you keep this confidential as I am still in the service and I do not want to lose my Job. If all is completed, I will be relocating to your country after my service in Libya. In which case, I would appreciate if you can help me invest the funds in any available business venture over there.
However, I would be open to your candid suggestions, advise and concerns, above all to negotiations.
I shall await your urgent response to enable me give you the full details possibly to follow up this letter in a more comprehensive manner. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me, and I shall be very willing to answer you as honest as possible.
Capt. Rafael Martinez.
From: "Cpt John Anthony" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com Subject: Help a US Soldier Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 01:00:44 +0200
Dear Patriotic American,
I am sorry to encroach into your privacy in this manner,I found you listed in the Trade Center Chambers of Commerce directory here in Iraq, I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business.
I only pray at this time that your address is still valid. I want to solicit your attention to receive money on my behalf.
I am Capt.John Anthony, an officer in the US Army,and also a West Point Graduate presently serving in the Military with the 82nd Air Borne Division Peace keeping force in Baghdad, Iraq.
I am on the move to Afghanistan from Iraq as the last batch just left,and i really need your help in assisting me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes which has just arrived the USA from the Iraq. I hope you can be trusted? Kindly view this news blog below for some info
If you can be can be trusted,i will explain further when i get a response from you. Please ensure to reply me Immediately if you want to help me.contact me on this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
God Bless America.
From: "395th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion" <email@example.com>
Date: 02 Apr 2012
Subject: Hello Beneficiary Can You Help Me.
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Hello,I am Capt.Richard Hall, I am a section commander with 395th Combat
Sustainment Support Battalion, stationed here at FOB Salerno Camp in
Khowst Afghanistan as part of the troops still remaining to complete the
later part of the war plan.
Please I seek your urgent help this day to assist me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes that has just arrived the USA, and I am assuring you that this project am about to bring to the table will be of mutual interest for the both of us and will never expose you to any form of risk. Kindly get back to me ASAP so I can feed you with more information on how this project would be carried out.
From: "Sgt.Christopher Maynard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 19 Mar 2012
Subject: I need your help!
I have a profiling amount of 37Million United States Dollars secured in an offshore private bank. I am seeking your assistance in securing these funds into a safe account for future investment purposes but requiring maximum confidentiality. This is bourne out of the fact that I am still in active service in the Military here in Afghanistan.Upon your positive response to my proposal, I will provide you with the following information:
* How I will introduce you/your company to the holding bank and make you the beneficiary of the money.
* Who I am and why I have decided to sought for your assistance.
*What percentage of the money I am willing to give you for your assistance.
Kindly respond with your full name,house address,private phone number,occupation and a scanned copy of your identification.
From: "Gen William S.Wallace" <email@example.com>
Date: 24 Mar 2012, 12:45:09 PM
Subject: URGENT REPLY
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My name is Gen William Scott Wallace, a retired four-star general in the United States Army who served as Commanding General. I was deployed to Iraq at the beginning of the war in Iraq. I would like to share some highly personal classified information about my personal experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career serving under the U.S 1st Armored which was at the fore-front of the war in Iraq.
I would hold back certain information for security reasons for now until you
have found the time to visit the BBC website stated below to enable you have an
insight into what I intend sharing with you, believing that it would be of your
desired interest one-way or the other.
Get back to me having visited the above website to enable us discuss in a more clarifying manner to the best of your understanding. I will be vivid and coherent in my next message in this regards, meanwhile, could you send me an email confirming that you have visited the site and that you have understood my intentions?
I will await your thoughts via my personal email:
Gen William Scott Wallace
From: "3rd HBCT/ 3ID Sledgehammer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02 Apr 2012
Subject: Please Can We Work This Out??
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I am Col.Grigsby, Commander of the ,3rd HBCT/ 3ID Sledgehammer Peace keeping force in Kabul,Afghanistan.Please I have some important items to ship to you,get back to me ASAP for more information.I will explain further when i get a response from you.
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From: "Sgt.Johnny Helton" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Can I Confide In You?.Please,Reply now.
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012
I know you don't know me but i meant no harm sending you this note, just that i don't have anyone out there to talk to,as i lost my parents when i was 8 and i am contacting you to help me as i am much in need of TRUST and help.I lived in New Jersey before joining the army.
We are sending two boxes out from here,amongst which one contains some US Dollars which amounted to $2.5million and 2 bricks of gold worth about $1.6milliom. I'm still on duty here in Afghanistan after we moved from Iraq and if such amount of money is traced to my account in the United States, I shall be investigated hence i need you to assist me get the funds out.let me know what lucrative investment we could go into there, in your city.
We would share it 60/30 percent, 10% will go to charity and you would help me invest. All i need is your TRUST and we will get this done. I need your contact details and i will give you all information, including the package codes and delivery logistics.I will be so greatful if we could get this concluded as soon as possible and i hope you can make a perfect plan on how best you keep the consignments secured,as that is the most important thing.
I await your reply asap.
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From: "GENERAL TRACY JOHN SMITH" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012
Am Gen.Tracy J.Smith of the US Army base in FOB Delaram Afghanistan ,I have
($10m dollars) on an oil and minning deal here in Kabul-Afghanistan with an
Afghanistan citizen, and because of my status as a soldier in the US Army, I
can not transfer the money to my country of origin because of security
reasons,query and questions from the US Government.
Am search for some one that is capable of handling and trustful,And someone that have the fear of God that can help me, because I have made arrangement with an United Nation diplomatic company Agent which a friend introduce me to the company that can move the money through diplomatic packaged out from Afghanistan.
Dear Sir I am offering 20% of the total sum to whom so ever that will help me to receive the money for me,and 5% of this money will be offset to any expenses that might be incurred during this transaction, such expenses taxations, Telephone Bills and Miscellaneous.(b) after deducting all expenses from the 5% the balance would be added to my 80%in his country before my arrival in your country in future to get the money.
Dear Sir I will like us to keep a low profile on this transaction and let.s keep it a top secret between you and me and I will like us to communicate through email for security purpose.
I wait to hear from you my dear friend.
General Tracy J.smith. +13053206678.
From: "Staff Sgt. Barry Kirkland." <email@example.com>
Date: 14 Mar 2012
Subject: Dear Sir/Madam
I am Staff Sgt. Barry Kirkland, a military anesthesiologist with the task force unit from 1st battalion, 94th Artillery regiment with the UN Peace keeping team in collaboration with the US-NATO/ currently stationed at the jordan/Syrian border for classified operations/military exercises and intervention in Syria in case of escalation of the current crisis there.
In the course of our operation, i find myself in a situation that i simply can't control or refuse for humanitarian sake. Through out my life, i have been in positions to help people but in the miliary, emotions don't matter, all protocols must be kept with no rooms for Personal considerations.
Haven seen the traumatizing n agonizing deaths of several Innocent civilians and military personnels in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa, and the unfair judgment and treatment of the people and government, my heart is eager to make up for these mistakes with at least one good deed and this is why i write you.
I need your help to assist Engineer Abdo Husameddine Syria's former deputy oil minister who resigned on 8th March 2012 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/mar/08/syria-minister-defection-assad-regime-video) in dis-contempt of the treatment of the Syrian people by their leader President Bashar al-Assad To channel part of his remaining assets after the confiscation of almost his entire life earnings by the Syrian government to you for a more worthy purpose of saving lives in Africa and the rest of the world through charity rather than allow it all to languish in the purses of these monsters who'll rather invest in bombs and vices that will blow up the entire world someday. Eng.Abdo Husameddine is currently under house arrest and has little or no communication with the outside world just like me, and worse of all he's under strict monitoring.
Therefore, you'll contact Mr. Reuben Asiedu, a local farmer i met in Africa during one of our peace keeping missions, He is reliable/trust-worthy, He'll assist you legally set up a Charity in his country Ghana in your name and immediately this is done, you'll receive an anonymous payment of $47,000000.00 in three installments in the charity's account, 25% goes for the charity, 50% is to be wired to another account that will be provided you, 15% is your compensation and 10% for miscellaneous expenses through out the deal.
If you will work with us for the course of good please do well to send me your reply via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Sgt. Barry Kirkland.
From: Sgt Jason Campbell <email@example.com>
Subject: Offer From Sgt Jason Campbell
I am Sgt Jason Campbell, I have $20,000,000.00 to transfer out if interested reach me.
From: "Sgt. J. Samuel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Date: 24 Mar 2012
Subject: Hi ?
My name is Sgt. John Samuel US ARMY serving the World and my country in the most honourable way I know I can, in AFGHANISTAN right now, in a nutshell, I am an American soldier serving in the Military with the Army 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I found your contact particulars during my email search and picked up courage to contact you for your assistance.
Some money in various currencies were discovered in a room at a farm house near one of Osama Bin Laden's old house in Kabul-Afghanistan during a rescue operation, I happened to be one of the soldiers that lead that operation that day, so it was agreed by Col. William E. Cole the head of our battalion that some part of this money will be shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole, my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb just few months ago, and I cannot count how many times GOD has saved my life down here.
Now i found a very reliable way of sending a trunk metallic box containing the amount of United States Dollars worth Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars(US$ 12.5 Million) as you must agree with me it has been hell on earth trying to keep this money safe from people's eyes for all these while and with this opportunity all I need is just someone capable I can trust 100% I can send the box to.
So if you can assure me of your honesty I will go ahead and send the box to you for safe keeping till I am back home and I will gladly give you 40% of the money.
If this okay with you please get back to me with the following so i can get the box across to you.
1. Your full name
2. Contact address
3. Telephone number
Waiting to hear from you.
Yours in Service.
Sgt. John Samuel
From: "Staff Sgt.Ryan Hern" <email@example.com>
Date: 22 Feb 2012
Subject: Re: We Discovered........
I.m sorry to encroach into your privacy in this approach; I find it pleasurable
to tender you my partnership in business.
I want to solicit your consideration to receive fund on my behalf for safe keeping . I.m Staff Sgt.Ryan Hern 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry of Georgia's 48th Brigade Combat Team, presently and currently in Afghanistan.
We discover in Afghanistan Ex-President Burhanuddin Rabbani secret treasure cache in Afghan. Containing the equivalent of around Four million Unites States Dollars ($4million) cash and a bag full of euro bank notes and gold ingot. Check the news blog below for some facts.
Our duty here in Afghanistan is Protecting the innocent and conducting combined operations are what we are designed to do, our forces are doing both as part of the U.S commitment to protect Afghanistan citizens but when this fund was discovered I have no reason to reject.
If you can be trusted i will give further details after i get a response from you.
Staff Sgt.Ryan Hern
United States Army
Staff Sgt. Hern is a Real Person. Scammers lift names of Real People from news articles. Hern did not send this email. If this is not clear, please print out all the pages from this web site, bundle them up and whack yourself over the head with them until it is.
From: George Ahmed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, 17 October 2011
Subject: ALL ROUND BENEFITS
It is indeed my pleasure to write you this mail, which I believe will be a surprise, met on the net we are both complete strangers. My name is Captain George Ahmed (Hail from Cuba but British Nationalized. I’m presently in Libya with the NATO troops sent by United Kingdom. Obviously, we overpower Tripoli (capital of Libya) four months ago, I was one of the officers that invaded Gadafi underground vault, after many hours of searching for him, we discovered a VAULT and we force it opened and it was fully loaded with money (USD)
However, according to our ethic of operations, anything you find in the war belongs to you. We quickly share the money and I got $11,000,000 (Eleven Million USD) which I kept with a security company through one of my aid. Now, I need your help to repatriate this fund to your country and get it invested on any profitable business as soon as possible, therefore, I must be totally release all the details to you upon receiving your reply, hoping that you wouldn't expose it to any third party.
Finally, I want to assure you that this transaction will not be regretted, rather you and I will benefit from it, only we must accord it the confidentiality it requires because of its nature, while trust and honesty shall be our watchword.
I will be very grateful to receive your urgent response to my mail so that I can forward to you the necessary details related to the funds without any delay and I can as well give you my contact details.
(email@example.com) you can send a mail to me on my yahoo id
Hope to hear from you soonest.
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011
From: Captain John <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
I am from the Engineering military unit present in Ba'qubah Iraq. Please l doesn’t want you to see this as a scam due to the volume of internet scam these days. We found funds slashed in a barrel while on patrol ($10,000,000.00) I need you to help move it to a safer place, please have it in mind that there is no danger involved. Our plan is to move it out through diplomatic means; you will only have to assist on getting the diplomatic clearance Tag. We have the money hidden in a safe and untraceable location only known to us. You can check this through the enclosed news.
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm). Once the funds get to you, you take your 30% out and keep our own.70%.
Please if you are interested; get back to me so that I can provide you with details on our arrangement for a smooth delivery.Captain John.
From: CAPT. PETER FERGUSON <email@example.com>
Subject: contact the agent...
I'm sorry to encroach into your privacy in this manner; I found you listed in the Trade Center Chambers of Commerce directory here in Iraq, I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business. I only pray at this time that your address is still valid. I want to solicit your attention to receive money on my behalf. I'm Capt. Peter, an officer in the US Army, and also a West Point Graduate presently serving in the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, Task Force Marauder, of the South Carolina National Guard currently in Iraq.
I'm on the move to Afghanistan from Iraq as the last batch just left, and i really require your help in assisting me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes which has just arrived the States from Iraq. I hope you can be trusted? Kindly view this news blog below for some info
If you can be trusted i will explain further when i get a response from you. Please ensure to reply via my private e-mail address:
Capt P. Ferguson
Date: October 27, 2011 11:15:33 AM PDT
I am Sgt Scoot Perry.,of the U.S Army. I am in Afghanistan.I have some items which i will
need to ship to you now as we may relocate home soon.I really need some one i could confide in.
Please,can you be trusted?
Reply Me At: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17, 2011
Greetings, I really wish to have you as my good friend and also wishes to entrust some funds into your care but i have already send the fund out of Iraq. I need your sincere and truthful friendship. My name is Sgt. Anita Shaw. I am serving in United States of America Victory Camp near Baghdad .
I have $6.5 Million US dollars that i successfully moved out of the country. I need a good partner someone i can trust. It is oil business money we did with Iraqi citizens worth of 42 million US dollars, but the 6.5 million us dollars stated is my share on the business and its legal. I have successfully moved the funds out of Iraq as a family valuables with help of Universal Financial Diplomatic Company through their branch in Middle East.
The most important thing is ''' Can I Trust You? Once the funds get to you, you take your 30% out and keep my own 70%. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where my part of the funds will be until i came to meet with you for discussions on investment plans, but i have more interest on real estate or any other profitable investment . If you are interested I will furnish you with more details.
But the whole process is simple and we must keep a low profile at all times.
I look forward to your reply and co-operation, and I thank you in advance as I anticipate your co-operation waiting for your urgent response.
The above was almost too distasteful to include. The REAL Sgt. Shaw lost her son to gang violence in Los Angeles, while she was serving overseas. A gangbanger - in the country illegally - just out of jail - murdered her son in cold blood.
This scam letter is included to show you that 419ers will exploit tragedy - an individual loss, or a tsunami that wipes out communities. Remember, just because a scammer links to a news story doesn't mean the scammer is connected to anyone mentioned in the story. It's just a hyperlink.
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 16:15:38 +0100
Subject: Re: TOP URGENT PLEASE FROM CAPTAIN ANTHONY
Thank you for your response. Like I told you in my previous mail, .I found your contact particulars in an address journal and I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $25 Million (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars) to you, as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. Presently I am in Baghdad (Iraq) and assigned to 2nd Artillery, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1. Firstly I have to agree that I will accept the money to come down to you in United States but this must be based on total trust. I will certainly send you the details, but I have to be very sure that you are willing to assist. If we can agree on some terms then you will have yours and keep mine until I return then we can do this together.
If I am fully convinced about you then we can discuss the terms and go ahead for you to receive the Box(money).I will also agree to offer you a reasonable percentage(30%) of this please you have to accept this from the total sum as your share in this. It's $100 bills throughout and it's contained in a big metallic box. I'm thinking of tagging the box as "personal effects Or as military cargo" and ship it down to the United States through the help of my girlfriend here. She’ll send it through special diplomatic courier. Please respond ASAP because I don't like the box to continue to be here, for security purpose.
I also advice you to please keep this issue highly confidential .Diplomatic courier is a very secure way of sending this money out of here(Baghdad),and I will discuss this with you in full details on my next email. Please do confirm to me if this is quite acceptable by you so that I can start making arrangements immediately.
You may be wondering why I choose to trust a delicate matter like this in the care of a stranger, but this is the best I can do in my present situation. I would have trusted this kind of project in the hands of my wife who was my closest confidant, but I lost her to cancer on 22ND April 2006 7months after we got married, and my only brother has ruined his life with hard drugs, hence my decision to work with a neutral person if we can establish some trust between ourselves instead of confiding in my buddies back home so that this little secret can be preserved. I will await your response and count on your understanding.
Respectfully,Capt J. Anthony
Subject: Please To A Safe Account
Date: March 29, 2011 6:17:10 AM PDT
I am Captain Linda Bugga ,an American soldier, In foreign service as the xviii airborne corps commander in Iraq , I am in the peace keeping military unit here in Camp Al-adalaKadhamiyah Baghdad Iraq, and I have $8.5million US dollars that I successfully moved out of my location.
I need a good partner and someone I can trust. The money was gotten from an oil business we did with Iraqi citizen’s worth of $52million usd, the $8.5million stated is my share on the business and it’s completely legal.
I am only contacting you because i went through your profile and believe I should trust you with all open heart and hope you do same. My share of the funds as already be deposited in reputable bank in England and your responsibility in this regards is for you to contact the bank and made the claims of the said funds and have it transfer to your country of residence from there we will now share our various percentage which is 25% for you while the 75% for me.
Your part of this deal is to ensure that you assist me receive this funds in your name. I will ensure that we do pass through any hindrances throught the successful complition of this project.
If you are competent to provide honesty and trust, kindly provide me with your details on how to reach you.I look forward to your reply and anticipated Co-operation.
All I require is your honest co-operation and I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and disregard this email if you do not appreciate this proposition I have offered you.
Captain Linda Bugga.
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March 25, 2011
Subject: I NEED YOUR ASSISTANT.
My name is Lt.Col.JOHNSON BROWN, an American soldier; I am serving in the military of the 1st Armoured Division here in Iraq.
As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs, it will come worst now Saddam Hussein was
executed.During one of our rescue Mission we came across a safe that contains Huge amount of money that belongs to the
revolutionaries.which I believe they use in buying weapons and ammunition, and it was agreed by all party present that the
money will be shared amongst us.Out of the total fund my share was $10,000,000 (Ten Million US Dollars).I am seeking your
assistance to evacuate my share of the money.which is $10,000,000 out of here to you, in as much as you can assure me that my
own share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no stolen money, and there are no dangers
involved, as I have made arrangements with a UN representative Who promised to deliver the fund to any of my choosing
destination. I shall compensate you very well on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for me for my
investment purposes. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with a third party, should you
have reasons to reject this offer.please destroy this e-mail as any leakage of this information will be too bad for me.
I do not know for how long we will remain here, and I have survived two suicide bomb attacks, which prompted me to reach out
for help because I will be migrating to you to invest and start a new life not as a soldier anymore. Please if this proposal
is acceptable by you, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers
for quick communication. As soon as I receive your email i will furnish you with full details on when and how the fund shall
be delivered to you by the diplomat. And he will make a contact with you before anything move.
MY PRIVATE EMAIL:(email@example.com)
Waiting for your urgent reply.
Lt. Col.JOHNSON BROWN.
February 20, 2011
I am Capt.Rich Thomson, an officer of the U.S Army. I am on the move to Afghanistan from Iraq as the last batch just left and i have some items i will need to ship out of Iraq for safekeeping. Can you help? If yes kindly send me an email to my private box
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Thanks
Commander 20th Engineer Brigade(combat)
Subject: CAN I TRUST YOU???
Date: February 20, 2011 6:41:51 AM PST
My name is Sgt.Jarvis Reeves. I am an American Soldier serving in the military of The 1st Armored Division in IRAQ for The United States, we have about $25 Million American dollars here which Is in our Possession and we are ready to move it out of the country.
My partners and I need a good partner someone we can trust to actualize this Venture the money is from oil proceeds and legal, but we are moving it through diplomatic means to your house directly or a safe and secured location of your choice using diplomatic courier services But can we trust you? Once the funds get to you, you take your 40% out and Keep our own 60%.
Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where the funds can be sent to. Our own part is sending it to you. If you are interested I will furnish you with more details, awaiting your urgent response.
Subject: From Captain David Graham,
Date: February 18, 2011
Dear Beloved Friend,
I am Captain David Graham and I am a member of NATO-ISAF Task Force and Provincial Reconstruction Troops in Southern Afghanistan. In line with my business and family interest in Germany, I have a very confidential proposal for you.
Based on the USA legislative and executive decision of pulling our troop out of here, I have decided to contact you for this business opportunity and relationship. I want to inform you that I have in my possession the sum of USD6.5 Million, which I got from crude oil deals in Iraq. I deposited this money with a Red Cross Agent informing him that I am making contact for the real owner of the money and it is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for the money.
I want to invest the money in a good business as soon as my service here ends, anyway you will advice me on that since I am not a business person. I am solely interested in making a life for my two daughters and therefore I shall require the service of a person who is trustworthy and sincere and I am going to make you the beneficiary of the money and allowing you to invest for my Kids in the event anything happens to me here.I am an American and an intelligence officer, so I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service. I just need your acceptance and all is done.
Where we are now we can only communicate through our military communication facilities that are secured so nobody can monitor our emails, then I can explain in details to you. I will only reach you through email, because our calls might be monitored, I just have to be sure whom I am dealing with.
I need someone I could deal with on trust, so that is why I contacted you to work with me as the receiving partner in your country. If you accept, I will put you forward as the beneficiary of the funds and transfer the money to you because as a uniformed person I cannot be parading such an amount so I need to present someone as the beneficiary. I am writing from a fresh email account so if you are not interested do not reply to this email and please delete this message.
If you are interested, then let me know so we can proceed as time is very important to me. In less than 5 days, the money should have been in your position and I will come over for my money. I will give to you 40% of the sum and 60% is for me because I know that nothing goes for nothing, I hope I am been fair to you for your assistance as my Receiving partner.
Get back to me urgently, if you are interested in this business deal.
Get back to me with this Contact Email: email@example.com
Cpt. David Graham
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