Watch out for this email from the United States Marine Corps, it is from firstname.lastname@example.org and tries to play on your patriotism. Here is a copy of the email scam.
First,let me introduce myself. I am Capt. Michael Scholl,assigned to 2ndBattalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, western Anbar Province inIraq. I am desperately in need of your assistance and I have summoned up courageto contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I am seeking your assistance toevacuate the sum of $10,570,000 (Ten million Five Hundred and Seventy ThousandUSD) as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until Icomplete my service here. SOURCE OF MONEY: During a rescue operation, some amounts in various currencieswhich was concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at alocation near one of Saddam Hussein’s old Presidential Palaces was discoveredand it was agreed by all party present that the money Be shared amongst us. Thismight appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what, no compensation canmake up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hellhole. The abovefigure was given to me as my share and to c!
onceal this kind of money became aproblem for me, so with the help of a German contact working with the UN here(his office enjoys some immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safelocation entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of thepackage as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raidand asked that the package be handed over family.Your confidentiality about thiswill be highly appreciated. For more details please contact me via my private box:email@example.com Respectfully,Capt.Michael Scholl.firstname.lastname@example.org IMPORTANT: This email and any attachments are confidential and may also be privileged. If you are not the addressee, do not disclose, copy, circulate or in any other way use or rely on the information contained in this email or any attachments. If received in error, notify the sender immediately and delete this email and any attachments from your system. Emails cannot be guaranteed to be secure or erro!
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Here is the latest 419 Scam from Jerry Howard:
My Name is Mr. Jerry Howard.
I am the auditor and head of computing department of Royal Bank of Scotland Liverpool Branch here in United Kingdom.
There is an account opened in this bank in 2003 and since my inception into office on 4th Jan 2010,I then found this account and when I investigated deeply by contacting the assigned next of kin I also found that the next of kin to this account was an American who lived in London for over 63Yrs and nobody has operated on this account again after 2004. I took the courage to look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable for this important transaction. In order to transfer out $100,000,000 (One Hundred Million U.S Dollars) After going through some old files, I discovered that if I do not Remit this money out urgently, it will be forfeited for nothing and the Royal Bank of Scotland management might divert the funds to their own accounts.
Please respond immediately I will use my position and influence to effect the legal approval and onward transfer of this fund into your account with appropriate clearance from foreign payment department. You will stand to get 40% while 60% will be for me. Kindly quote the reference (acct) numbers above when responding to this mail.
I will fill you in with further details upon your reply .You can contact me on this email:email@example.com or on this number +447924440845 so that we can discuss more on how to transfer this funds to your designated account in your country.
Mr. Jerry Howard.
Watch out for the latest dating scam is from Abbey (firstname.lastname@example.org) who tries to get to know you from True.com using a yahoo email account. A few days later, she tries to ask for money… her internet will be shut off and needs $180.
New Craigslist scammer, see the scam below from email@example.com
Thanks for your prompt reply.Well, i must say you’ve got a nice item and as a matter of fact, In a transaction like this, i will appreciate it if we can put trust first so that the transaction can go smoothly.
I would have love to come by with cash and pick it up but at the moment am a kinda of too busy to come over,so i think i can send you a cashier check via Fedex Or UPS overnight and my shipping company could come pick it up once payment is cleared.The Check will be excess and all you what will need to do is to just send the remaining balance to my Shipper for pick up after deducting your money,if you are ok with this pls do get back to me with your full name,address and phone number so i can proceed with the payment and pls do keep this item for me and inform other interested party that its been sold..ok