WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
This will probably get deleted, but if anyone woud like to email Sgt Richard Murphy, a US soldier in Baghdad who needs to move $15 million out of Iraq and needs my bank account details, let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Basically this low-life piece of scum is another Nigerian scam merchant, and Netscape/AOL are painfully slow at shutting down these accounts. So if anyone fancies ensuring our little fraudster has a ton of mail in his inbox in the meantime (ensuring his fraud activities get a lot harder to do) then feel free.
Quote: Urgent and Confidential from Sgt Richard Murphy.
I hope my email meets you well. I am in need of your assistance. My name is Sgt Richard Murphy, I am in the Military Engineering Unit here Baghdad, Iraq. We have about $15 Million US dollars that we want to move out of the country. My colleagues and I need a good partner, someone we can trust. This is a risk free and legal business (oil money).
But we are moving it through diplomatic means, to send it to your house directly or a bank of your choice using diplomatic courier service. The most important thing is that can we trust you? Once the funds get to you, you take your 50% out and keep our own 50%. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where the funds can be kept. Our own part is sending it to you. If you are interested, I will furnish you with more details. The whole process is simple and you must please ensure strict confidentiality at all times.
I look forward to your reply and co-operation, and I thank you in
advance as I anticipate your co-operation. You can reach me on via email: email@example.com
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4090 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Quoting WhiteHatter (Thread starter): So if anyone fancies ensuring our little fraudster has a ton of mail in his inbox in the meantime (ensuring his fraud activities get a lot harder to do) then feel free.
You do realize that sending them an email gives them your email adress, which they'll then use for many more spam attacks?
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ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1558 times:
I get ten of these every day. If I opened a thread for each of them...
Today, I actually received a rather good one. HTML with some graphic elements, no typos, contained my full real name and claimed that I was next of kin to some oil worker who died in Nigeria, who was also mentioned with full name (same last name, different - German - first name).
Also, it asked if my account details were still correct, then some very realistic account details were mentioned (of course not mine).
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
I get about three or four of these a day, but for some reason I found this one to be even more offensive than the usual Nigerian oil ministers or widows of Saudi biusinessmen who want to give it all to a Church.
So if anyone knows how to sign up an email address for a porn spam list go right ahead. It was probably the fact that this lowlife Nigerian scammer is trying to impersonate a soldier currently on combat duty that I didn't like.
Quoting ZakHH (Reply 4): I get ten of these every day. If I opened a thread for each of them...
straight over your head....
however I get the feeling that somehow posing as a US soldier might somehow get him additional victims so if anyone wants to help make it hard for him then off you go..