TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
Here is what was in my g-mail inbox this morning:
GOOD DAY,FROM SGT JOHN FITTE (US ARMY IN IRAQ) Inbox
SergeantJohnFitte to me
More options 10:31 am (1 hour ago)
Sergeant John Fitte,
of D Company, 2nd Battalion,
22nd Infantry Regiment
Private E-mail contact:email@example.com
I am Sergeant John Fitte, an American Soldier. I am serving in the US Army of D Company,2nd Battalion 22nd,Infantary Regiment, Iraq. I and my crew members discovered $100M USD in Baghdad, the Capital city of Iraq in April.Our Troops found $100m and 90m euros in 31 containers. We now managed to move away a total sum US$25 Million dollars cash out from the $100M USD, mostly 100-dollar bills and was quickly flown out of the warzone and deposited in an undisclosed finance company in UK, England. You can as well click on the site for more details about the funds.
Unfortunately,Some of my crew members have lost dear lives to the wicked Iraqi insurgents and myself sustained a serious injury which I have been receiving a treatment in a hospital for a long time now. "WE CONTACTED YOU NOW FOR YOU TO HELP US SIGN OFF THIS CONSIGNMENT IN A FINANCE COMPANY IN UK,ENGLAND"The fund is in one large silver box, using you
move this fund out of this finance company will help us, because we are still fully in service.
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 me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details. This businessis risk free. The box can be shipped out in 48hrs.
In God We Trust
I'm all for supporting the troops, but this is fricking ridiculous.
The linked story appears to be true, but the rest of this e-mail is
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2424 times:
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 4): You'd think for this kind of scam, they'd at least hire someone who can write rudimentary English to draft the thing. It's hilarious !
Thats the part that gets me. If you're going to take the time to set this kind of scam up, couldn't you at least find a native english speaker? It also doesn't say much for the inevitable few that let their greed overcome their common sense.
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
Pope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6): I'm currently teasing one of these scammers. They replied to an ad I submitted, saying they were prepared to send me a cheque for £3000 for my Camera if I'd pay them £2500 first
They bit the bait, but sadly I've told them that I've just become terminally ill and will requite them to send me the £3000 first, I am keenly waiting on their reply
Be careful about giving them anything tracable to you. A recent article I read said that the Nigerian gangs had contacts in the US that show up at target's houses and physically terrorize people and bully them into compliance. The FBI has several active investigations going on into such events.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12007 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
Quoting Pope (Reply 7): Be careful about giving them anything tracable to you. A recent article I read said that the Nigerian gangs had contacts in the US that show up at target's houses and physically terrorize people and bully them into compliance. The FBI has several active investigations going on into such events.
One GMail address is all they have of mine, I don't give out personal data at all. Thanks for the heads up though,
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Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7380 posts, RR: 78
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
One scammer from Nigeria with the initials of "T-K" keeps calling my house, which was used as an office by my and some colleagues last year. We construed a reply letter last year, which asked them to explain many things (did so on company letterhead), and he started calling our office. In the end we wrote that his manners were inexcusable in trying to harrass us into agreeing, and we wrote a "NO WE'RE NOT INTERESTED", with that, the emails stopped, but the phonecalls didn't.
In the end we challenged him to come to Jakarta and meet us to express his seriousness. After he tried to dig about the arrangements to meet, he backed out and the phonecalls stopped. (We made a very believable scenario that he would be quite scared about).
There's another Liechtenstein 419 scam running around a few years back. Got my secretary's best mate, and they transferred her some money to "prove" their seriousness. But they wanted to get more details in exchange, told her to enjoy the 10k USD and get a lawyer to prevent loosing 100k! LOL!
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !