Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Some Spam Scams Amuse Me

I don't know why I didn't delete this from my junk folder as soon as I received it. Usually, I don't read any of them. But this one amused me. For the record, no, I shan't be helping this soldier. Who actually falls for this? I really have to know.

Hello Friend,

How are you and your family? I hope all is well. My name is (Sgt. Scott McLean, I am an American Soldier serving in the military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particular in an address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to help me clear the sum of ($16.5 Million U.S. DOLLARS) sixteen million five hundred thousand United State dollars which is already in the United State, as far as I can assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. Source of the money: Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by Staff Spc. Daniel Collier and I that some part of this money be shared among both us before informing anybody about it since both 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, of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time. You will find the story of this money on the web address below;REDACTED. 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 here, and his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to move the package to United State entirely out of trouble spot.

He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to a British/American medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before given up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family. the package was moved to United State with the help of prudent Red Cross Officer who traveled to Washington DC for an official meeting for a war report, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me, and I believe that my money will be well secured in your hand because you have a fear of God. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you give to me.

One passionate appeal i will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldiers here in Iraq. I do know how long we will remain here, and I have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God, this and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible via e-mail which is my way of communication.

God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Scott McLean
(3rd Infantry Division)


Tara R. said...

Was the Sgt. a Nigerian prince in a previous life?

Jeni said...

I must be perceived somewhere in the blogosphere or on the internet someplace -wherever people who post this crapola go to locate my e-mail address and send this junk to me - as being a totally nonsense-oriented, stupid fool for as many of these things as I receive almost daily! And who does believe these things? Apparently a whole hell of a lot do judging by various reports I read in our little local newspapers of police reports about this or that person having been taken in, sending money to these people. I love the ones that say they are from a lawyer in some location telling me they've discovered I am a distant relative to so-and-so and their search firm finally located me. Damn! Wish I'd known I had relatives in bum F-Egypt all these years, ya know! (The ones from the guy in the military though -now those I think should be investigated completely -not to ascertain truthfullness in 'em but rather to arrest who ever writes those things! Well, wish they could do that with all the spammers and people who high-jack others e-mail accounts or blogs or places like that!

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