Updated on October 14, 2011
Email Scam, Threat To American Soldier’s Well Being
Greetings folks, we have a serious predicument on our hands at this point in time. A Soldier’s Mind has posted an article that I feel should be of utmost importance to our community. You can contact Terri over at A Soldier’s Mind if you have any comments or conserns. Here is the published article from Terri on A Soldier’s Mind.
I just wanted to bring everyones attention to yet another email scam that is going around, purporting to be from one of our fine US Soldiers. This person even went so far as to use a phony email address that looked pretty close to the ako emails that our Troops use. He didnâ€™t quite have the proper format, but the regular citizen would know that, and could easily fall for the scam. Iâ€™ll post it here, for you to watch for something similar and I fully intent to report this to the FBIâ€™s Cyber Fraud Unit. I highlighted the phony ako email address. Watch closely for this scams and pease donâ€™t respond to them, but instead report them to the FBIâ€™s Cyber Fraud Unit.
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:55:10 -0200
From: â€œSgt. George Greenâ€ Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: IMMEDIATE RESPONSE PLS.
How is everything going, I hope great?
Though i have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have approached you on this issue being that the internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for informations of vital importance.
I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail. I write to you irrespective of the fact you do not know me,but please do consider this letter as a request from a brother in dire need of assistance.
My name is George Green(Sgt)an American soldier, I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored 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 the total sum of $21,000,000 (Twenty-one Million Us Dollars) that belongs to the revolutionaries, which I believe they use in buying weapons and ammunitions, and it was agreed by all party present that the money will be shared amongst us. You can go to this web link to read about events that took place here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm
Out of the total fund my share was $8,000,000 (Eight Million US Dollars).
I am seeking your assistance to evacuate my share of the money, which is $8,000,000 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 based in Asia who promised to deliver the fund to any of my choosing destination. I shall be compensating you with US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred
Thousand Dollars) 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 also your home address where the fund would be delivered.
As soon as I receive your email with the information, 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.
Waiting for our urgent reply.
Sgt. George Green
Following the link that this supposed Sgt George Green provides, it does talk about a stash of money that was discovered in April 2003, after the fall of Baghdad, by Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division, not the 1st Infantry Division, this fake claims he is from. It further states that 5 US Soldiers were questioned after part of that money went missing. And this idiot wants us to believe, that even if he was one of these people, that itâ€™s legit? Only more reason to dsbelieve what this idiot has to say and more reason the Cyber Fraud Unit needs to be involved.
This is an urgent situation which must be addressed. If you are recieving emails from this person, or anyone who is trying to get your account information, protect yourself, contact your local CIA, or FBI office.
There is another scam which is international, if anyone emails you and says that a person died in a plane crash, boating accident, or any sudden death scenario, and says that they have left a huge sum of money waiting to be deposited in to your account from “The Bank of Africa”, take immediate action and contact the FBI or CIA. Avoid this scam at all costs, beacuse this one is possibly a terrorist attack. Make sure you save your emails as evidence so the agents can do what they need to in order to get these thugs off the streets.