| New scam, same old concept
How many Nigerian emails have you received asking for
your bank account information so some deposed leaders family can supposedly
transfer money to you? If you say you've never got one, they we'd say you've
probably never used email.
A new twist to that same
email is no going around, and we suspect it's just the first in a series from
the same people. The email claims to be from a US Army office in Iraq who wants
help getting gold bars and items out of Iraq. The email is an obvious fraud.
Had it been real, it would have also violated several section of the Uniform
Code of Military Justice, the laws governing the conduct of US Armed Forces
personnel, is in direct violation of the spirit of the US Armed Services, and
it would probably violate several civilian laws as well.
We requested a comment from CENTCOM, and an Air Force
Major summed it up as follows: "This e-mail defies credibility and at first
glance does not warrant our time or resources in pursuing its origin."
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Subject: us army
We are teams of American
coalition troops writing from Baghdad Iraq!
urgently seeking for your willingness to secure the below consignments as shown
in the attached photos!
The goods were captured here
in Baghdad, abandoned in one of the Saddam Hussein?s Treasure House. However,
the goods consist of Gold Bars, Gold coins and huge amount of fund in the
At this moment, we are intending to
ship these goods outside Iraq for reasons of safekeeping on our behalf but due
to law and restriction order, we are unable to transport the goods to AMERICA
that is the reason why we are soliciting for your interest to assist us in
receiving the goods on our behalf preferably in Europe.
We are ready to meet to your demand on this basis
with our intending 25% of the entire goods either in cash or in value.
Therefore, we will appreciate your effort to reach
back via email confirming your interest to assist us receive the consignment.
As soon as we receive your positive reply, we shall furnish you with further
Please, note, this issue must be handled
with utmost confidentiality as to avoid publicity!
Capt. STELLA .A (Team Leader)
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