Boycott Watch
September 18, 2003
Consumer Alert: A New Email Scam based on the Nigerian Fraud Email
   Summary: Boycott Watch warns consumers of yet another email scam
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

Dear Sir/Ma,

   We are teams of American coalition troops writing from Baghdad Iraq!

   We are 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 sealed boxes!

   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 details.

   Please, note, this issue must be handled with utmost confidentiality as to avoid publicity!

    Yours truly.

    Capt. STELLA .A (Team Leader)

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