I’ve blogged about this type of scam before and am still as disgusted now and I was then.
First up is Capt. Tony Hall, supposedly stationed in Afghanistan.
From: Capt. Tony Hall (US Army 395th.CSSB email@example.com) Note: The domain us.army.mil made my anti-virus programs go ballistic. Stay away.
Subject: Hi, Can you assist me with safe keeping of some military assets.?. Note: Interesting punctuation use, eh?
Hi, My Name is Cpt.Tony Hall and I work with the US Army as a section commander in the 395th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, stationed here at FOB Salerno Camp in Khowst Afghanistan. I am part of the troops still remaining to complete the later part of the war plan down here, and I really need you to help to assist me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes that are located somewhere safe which I would be disclosing to you once i get your positive response. I am assuring you that this project am bringing to the table will be of mutual interest to the both of us and will never expose you to any form of risk. Kindly get back to me ASAP so I can feed you with more information on how this project would be carried out.
Capt. Anita George contacted me again as well. I wonder when she’ll get the hint and give up? I added a few notes within the body of this one in italics.
From: Anita George (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Message from Capt. Anita George
I know you will be surprised to read my email. I got your contact from your Email domain, apart from being surprise you may be skeptical to reply me because based on what is happening on the internet world, one has to be very careful because a lot of scammers are out there to scam innocent citizens and this has made it very difficult for people to believe anything that comes through the internet but this is a different case.
lf you are willing to show me your honesty and trust, I think I will be able to trust and work with you. I am an American and you should be rest assured that I cannot be invovled in scam (Note: Because no American has ever been involved in scams?)
My name is Capt. Anita George , a member of the U.S. ARMY USARPAC MedicalTeam, which was deployed to Iraq at the beginning of the war in Iraq. Although the war has ended, for me to proved this to you, see the site below for more information,
>Note: Supposedly linking to news articles about the end of the war makes this message legitimate. Yeah, I believe it.
But I refused to come along with them inrespective of the fact that the war has ended. The reason for this is that I deposited two consignment boxes with a security company in Iraq. As a result of this, I have to escape and stayed behind to make sure that I am able to get these boxes out before coming to America, knowingly, that if I am able to get this done I will live a better life. Please, I want this to be between me and you Since I am at large.
To Prove my sincererity, you are not sending me any money. Because most of this scam is about sending money.
Though, I would like to hold back some informations for security reasons for now until you have found time to visit the BBC website stated below to enable you have an insight into what I intend sharing with you, believing that it would be of your desired interest one-way or the other.
http://www.voanews.com/burmese/archive/2003-04/a-2003-04-20-1-1.cfm (VOA NEWS)
Note: Again, sharing news articles about the spoils of war do not make this message any more legitimate. It just shows the scammer can successfully run Google searches.
Also, could you get back to me having visited the above website to enable us discuss in a more clarifying manner to the best of your understanding. I must say that I’m very uncomfortable sending this message to you without knowing truly if you would misconstrue the importance and decides to go public. In this regards, I will not hold back to say that the essence of this message is strictly for mutual benefit between you and I and nothing more.
I will be vivid and coherent in my next message in this regards, meanwhile, could you send me an email confirming that you have visited the site and that you have understood my intentions? I would like you to get back to me with with the following informations;
1. Full Name
I do not need your telephone number because I cannot call you, we can only communicate through email.
I will await your reply via my email.
Capt. Anita George
Apparently, Captain George has been busy. In addition to going AWOL and stashing found money, she’s been trying to woo unsuspecting suitors.
Disgusting criminals become even more disgusting because of the methods they choose.