Another deployed soldier scam

Once again, a “deployed soldier” has reached out for my help.  When will these crooks ever learn?

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From: Capt. Kate Car Lee (fslship@auk.co.kr)

Subject: Reply Asap

I know you will be surprise to read my email  Please dont be skeptical to reply me. My name is Cpt Kate Carr Lee Carr Lee. I am a member of the US ARMY medical team deployed to Iraq because of the current ISIS problems. I discovered trunk boxes containing American dollar bills. I have deposited two of these boxes with a security company here in Iraq. Am looking for a trust worthy individual who will assist me to receive the funds in his country before l will come over and join the person. Please, I want this to be between you and me since I am still in the service. To prove my sincerity, you are not sending me any money because most of these scams are all about sending money.
 
For reference click the link below
 
 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_military_intervention_against_ISIS
 
Please send me the following below.
 
1. Full Name…
2. Address….
3. Occupation…
4. Age……….
5. Your Telephone Number.
 
As soon as i received these information i will get back to you.
 
Best Regards
 
Cpt Kate Carr Lee

 

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Yes, she will get back to you to request more of your information before she steals your money.

Be safe.

 

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No, Cynthia, I will not help you

Have I told you lately how much I despise scammers?  I especially dislike those who claim to have an illness, ill child, or military affiliation.  Our men and women in uniform have it hard enough without having to clear their names if a scammer steals their info.

From:  Cynthia Ivy May (chynthia1740@aol.com)

Subject:  Greetings!

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings!

I hope this email finds you well. I am Sgt. Cynthia Ivy May (US Army) on
Active Duty in Sana, Yemen (Middle East, Asia) and I have a profitable
business proposal for you. There is no risk and it is easy. I will be
sending my identification subsequently. If you are interested, get back to
me for briefs and procedures.

Regards,

Sgt. Cynthia Ivy May

Her ‘business proposal’ likely involves moving a large sum of money via wire transfer.  Avoid and spread the word.  Don’t let anyone who care for fall for it.

Be well.

 

 

No legit email ever has this as a subject line: Your Contact Code is Atm-660

Because they know we’re onto their scams, they’ve decided to try a new tactic – ‘advising’ us to report Nigerian scams to the FBI.  No kidding.

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From:  Mr. Mark E. Frankel (turkel779@aol.com)

Subject:  Congratulations….Your Contact Code is Atm-660

Hello,

This letter will definitely be surprise to you but be rest assured that it’s not SCAM of any kind… rather we urge you to STOP sending money to Africa in other to receive your Payment. In case if anybody ask you to do so, please kindly report the person to the appropriate authority (www.fbi.gov).

Meanwhile, my name is Mark E. Frankel from Bank Of America Stockton, CA- USA, I wish to notify you that we have actually been authorized by the World Bank, and the governing body of the monetary unit of  IMF to effect your overdue compensation payment though ATM CARD without delay.

As instructed by the aforementioned authorities, we are to pay 100 Nigerian Scam victims $1,000, 000 .00 ( One Million United States Dollars) each. You are listed and approved in the payment schedule for this payment as one of the beneficiaries to be paid this amount as compensation. As a result of this laudable recommendations, it is imperative to bring to your notice that during the official meetings held at Washington DC, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scams artists syndicates operating in all over the world today. In other to redeem the good image our relationship with African Countries, the New President of Economic Community of West African States has agreed with United States Government, World Bank and International Financial Bodies to ordered the payment of $1,000,000 .00 each to the affected victims in pursuance with the U.N. recommendations.

This was resolved in a meeting held between World Bank , United Nations , Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authorities and Officials of United States Government in Washington DC last week, as a condition from the International Monetary Fund to support Asia Countries , Canada , European Union (EU) and United States of America in receiving total debt cancellation or forgiveness from the International Financial Bodies.

You are advised to respond immediately to enable us deliver your Card to you within two bank working days. In order to facilitate immediate delivery of your ATM CARD, and for proper verification purposes, you are to reconfirm your Full name, Billing/Mailing Address , copy of identification / ID number and your contact Mobile or Telephone Number (for regular official contact).

However, you have to Stop any further Communication with any Other Person (S) or Office (S) to avoid any Hitches in receiving your ATM Card, because you will keep sending money to them and yet you will not get paid . For your information, this is the only office approved by the appropriate authorities to settle all foreign beneficiaries’ overdue payment.

To avoid impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (Atm-660) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the Card Center by using it as your subject.

I wait to hear from you ASAP.

Please note that a copy of this letter has been sent to above authorities as proof that you have been notified for immediate delivery of your ATM Card and if you fail to respond on time then this institution will not be held responsible for your ATM Card anymore because your payment file would be canceled and returned back to World Bank as unclaimed Card.

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Scam, scam, scam.  They think mentioning reimbursement of formerly lost funds will get people to throw caution to the wind and sign on.  Whatever.

Be safe, all.

 

A list of scammers to avoid

I figured I’d make it a little more difficult for the scammers as a new year’s resolution – again.  Here is a list of the most frequently seen crooks from 2008.

*Ace CheckTronics
*Eryx Investment
*Centre Of Job LTD
*Lumen LTD
*Best Trade Solutions
*Transatlantic LTD
*Best Trade Solutions
*Felix Secure
*Decapolis Financial
*MoneyLight
*js Design

The sites that many of them used then are down, but several other scams follow the same route.  They post a legit-seeming ad and use a legitimate company’s name or contract information as their own.  The job consists of accepting wire transfers or checks and sending the money to the company headquarters. Report any contact from these people or anyone running a similar game and do not send them any information.

*Scout 2007 – Too Spoiled – Good Grades Now – World Voice News – Veriresume

These are all run by the same group of scammers.  These creeps make their opportunity look good. A good salary for the position, standard job requirements, full and part time positions, flexible scheduling, the works.  What they don’t say is that they just want my contact info in their database so they can sell it.

*EFU Limited – Virtual Service Data(VSD) – LJAH – DKJobs – Newman & Miller  Associates

These companies are all operated by the same cooks.  They want you to pay them to learn to post data entry job ads just like the one you answered. Any variation of LJAH – Legit Jobs at Home – should be ignored.   LJAH has been obtaining payment for a list of job leads that are out of date or a variation of their standard scam.

Here’s to shutting down as many of these crooks as possible!

Happy 2009!