I Got This Shit In My Inbox I Am No Fool & Know It's A Scam!!!
But alas there is a lot of innocent, naive & some may say stupid people that would fall for this shit, making contact thinking as they have an address & email address for them it must will be genuine!
(The Address is probably one that their local post office has been told to forward to a PO Box address which will be closed along with email account once they have no doubt emptied their targets bank account) No doubt there are variations claiming to be UK soldiers!! The fact our forces boys are being used to SCAM the patriotic & naive (& some may say stupid/greedy) among us makes me sick!!! I have posted the offending email below (with my own added comments in YELLOW!)
From: email@example.com << FEEL FREE TO SEND HATE MAIL
Subject: PLEASE REPLY
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 10:20:24 -0400
Major Kenneth Preston
United States Mari (MARSOC,)
25th Marine Regiment, Al Anbar province, Iraq
STRICTLY PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
Dear Sir, (HAVE I GROWN A PENIS OVERNIGHT?)
Please pardon the abruptness of this letter; it is due to its urgency. This letter is personal, intimate and confidential. There will absolutely be great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect of this email, TOO FUCKING RIGHT THERE IS & WITH GOOD REASON YOU SCAMMING BASTARD coupled with the fact that so many miscreants have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, LIKE YOUR GOOD SELF hereby making it extremely difficult for genuine purposes. There is no other way for me to know whether I will be properly understood, but I have to reach out to you for I know that there will be one that can be trusted.I implore you to take the time to go through this message diligently as the decision you make will go a long way to determine my future and continued existence.GET THE FUCKING VIOLINS OUT!!! Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Major Kenneth Preston, OH NO YOUR NOT a United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, 25th Marine Regiment that Patrols the Al Anbar province, Iraq. YEAH & I'M FATHER CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. HOW FUCKING BRAVE FOR A WAR HERO I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal. IF YOU DID (I SEND PARCEL'S TO SOLDIERS IN IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN) HOW COME YOU CALLED ME SIR NOT MADAM!!? I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of US$10,500,000.00 (Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to your address OR AS WILL LATER BE DISCUSSED, MY BANK ACCOUNT, WHICH IF I WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO GIVE DETAILS OF WOULD SOON BE CLEARED OUT!!! or any safe country of your choice as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here within the next 3 months. This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved. YEAH NO STOLEN MONEY INVOLVED YET!!....... THE 'STOLEN MONEY' WILL BE MINE IF YOU GET HOLD OF MY BANK ACCOUNT!!! WITH PLEANTY OF DANGER OF IT BEING CLEANED OUT .... NOT THAT YOU'D GET MUCH THERE IS BUGGER ALL IN THERE!!!
SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein's old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us. Please click this link below as most the news has been carried out in the BBC and CNN several times. YEAH, WHY NOT ADD A BIT OF REAL FOOTAGE, TO MAKE YOUR STORY MORE PLAUSIBLE, TO THE NAIVE YOU C**T
Click this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm
This might appear as an illegal thing to do IT IS but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hellhole. BIT OF SOB STORY, TO PLAY ON SYMPATHY & GUILT FOR THINKING NO! The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, DON'T BE STUPID THE MoD OR US EQUIVALENT WOULD FLY IT OUT, OF DANGER ZONE BANK IT IN NEAREST BANKING FACILITY & THEN TRANSFER IT, INTO THE DESIGNATED SOLDIERS ACCOUNTS, THAT THEIR WAGES GO INTO, IF IT WAS TO BE SHARED!! so with the help of a British contact working with the UN aid here (his office enjoys some immunity).I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. YES THE SAFE LOCATION IS MY BANK ACCOUNT, AS THAT'S THE ONLY LOOT YOUR TRYING TO SMUGGLE OUT!! He does not know the real contents of the package as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, NO BRIT WAR CONTACT WOULD DO SO WITHOUT EXAMINING OR X-RAYING, THE CONTENTS 1ST & IF IT'S LEGAL WHY WOULD YOU NOT TELL YOUR CONTACT who before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. YEAH IT WILL BE IN AN ACCOUNT FOR ME TO TRANSFER INTO MINE..... ONCE MY BANK DETAILS HAVE BEEN HANDED OVER (YEAH DREAM ON!!) I do not know for how long I will remain here, as I have been lucky to survive 2 suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention. SOME MORE SOB STORY This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then endeavor to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities (OTHERWISE KNOWN AS YOUR BANK DETAILS) as I want to resign from the army and go into private business with you (WHO SAYS I WANT TO GO INTO BUSINESS WITH YOU?) & WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO INTO BUSINESS WITH ME ? WHEN YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ME INCLUDING MY SEX!! as soon as this deal is done (IT WONT BE!!) but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship. (IN OTHER WORDS SHUT YOUR MOUTH IN CASE ONE OF YOUR MORE SAVVY FRIENDS TELLS YOU IT'S A SCAM!!) Please reply with your full contact address and telephone numbers for our efficient communication. NO!!!
God bless you. (YOU SCHMUCK!!!)
Major Kenneth Preston
United States Marine Corps.