Published on March 22, 2014 By frankell In Everything Else
I just received this email, only me ? 

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subject: I NEED YOUR HELP

Dear Friend, I do hope my email meets you well, I am Sergeant Herbert Eric, a U.S. Army Currently at Afghanistan for peace keeping.
I have summed up courage to contact you and i am seeking for your kind assistance to receive the sum of
($4.5 million U.S.dollars ) Four million and five hundred thousand united states dollars on my behalf, as far as I can be
assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. The question is can I trust you? Am really in need of a good partner someone i can trust to actualize this venture.
The money is from oil proceeds and legal. But am transferring it via the safe passage way of a diplomatic courier
without any risk or any string attached.
If you are agreeable get yourself a deal and contact me on my email address(**censored**), Once you receive the funds, keep low social profile and take an awesome reward of 30% and custody my share for
further evaluation
on whether you are good enough in assessment to invest my share when I review your business proposal.
Am seeking your confidentiality in this business transaction and await your response as I wish to furnish you
with more comprehensive details and what is required of you. I await your urgent reply. Yours Sincerely, Sergeant Herbert Eric Via this E-mail only (**censored**) Camp MXP-512 Third Infantry Division Unit(T.I.D.U), Kabul Afghanistan.
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btw I already deleted it !

 

Comments
on Mar 22, 2014

A variation on the Nigerian Prince scam.  

on Mar 22, 2014

You as well? My funds are on their way.

on Mar 22, 2014

One thing that is going around is in the wake of the Malaysian MH370 plane disappearance, beware of phishing schemes and clicks which will take you to infected java applet/malware sites.

on Mar 23, 2014

You as well? My funds are on their way.

Can't be!  I beat you to it and sent my details off weeks ago to be sure I didn't miss out.

So back off all you gold diggers, this one's mine.... ALL mine!

Seriously, though, given all the publicity regarding these scams, it makes you wonder why the scammers bother to keep trying.... or that anybody still responds in the hope of a quick buck.  Me, I delete all unsolicited email without opening... cos if I didn't ask for it I don't want it.  I do subscribe to a few newsletters and some online shopping sites that I frequent for PC parts and electronics, etc, but other than everything that is not from a known and trusted contact is auto-deleted.

Oh and another thing to be wary of is online surveys.  A lady I know got a popup that promised cash and prizes for answering a few questions, but that was far from the truth.  The truth was that if she didn't answer yes to every question the survey/questionaire kept going around in a loop and asking the same questions in different ways over and over.  She eventually quit and closed the page because she had no interest in those things she ticked no to, but it did not end there.  Her inbox and junk folders were being inundated for days with spam from various companies that had been named in the survey and it was relentless.  I have since equipped her with ad and popup blockers and sorted her email client to auto-delete unsolicited mail.  Hopefully she is a little wiser now and won't get caught again.

on Mar 23, 2014

What! No way, I already got the money! I'm rich!

on Mar 23, 2014

I've seen ones from the CIA and the FBI but not the NSA...I wonder why.

on Mar 23, 2014

Who ever knew that the old chestnut "Spam-a-lot" would turn out to be prophecy in disguise. 

on Mar 23, 2014

They canned that stuff you know.

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