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Fraud email example:
From: "Miss Amy Robinson" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 02:08:46 -0600
Subject: PLEASE REPLY ASAP
My name is Sgt,Amy Robinson. I am an American soldier with Swiss background,
serving in the military with the army 3rd infantry division.With a very
desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I
your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind
assistance to move the sum of ( $ 3.2 million u.s.dollars )three million,
hundred united states dollars to you, as far as I can be assured that my
will be safe in your care until I complete my service here, this is no
money, and there are no danger involved. I am presently in a hospital
recovering from injuries sustained in a suicide bomb attack.
Source of money:
Some money in various currencies was discovered in barrels at a farmhouse
one of Saddam's old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and
it was agreed by staff Sgt Kenneth buff and I that some part of this money
shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us
the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what?
compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this
hole. Of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last week.
Please view website for confirmation;
The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of
became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working here
his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to move the money to a security
company in bangkok thailand as a diplomatic baggage. They are now waiting
us to provide the name of beneficiary who they will transfer the funds to.
reason i want you to claim the funds on my behalf is that as a soldier, i
cannot present a concrete evidence on how i made such a big amount of money
down here. Besides the US Government is trying their best to keep their eyes
soldiers here inorder to effect a high level of discipline among us.The
am sure that you are willing to assist me, i will give you the information
the security company and the security code of the baggage.I want
you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you
will give to me.
One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with
anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please
destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for
soldiers here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain here, and i
been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special
of God, this and other reasons i will mention later has prompted me to reach
out for help, i honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please
contact me as soon aspossible, my only way of communication is email.
Yours in Service.
SERGENT Amy Robinson Camp MXP-512 Third Infantry Division Unit(T.I.D.U),