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DesertScrb11 Dec 2013 9:08 p.m. PST

Found the following email in my spam folder.

On first glance the originating email address ( looked legit. Then I remembered that actual service member email addresses use firstname.lastname and end in .mil

As I started reading it, I noticed the language was very stilted and "off" for a supposed American. Then, as I got to the middle, I realized it was just a new variant of the Nigerian finance minister scam.


I am sorry to encroach into your privacy in this manner,I found you listed in the Trade Center Chambers of Commerce directory here in Iraq,

I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business.

I only pray at this time that your address is still valid. I want to solicit your attention to receive money on my behalf.

I am Capt. John Anthony, an officer in the US Army, and also a West Point Graduate presently serving in the Military with the 82nd Air Borne Division Peace keeping force in Afghanistan.

And i really need your help in assisting me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes which has just arrived the USA from the Afghanistan.

if you can be trusted will explain further when i get a response from you.

waiting for your early reply

Best regards
Capt A John

Sounds legit, right?

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2013 9:30 p.m. PST

Absolutely! All the West Pointers I know write this way.

D A THB11 Dec 2013 9:46 p.m. PST

How about this one that I received today?

Email and call diplomat Mr. HARRY CARLSON with this email
( he is in john f Kennedy international
airport new york with your consignment box worth of your $9.2 USD m you
can email him with ( also call
him with this #917-965-8941 Reconfirm to him for verifications

Your Full=============
Your Country===========
Your Address===========
Your Nearest Airport======

Best Regard,
Tel: (+229 6872-010
Dhl Coureir Company

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2013 4:19 a.m. PST

Absolutely! All the West Pointers I know write this way.

Dude! Beat to the draw! I was sooooo gonna post that is sounded more like a graduate of Canoe U than of Hudson High!

richarDISNEY Inactive Member12 Dec 2013 8:37 a.m. PST

if you can be trusted
What happens if you can;t trust me? wink

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