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Old 02-19-2009, 04:59 PM
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Has anyone else received an email like this one?

HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?. HOPE ALL IS WELL. MY NAME IS ( SGT 1ST CLASS ) ARTHUR HUGO, I AM AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, SERVING IN THE MILITARY WITH THE ARMY??S 3RD INFANTRY DIVISION. WITH A VERY DESPERATE NEED FOR ASSISTANCE, I HAVE SUMMED UP COURAGE TO CONTACT YOU. I FOUND YOUR CONTACT PARTICULARS IN AN ADDRESS JOURNAL. I AM SEEKING YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE TO MOVE THE SUM OF ( $28 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS ) TWENTY EIGHT MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS TO YOU, AS FAR AS I CAN BE ASSURED THAT MY SHARE WILL BE SAFE IN YOUR CARE UNTIL I COMPLETE MY SERVICE HERE. SOURCE OF MONEY: SOME MONEY IN VARIOUS CURRENCIES WAS DISCOVERED IN BARRELS AT A FARM HOUSE NEAR ONE OF SADDAM'S OLD PALACE IN TIKRIT-IRAQ DURING A RESCUE OPERATION, AND IT WAS AGREED BY MY CREW MEMBERS THAT SOME PART OF THIS MONEY BE SHARED AMONG US BEFORE INFORMING OTHER PEOPLE SINCE WE ARE THE FIRST THAT SAW IT. THIS WAS QUITE AN ILLEGAL THING TO DO, BUT I TELL YOU WHAT NO COMPENSATION CAN MAKE UP FOR THE RISK WE HAVE TAKEN WITH OUR LIVES IN THIS HELL HOLE OF WHICH MY BROTHER IN-LAW WAS KILLED BY A ROAD SIDE BOMB LAST TIME. THE ABOVE FIGURE WAS GIVEN TO ME AS MY SHARE, TO CONCEAL THIS KIND OF MONEY BECAME A PROBLEM TO ME BUT FINALY I WAS ABLE TO SEEK FOR THE HELP OF A BRITHISH CONTACT THAT IS WORKING HERE, AND HIS OFFICE ENJOY SOME IMMUNITY, I WAS ABLE TO GET THE PACKAGE OUT TO A SAFE LOCATION ENTIRELY OUT OF THE TROUBLE SPOT. HE DOES NOT KNOW THE REAL CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE, AND BELIEVES THAT IT BELONGS TO A BRITHISH/AMERICAN MEDICAL DOCTOR WHO DIED IN AN RAID HERE IN IRAQ, AND BEFORE GIVING UP, TRUSTED ME TO HAND OVER THE PACKAGE TO HIS FAMILY IN UNITED STATES. NOW THAT I HAVE FOUND A VERY SECURED WAY OF GETTING THE PACKAGE OUT OF IRAQ FOR YOU TO PICK IT UP, I WILL ADVICE YOU GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY PROMISING ME YOUR HONESTY THEN I WILL DISCUSS IT WITH YOU IN DATAILS WITH THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MONEY. I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL BE WILLING TO ASSIST ME, AND I BELIEVE THAT MY MONEY WILL BE WELL SECURED IN YOUR HAND. 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 PLEASE AND PLEASE DESTROY THIS MESSAGE AS ANY LEAKAGE OF THIS INFORMATION WILL BE TOO BAD FOR US SOLDIER'S HERE IN IRAQ. I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG WE WILL REMAIN HERE, AND I HAVE BEEN SHOT, WOUNDED AND SURVIVED TWO SUICIDE BOMB ATTACKS BY THE SPECIAL GRACE 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 AS POSSIBLE WITH MY E-MAIL ADDRESS WHICH IS MY ONLY WAY OF COMMUNICATION. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.SGT ARTHUR HUGO
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:53 PM
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I haven't received that particular one but some very similar. Fortunately they all wound up in my junk mail folder & not my inbox. I will spot check the junk mail on occassion.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:30 PM
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That was actually the first one I have received in several years. I hope if others get a similar email they will not fall for it and just delete.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:54 AM
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Wow, the spammers are sinking to new lows!!!...
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:02 PM
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I actually received another the next day. that one was from a "poor Kuwaiti widow" living in the UK needing to send me 8.5 million. Some peoples need to scam people amazes me at times.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:06 PM
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Its sickening... those guys will get their dues some day, and it wont be in $$$....
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