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ccmanuals
09-16-2010, 06:21 PM
The scammers have upped their game. Check out the latest scam I just got:


Dear Friend,

Good day and compliments, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and continued existence.Please allow me to introduce myself.I am Sgt. Charles Moore, a US Marine Sgt.serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment that Patrols the helmand province, Afghanistan. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you.

I am presently in Afghanistan and I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $14.5m (Fourteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to you,as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved.

SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in US DOLLARS was discovered and concealed in barrels at a location in helman province when we conducted a foot patrol and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us.This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hellhole.The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a Canadian contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. 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, 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 Afghanistan for you to pick up. 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. 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 immediately and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship.

Respectfully,
Sgt. Charles Moore,
United States Marine Corps. Afghanistan

Paul Pless
09-16-2010, 06:37 PM
but I pray that you are discreet fail

:d

not really despicable, more like pathetic. . .

elf
09-16-2010, 07:15 PM
I got one of those too, but I just threw it out. Why do you open these things?

tomlarkin
09-16-2010, 07:16 PM
Respectfully,
Sgt. Charles Adada Muhammadu,
United States Marine Corps. Afghanistan, Nigeria

fixed it

Bob Adams
09-16-2010, 07:17 PM
I got the same one a few days ago. I usually just report as spam, but I replied to this one to tell them just what I thought of the lowlife bastards.

OconeePirate
09-16-2010, 07:19 PM
I respond that I'll think about it, but I need to see some nude photos of their wife first.

BrianW
09-16-2010, 07:30 PM
Hmm... Helmand Province, Marine, needs help moving something valuable.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/Afghanistan/nut-hammer-sling-load-2.jpg

Can I get that e-mail address from ya Tom?

:)

pefjr
09-16-2010, 08:14 PM
The scammers have upped their game. Check out the latest scam I just got:I saw this some time back, maybe a year ago. I wonder if these guys are ever successful. Getting a job would be easier.

Vince Brennan
09-16-2010, 09:04 PM
Well, I completely understand the urge to reply to these a**holes, letting them know in no uncertain terms whatchoo think of them, but don't do it. All you accomplish is to verify your email as a "live" one for them to sell on their "assured" lists.

paladin
09-16-2010, 09:40 PM
ask him how large is the package that you have to move....14.5 million dollars will weigh right at 290 pounds without paper bands on it, just stacked 100 dollar bills. When we left Saigon I had to burn about 4 times that, and sit there to insure that it was totally destroyed. Along with the plates, paper, ink etc.

PeterSibley
09-16-2010, 10:01 PM
Jeeez Chuck !!! :rolleyes:

skipper68
09-23-2010, 09:49 PM
I respond that I'll think about it, but I need to see some nude photos of their wife first.
Did you really send that back to the ********???
I wouldn't have opened it. My PC probably has ******,now,for opening yours!! LOL!

skipper68
09-23-2010, 09:55 PM
ask him how large is the package that you have to move....14.5 million dollars will weigh right at 290 pounds without paper bands on it, just stacked 100 dollar bills. When we left Saigon I had to burn about 4 times that, and sit there to insure that it was totally destroyed. Along with the plates, paper, ink etc.
I can honestly say,and the rest of this riff raff in the bilge,would agree,that you write your memories! You,sir,are the most fascinating man that I've ever been privileged to read!
:)

Keith Wilson
09-24-2010, 07:38 AM
Lordy, those folks really need to hire somebody who can write idiomatic American English. There's not a US Marine sergeant on the planet who would say something like, "Endeavor to contact me immediately and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship."

huisjen
09-24-2010, 07:42 AM
Damn, Chuck. Did you remember hot dogs and marshmallows?

Dan

Keith Wilson
09-24-2010, 07:59 AM
Quite right; fixed it. Damn spell checkers in the foggy dawn . . .

diesel_pusher
09-25-2010, 03:33 PM
These scam artists are counting on two maybe three things to con their "marks". 1) greed 2) greed and most definitely
3) greed. A good case of stoopidity helps them too. I would feel far more comfortable about the whole thing IF the money had actually been stolen. I guess its the Irish in me...