HLS Informative - How to report scams
I get really tired of these email scams and now they are trying to use the US Military. These I usually just click “report Spam” and leave it at that but this really makes me mad. So I try to report it to the Government, FBI, Home Land Security and the News but it’s more like pulling your own wisdom teeth with a rope.
If you get these kinds of emails don’t delete them report them we have enough problems with out these people trying to use our own military to rip us off.
I finally sent this to a few news stations, most want money and the local PD. I know nothing will happen because it would require work to back track this but maybe if its put out enough some poor smuk won’t give these people money, that’s the hope anyway.
Thanks and feel free to pass it on to anyone or even the FBI if you can get through the endless crap they want before you can report anything.
Subject: PROJECT IRAQ
Date: 8/28/2007 11:16:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Reply To: email@example.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)
DEAR SIR/ MA'AM,
HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? HOPE ALL IS WELL. MY NAME IS SGT FIRST CLASS
DAVID VAN ESS I AM AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, SERVING IN THE MILITARY WITH THE
ARMY'S 3RD ID.WITH A VERY DESPERATE NEED FOR ASSISTANCE, I HAVE SUMMED UP
COURAGE TO CONTACT YOU.I FOUND YOUR CONTACT PARTICULARS IN AN ADDRESS
I AM SEEKING YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE TO MOVE THE SUM OF ($8 MILLION U.S.
DOLLARS)EIGHT MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS TO YOU IN UNITED STATES, AS
FAR AS I CAN BE ASSURED THAT MY SHARE WILL BE SAFE IN YOUR CARE UNTIL I
COMPLETE MY SERVICE HERE.SOME MONEY IN VARIOUS CURRENCIES WERE DISCOVERED
IN BARRELS AT A FARM HOUSE NEAR 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 BE SHARED AMONG BOTH OF US BEFORE INFORMING
ANYBODY ABOUT IT SINCE BOTH OF US SAW THE MONEY FIRST.
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, AND TO CONCEAL THIS
KIND OF MONEY BECAME A
PROBLEM FOR ME, SO WITH THE HELP OF A BRITHISH CONTACT WORKING HERE AND
HIS OFFICE ENJOY 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, AND BELIEVES THAT IT BELONGS TO A BRITISH
AMERICAN MEDICAL DOCTOR WHO DIED IN A RAID HERE IN IRAQ, AND BEFORE GIVING
UP, TRUSTED ME TO HAND OVER THE PACKAGE TO HIS FAMILY IN UNITED STATES.
I HAVE NOW FOUND A VERY SECURED WAY OF GETTING THE PACKAGE OUT OF IRAQ TO
OUR COUNTRY FOR YOU TO PICK UP, AND I WILL DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU WHEN I AM
SURE THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSIST ME, AND I BELIEVE THAT MY MONEY WILL
BE WELL SECURED IN YOUR HAND BECAUSE YOU HAVE FEAR OF GOD. 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 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 PRIVATE E-MAIL ADDRESS WHICH IS MY
ONLY WAY OF COMMUNICATION.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
SGT. DAVID VAN ESS
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Subject: PROJECT IRAQ
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