Monday, January 30, 2006

US Marine Scam Email Hits Inboxes

The following is courtesy of ScamsOnline:

Security companies are warning of a new email scam that is posing as a letter from a US Marine serving in Iraq.

The email is a variant of the standard 419 scam, where huge riches are promised if the recipient hands over their bank account details and pays an ever-increasing number of commissions and bribes.

The message reads:

    “My name is Sgt Richard Murphy, I am in the Military Engineering Unit here Baghdad, Iraq. We have about $15 Million US dollars that we want to move out of the country. My colleagues and I need a good partner, someone we can trust. This is a risk free and legal business (oil money).”

Sadly, it is not risk free, despite the claims in the e-mail. Anyone who falls for this stands to lose thousands of dollars.

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