Insidious new e-mail scam

#1
I receive lots of scam e-mails which I normally consign to my junk file. However, this is the first I've had claiming to come from someone in the British Army rather than some deposed African leader's relative or lawyer. It is written in unusually good English and looks like it originates in India but who knows? Has anyone else received it and is it worth trying to do anything about it?


-----Original Message-----
From: MAJOR.JAMES GLENN [mailto:ja_glenn2000@yahoo.co.in]
Sent: 17 March 2007 10:07
To: **************
Subject: Urgent Response Needed

Hello

I am MAJOR.JAMES GLENN, I am a British soldier attached to UN peace keeping force in Iraq, I Am the commanding officer of the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment, as you may Know everyday, there are several cases of insurgents attacks and suicide bombs going on here.

We managed to Move funds belonging to some demised persons who were attacked and killed through insurgent attacks. The total amount is US$25 Million dollars in cash. We want to move this money to you, so That you may keep our share for us untill when we shall come over to meet You.

We will take 70%, my partner and I. You take 30%. No strings attached, Just help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a war zone.

We plan on using Diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in two large metallic Boxes, using diplomatic immunity. If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can I trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details.

This business is risk free. The boxes can be shipped out in 48hrs to your door step.

Respectfully,

MAJOR.JAMES GLENN
 
#2
With an INDIAN email addy.

I think not.

Obviously the call centres aren't being worked hard enough.
 

Sixty

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#4
Don't suppose that anyone would be stunned to know that there's no Maj of that name on the Army list? :)
 
#10
What a wnaker.

UN in Iraq and commanding 1 R IRISH at the same time, all as a Major... my arrse. I love to have the ability to spam this knob's account out of existence.
 
#12
It's hardly new, just another iteration of the 419 scam. Report it, if you like:

http://www.fraudaid.com/ScamSpeak/Nigerian/I'veReceivedaNigerianLetter-WhatDo-I-Do.htm
 
#14
Scammer said:
We managed to Move funds belonging to some demised persons who were attacked and killed through insurgent attacks. The total amount is US$25 Million dollars in cash. We want to move this money to you, so That you may keep our share for us untill when we shall come over to meet You.
Good god!

I didnt know that the tax free "getting shot at" bonus was quite so high, didn't see many blokes with $25,000,000 in their back burners last time I was over there...!
 
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