Apologies if someone has already posted this subject, I did search and nothing showed up. This ad appears in the current Private Eye (No. 1185): ARMY OFFICER seeks funding for soldiers' adventure training. Happy to discuss. firstname.lastname@example.org S/C 40-30-24 A/C 21887300 ___________________________ (The sort code is for HSBC in Loughborough.) I can't believe this is genuine - there are better ways to raise money than anonymous ads in a magazine. Does anyone on arrse know of any way to check? I haven't tried emailing for more info because I don't want to be inundated with spam/viruses etc. Unfortunately there are people out there who will donate money to fake appeals and then some lazy git gets money under false pretences.