What the hell...

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by lgnd-bev, Nov 28, 2009.

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  1. well i was going through my e-mails and i found a rather odd one from a supposed soldier in the US army....Tell me wind up or what ?

    Business Letter‏
    From: Sgt Paul Smith (ttss752006@yahoo.com.hk)
    You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
    Sent: 26 November 2009 14:10:09

    Greetings, I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you before. My name is Sgt. Paul Smith, a member of the U.S. ARMY USARPAC Medical Team, which was deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in Iraq. I would like to share some highly personal classified information about my personal experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career serving under the U.S 1st Armored which was at the fore-front of the war in Iraq. Though, I would like to hold back certain information for security reasons for now until you have find the time to visit the BBC website stated below to enable you have insight as to what I'm intending to share with you, believing that it would be of your desired interest one-way or the other. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Also, could you get back to me having visited the above website to enable us discuss in a more clarifying manner to the best of your understanding. I must say that I'm very uncomfortable sending this message to you without knowing truly if you would misconstrue the importance and decides to go public. In this regards, I will not hold back to say that the essence of this message is strictly for mutual benefit of you and I and nothing more. I will be vivid and coherent in my next message in this regards, meanwhile, could you send me a mail confirming you have visited the site and that you have understood my intentions? I will await your thoughts. Thanks, Best Regards Sgt. Paul Smith .

    I think its most likley a wind up, but why the hell would someone send me this kind of email lol :?
  2. Iv just done a search and its a bloody scam ! little Shit*
  3. No really?

    Apart from everything else, why do you think a serving US soldier would have a Hong Kong e-mail address?
  4. There are loads of these flying about, some claim to have found oil/money/gold and want your details so they can help you to get rich lol

    Just a different take on the Nigerian scams.

  5. I would imagine they picked you, because you use the term "lol"
  6. I just got the same this morning.

    Must of did a bit of digging to find the link he supplied.
  7. Every unsolicited item appearing in your email inbox is either a bullshit story or a money scam. And in all probability, forwarded messages from friends and family will fall into the same category.

    Never trust anything. I can't believe people still get duped into this nonsense.

    Another popular one is spamming from (what appears to be) specific banks or PayPal, etc. claiming your last transaction was denied or there is some sort of problem requiring you to click a link in the email then enter your account information. Their plan is to saturate a block of addresses, hoping to dupe those who have accounts with those institutions.

    Again - don't trust anything.