Friday, March 14, 2008

US Army Spam (Phishing)

Details follow of a US Army Spam (phishing attempt) arrived in Windows Live Hotmail:
"My Dear Friend, send me your reply ASAP"

My Dear Friend,

Greetings to you and your family. My name is Captain Irvin Shawn; I am an American Soldier and serving in the US Military in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiments, Patrols Tail Afar, in Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of US$8,500,000 (Eight million Five Hundred Thousand US dollars) to the states or any safe country of your choice, as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved. You will find the story of this money on the web address below:


Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein's old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us. This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. 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 British Diplomat working with
the UN here(his office enjoys 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 as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, and before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative. As agreed the British has just deposited the luggage in a safe security firm in London.

I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain here as I have been lucky to have survived 2 suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention. This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavour to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but i pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship as I assure you adequate compensation of 20% of the funds.

Please kindly reply me and furnish me with your information to my email:

Capt. Irvin Shawn
USMC, Iraq.

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