Business Proposal From A Soldier – Scam

Do people actually EVER fall for this crap? I searched google for a couple of lines from the letter and it seems that there are a lot of different “from” and “reply-to” email addresses used, which tells me it is likely used to verify working email addresses.

I wonder if the actual Lawrence K. Wilson knows that a scam artist is impersonating him?

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Dave August 2, 2010 at 01:41 pm

What’s a Command Sgt.?

I’ve been out a few years now, but… did they add some new fangled ranks in the last 10 years or so?

Is that below or above a Lieutenant Major? Or a Colonel Private?

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Josh August 2, 2010 at 02:31 pm

Hmmm, “Command Sgt.,” can’t speak English well, using an email address from an Indian website… seems pretty legit.

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Aleksandr Mravinsky August 2, 2010 at 06:50 pm

Was about to say the same thing. Not only that, but the deal itself seems pretty sketch. “Yeah so, I kinda… ahem… found about ten million euros that I want to give to you while I come home from Iraq. You game?”

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Josh August 2, 2010 at 09:30 pm

Well, you know, there’s a sucker born every minute. I can’t feel too sorry for anyone who falls for this; they’re just being greedy and thinking that they deserve some free money!

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Zachg56 August 2, 2010 at 06:45 pm

Reminds me of the time back in the Civil War when we had Command Private Majors running around.

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Dan August 5, 2010 at 11:12 am

Sooooo… Basically this scammer watched Three Kings one too many times and basically copied the back cover of the movie word for word and pasted it into an email…

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Aaron Spuler August 11, 2010 at 10:02 am

I got this same email scam in my inbox last week.

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Josh August 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

I never get any junk like this in my mail, but I was just reminded of a site, 419eater.com, that I ran across a long time ago where people who had gotten scam offers played along for awhile and made the scammers do all sorts of nonsense before finally backing out of the deal. I think there was at least one guy that got talked into getting a tattoo as part of the deal!

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Sheila January 3, 2012 at 08:52 am

They can send me moneys anytime. Send it U.S. cash only to a safety deposit box at the airport and email me the combo and I’ll gladly pick it up. If they send a check cash it at cash4checks under a fake ID so easy to get just ask an illegal alien, never cash a check using your bank account, that’s how they get you. Some times you get a dumb scammer that is new at it and will actually fall for it.

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