Mar 06 2014
Hi folks – this is for a story I’m writing on TweakTown and needed a place to put the e-mails from an attempted scammer. On Tuesday, March 4 I received the following e-mail (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org):
My name is Perry Rice; I am an American soldier 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, deployed to Afghanistan.My reason for contacting you is that I managed to move funds belonging to some Afghanistan heads that ran away after we rescued the hostages.These hostages were released by us as they were victims of intimidation and violence and incarcerated under the blasphemy laws while awaiting sentence and there are forced sex acts and killings by the Afghanistan terrorist ,as I discovered. In their hideout, I found an underground with currencies. I know that reading this, you may condemn my deeds but sincerely, I have served in US Army in good faith,stealing nothing from my division neither have I be involved in any illegal act.
I only manage to move the total amount of US$24 Million dollars in cash, mostly 100 dollar bills. However, I want to move this money US$24 Million to you (mostly 100 dollar bills), so that you may invest it for me and keep my share for banking. I know you will be asking how did I got your email, it is through my effort to search for a reputable person which my heart is directing me to trust you since here is a war zone and no much time. I want you to understand that I have seen money in Afghanistan even US contractors have wasted lots of hard-earned money over here.
The US$24 Million belong to me, I will take 60%. You will take 40%. No strings attached, just help me move it out of Afghanistan, here is a warzone. I plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in two large silver boxes, using diplomatic immunity. The Boxes are deposited with the firm for easy delivery so I will only present your details for delivery to you.
If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that I can trust and that will assist me. Can I trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest and more information will be send to you.
This business is risk free. The box will be shipped out in 72hrs.
With Respect and Salutation,
SFC Perry Rice
Just your typical phishing scam – how could you not want to be rich AND help a U.S. soldier deployed overseas? Right.