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November 25, 2008

Nigerian Scammers Now Posing as US Soldiers in Iraq

"Oldowan" sent this. As you can see, the scammer writes in the same exotic English as the typical Nigerian scammer.

Here's the hook-- lots of money. Will you help?



From: "SGT.DONALD COX T SSG MIL USA US"

Date: November 25, 2008 1:55:20 PM EST

Subject: This is my Life In Your Hands

Reply-To: dlcox121@hotmail.com

SGT. DONALD COX T SSG MIL USA US

This is a personal Letter directed to you alone.

I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you before. My name is SGT. DONALD COX, 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 websites 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 oneway or the other.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

Also, could you get back to me having visiting 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.DONALD COX

If you haven't read any of the Scam Baiters' letters, you should check them out. Try "Tale of the Painted Breast."

Another great one is Busted.

The trick isn't that they waste these scammers' time. The trick is they con the con artists, and actually chisel money and work out of them, and then promise then tens of thousands of dollars... which somehow never arrives.

They get very angry when they begin to suspect they've been promised something the promiser has no intention of delivering and that they've furthermore been scammed out of time, labor, and effort.

Funny, that.

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