This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
MAJOR GEN. FRANK SMITH
This is an internet
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Frank Smith <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:57:52 +0800 (SGT)
Reply-To: Frank Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Accept my sincere apology for sending unsolicited email
to you, I will like to introduce myself properly, my
name is Major Frank Smith,the Deputy Chief of Staff,
Intelligence (CJ2), for the International Security
Assistance Force in Syria. I was among the troop that
went for international rescue assignment in Iraq where
we discovered some stash of money in Baghdad.
The money was flown out of the country (IRAQ) to a secure location" for counting purposes and will
eventually be returned to Iraq to help rebuild the
country then. Afterward i personally
found a stash with the sum of USD$7.5M which i
instructed an agency of United Nations delivery unit to
help move out of Iraq and safe deposited with a secure
Bank in Europe. This amount has been deposited in a
sundry account (open beneficiary) with the bank for
long. There is no way i can send the funds direct to
any bank in my country, United State on my name due my
position and other circumstances.
I know that my actions may not seem right to many but i
have no option than to keep this money after much
consideration of the risk and danger of war life.
Today we are in Syria, and the only means of
communicating with outside world is via skype and email.
Now i need your sincere assistant,I want you to be
honest from your heart to help me receive
this funds in your country . I will be glad part 40%
sum of these funds to compensate your effort just to
ensure that you will be very honest in dealing with me.
Note that every information on this email must not be
disclosed to a third party for any reason there may be
in order to protect interest,even if you have chosen
not to assist me please keep confidential.
I will need the following information from you so that
my attorney will use it to facilitate the
paper works that will make the funds beneficiary.
YOUR FULL NAME:
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:
DATE OF BIRTH:
I will instruct my attorney to prepare the legal papers
that will authorize you as the
beneficiary of the fund and will also provide you the
contact details of the account officer in
as soon as i have reply.God bless you. You can also
reach me at, email@example.com,
Yours in service,
Major Gen. Frank Smith
Deputy Chief of Staff,
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MAJOR GEN. FRANK SMITH
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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