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I am US Army prior service. There is NO WAY an active duty soldier would need or even be allowed to use civilian assistance to leave Iraq. What are they AWOL and just up and left their unit?? I don't think so! This particular scam infuriates me. I go to Veteran Affairs with my husband (also prior service) and see servicemen and women who NEED actual help. And this prick, is pulling on the heartstrings of every patriotic American who wants to support our troops. Please bring this scam to the attention of your co-workers, friends and family. So money for our troops get actually get to the soldiers that need it the most. Thank you.
PFC Shepard ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ firstname.lastname@example.org (This is the e-mail it's coming from)
rogers.com (The supposed e-mail address) is an online store. My name is Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester. I am an American soldier that served in the US military in Iraq with the army's 31st infantry division and I have some amount that I want to move out of Iraq which might require your assistance. Please e-mail me at email@example.com for more details as this mail was sent to you from a colleague of mine's email box.
I just received an urgent email from Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester as follows:
From: Amy Mayers [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:11 AM
Subject: Very urgent My name is Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester and I have a deal for you. Reach me at email@example.com as this message was sent from my friend's email.
Subject: Very urgent From: Amy Mayers [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:11 AM
2014-01-30: Followup Information Added By Anonymous From
Thanks for your response. I appreciate the fact that we are strangers for now but knowing that all relationship starts from strangers to friendship and family in a moment of trust and sincerity so please note that trust is very essential in all dealings. I got your contact from an email address journal. What I am about to share with you is a top secret which you are not expected to tell anyone for my own sake. Please note that I am in an Iraq country side cave and I have limited time to be on the internet due to my present location. I am presently hiding in a remote village which makes it difficult to have access to the internet but I will always try my best to come on from time to time to communicate with you. You must be quite aware that the entire soldiers that was sent to Iraq have been ordered to leave by President Barrack Obama but I had to stay back due to some unfinished business I had over here which I would suggest that you please keep as strictly confidential. During our service in Iraq, while fighting for the great people of America so many lives were lost, friends e.t.c. May their perfect soul continue to rest in peace. During the period, we managed to move funds found in Saddam Hussein’s farm. Several Millions of Dollars was also discovered about $760 million of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's cash hidden in several cottages. You can visit these sites to have a pure idea of what am talking about: You can go to this web link to read about events that took place there: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Six of us managed to take some and hid for ourselves. I was able to take US$25 Million dollars in cash for myself, mostly 100 dollar bills. I want to move this money to you so that you may invest it for me and keep my share for banking. I will take 70%, You take the other 30%. No strings attached, just help me move it out of Iraq as Iraq is a war zone. I do not intend to come back to America for now for security reasons. I am aware that some of my colleagues already surrendered to the authorities and this is the more reason I do not plan to come back home neither do I intend to contact my family until everything is resolved. Presently, no one knows my location. I plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out using diplomatic immunity. All I need from you is your trust to work as partners as that will assist us. Can I trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details. This business is risk free. The box can be shipped out in 24hrs. I’m not greedy. I have package the boxes believing that I will leave Iraq with the Red Cross officials before I changed my mind to remain here for now due to the circumstances on ground. I need you to get the consignment and keep in your custody pending my return to America. I want you to understand that, this transaction is a gilt-edge transaction so you don’t have anything to be scared of. I have made all the necessary arrangement on how the boxes will be delivered to you at provided delivery address since I am not coming with diplomatic flight again. All I want from you is the maximum cooperation and prayers for me out here. I will be redirecting the diplomat to deliver the boxes to you as he will be leaving Iraq very soon and since he has diplomatic Immunity, the consignment will not be subject to rigorous screening. I will provide you with the name of the diplomat in charge of delivery and I will also give to him your contact information that you shall be providing me to enable him contact you immediately on his arrival. I will like you to confirm to me your full contact details as well as your present occupation. This will enable me know how to position myself to make sure this deal is brought to a logical conclusion without any hitch. Please send it in the format below. Full Name:
Note that the diplomat is not aware of the content of the boxes so please do not tell him that they contain money. The boxes are package in a consignment as mere goods. Just let him know they are personal effects that belongs to a dead soldier is directed to you. I shall send you the pictures of myself and the consignments as soon you get back to me to assist me. My confidence and trust in you should not be betrayed because I have put a lot on the line here and God shall see us through. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation in advance. My most secured email address is email@example.com for security reasons. I await your response ASAP. God bless you and and God bless America. Have a wonderful day. Thanks,
SSgt. Andrew Lester.
2013-07-04: Followup Information Added By Anonymous From
Subject: Can I Trust You? From: Mary Okoli
sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 9:24 AM
I\'m Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester. An American soldier in Iraq, I have some amount I want to move out of Iraq that I need your help with. Please reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org as this mail was sent from my colleague\'s email box
2013-06-13: Followup Information Added By crusinex. From
I have emailed the source and asked him for more info using an alias that he cannot track. I also changed my password so he cannot get into my email system.
From: Murray Doug - Allendale Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:35 PM Subject: Please respond
My name is Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester. I am an American soldier that served in the US military in Iraq with the army and I have some amount that I want to move out of Iraq that I need your help with. Please reach me at email@example.com as this mail was sent from my colleague\'s email box
2013-01-02: Followup Information Added By Anonymous From
They're using a different email and name this time, and it's a legitimate college email account. I assume they hacked in and are using that to lend some sort of legitimacy to the email. From: Manchester, Margaret (Margaret_Manchester@urmc.rochester.edu)
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:36 AM
Subject: Can I Trust You? (Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org) My name is Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester. I am an American soldier that served in the US military in Iraq with the army and I have some amount that I want to move out of Iraq that I need
2012-12-18: Followup Information Added By Trent From VIDOR, TX USA
This is the email I received for a Thea Harris but says he's Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester. I'm Staff Sgt. Andrew Lester. An American soldier that served in Iraq, I have some amount that I want to move out of Iraq which might require your assistance. Please contact me at email@example.com for more details.