A Scam Email with the Subject "Our Honor" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Jun 2011 22:48:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Capt. Larry Denson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day!We a team of American coalition troops writing from Freetown Sierra Leone!
We urgently seek for your willingness to help secure some consignment on behalf of the American coalition troops in peace keeping in Sierra Leone. We are currently in Sierra Leone on behalf of the UN for peace keeping over the conflict between rebel forces RUF (Revolutional United Front) and Sierra Leone government over Sierra Leone Diamond/Gold mines. RUF (Revolutional United Front) was mostly made out of unemployed men from the slum areas, illicit diamond miners, Liberian and Burkinabe mercenaries, and etc.
However, many child soldiers were forcibly recruited in order to increase their ranks. While RUF claimed to be fighting for justice, freedom and unresolved grievances, their main aim was to seize control of the countryâs large supply of Diamonds. The rebellion claimed over 75, 00 lives, turned 500,000 Sierra Leoneans into refugees, and displaced half of the countryâs 4.5 million people. Rebel forces and governmental soldiers (14,000 of them) actually collaborated at times, being soldiers in the day, but looters at night. The armyâs forces also consisted of street urchins involved in theft. They were given an AK47 and a chance to engage in theft on a larger scale. Initially, RUF did the mining, but as time went on they went to villagers, stripped the young men and hacked off the arms of the rest, and brought the young men to the mining site to get diamonds and Gold. The conflict would eventually become a tug-of-war as to who would control the diamond mines: The RUF, or the government.
We the American coalition troops were sent by the UN to resolve the conflict and upon our arrival to Sierra Leone, we invaded the treasure house of Mr. Al-Ahmed the head of the rebel force (RUF) were we found some metallic consignments containing pure Sierra Leone Diamonds, Gold bars and Coins of very high karats. But due to laws and restriction order, we are unable to transport the goods to AMERICA that is the reason why we are soliciting for your interest to assist us in receiving the goods on our behalf! We are ready to meet to your demand on this basis with our intending 25% of the entire goods either in cash or in value!
At this moment, I and my colleague have been able to ship the consignments through a diplomatic courier company here in Sierra Leone to a security company in Lebuan Island, Malaysia for safety awaiting final delivery upon us getting a reliable partner who will help receive and sell the goods. Therefore, we will appreciate your effort to reach us via this Email: email@example.com with your confirmation of your interest to our proposal so that we can furnish you with further directives.
Please, note: - this issue must be handled with utmost confidentiality as to avoid publicity!
Yours truly Capt. Larry Denson Team Leader American coalition Troops Email: firstname.lastname@example.org