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  1. #1 A New On-Line Scam? 
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    I received this - this morning. Tell me what you think and what it might be.

    From: Sgt. Chaney Sam (uknationa@live.com)
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    Sent: Sun 9/21/08 5:51 AM


    Dear Friend,

    I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you before now. My name is Sgt. Chaney Sam, a master sgt. of The U.S. Marine, deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in 2003.

    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 ARMY 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 found time to visit the BBC website stated below to enable you have insight regarding what I intend to share with

    you, believing that it would be of your desired interest in one way or the other.Here is a BBC news listing that confirms what I share with you. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

    Also, could you get back to me having visited the above website to enable us discuss in a more vivid 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 decide to go public.In this regards,I will not hold backto say that the essence of this letter is strictly for mutual benefit of you and I and

    nothing more.
    I will be more vivid and coherent in my next email in this regards.Meanwhile,could you send me a mail confirming you have visited the site and understood my intentions? Standing by for your response.
    Warm regards,Dear Friend,

    I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you before now. My name is Sgt. Chaney Sam, a master sgt. of The U.S. Marine, deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in 2003.

    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 ARMY 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 found time to visit the BBC website stated below to enable you have insight regarding what I intend to share with

    you, believing that it would be of your desired interest in one way or the other.Here is a BBC news listing that confirms what I share with you. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

    Also, could you get back to me having visited the above website to enable us discuss in a more vivid 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 decide to go public.In this regards,I will not hold backto say that the essence of this letter is strictly for mutual benefit of you and I and

    nothing more.
    I will be more vivid and coherent in my next email in this regards.Meanwhile,could you send me a mail confirming you have visited the site and understood my intentions? Standing by for your response.
    Warm regards,
    Kindly reply this mail via: sgtchaneysam101@googlemail.com
    or call: +44-7040130208
    Sgt. Chaney Sam

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    It appears to be written by a Nigerian (or at least someone for whom English is not necessarily a first language, yet has some facility in it) looking to see if the email address is live. If you reply, expect follow up spam from the nephew of the oil minister. :)
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    Looks like a variation on the Nigerian oil revenues scam. He'll need your help to get the money out of Iraq, and, of course, you'll have to front some money for "expenses" or something similar. If you reply, you will be inundated with spam from other scammers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bijou View Post
    It appears to be written by a Nigerian (or at least someone for whom English is not necessarily a first language, yet has some facility in it) looking to see if the email address is live. If you reply, expect follow up spam from the nephew of the oil minister. :)
    I was going to say the same thing, based on:

    "that it would be of your desired interest in one way or the other"

    "enable us discuss in a more vivid manner to the best of your understanding"

    Those, and a supposed US marine signing off with "warmest regards" to a complete stranger.

    He has a UK mobile number. I'm half tempted to play this fool.
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    hmmm, this has a familiar ring

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    when will people recognize that when something seems to good to be true - IT IS?
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