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Scammers keep track of the news and often use current events as hooks to trap their victims. The message below is an example of a typical “war zone scam” in which a (fake) soldier claims to have found abandoned money in a combat area and needs your help in getting it to safety:
Subject: Re: Message from Capt.Kate Carr Lee
From: Captain Lee
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015
I know you will be surprise to read my email Please don’t be skeptical to reply me. My name is Capt. Kate Carr Lee. I am a member of the US ARMY medical team deployed to Iraq because of the current ISIS problems. I discovered trunk boxes containing American dollar bills. I have deposited two of these boxes with a security company here in Iraq. Am looking for a trust worthy individual who will assist me to receive the funds in his country before l will come over and join the person. Please, I want this to be between you and me since I am still in the service. To prove my sincerity, you are not sending me any money because most of these scams are all about sending money.
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Please send me the following below.
1. Full Name…
5. Your Telephone Number.
As soon as i received these information i will get back to you.
Capt. Kate Carr Lee
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