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The message below is a typical example of a “war zone scam.” The scammer claims to be a soldier in a war zone somewhere in the world, and he has found a stash of money, or a box of gold, or a hoard of diamonds, maybe abandoned by the previous dictator of the country. If you’ll just help the soldier get the money out of the country, you can have a cut, he says (like every other advance-fee fraudster). In fact, there is no cash and no real soldier: there’s just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.
From: “Sgt Allen K. Teasley” email@example.com
Date: Sun, 07 Aug 2016
My name is Sgt Allen K. Teasley, I am serving in the US military in afghanistan with the army infantry division, I have some amount of funds that I want to move out of the country, e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thanks and best Regards.
Sgt Allen K. Teasley
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