Sgt. Rigney James (scam warning)

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Global conflicts attract scammers, and the message below is a typical example of a war zone scam. Someone claiming to be a soldier has found an abandoned stash of money, and needs your help in getting it to safety. He’ll cut you in on the proceeds, of course. Unfortunately, it’s just another version of the good old advance fee fraud.

From: “Sgt.Rigney James”
Subject: My Subject..
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016


Am Rigney James, a staff Sergent in the US Army presently serving in Afghanistan as a combat instructor, I sincerely apologize for intruding into your privacy, this might come as a surprise to you, but nothing is more distressing to me at this time as i find myself forced by events beyond my control, i have summoned courage to contact you.

Some money in various currencies where discovered in barrels at a farm house in the middle East during a rescue operation early 2003 in the Iraq War,and it was agreed by Staff Sergent Kenneth Buff and myself that some part of these money be shared between both of us, I was given a total of ($5 Million US Dollars) as my own share , I kept this money in a consignment for a long while with a security Company which i declared and deposit as my personal effects and it has been secured and protected for years now with the diplomatic Delivery Service.

Now, the WAR in Iraq is over, and all possible problems that could have emanated from the shared money has been totally cleaned up and all file closed, all what was discovered in the Middle East is no more discussed, am now ready to retire from active services by the end of this month, but, i need a trustworthy person that can help me take possession of this funds and keep it safe while i work on my relief letters to join you so that we could discuss possible business partnership together with the money.

But I tell you what! No compensation can make up for the risk we are taken with our lives.You can confirm the genuineness of the findings by clicking on this web site.

I found your contact particulars in an address journal,I’m seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of US$5 Million Dollars to you as far as I can be assured that the money will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in (AFGHANISTAN) before the end of the month.

The most important thing is; “Can I Trust you”?,As an officers on ACTIVE DUTY am not allowed access to money, therefore, i have declared the content of the consignment as personal effect that i would like to be delivered to a friend. You will be rewarded with 20% of this funds for your help, all that i required is your trust between us till the money get to you.If you have any reasons to reject this offer, please destroy this message, If you are willing to help please reply for further details.

Sgt.Rigney James

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Capt. Kate Carr Lee in Iraq (scam warning)

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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.

For reference click the link below

Please send me the following below.

1. Full Name…
2. Address….
3. Occupation…
4. Age……….
5. Your Telephone Number.

As soon as i received these information i will get back to you.

Best Regards
Capt. Kate Carr Lee

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Sgt. Cook Chad in Iraq

This is a good example of the overseas soldier scam. “Sgt. Chad” is stationed in Iraq, and he needs your help in getting some war profits out of the country. It’s all legal, he assures you. And employing a familiar kind of reverse psychology, he asks if you can be trusted. If I were you, I wouldn’t worry about your own trustworthiness; I’d worry about the scammer calling himself “Sgt. Chad.”

date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:43 PM
subject The most important thing is; “Can We Trust you”

hide details 11:43 PM (1 hour ago)

Hello Friend,

I hope my e-mail meets you well. I am in need of your assistance. My names is SGT.COOK CHAD of the Engineering Unit of US Military here in Ba’qubah in Iraq; we have about $10 Million that we want to move out of the country. This money was found in boxes some time ago during our routine raid around the base.

My partners and I need a good partner out there, someone we can trust to receive the funds on our behalf. It is oil money and legal.

The most important thing is; “Can We Trust you”?

Once the funds get to you, simply take out 20% as your share and keep the remaining 80% for us. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where the funds can be sent to, ours is sending it to you safely. Also you can view this Link for proper verification

If you are interested I will furnish you with more details upon receipt of your response and contact details. But I can assure you the whole process is simple and we must keep a low profile at all times. I look forward to your reply and co-operation. We have kept this money for so long but right now the US President, Barack Obama said he is pulling us out from Iraq so I must have this cash out immediately. Reply me at


Sgt. Darrell Klante in Iraq

This is another example of the “Iraq soldier scam.” An American soldier, usually a sergeant, claims to have recovered a fortune in cash that had belonged to Saddam Hussein, and he needs your help getting it out of the country. Hussein was a murderous dictator, so it’s not like we’re taking money from poor people or anything like that. Can you help? You’ll get a healthy reward if you do (sucker).

from: Sgt.Darrell Klante
date: Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:18 PM
subject: CAN YOU DO THIS???

FROM: Sgt.Darrell Klante
Important Message

Good day, my name is Darrell Klante,

I am an American soldier, I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, as you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs. We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein’s family. The total amount is US$25 Million dollars in cash, mostly 100 dollar bills. We want to move this money to you, so that you may invest it for us and keep our share for banking. You can go to this web link to read about events that took place there:

We will take 70%, my partner and I. You take the other 30%. No strings attached, just help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a war zone. We plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in two large silver boxes, using diplomatic immunity. If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and 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 48hrs.

Sgt.Darrell Klante

Staff Sgt. Johnson Wood (scam alert)

This is a specific and familiar type of scam, one we might call the battlefield soldier scam. A dedicated soldier (at present usually an American soldier in Iraq) claims to have discovered a large quantity of cash, typically abandoned cash that belonged to a former dictator. Taking it wouldn’t really be stealing, since the dictator has been deposed and he was corrupt anyway. If you’ll just help move the money to your country, you can have a cut. No one will be harmed, and we’ll all be rich. What could be wrong with that?

date: Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 9:43 AM
subject: GOOD DAY 10/10/09:

Dear Sir/Madam

My name is (staff Sgt.) Johnson Wood; i am an American soldier, serving in the Military with the army’s 3rd infantry division. i have a very desperate need for Assistance and have summed up courage to contact you.

I found your contact particulars in an address journal and I am seeking your kind Assistance to move the sum of Five million United States dollars (us$5,000,000) to you In your country, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care Until i complete my service here.


Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a Farmhouse near one of saddam’s old palaces in tikrit-iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by Staff Sgt.. Kenneth buff and i that some part of this money be shared Between us. My own share of the money is Five Million United State Dollars, which I want moved out immediately.

One Passionate appeal i will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should You have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any Leakage of this information will be too bad for the u.s. soldier’s here in Iraq.

I do not know how long we will remain here; month of May was the deadliest month for us out Here. Totally, we lost 127 men and i have been shot, wounded and survived two suicides Bomb attacks by the special grace of God.

This and other reasons i will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help. I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as Possible with my private e-mail address which is my only way of communication (e-mail:

May God bless you and your family.


Johnson Wood.

Capt. Scott J. Wright in Iraq

There is chaos in every real war zone, so it isn’t surprising that money and valuables often go missing or fall into the wrong hands. Scammers know you know this, and they use it as psychological leverage. What loyal American wouldn’t want to help one of his country’s soldiers? And the supposed money used to belong to Saddam Hussein, who is dead, so it’s not like it’s being stolen from anyone. Alas, it’s really all a scam: there’s no money and no Capt. Wright. There’s only a fraudster somewhere in the world trying to con you out of your money.

from: scott wright (
date: Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 5:54 AM
subject: Att: Letter From Mr Scott.

Att: Letter From Mr Scott.

With respect Sir,

This might come to you as a suprise. However. I am Capt. Scott J Wright. an American soldier in peace keeping force here in Iraq,

I am serving in the military of the 1st Armoured Division in Iraq, after going through your profiles yours capture my intrest as i strongly believe you are in better position to assist in this matter very well.

As you know insurgents everyday and car bombs are attacking us. We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein’s family in the tune of USD$ 28 Million Dollars in cash.

ID information 10 U.S.C. Section 3013, Secretary of the Army; Army Regulation 25-1, Army Information Management; Army Regulation 380-19, Information Systems Security; E.O. 9397 (SSN).

This fund itself was discovered some years ago and we have hidden and concealed the funds waiting for an opportunity to move the funds out. Now there will be no more time. All US troops are leaving Iraq you see this at B.B.C NEWS, most of us have been redeployed to Afganistan. We have to move the funds now or we could loose everything.

I’m contacting you as an external body because of our status as American soldiers on war duty. Our activities are highly limited based on the U.S military code of conduct.

We want to move this money to you now, so that you will keep our share for us till when we will come over to meet you. You are to take 30% of the total 28 Million Dollars and keep 70% for me and my partners.

Please No strings attached, we plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out of Iraq in three  silver boxes using diplomatic immunity which the shippment fees will be paid by me and my partners here in iraq. The boxes can be shipped out in 48hrs it is risk free because it is well arrange,

So If you are interested kindly send an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication this is necessary in the interest and the protection of our partnership,

Then we can send to you the shipment details and the fright number and labels it is 100% risk free. Please contact us immediatly for more information.



Capt Scott J wright

Bestoon Ibrahim Hamarahim of Iraq

This scam message leaves enough to the imagination to make the content seem plausible. A whiff of plausibility is often the key to a successful scam. Everyone knows Iraq is a dangerous war zone, and we can sympathize with someone who may want to get his family out of the country. But the message still shows many hallmarks that are the giveaways of a scam: it comes out of the blue from someone you don’t know; the from-address is different from the reply-to address; and the reply-to address is a free email account in a third country ( In addition, the supposed originating address,, doesn’t exist.

from: Mr. Bestoon Ibrahim (
date: Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Good Day,

I am Mr. Bestoon Ibrahim Hamarahim a member of a strategic committee in a major industry in Iraq, I seek your partnership because of an urgent need to move my family out of Iraq due to the deteriorating security situation and the strong prospect of a civil war if the U.S. finally pulls out their troops. To indicate your interest or request more details, please contact me by e-mail:

Thank you,
Bestoon Ibrahim Hamarahim

Capt. Gill, an American Soldier

This is a typical example of the soldier-in-a-war-zone scam. He has discovered some cash that belonged to the deposed government, and wants help getting it back home. Strictly speaking, this is against military regulations, but we know the dictator is dead and it’s not as though we are stealing from anyone, right? You’ll help a soldier, won’t you? If you do, of course, you’ll discover there really is no soldier and no cash: there’s just a scammer trying to extract “bribes” or “courier fees” from you, and once he has your money you’ll never hear from him again.

from: capt.gill (
date: Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Attn: My Good Friend,

My name is Capt. gill, an American soldier. I was serving in the military of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. I am in Iraq at the moment. I and my partner moved one of the boxes containing funds which we believe belonging to Late Saddam Hussein in March 2007, the total fund in this box is $15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million US Dollars).And this fund had been moved via a safe Diplomatic Courier Service to a secured security company.

Please click on this link view:

Basically since we are working for the American government we cannot keep these funds, we are 3 that are involved. This means that you will take 30 percent, I will take 30 percent, and my partner will take 30 percent, 10 percent will be kept aside for expenses. This business is confidential, and we plead that it should not be discussed with anyone.

There is no risk involved as we left this fund in the Security Company without declaring its contents for this period of time to make sure that the fund will be safe for transfer and investment.

If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and will assist us.

Kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your telephone/fax numbers for quick communication and also your contact details. I assure you that this transaction is risk free and its success is 100% guaranteed,

Please help us to help you. And get in touch with me through this my private email: