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New Internet Scam Smears US Military

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posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 11:10 PM
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A new email spam scam that calls to mind the Nigerian scams that have been circulating for a decade or more purports to originate from corrupt soldiers, rather than from oppressed royalty, as was a popular ruse with the Nigerian variety.


The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, known as IC3, issued an alert Tuesday warning of the spam scam in which e-mails are made to appear as though they come from crooked soldiers asking recipients for help in moving war loot out of Iraq.

"In this particular case, they've got what appears to be a rogue GI who is looking to take money looted from Iraq and get it out of Iraq to the United States and try to prey on the greed of American citizens," Shawn Henry, deputy assistant director of the FBI's cyber division, told ABC News.

abcnews.go.com


This scam is doubly dangerous because not only does it seek to part those who give in to greed with their money, but it also smears our military service members.

The main point is to keep an eye out for this one and to report any these emails to the FBI at www.ic3.gov...



[edit on 2007/7/17 by GradyPhilpott]




posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The main point is to keep an eye out for this one and to report any these emails to the FBI at www.ic3.gov...


I'll let you inform for the FBI. I'll just hit delete.



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