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Another Scam Email from Captain Richard, US Military

Hilarious Scam!!!

I am Cpt Richard Steven, an officer in the US Army,and also a West Point Graduate presently serving in the Military with the 3rd Infantry Division Peace keeping force currently deployed in Syria. We were moved from Libya to Syria as the last batch just left,and i really need your help in assisting me with the safe keeping of two military trunk boxes which is deposited in a security company in Libya. I need your assistant to receive and safe keep this consignment box for me until i come out of service because the security company where i made this deposit is on the verge of collapse. I hope you can be trusted? You will be rewarded handsomely if you could help me secure the funds until I conclude my service here. If you can be trusted, i will explain further when i get a response from you, kindly contact me in this my private This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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FBI Scam!!!

Found this in my Junk mailbox today... Just made me laugh but, surprisingly, some people do fall for it...
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Federal Bureau of Investigation

Field Intelligence Groups J. Edgar Hoover Building

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Scammer pretending to be Metropolitan Police

Words from our dearest friend who was affected very recently. She is in her mid 80s now.

A few days ago the telephone rang and a certain DCI James Galbraith from the Metropolitan Police wished to tell me that my credit cards had been tampered with, a lot of money had been withdrawn and would I help the MP to catch the thief? The first thing, of course, was to check on the veracity of his identity which I did by ringing 999 and asking to speak with DCI Galbraith,   This done I started to help him in any way I could. A courier came and took my credit cards away; Galbraith was very worried about any jewelry and money in the house, but I told him they were too small to be worried about. The idea was to run a scam to catch the thief by my going to three banks and withdrawing £5000 at each, and then go home. (She was also told not to tell anyone including her son as it might jeopardise the whole sting operation) I told him what I would be wearing, but no the order of bank visit. Luckily for me I chose the Halifax where I am not known at all, which may have helped the cashier to be vigilant, although later he told me he could tell from my eyes that I was not telling the truth when asked why I needed so much cash. He sent for the police, who came very quickly indeed and the whole story unravelled.  End of scam!

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Scammers pretending to be BT or Microsoft

A couple of days ago one of my customers received a phone call from some one pretending to be BT and asked them to switch on the computer and visit a particular website. She realised that something is not right, decided to hang up the phone and call me straight away.

Here is how this SCAM works;

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Another SCAM; don't fall for it - ATM Master Card...

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION
FUNDS ORGANIZATION,
Plot 55, Lodi Estate
New Delhi 110 003, India.
Customers' Service Hours--Monday To Saturday 24 Hours:

Attention: Esteemed Customer,
We the UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUNDS ORGANIZATION under the India Ministry Of Finance With The RESERVE BANK (RBI) and IMF (International Monitory Fund) has finally adopted this Administrative Measure owing to various complains/petitions received from beneficiaries owning to the delays in receiving their contract/award inheritance fund as expected. This email is from the UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUNDS ORGANIZATION (UNPFO) regarding your
parcel/package that was supposed to be delivered to you from the Lottery Department London-UK, along the delivery process there was a problem between we and the INDIAN INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT in regard of some certificate which covers the security of your package and it happens to be the cause that your package was held/seize from being delivered to your address.

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