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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

As a Military wife...

I have to tell you there are some things that really TICK me off!!! And here is one of them...

I got this "SCAM" email today....

From Sgt.Ronald G.Brown.

Good Day,

I found your contact particulars in an E-mail address guide that was provided to us here, as I desperately needed an urgent help to do this deal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of $15m {Fifteen Million U.S Dollars only} to you; as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.

SOURCE OF FUND: A lot of money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam's old palaces in Tikrit in Iraq during an operation Conquest in Fallujah north of Baghdad, and it was agreed by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Buff and I that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. This is quite an illegal thing to do, but well tell you what, no compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole, of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time.

The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British Contact working here, at Southern Basra British fortified green zone, whose office enjoys some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to a British/American medical doctor who died in a raid here in Baghdad, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in United States.

I have now found a much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to you, for you to pick it up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me, and I believe that my money will be well secured in your hand because you have fear of God. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give me.

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 and catastrophe for soldiers here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain here, but I hope to have a shift very soon for me to return back to the States.

I have been shot and wounded twice and I have survived two terrible suicides bomb attacks just by special grace of God, this and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, I will honestly want this matter be resolved immediately because the President is working hard to pull us out of Iraq and if this happen which I knew would be soonest, I may find it difficult to move the fund out of Iraq and this is why/other reason for my urgent call for assistance.

I thank you so much for everything and anticipate that you will be trustworthy and handle this transaction to the best of your ability to benefit both of us.

God Bless you and your family.

Sgt.Ronald G.Brown

First of all - the person who wrote this can not even use proper English! Which ticks me off because it makes it look like our US Soldiers are stupid.

Then this letter plays on every fear that a military family has... that their loved one is going to get hurt or injured, that they are not being paid enough to do their job, and how they are more than willing to do something illegal! ARE YOU KIDDING ME...

And finally it really gets my goat that they bring God into this deal!

In today's economy I can see that someone might really need some money, and hey they would be helping a soldier right.... PLEASE IF YOU GET THE ABOVE EMAIL - IT IS A SCAM!!! DO NOT - REPEAT DO NOT try to help this person!

My hope is one day they run into a real soldier and they learn what honor, duty and service really looks like. And I feel confidant that God will take care of the rest!

Stepping off my soap box now...

Until Next Time!


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