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How are you? (From: Sgt. Edmond Baker)

from: Sgt. Edmond Baker pappk@kppk.gov.my ¹
reply-to: “Sgt. Edmond Baker” edbaker@mail.mn ²
to:
date: Sat, May 8, 2010 at 4:15 PM
subject: How are you?
mailed-by: kppk.gov.my

IN GOD WE TRUST.

Hello,

My name is Sgt. Edmond Baker. I am an American soldier and am serving in the military with the 1st Armored Division in Iraq till date. As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs/suicide bombers. However,i managed to move part of funds belonging to Saddam Hussein’s family in 2009. The total amount is USD$20 Million dollars in cash mostly 100 dollar bills. This money has been kept somewhere outside Baghdad for some time but with the proposed troop in-increase by President Barrack Obama to end the war and make peace with Iraq militant and terrorist i am afraid that the money may be discovered. Hence i want to make sure that the money is in a safe hands pending the completion of our assignment here.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

I am ready to compensate you with good percentage of this fund because no strings attached as Iraq is a war zone. I plan on using diplomatic means under diplomatic immunity-cover to ship this money as military cargo to a safe hand. I am contacting you with confidence as all arrangements for the successful delivery has been put in place. All i need from you is to receive the cargo from the delegated diplomat at your location.

I look forward to reading from you so as to extend more confidential details to you immediately.I really hope that i can trust.

Yours sincerely,

Sgt.Edmond Baker.

¹ “.my” = Malaysia
² “.mn” = Mongolia

Yes, I have decided. No more sitting on the fence. If a person responds to this and gets swindled, they deserve it. I thought it was just me getting cynical with age and exposure…

Think I’m going to stop posting these. They stopped tickling my funny bone a while ago now. Now I just think of Darwin’s theory.

May 8, 2010 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, security

6 Comments »

  1. Tech Paul, along with your “general tech info.” these posts re: Sgt.Edmond Baker, and others are part and parcel in keeping your readers safe from these scams.

    I hope your readers are reading these posts, as reminders of the fact that these swindlers are “still out there” again finding their way to my “inbox”.

    My inbox is free from them for long periods of time, then suddenly, “there they are again”, as in this past week, day after day, they won’t go away, they appear with many different faces.

    Gaia

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    Comment by Anonymous | May 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Spam will not go away until those with the power and authority to do so step up to the plate and go after the *people* behind it.

      Which will not happen any time soon.

      For one thing, We The People are not demanding it…

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      Comment by techpaul | May 10, 2010 | Reply

  2. […] Tech-for Everyone How are you? (From: Sgt. Edmond Baker) […]

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  3. techpaul.wordpress.com’s done it once more! Incredible read.

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    Comment by Devon Herman | May 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. If only more than 23 people could read about this!

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    Comment by Vince Wolf | May 29, 2010 | Reply

    • Vince Wolf,
      Um.. they have.

      But if you mean “everyone who has an e-mail account should be aware of scams like this”, I agree completely!

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      Comment by techpaul | May 30, 2010 | Reply


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