A common scam involves a person who contends to be part of the US Armed Forces (or in this case, a trusted US Ally) who has secured something of great value (precious metals, art works, cash, etc.) and intends to unlawfully take it (suggesting it was from the "bad guys") and reward you for just holding it (appealing to greed).
As you read the unedited text of the e-mail below, ask your self the following questions:
ACTUAL E-MAIL, including all spacing, appears below unedited except for the e-mail address.
MAJOR. ERIC H MILLER <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MAJOR. ERIC H MILLER
I am. Eric miller and I am a British soldier attached to UN peace keeping force in Syria. I am the commanding officer of the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment.As you may know, everyday there are several cases of insurgent attacks and suicide bombs going on here. We have managed to move funds belonging to some demised persons who were attacked and killed through these attacks.The total amount is US$15 Million dollars in cash. We want to move this money to you, so that you can help keep our share for us until when we shall come over to meet you. My partner and I will take 70%, . while you take 30%. No strings attached! Just help us move it out of Syria.
which is a war zone right now. We plan on using Diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in two large metallic 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 is ready to assist us. Can we trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers and other contact details for quick communication. This business is risk free. The boxes can be shipped out in 48hrs.Please If you are Interested in assisting, kindly reply through this PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL Email for further
documentations and briefing,email@example.com
PLEASE, TREAT THIS PROPOSAL AS TOP SECRET.
MAJOR. ERIC H MILLER