U.S. military personnel sometimes do find a great deal of money in the Middle East. If it is U.S. dollars, I don't believe they are allowed to keep any of it. It seems it's a different story with foreign currencies, however. I heard a story from a reserve soldier though, of another soldier, a friend of the reserve guy, who took home 400,000 Kuwaiti dinar when they were worth a dime each, before he was redeployed. Back when our boys kicked Iraq out and left, the dinar shot right back up to its older previous value, and beyond. When the soldier heard about it, he phoned back home and told his wife to deposit the money, and they made a cool $3 or $4 million bucks. The Kuwaiti dinar currently stands at US$3.63.
Whenever scammers see news in the media about U.S. soldiers finding money, they take advantage of it right away, and spin their stories about how you can get your hands on it, too. They aren't anywhere near the Middle East, of course, nor are they in the military, so they have no way of getting their hands on any of it. The money they supposedly have doesn't exist, and it never does. This entry is linked here, in the upper right hand corner for awhile, and five different military scam videos are located here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Not From: Sgt. William Moore email@example.com
Do Not Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a free e-mail address that nearly anyone in the world can sign up for. These scams are never from someone in any nation's military.
Date: Sun, Aug 28, 2011
Dear Sir / Madam (Intended Victim), I have a good business proposal for you. There are no risks involved and it is easy. Please reply for briefs and procedures. Best regards, Sgt. Williams Moore
We love these damn things. Well, sort of. Yes, U.S. troops do sometimes find money in the Middle East, and lots of it. The scammers are actually dumb enough to believe that any nations' troops would themselves be dumb enough to pull something like this. These are more or less targeted at civilian women, however, who might be tempted to send a soldier something because they're undergoing some extreme hardships. Don't ever believe these "military" scams, they're never real, and neither is the money. As always, the scammers want you to reply to a free e-mail address, and they are always trying to take your money. There are five different military scam YouTube videos linked here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Oh good, I got this idiot to respond to me. Hopefully he wrote all of this out himself, copied onto the webpage (below) and wasn't trying to scam anyone else in the meantime. These guys are not really U.S. soldiers. If they are, they're seriously risking a long time in Leavenworth Prison, and they know it. Here are four 419 Military Scam videos at this link, and more scam samples can be seen Here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You.
"Marine SSgt. Mark George" says he's serving in Iraq, patrolling Baghdad Province. He needs to "evacuate" $12.57 million, that was "left" by "former Iraqi leaders," and he wants your help. He'll give you a cut of the money, of course, and says he has "survived two suicide bomb attacks." These scammers are never members of the U.S. armed forces. No soldier would ever be bold or stupid enough to attempt anything like this. To see lots more of these Military scam samples, as well as a link to the real story, Click Here, and please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank you.
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.