Scam Email received 9/6/2019
SGM John Dailey
I need your assistance.
I need your assistance. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: My name is Sgt Major John Dailey. I am here in Afghanistan , I came upon a project I think we can work together on. I and my partner (1st Lt. Daniel Farkas ) have the sum of $15 Million United State Dollars which we got from a Crude Oil Deal in Iraq before he was killed by an explosion while on a Vehicle Patrol. Due to this incident, I want you to receive these funds on my behalf as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in Afghanistan and come over to meet with you. Since we are working here for an Official capacity, I cannot keep these funds hence by contacting you. I Guarantee and Assure you that this is risk free. I just need your acceptance to help me receive these funds and all is done. Since the death of my partner, my life is not guaranteed here anymore, so I have decided to share these funds with you. I am also offering you 40% of this money for the assistance you will give to me. One passionate appeal I will make to you, is for you 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 for us as soldiers here in Afghanistan. I do not know how long we will remain here, and I have been shot, wounded and survived so many suicide bomb attacks, this and other reasons have prompted me to reach out to you for help. I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible on my e-mail address which is my only way of communication. Yours In Service, SGM John Dailey. SGM John Dailey – email@example.com
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