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Military Impersonation Scam Email Alert.

We all get those annoying spam emails (assuming you have an email account) that offer for skin products worth a fraction of the price or free if you pay for post. These are harmless if you don’t follow on with the deal or click on anything suspicious, as the idea of most of these marketing schemes is to gain your credit card details so that they can keep making unwanted transactions to the point that people have to shut down their card. Then we have Spoof scams claiming to be other companies or establishments recently Amazon.com was their target forcing them to update their customer support urging customers to report these scams. To read Amazons information on this subject here’s the direct link: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/external/32261?language=en-US&ref=mpbc_15362281_cont_32261.

A couple of days ago I was browsing through my emails and I noticed one marked Sgt. Anthony Saenz with the subject: RE; YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED. As I read on, I was shocked but also quite amused at the amount of time that was put into this ruse. Now we all know that it is HIGHLY ILLEGAL to impersonate a military official, so why try? Read for yourself.

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Sounds a little strange that you happened to just come across my email address in a random journal and you want me to hide some money. Also, you “found” the money in barrels while on foot patrol then lied to the so-called UN officials about it claiming it was from an American that died in an air raid……….. I could go on but simply it’s a scam, made to tug on the heartstrings, plus addressing yourself in full like that is a big flag, I’m pretty sure the military takes their personal security more seriously than that. He was very detailed about where he found the money and how he needs it out of the country. This is another Nigerian scam* very dangerous and very illegal. Both you and the scammer can and WILL BE CAUGHT. Most of us have had someone we love fight in the war in the past or even presently..(another topic for another day) and these guys are fighting for our country, and our rights for the next generation to come. Personally, I find it quite disrespectful and offensive to “pretend” to be our allies when its just a convoluted story conjured up in the means of money laundering or stealing identities. If you ever receive one of these by means of mail/email it is important that you DO NOT RESPOND! Screenshot, save or print for evidence and report to your local/national Scamwatch or ACCC.

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