I figured this didn't fit under Army scams because this guy is claiming to be a U.S. Marine who discovered an illegal stash while serving in Iraq and wants help, transferring the clandestine booty to the U.S.! Following is the raw source data of the E mail which we received:
Delivery-date: Wed, 11 May 2011 20:35:39 -0600
Received: from exim by mz1.forethought.net with spamassassin (Exim 4.69)
X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.1 (2007-05-02) on
X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.0 required=3.0 tests=none autolearn=disabled
Received: from wg1.cofc.edu ([220.127.116.11])
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Subject: mail from iraq
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 22:35:30 -0400
Thread-Topic: mail from iraq
From: "Grimmage, Kenyatta Centell" <email@example.com>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 12 May 2011 02:35:32.0642 (UTC) FILETIME=[44022820:01CC104D]
I am Capt Dan Nardiello with the United States Marine Corps here in =
Iraq,I need your assistance in moving a huge amount of money I found =
while on patrol out of the country (Iraq).Please do respond only to my =
private email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your willingness to assist =
What we discovered when we went searching for answers about this spooky E mail is that OTHER people have ALSO received not only E mail - but also TELEPHONE calls - from similarly related persons.
Following is a link to a web page at 800 Notes which includes a lot of information about the strange telephone calls which someone apparently connected with this scam has been making:
Grimmage, Kenyatta Centell at 800 Notes
We figured this was a new wrinkle on the "Army" scam - only these guys have switched their service of choice to the Marines!
Seems like someone from the Army and/or Marines would be able to do something about this shocking misuse of the good name of military organizations!