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Alert - Iraq and Col. Brian Kent
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Even scammers watch the news. And Iraq is big news. Now they'd like to take advantage of your Iraq-awareness to scam you. Apparently, they found some of Saddam Hussein's money in a bunch of old barrels (along with weapons and ammunition) and they supposedly want to share the wealth with you, a complete stranger.

If that's not bad enough, the sender poses as a Colonel, and claims that even if it's illegal, "no compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hell hole."

It's not a job scam, but we've seen these before. We find it particularly disgusting that the perpetrator of this scam would claim to have survived suicide bombs and that if not interested, you should delete the email, since "any leakage of this information will be detrimental to the US soldiers here in Iraq and especially to me."

Brian Kent turns into Brian Dennison when it comes to the reply address. And, according to the headers, this message originated from Nigeria. Someone needs to hunt this scammer down!
Message text:
From: Col. Brian Kent <col.briankent6 @ btinternet.com>
Subject: YOUR ATTENTION IS NEEDED IN IRAQ
To:
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010, 6:35 AM

Hello,

Kindly see ATTACHMENT,

Regards.

Contents of text file attachment "brian_kent_new.txt":
Hello,

Good day and compliments, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge
surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the
decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and continued
existence. Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Col. Brian Dennison Kent, a US
Army serving in the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq.

I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact
you, presently am in Iraq and I found your email in an address journal. I am seeking
your assistance to evacuate some funds which was stashed in a Trunk Box, to the
States or any safe country of your choice; as far as I can be assured that it will
be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no stolen money and
there are no dangers involved.

SOURCE OF MONEY:

Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles
of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein's old
Presidential Palaces in Tikrit Iraq, during a rescue operation, view the link below
for verification:

http :// news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

It was agreed by all parties present that the money be shared amongst us. Although,
some were reported to be sent back.

This might appear as an illegal but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for
the risks we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. I have now found a secured
way of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how
long I will remain here as I have been lucky to have survived 2 suicide bomb attacks
by Pure Divine intervention. This and other reasons put into consideration have
prompted me to reach out for help.

If it might be of interest to you then endeavor to contact me and we would work out
the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually
benefiting relationship.

Should you have any reason to reject this offer, please and please delete this
message immediately, as any leakage of this information will be detrimental to the
US soldiers here in Iraq and especially to me.

Seriously, I want you to assist me. Get back to me for further details if interested.

Private and secured email: col.briandennison @ gmail.com

Waiting,
Brian Kent

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From: "Col. Brian Kent" <col.briankent6 @ btinternet.com
Subject: YOUR ATTENTION IS NEEDED IN IRAQ
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 14:35:32 +0100
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Javier  - Información   |2010-10-23 08:33:39
Hola, ¿donde puedo encontrar más información acerca de este estafador? ¿Que sigue despues de contactar a sus victimas? ¿Que busca, en que consiste la estafa? ¿Cual es el modus operandis concretamente?

Saludos y gracias por el tiempo a invertir!!
Mary  - This has been going on for years   |2010-10-26 03:53:31
I have been promised up to 30% of 6.75 BILLION dollars from this same Phishing SCAM the money is in $100 bills the name and rank change but most "found the money"

Over 200 "GIs" and almost all "brother in law killed by roadside bomb"

One thing I never understand IF THEY HAVE ALL THIS MONEY WHY DO THEY WANT ME TO PAY TO HAVE IT SHIPPED TO ME TO "KEEP" FOR THEM..???
marlen  - brian kent arabic man   |2011-01-21 05:07:05
Its may be his location from nigeria but he's arabic man cos I catch him speak arabic.
His email address now briankentd@yahoo.com .
And he have assistent from woman name tina sudakow live in NewYork to collect the money .
She used family name before she marry .
Here name its Tina Allen.
But I think not sure ,its here husband .

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