Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sgt. Eric Yonenson

Sometimes I check the junk folders of my various email addresses to see which new schemes the scammers have come up with. Today I came across this one;

Dear Friend, I am sending you this confidential
email after reading through your profile to make a passionate
appeal to you for assistance.

[classic request for assistance in moving money around]

I am Sgt. Eric Yonenson, I am an
American soldier with Swiss background, serving in the
military with the army 3rd infantry division. I am seeking your
kind assistance to move the sum of ($ 2 million u.s. dollars), this is no stolen
money, and there are no danger involved.

As a soldier I have no right to travel out of the camp until the peace has
restored in Iraq and I can not continue to face such pains
lost of lives and property hence I want to move this fund
through you for investment to enable me resign from this service.

Source of money: Some money in various currencies was
discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam"s
old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was
agreed by staff Sgt Kenneth buff and I that some part of this
money be Shared among both of us before informing any body
about it since both of us saw the money first. This was quite an
illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make
up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. Of
which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb.

[classic request for information, insuring the recipient of the email
that he or she will be rewarded when the transaction has been completed]

Please treat this with strict confidentiality.
Yours faithfully, Sgt. Eric Yonenson

I've never been particularly positive towards the military, in any country. I don't thinking going to war to create peace is ever going to truly work, it only creates more pain, death and hatred.

I do, however, believe that most soldiers do want to help, that they do what they can, in the only way they know how to. Not all are good people, and even those who are can make mistakes, just like the rest of us.

- But something like this is spammers sinking lower than I've seen before. I shouldn't be surprised, and I'm not - they send emails pretending to be doctors and presidents and aid workers who just want a little extra on the side. Actually, I would say pretending to be an aid worker stealing from the people they're trying to help is worse...

Is there any wonder people don't trust each other anymore?


  1. Anonymous2:48 AM

    Well This is a new one.

    "Important Message,

    Good day,

    My name is Sgt. Eric Yonenson, I am an American soldier, I served in the military of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, as you know we have ended combat operations in Iraq but we are still being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs. We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein's family in 2003. The total amount is US$25 Million dollars in cash, mostly 100 dollar bills, this money has been kept somewhere outside Baghdad for sometime but with the end of combat operations and reduction of troops by president Obama, we are afraid that the money will be discovered hence we want to move this money to you for safe keeping pending the completion of our assignment here. You can go to this web link to read about events that took place there:

    we are ready to compensate you with good percentage of the funds, No strings attached, just for you to help us move it out of Iraq. Iraq is still a war zone, so we plan on using diplomatic means in shipping the money out as military cargo using diplomatic immunity. If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can I trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send me an email signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication also your contact details.

    This is risk free.

    With regards,

    Sgt. Eric Yonenson"


  2. Anonymous10:31 PM

    my name is abbas lee my email i only do this if every thing is legal you let me now becusse i would never want to do any thin ileglal so if its legal that fine i will help to do so what do you need


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