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Beware of "United States Sergeant Diamond Deal Money Transfer" Scam

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Beware of "United States Sergeant Diamond Deal Money Transfer" Scam

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The email message below, which the sender claims she is unable to transfer millions of United States dollars she had received in a diamond deal, is a fake and phishing scam. Recipients of the fake email message are asked not to respond to it. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money. Therefore, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

The "United States Sergeant Diamond Deal" Scam

Hello Dear Friend,

Compliment of the day, how are you doing?

I apologize to encroach your privacy, i got your contact from a directory. I know you don't know me but i mean no harm, i don't have anyone to talk with. I lost my parents in a car accident when i was young, at about 7 years old, i was raised up by my adopted parents, but they passed away some years ago, relative of my adopted parents threw me out of the house. I once lived in Lake Jackson, Texas before joining the Force.

Let me introduce myself to you, my names are Sgt Monica Brown, i am assigned to 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, and 82nd Airborne Division [3]. Myself and four(4) other colleagues of mine made partnership on some diamond deal over here in Afghanistan, and the deal worth $25 Million United States Dollars and after sharing the money among ourselves i realized $5.9 million United States Dollars was my share of the deal, due to my status as a United States Sergeant, i can’t be able to move this huge funds to my account in United States, but with the help of an Indian contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity) i was able to get the package out to a safe location from trouble spot.

He does not know the content of the package, as i have deposited the consignment as a family treasure. I am seeking your kind assistance and cooperation to evacuate the sum of $5,900,000.00 USD (Five Million, Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) if this is possible, I need your assurance that it will be safe in your care until i complete my service here in Afghanistan, then i will come to meet you soon as possible. You may be wondering why i decided to communicate with you on a delicate matter like this, but this is the best way i could at this present situation. Meanwhile, i would have trusted this deal in the possession of my husband who was my closest confidant, but i lost him to cancer on 13th August, 2009.

This incident occurred exactly 4 months after we got married, also my only brother ruined his life with hard drugs. Now I am left out with no family member. Oh my God, so painful i am all alone in this wicked world. A decision to talk with you came through my mind that was why i decided to send you this email. Your acceptance to this would really help and encourage me more to send you further information for us to proceed on this deal.

Please Note: I am willing to offer you 50% of the total sum which is to be evacuated for your assistance. Do not betray my trust and confidence in you. If you wish to proceed with me on this issue, please write back to me with a positive response via my private email: (sgtbmonica5@gmail.com)

Best Regards,

Sgt Monica

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  • April 24, 2019 at 9:26 AM by info

    They are using this email address: sgtlynndiebrown@gmail.com

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  • April 7, 2019 at 4:04 AM by an anonymous user from London, England, United Kingdom

    Received this kind ...similar email from a serg davie today.

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  • February 16, 2019 at 5:41 AM by an anonymous user from Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands

    I just received this email by Sgt. Lynndie R. brown and went checking it's highly questionable credibility and found this article. The mail goes as pasted below.

    "I apologize to encroach into your privacy in this manner; I got your contact from a directory on the Internet here in Afghanistan. I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business and I pray at this time that, your e-mail contact address is still valid. I know you don't know me but I meant no harm sending you this note, just that I don't have anyone out there to talk to, as I lost my parents in a car Accident, when I was 12 years old, I was raised up by my adopted parents, but they died years ago, the relatives of my adopted parents throw me out of the house saying that I was not their real daughter. I know you can handle this money for me until I come over to meet with you, we can also build friendship with this transaction. I lived in Hartford, Connecticut, before joining the Force.

    You may be wondering why I choose to trust a delicate matter like this in the care of a stranger, but this is the best I can do in my present situation and I would have trusted this kind of project in the hands of my Husband who was my closest confidant, but I lost him to cancer on 20th June, 2006, 9 months after we got married, and my only brother has ruined his life with hard drugs, hence my decision to work with a neutral person if we can establish some trust between ourselves instead of confiding in my buddies back home so that this little secret can be preserved.

    Let me start by introducing myself. My names are Sgt. Lynndie Rana Brown, I am assigned to 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division[3]. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $5,900,000.00USD (Five Million, Nine Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars) as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.

    SOURCE OF MONEY:

    I and some other high ranking officers made some deal on OIL BUSINESS over there in Afghanistan before my exit to Iraq. The deal worth $132 Million U.S Dollars and after we all shared the money I later realized $5.9 Million U.S Dollars which is my personal share of the deal, due to my status as a US Sergeant, I cannot be able to move this huge funds to my account in United States to avoid further interrogation or face any kind of probation by the U.S Government and I packaged my own share in a briefcase and have sent it to the Red-Cross Society, because there is no other way out to keep it with me here, so with the help of a German contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, as I have deposited the consignment as a family treasure. Your acceptance to this would encourage me to send further information for us to proceed.

    Furthermore, If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. I believe that such opportunities only come once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by. For once I find myself in total control of my destiny. This chance won't pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. If you give me positive signals, I will give you the relevant details and initiate this process towards a conclusion. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. Do not betray my confidence.

    If you wish to proceed with this, Your sincere co-operation is anticipated and I shall furnish you with the details and procedures upon the receipt of your response to my e-mail 4567srtb@gmail.com

    Regards,

    Sgt. Lynndie R. Brown"

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  • October 19, 2018 at 11:27 AM by an anonymous user from Ferndale, Washington, United States

    I just got one from a Sgt. Lynndie R. Brown today I know this is a scam but I will send it to you in email

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  • February 20, 2018 at 10:26 AM by an anonymous user from Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    I received this one:

    "Thanks for your urgent respond attach is my staff ID. First and foremost it is a good thing that you have responded timely and I must use this medium to assure you that we will succeed in this business. I would like to be sure of your willingness, trustworthiness, and commitment to execute this transaction with me, I cannot afford to compromise these virtues considering the money involved, it is necessary for me to be sure of the person to whom I will be entrusting this transaction, and my trust is not given out lightly. I want this large sum of money transferred with your assistance. I want to know if you are willing to follow up this business seriously. I must use this medium to let you know that this transaction is LEGAL AND RISK-FREE okay?, I will ensure that I do everything possible from here for you to have a safe delivery of the funds. I have a very good, trusted and reliable courier contact used mostly by our forces in Jordan, that can send goods easily through a private military way, to anywhere in the world, without them being checked at any port of entry. They can deliver this money to you easily, to any address of your choice.

    The baggage will be tagged as personal effects and covered with a diplomatic coverage consignment trunk box, and the courier company will not know the contents of the boxes. A few friends have used this means to convey goods, without being checked because of the diplomatic coverage system. Their charges are very high, but I will negotiate a way out from this end, till it gets to your door step and I will follow up immediately and meet with you for disbursement after you have received it. I am very sure you will know the best way to handle this money for us, when it gets to your base. I will start making arrangements as to sending the merchandise to you. I will send the total since I can not take any chances by keeping cash on me. Your percentage stands at 35%. Meanwhile' I will like to know what you do for a living? Are you married with kids? Can you handle these funds? I will also want to see your passport copy or id/, driver’s License if you have one so I can know who I am dealing with.

    We need to build trust okay? The only people that knew about this is just you and I. You know that the security is very important, you can not trust anybody therefore, remember to keep it secret. The total sum amount in the box is $5,900,000.00USD (Five Million, Nine Hundred Thousand U.S Dollars) and I hope that you can handle it? I hope you are okay with this? Everything must be done by email until the funds get's to your possession. I hope you understand me? Where we are know we can only communicate through our military communication facilities, which are secured so no body can monitor our emails, then I can explain in details to you. I will only reach you through email, because our calls might be monitored, and I don't want to be monitor or for any one to know about this development.

    IF YOU ARE READY TO DO THIS AND CARRY OUT MY WISH, THEN SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION'S:-

    Your Name

    Your Mailing Address (Not P.O. Box Please)

    Your Private Mobile Line

    As soon as I receive your reply that you are ready to proceed under these terms, then I will furnish you with all details of the security company and also how to secure the release of my consignment. But if you have any questions up to this stage, please ask and I will be more than happy to respond to them. And I will also send you all the necessary documentations to conclude this transaction and the security company details as I will meet you once the consignment get to your home address.

    Once again thanks for your response, love, light and peace to you.

    Regards,

    Sgt. Lynndie R. Brown."

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  • April 6, 2017 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

    Even I received the similar message:

    "Hello,

    Thank you for responding to my email. I apologize to encroach into your privacy in this manner, I got your contact from a directory on the Internet here in Afghanistan. I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business and I pray at this time that, your e-mail contact address is still valid. I know you don't know me but I meant no harm sending you this note, just that I don't have anyone out there to talk to, as I lost my parents in a car Accident, when I was 12 years old, I was raised up by my adopted parents, but they died years ago, the relatives of my adopted parents throw me out of the house saying that I was not their real daughter. I know you can handle this money for me on till I come over to meet with you, we can also build friendship with this transaction. I lived in Hartford,Connecticut, before joining the Force.

    You may be wondering why I choose to trust a delicate matter like this in the care of a stranger, but this is the best I can do in my present situation and I would have trusted this kind of project in the hands of my Husband who was my closest confidant, but I lost him to cancer on 20th June, 2006, 9 months after we got married, and my only brother has ruined his life with hard drugs, hence my decision to work with a neutral person if we can establish some trust between ourselves instead of confiding in my buddies back home so that this little secret can be preserved.

    ...

    If you wish to proceed with this, please get back to me and also provide me with your ALTERNATIVE EMAIL as means of contact should in case I can't reach you through this email of yours."

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