Scammers are sending out thousands of advance-fee email scams like the one below, where they claim to be a Sgt. in the army. Recipients of the same fake emails are asked not to follow the instructions in them. The scams are an attempt by scammers to trick potential victims into sending them money or personal information by impersonating someone else. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
An Army Sgt. Advance-Fee Scam
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2019 4:47 AM
"My name is Sgt Anna Sukaru. I am contacting you today regarding a very good business opportunity which I know will be very rewarding for the both of us. The information about this business is highly classified but I wish to know if you can be trusted and the information may be safe with you.