The fake "Capt. Rita Wendy" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their 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.
The "Capt. Rita Wendy" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Capt Rita Wendy
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 3:32 AM
Subject: GOOD NEWS!.
I am writing you this email in good faith but considering the content, I know you will be apprehensive and worried but I am assuring you that, it is made in good faith.
I am Capt Rita Wendy, female Army officer with the US military, currently in Baghdad with the Combat Support Squad, US Base Camp, Speicher - Baghdad, Iraq. I need you to help me receive some funds concealed in two (2) trunk boxes weighing 47.9kg and 46.7kg respectively.
Kindly review the below links as source of funds:
I do hope you are going to give me your trust in carrying out this venture for our mutual benefit. It's a 100% risk free project but details must be kept in confidence.
I will provide you with more details on how we'll realize the safe shipment/delivery of these boxes without the breach of the law upon receipt of your response. I'm not using this proposal to solicit for money from you whatsoever, I do not need your money, rather, I will handle all the necessary shipment cost from here for a safe & secure door step delivery to your mailing/delivery address as would be nominated by you.
I look forward to read from you at your earliest convenience.
Capt Rita Wendy