FAKE MILITARY SCAM 2
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PHONEY US SOLDIER GETS NAILED BY DAFFY DUCK
During the scambaiting of the fake "Commander Piret", I received an email from a fraudster who claimed to be "Captain Kate Carr Lee" who was allegedly part of a US medical team in Iraq.
23 August 2016 - 10:51pm
I know you will be surprised to read my email. Apart from being surprise you may be skeptical to reply me because based on what is happening on the internet world, one has to be very careful because a lot of scammers are out there to scam innocent citizens and this has made it very difficult for people to believe anything that comes through the internet. My name is Capt. Kate Carr Lee. I am a member of the US ARMY Medical Team deployed to Iraq because of the current ISIS problems. I discovered 2 trunk boxes containing American dollar. Am looking for a trust worthy individual who will assist me to receive the funds in his country before l will come over and join the person. To prove my sincerity, you are not sending me any money because most of these scams are all about sending money.
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Information below is neccesary,
1. Full Name...
5. Your Telephone Number.
As soon as i received these information i will send more details.
Capt. Kate Carr Lee
Immediately it was glaringly obvious that this Captain Lee was not an American, as she fell for my Daffy Duck ploy. There certainly would not be one adult American who had never heard of this very famous cartoon character. Then there was the slight reversion to African Pidgin English (APE - a very appropriate acronym) in the bad grammar. So I replied, using my Daffy Duck alias.
24 August 2016 - 3:44am
Dear Captain Lee,
I am always pleased to assist one of our brave military people. I will be happy to receive your funds and safeguard them until you come to the USA and pick them up from me. Please have them sent to my address as follows.
Mr Daffy Duck
1714 Stone Canyon Road
Los Angeles, California 90077
United States of America
My occupation and age are immaterial to this matter. Unfortunately you cannot contact me by telephone because I operate in a very sensitive security environment and all calls to my office and home are monitored. This Gmail address is not even my official email account, but I can use it to communicate with you without risk to my position.
Obviously you must make all the arrangements for delivery and pay any fees that are required. Please understand that I do not want any money, as I am doing a favour for you, as a soldier in our armed forces. I am already extremely wealthy and do not need any more money. If that is suitable for you, then we can proceed.
I stated right from the outset that the scammer had to make all the arrangements and pay any required fees. So when the inevitable advance fee demand arrives, I will remind the scammer what I said from the start and demand that he pay the mythical fee. Anyway, this gem arrived, giving me a lengthy spiel and the scammer getting the name of her fake soldier alias wrong.
25 August 2016 - 4:35am
This is to acknowledge the receipt of your mail.
Am sending you this mail from my more secure email address which i only have the password to. Hence am writing you from this box so all reply should be send to this box. Be rest assure you that you are not sending any money to me all I need from you is your trust.
Can I Trust you? Trust is very Important in this because a lot of thing is going on all over the world. so one has to be careful I do not want to loss my consignment after been send to you. It is important you let me have your International passport or Your Driver License for easily identification As soon as I received Yours I will send mine to you.
I do really appreciate you getting back to me be rest assure that this transaction is 100% legal and 100% risk free. I do assure you that you and I stand to gain enormously from this deal if we both receive the cooperation desired for the success of transaction of this nature.
I was born in Mississippi in Jackson Down Town Mississippi USA. Am sure you understand my first mail to you very well. Because I really need your honestly and trust.
My names are Last Name CARR Given Name KATE LEE a member of the U.S. ARMY Medical Team. I am a qualified nurse by training. My address 22/217 Diwan (UN Compound), Green Zone Karada Maryam District, Baghdad, Iraq.I am just be deploy to Iraq because of this Isis problem, I have been a witness to a lot of sad, horrific, mean and wicked action perpetuated by terrorist, religious bigots and militants. I am working on a book that would detail my experience when I eventually retire.
Just a few weeks ago l noticed that there was a hidden door in the wardrobe that leads to an underground cellar. What l discovered in the underground cellar was quite revealing. l discovered One containers stashed with United States dollars. Ever since this discovery l have been unable to concentrate as I have been confused on the exact action to take. we have informed no one. l do not intend to inform the authority. l intend to help myself. I have been weighing a lot of options on how best to make these funds my own without the knowledge of the authority.
As you must be aware the American troops in Iraq have served with distinction. There is strict observance to rules and ordinance. There is also a systematic probing and investigation of all troops to make sure that there are no unlawful activities. We are trained to report any suspicious movement involving anybody that might tarnish the image of America. Because of this singular fact it has been very difficult for me to tell any one nor spend a dollar out of the money. I have tried to carry on as if all is well with me.
If l miss this opportunity l will ever live to regret my inaction as it is an opportunity for me to be financially solvent for ever. I need your help in order to make this a reality.
l deposit the truck of box with an Iraq finance company in Iraq. Once all arrangement are on ground the fund in the consignment will leave.
Using an agent who will to deliver the consignment to you at your country of destination this will make the process completely risk free. The worst scenario is that the agent diplomat will be sent back with the baggage if there is any suspicion. He cannot be arrested, the goods cannot be impounded. He will merely be returned to the country he is coming from.
This is where you come in. Your duties or responsibility will be to receive the containers which contains the money from the Agent diplomat. You are to keep it safely until I come to meet with you were we will discuss the terms for sharing and engage in partnership while investing.
I need someone I can trust, someone i can rely on. Someone who will be truthful, frank and honest. Someone who will agree to assist me and be involved throughout the period the process will last. Someone I can count on to act as a genuine and an interested party. I want you to go through this email careful and get back to me. We can begin to discuss further details once I hear from you through email.
For utmost confidentiality I will appreciate that all our communication are done through email. No Phone call yet.
Cpt Carr Kate Lee
It was funny reading that email where the scammer kept repeating how honesty and trust was important. Here was this bastard insisting that I be honest and trustworthy while he was doing his best to rip me off. The African Pidgin English (APE) was getting worse, such as these examples:
- all reply should be send to this box
- a lot of thing is going on
- I do not want to loss my consignment after been send to you
- Your Driver License for easily identification
- I am just be deploy to Iraq
- l deposit the truck of box
This idiot scammer said, "My names are Last Name CARR Given Name KATE LEE". When was the last time anybody ever heard an English speaker refer to his name in the plural? Reading the email, it was obvious that parts of it were composed by an English speaker and the scammer had to modify it and add parts to suit this occasion, so it kept reverting from excellent grammatical English to African Pidgin English (APE) - a dead giveaway to any good scambaiter. But not wishing to give the game away, I played along and sent this very short reply.
25 August 2016 - 5:17am
Dear Captain Lee,
As I said, I am happy to help one of our military people. So you have my address where to send your consignment and once it is handed to me, I will safeguard it for you.
As expected, another long and laborious spiel came from the scammer, again with parts written in that wonderful African Pidgin English (APE).
26 August 2016 - 2:15am
Dear Mr Daffy Duck,
This is to acknowledge the Receipt of your email. The content of your email is full Understood.Thanks for your trust.
It is very important to note that the said consignment will be delivery to you at your door step by the agent diplomat.
The Consignment box with weight of about 55kg each (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 380 L.)Approximately.
It is very important you check your email regularly because this is the medium for our communication for now please.
It is nice to read from you that I can trust you and have hope in you, I have not meet you before but the way you are sounding I can trust you. I pray this trust remain with us. I want to re-assure you that there is absolutely no risk involved.
The agent that is coming with the consignment is cover with an immunity and he will deliver to you.
You have to remain positive. To achieve big things in life you have to take a chance. I do assure you that there is nothing to fear. I believe this is my big break and I have to take the opportunity. I want you to join me. Consider me as a blessing to your life. You are helping me and helping your self. I want to tell you that some other soldiers who made this kind of discovering are happily enjoying their money. If I receive the right cooperation from you we shall surely succeed.
Note that at the time of depositing the consignment with the company I deposited it as PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL not money for Security reason.
In my last email I explained details that would be involved in making a success out of this exercise. The reason why I have taken this route is quite obvious. The best way to get this money across to you is by using the Agent. Any other method will bring us into the open. You must prepare to receive the cash in containers that would be delivered by the agent. You must also ensure a safe keeping of the cash until my arrival to meet with you.
As l have already informed you it took me time to plan this transaction. If we all do what is expected of us we shall surely succeed. You have to be committed. This is also very important. If for instance the diplomat arrives your country and wants you to meet him anywhere i.e. the airport, you should be prepared to meet with him at short notice.
From our experience the total money will be up to US$15 Million Dollar l did not touch the money l just went straight and deposit the money in a consignment to a finance house in Iraq depositing it as a photographic material for now l cannot have access to the money Pending when am able to move it out.
l have not spend a dollar out of it.
On the sharing of the money. I want to leave this open for discussions between us. What is your suggestions on the sharing of the money? What will you take to be a part of this transaction? We need to agree on this before Before we proceed.
Haven gone through my emails what do you think about the entire plans. Do you have any suggestions or additions to make the plans concrete. I am open to any suggestions. We can incorporate any ideals at this stage of the process.
Please get back to me? A quick response will be appreciated. As i told you no phone call yet only email.
Cpt Carr Kate Lee
The African Pidgin English (APE) came to the fore because the scammer had to stop using much of the pre-prepared template response and do some work in personalising his reply to Daffy Duck. The offer of splitting the loot with me was made to get me on the hook. So I kept the pot boiling with this reply, but reinforced it with my refusal to accept any part of the mythical money, removing the scammer's main bait for greedy scam victims.
26 August 2016 - 5:54am
Dear Captain Lee,
I have to say that I do not want any part of your money. I am extremely wealthy and I do not need to be rewarded for helping people such as yourself, especially when you are serving our nation in the military. So I am very happy to accept and safeguard your consignment after it is delivered to me.
So there will be no talk about sharing of your money. It will be entirely yours to keep when you return to the USA and collect it from me.
That is my role in this matter. You make the arrangements to deliver your consignment to me and advise your courier to email me the date and approximate time of delivery and I will be there to accept and sign for it.
Then the following email arrived, enticing me with nearly half of the mythical money for my assistance.
26 August 2016 - 11:06pm
Dear Daffy Duck,
This is to acknowledge the receipt of your mail. It is very important you check your email regularly because this is the medium for our communication for now please.
Nice reading from you all I need from you is your trust and honestly, because without this 2 words will cannot achieve this project.
I will do my best to make sure that the fund in the consignment is send to you with your cooperation and honestly.
The success of this process will benefit us immensely. On the sharing ratio I will suggest
50% for me.
40% for your Assistance
10% charity organization from your locality based on your recommendation by you.
Does 40% meet your expectation? I want you to be satisfied. I want your commitment and dedication. I will not want you to get greedy when we are sharing the money. Please I want your comment on this.
I want you to understand that we will begin to prepare affidavits and letters of probate administration in your name, with the aim of presenting you as the legally recognized trustee and administrator of this funds. On completion of these documentation, we will then proceed to file them with the High Court (IRAQ)
As is customary with the filing of letters of probate administration with the High Court (IRAQ) ,This will enable me get everything done legally before the consignment leaves to his destination.
As soon as I get the Letter of Probate Administration as required by the IRAQ laws and conclude the documentation I will keep you posted.
The process of filing and submission of these documentation will be completed in one working days after hearing from you.
I will there for get a change of ownership in your name before the consignment leave this I will scan and send to you.
As soon as the process of documentation has been completed, we will then liaise with the Finance institution where the funds in the consignments are presently for the shipment of the consignments to your address through an agent that we be bring the consignment to you and thereafter l will conclude my traveling arrangement to come and meet with you.
All other information relating to this procedure will be communicated to you by me hereafter. And a change of ownership will be issue in your name before the consignment will leave to your country.
Cpt Kate Lee
The scammer tried to make me a partner and take responsibility for this non-existent money, however I threw a few obstacles in the way by refusing to take my alleged share and also refusing to be involved with documents from the Iraqi Court that the scammer has forged. So I replied with this email.
27 August 2016 - 5:25am
Dear Captain Lee,
I check this email account every day, although it is not any of my regular accounts, which are in a high security environment. But be assured that your emails to me will always be read and responded to as soon as possible.
As I stated before, I do not want any part of your money, as it is my pleasure to assist one of our brave troops. In any case, I am far too wealthy to worry about such amounts. If you want to give my proposed share to charity, that is entirely up to you and I leave you to do this when you get back to the USA and retrieve your money from me.
But you raise some issues that will impede my ability to be involved. You state that you will begin to prepare affidavits and letters of probate administration in my name to present me as the legally recognized trustee and administrator of your funds and you will file letters of probate with a court.
As far as I am concerned, I have no intention of taking control of your funds in any way. All I offered to do was to receive and safeguard them for you after your courier delivered them to me. Then I would safeguard them until you arrived back in the USA and retrieved them from me.
Being recognised in this way has legal implications and liabilities for me that I cannot accept. Also, probate would have nothing to do with this venture, because probate is only pertinent to deceased estates, so I think that you have been led astray.
I was under the impression that you were merely going to arrange for a courier to deliver your funds to me in Los Angeles and this was all it was going to be. But if you require me to become a signatory to various procedures that you have outlined, that is something that I cannot do.
So unless you stick to the situation that you originally described, keeping it simple and just arranging to have your consignment delivered to me at my premises, then I am afraid that you will need to find somebody else to assist you.
I thought that my email would probably make the scammer give up with trying to extort money from me, but received another email from him, this time again telling me that there would be paperwork to be lodged in some Iraqi court of law, which was a load of crap.
27 August 2016 - 7:22pm
Dear Mr Daffy Duck,
Thank you for your email, I do understand the content of your email and i want you to understand that am ready to work with you because i know too well that i will never regret working with you.
I have employed a service of an attorney here in Iraq to perfect the documentation to your name this will cost me a lot of money I will try and handle it because I do made a promise that you are not sending me any money I will handle this my self.
Please be informed base on my discussion with the attorney .The attorney will soon begin the process of filing the necessary documentation at the Iraq high court of justice Affidavits of beneficiary, and letters of probate/ grant administration will also be prepared in your name, which will legally position you as the nominated beneficiary agent and trustee of the consignment.
The process of filing these documents will be concluded in one working days. This will be followed by a binding power of Attorney/Change of ownership in your name which will legally and officially position you as the beneficiary trustee, and administrator and the owner of the consignment.
As soon as the documents are out I will take it to the company and also notify them to shipment the consignment to you without delay. I will then discuss with the company regarding the shipment of the consignment to you and update you.
We have to make sure that everything is well planned before shipment. I know it will cost me much money to send it over but I will do my best I have little saving that we enable me to get these and send across to you for up keep.
Am spending my life time saving to make sure that am able to get this done so I need your fully co operation to do this with me .
Once I finish discussing with the company regarding the shipment I will email you without delay. It is very important you check your email regularly because this is the medium for our communication for now please.
I will keep you posted.
God bless you.
Cpt Carr Kate Lee
I decided to throw a spanner in the works by telling the scammer that I was not prepared to be involved in matters in some law court in Iraq.
27 August 2016 - 10:30pm
Dear Captain Lee,
When I offered to accept your consignment for safekeeping, I did not expect to become some sort of partner in your venture. I am in a very sensitive position here in the USA and I have no intention of being involved in formal or even informal proceedings in any foreign court of law.
So I am sorry to say that I am withdrawing my offer to assist you and you will have to find somebody who is willing to do what you require.
After deliberately trying to deter the scammer from trying to make me his partner in order to make me somehow responsiible for paying fees to receive this mythical consignment, I thought that the scammer would give up. But full marks have to be given to the scammer for persistence, as this email shows.
30 August 2016 - 1:46pm
Dear Mr Daffy Duck,
Thank you for your email.
Am happy to inform you that the documents are out in your name this cost me a lot of money to get these done because i want to make sure that i am able to do this legally so that they will be no mistake Before the shipment.
The success of this project is in your hand now i have done my best from my side. I hope the trust should remain between us and I hope to see you soon.
Shipment is this week i will keep you posted.
The consignment will be leaving soon by the grace of God. The following fee will be paid by me before the package leaves. I will do all my best to make sure am able to make the payment before the package leave.
1. Shipping Fees.
2. Administrative Fee.
3. Insurance Fee to cover the consignment in case anything happened to it
4. Export Duty Tax.
Before the consignment will leave am putting all my trust and hope in you Please do not betray me at the end of the day. I will be coming to join you as soon as the consignment arrive and you will show me area where I will invest my share because i have not been into business before.
Before the package will be leaving the company made me to understand today that as soon as the agent arrive he will have to pay for IMPORT DUTY TAX at the airport which will lead to the clearance and handling Fee to clear the consignment from the airport before he deliver the consignment to you and I was made to understand that this will cost you some money this is the only area you will assist me The fact remain that l have spend so much money to bring this transaction to this level of near completion and I do not have much fund with me again hence l humbly seek for your cooperation and support to enable us defray the associated charges to enable us complete the process that the consignment can be deliver to you when the consignment arrive your place.
As we undertake the last lap we have to be meticulous in our dealings. Please the agent does not know the content of what he carrying. He does not know that it contain cash. I have kept this information away from the company because i do not want there involvement. You must never in your conversation with the diplomat during the delivery process mention this. Please be reminded.
The reason while he must obtain the IMPORT DUTY TAX is that the consignment is coming from Individual to Individual . But if it was coming from government to government he will not Pay for the Import duty Tax .
The agent will let you know the cost of the Import Duty Tax once he arrive you must do your best to assist me to handle this please am putting all I trust in you please do not fail me because we stand to gain from this project.
l wish to appeal passionately to you to do everything humanly possible to take care of this cost as we are going to deduct all expenses incurred from the principal sum before we share the balance amount in the ration as agreed.
I will keep you posted as soon as the agent leave.
Please get back to me.
Cpt Carr Kate Lee
The scammer was still showing me that he was not an American, as he was continuing to use African Pidgin English (APE), so I was making him work by forcing him to modify his pre-prepared scam emails. But I replied with a point-blank refusal to pay the alleged Import Duty Tax and threw it back onto the scammer to be responsible for all fees to have this non-existent consignment delivered to me.
30 August 2016 - 2:47pm
Dear Captain Lee,
I understand everything that you say and that you have done everything from your end. I am doing everything from my end too, because I am making myself available to receive your consignment and safeguard it until you collect it from me, as I agreed.
But get something straight. You mentioned this about your agent:
"He will have to pay for IMPORT DUTY TAX at the airport which will lead to the clearance and handling Fee to clear the consignment from the airport before he deliver the consignment to you and I was made to understand that this will cost you some money this is the only area you will assist me."
That is NOT part of the agreement between us. If there is import duty or any other fees to be paid on YOUR consignment, then you have to pay it. You can give your agent the money so that he can do this. As I stated in my first reply to you, it is your responsibility to make all the arrangements and pay all the fees. My role is merely to accept delivery and that is what I am prepared to do.
If you still wish me to accept and safeguard your consignment, I am happy to do so. But I am not prepared to pay your bills for you. It is entirely up to you as to what you do now.
This did not seem to deter the scammer in the slightest. I received the following email that entreated me to pay the mythical Import Tax.
30 August 2016 - 3:56pm
I read your email and the content of your email is well understand, Yes i agree with you that you were not going to spend you money but i never knew that this was going to come up it was after my discussion with the company that i was made to understand that the agent has to pay for the import duty tax there is nothing i can do, i cannot at this junction abandon the consignment because all the documents are out there in your names.
Please i sincerely apologies to you, I have spend all my life time saving to make sure that am able to get these done, Please see what you can do from your side if it means by borrowing from a friend as soon as the consignment is deliver to you then will pay back immediately.
The consignment will be leaving tomorrow as soon as the consignment leaves i will let you know.
God bless you.
Cpt Carr Kate Lee
I replied, but this time I really threw a large spanner in the works by agreeing to pay the fee - but directly to US Customs, exactly what the scammer would not want me to do.
30 August 2016 - 3:56pm
Dear Captain Lee,
I am rather annoyed that you are now trying to make me responsible for paying your bills, but I will make an exception for you. This is how I will do it.
When your courier arrives in the USA and places your consignment for clearance, the import tax will be assessed by US Customs and Border Protection. Your courier needs to email me a copy of the Customs account, whereupon I will transfer the fee directly to the US Customs bank account, as per their tracking number and other details. Check these US Customs website links and you will see how it needs to be done.
Once I have transferred the payment to US Customs, I will immediately email the receipt to your courier, which should get the consignment cleared and then he can deliver it to my premises.
So please inform your courier that this is what I will do and he has to give me all the details that US Customs will give him to forward to me.
The scammer was now bewildered as to my tactics. He was not expecting me to offer to pay the mythical fee to US Customs, but I offered to do so directly and even listed the websites that had the payment details. So now the scammer had to think of a way to get me to send the money directly to him, but without appearing to try to bypass the official US Customs payment procedures. So I received this email from him.
31 August 2016 - 6:37am
Am not against this but i do not know how the payment is made. so what do i do i do not want to make the shipment there will be problem.
I replied with this very helpful email, to see how the scammer would try to steer me into sending him the money.
31 August 2016 - 6:53am
Dear Captain Lee,
There is no problem. When your courier arrives at a US international airport with a consignment, he will present it to US Customs and declare it. Customs will assess the duty and tax payable and give your courier the invoice.
Then your courier just has to tell the Customs officers that I will be paying the account and they will email the invoice to me. As soon as I receive it, which will be within a minute or so, I will go to the US Customs website and transfer the fee by direct bank deposit or on my credit card, whichever is the easiest. Then I will immediately reply to US Customs with the link to the payment.
As soon as this happens, they will immediately clear your courier, who can then deliver the consignment to me. This whole procedure will take no longer than 30 minutes at the most. As an American who has travelled out of the USA, you should know all this, but it does not matter. That is how it is done.
So give these instructions to your courier and then your consignment will proceed to be delivered. That is exactly how such matters are handled. I have had many large consignments delivered to me from overseas and I have done this before.
The scammer suddenly realised that I was not going to send him any money directly and that I had set up a situation from which he could not escape, so he sent me this email.
31 August 2016 - 10:25pm
Am sorry i do not want to cause any problem for you i know this was not part of our agreement i never knew this import duty fee will come up and i cannot cause you problem since you said you cannot afford to pay for this i will not make the shipment thanks for everything.
The scammer had finally given up on me, after realising that I had painted him into a corner by offering to pay this mythical Import Duty, but directly to US Customs and not to him. There was really no way that the scammer could ask me not to pay this money directly to him instead of US Customs, so his scam collapsed right there. It was time to show the scammer exactly how stupid he was.
01 September 2016 - 4:48am
Dear Mr Scammer,
Now it is time for the truth and some reality for you. I knew all along that Captain Kate Lee did not exist. I knew that there was no consignment. This is a very old advance fee scam and hundreds of scammers have tried to fool me with this, but I fooled them instead, just like I fooled you.
You really thought that I would send you money until I told you that I was going to pay the Import Duty directly to US Customs and you suddenly realised that there was no way that you could tell me to do something else. So your scam collapsed right there.
But this is the best part. All this time, you have been sending your scam emails to Daffy Duck, but you were too stupid to even check that name out. Daffy Duck is not a person. Daffy Duck is a very famous cartoon character - a DUCK. Every single American knows what Daffy Duck is. But you did not know, which immediately told me that you are not American. This is Daffy Duck.
You are such an idiot. I even had a picture of Daffy Duck on my email profile and you were too ignorant to even realise anything. That was the funniest part - that you were so stupid, like most dumb African scammers.
In fact, after your initial well-worded email, which an English speaker had drafted, you fell back to your uneducated and very bad English writing, which I call African Pidgin English (APE). Yes, you are a dumb African ape and you need to develop a lot more if you want to fool somebody like me.
Like all other scammers, you gave yourself away right from the start. I have been having a lot of fun leading you on. You were being played, just like a fish on a hook, until you gave up, which is exactly what happened.
I wasted your time and watched you try and get money from me, when all along you were never going to get a single cent. So Mr Scammer, you are the one who got scammed by me.
It has been fun fooling you and I will continue to do this to any scammer who is stupid enough to fall for my scam-baiting. So, MUGU, it is goodbye and thank you for playing my game.
So once it was apparent that the scammer had finally given up trying to get Daffy Duck to send him money, the scambaiting was revealed. I told him that I had been playing him like a fish on a hook right from the start, which should have made him ferociously angry for being the scam victim instead of the scammer. That is another notch on the belt for the Hotheads scambaiting effort and it went very well.