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Postby bobfunland » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:23 pm

streaker69 wrote:Hey, just got this email, was wondering if you could assist in getting that $25million over here. ]
It looks like you have some competition, CID apparently wants the all money for themselves.

CID issues ‘Nigerian Scam’ warning
By Criminal Investigations Command Public Affairs
September 1, 2006


FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, Sept. 1, 2006) – The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command released an advisory today warning Soldiers and family members of a so-called Nigerian Fraud Scam or advanced fee fraud, using unsolicited faxes, e-mail or letters. The advisory also warns of the criminal implications for Army personnel who actively facilitate the scheme.

The Nigerian Scam starts with someone from Nigeria, or another country, making unsolicited contact with unsuspecting victims requesting their help in disposing of gold or money recovered in Iraq, or oil revenues from Nigeria or Russia, or lottery winnings from some oversees location. Other contacts request help to negotiate U.S. Postal Money Orders or Traveler’s Checks that later turn out to be forgeries or counterfeit. The perpetrator uses false names or steals another person’s identity and fraudulently uses that identity.

In most instances, if victims respond to the proposals they are asked to do something to show good faith with the person who sent the original mail. In the case of money orders and traveler’s checks, the person is asked to negotiate the checks, told to keep a percentage of the funds for themselves and to send the remaining money to a Nigerian address.

In the case of gold or money dispositions, the victim is sometimes asked for personal identification, to include bank account numbers, or as the scam progresses, the victim is asked to send money to pay for unexpected fees (hence the name, advance fee fraud) that are needed to bribe an official or free up a process so that the gold or money can be transferred.

Soldiers and civilians who knowingly participate in the negotiation of fraudulent money orders or travel checks in furtherance of fraud schemes are subject to Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Section 1343, “Fraud by Wire, Radio or Television.” The title states that individuals who devise schemes to defraud, obtain money or property under false pretenses, representations or promises will be fined or imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both. Violators who affect financial institutions can be imprisoned not more than 30 years, fined not more than $1 million, or both.

According to CID Special Agents, e-mail fraud provides unique challenges for law enforcement personnel, Soldiers, Army civilians and family members. Criminals can mask their identities, locations and cover their tracks quickly. Web sites can easily be established and removed in very little time, allowing scam artists to strike quickly and disappear even faster.

CID officials remind individuals to never provide their personal identification, bank account numbers or other financial information to an unsolicited request. The unknown source could use the information to the financial harm of the victim. Never travel to foreign locations to meet with the individuals conducting these schemes for any reason. Victims have often been robbed, kidnapped, or even killed, when lured to other countries.

The U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Service are primary U.S. law enforcement agencies in dealing with these types of scams. U.S. citizens or residents who have not suffered a financial loss and want to report a scam may forward unsolicited emails to the Secret Service at 419.fcd@usss.treas.gov. U.S. citizens and residents who have suffered a financial loss should contact the nearest field office of the Secret Service by phone.

Victims are advised to continue reporting these fraudulent scams to law enforcement agencies when they are attempted.
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Postby bobfunland » Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:33 am

A new approach to tourist advertising in my home state:
Discover north Omaha

It's good to know I have alot to look forword to when I return back home.
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Postby theprez98 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:14 am

I'm happy to report that I'm currently in Kuwait awaiting my "Freedom Flight" home to the states. If all goes well, I should be home by Christmas Eve. :cool:

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Postby wrzwaldo » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:22 am

theprez98 wrote:I'm happy to report that I'm currently in Kuwait awaiting my "Freedom Flight" home to the states. If all goes well, I should be home by Christmas Eve. :cool:

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Postby Thorn » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:37 am

theprez98 wrote:I'm happy to report that I'm currently in Kuwait awaiting my "Freedom Flight" home to the states. If all goes well, I should be home by Christmas Eve. :cool:

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Great news!


When does bobfunland get to come home?
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Postby bobfunland » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:20 pm

Thorn wrote:Great news!


When does bobfunland get to come home?
I'm sure you'll hear about it on cnn long before I know. I still have several more months minimum. Until that time comes at least I have the New England Patriots' cheerleaders to keep me occupied.
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Postby Dutch » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:36 pm

theprez98 wrote:I'm happy to report that I'm currently in Kuwait awaiting my "Freedom Flight" home to the states. If all goes well, I should be home by Christmas Eve. :cool:

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Great news Mike, have a safe flight home, and stop drinking the free booze when you pass Ireland.. Should give you time to be sober enough to change the first diaper on your new kid, when you get home :D.

And Bobfunland, you stay safe down there till it's your turn to take the freedom flight back stateside, ya'hear now...

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Postby Beard » Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:06 pm

theprez98 wrote:I'm happy to report that I'm currently in Kuwait awaiting my "Freedom Flight" home to the states. If all goes well, I should be home by Christmas Eve. :cool:

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Glad you're on the way back.


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Postby Mark57 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:53 pm

theprez98 wrote:I'm happy to report that I'm currently in Kuwait awaiting my "Freedom Flight" home to the states. If all goes well, I should be home by Christmas Eve. :cool:

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That's fantastic. Safe trip home and have a great holiday.
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Postby MikeP928 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:00 pm

theprez98 wrote:I'm happy to report that I'm currently in Kuwait awaiting my "Freedom Flight" home to the states. If all goes well, I should be home by Christmas Eve. :cool:

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Welcome home!!

Timing is everything. Come home for a visit, go back and miss the screaming of 'Why did you do this to me? It's all your fault." And now back home to read the newbies their first Christmas story. I'm impressed.

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Postby theprez98 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:50 am

I made it home by Christmas Eve.

Thanks to all of you who have supported us in any way, either emails, care packages or just a kind word. It was all very much appreciated and helped to make a lengthy deployment go by much faster!

Please keep bobfunland and others in your prayers that they too may come home safely.
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Postby fregniacciaro » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:52 am

Welcome back!
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Postby theprez98 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:56 am

fregniacciaro wrote:Welcome back!

Thanks. Now those in front of me on the WiGLE standings better watch out ;)
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Postby fregniacciaro » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:59 am

[quote="theprez98"]Thanks. Now those in front of me on the WiGLE standings better watch out ]

No worries here - I'm about 3500 behind. Of course, I haven't made an upload since September...
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Postby Dutch » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:43 am

fregniacciaro wrote:No worries here - I'm about 3500 behind. Of course, I haven't had a Wiglejaculation since September...


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