Warning of latest fraud attempt - the fraudsters's command of English is getting better, but it's still a disgusting scam. See below the email I received today asking about real estate.
Please warn your more trusting friends.
I want to invest into more similar properties and I believe you are in better position to assist me achieve this.
My name is Lt Hudson James, I am a lieutenant in the U.S Army in Syria working with the American troops in Syria, supporting local forces fighting ISIS. We're knocking the hell out of ISIS. I am currently on a peacekeeping mission in Syria for 24 months, I work with the ICT department(information communication technology) where we mount surveillance to rebels locations so as to save the lives and properties of innocent civilians, we are not allowed to access internet and social networks but i try to do this behind closed doors, we are not allowed to use phones so as not to compromise our location.
I have contacted you because Syria is no longer safe for U.S Army. Our location is completely secret after the ISIS has bombed some camps, including my duty post where I work that was shot three times and eventually destroyed. 2018 alone, more than half a million people have been displaced in and around Eastern Ghouta, Idlib and Afrin,I can not travel down to your country to inspect the property for now due to the nature of my job in syria, I need someone like you to handle the project on my behalf and when my work is over here, I will relocate with my only daughter to meet you. I'll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Am planning to obtain my leave so that i can plan my travel relocation.
Payment for the property will not be a problem because i have some funds in a private depository in my name Lt Hudson James and I would like to make you the beneficiary of the funds to enable you go to claim the funds as my beneficiary and help me with the property purchase and relocation to your country. I want to transfer this fund to you through a diplomatic courier service because I do not know where to hide this fund here in as a foreigner, but I only need your acceptance to pay for the customs clearance of this cargo as the diplomat's beneficiary. I cannot transfer this fund through the bank because banks are controlled by government forces, which also makes it impossible because of the sanction imposed by the United Nations.
Can only communicate via the military means of communication that only allow me to send e-mails and to ensure that our deal is safe. When you are ready in this transaction, I will send you all the details you need now. I have my chances of sending the money from Syria with the help of ECHO European Commission for Humanitarian Services working under the Red Cross bringing aid materials from Europe.
Kind regards to you and your family.
Lt Hudson James