Col Mogul Mike popularly called M2 email fraud

The internet scammers have recently — somewhat distastefully — moved onto using the names of US military servicemen in Iraq in an attempt to prize money out the unsuspecting.

They probably know that Great Uncle Boogaloo in Africa with millions of dollars in a suitcase is getting old by now.

Here is one that landed in our inbox today:

Attention,

My name is Col  Mogul Mike, popularly called M2  I am a retired military  attache to 3rd infantry division battalion in Iraq. I am  desperate in need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of {$ 6.2 million USD} to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here this year in Novermber , this is no stolen money, and there are no danger involved.

One passionate appeal I would made to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us the soldiers here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain here, and I have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God, this and other reasons i will mentioned to you  later has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible, my only way of communication for now  is email. But after we open communication I will give you my direct number for easy communication with you.
Yours in Service.
Col M2
Baghdad, Iraq.

Well, in Iraq is he? No he isn’t.  The email address this drivel came from is: mogulmike@gawab.com although the reply address is: mogul2m@centrum.sk which is a Slovakian domain. “Slovakia?” I hear you ask quizzically. Well, the plot thickens. The IP address this came from is: 80.92.90.68 — This IP address traces to Leudelange; a town in south-western Luxembourg with only 2100 people in it.

What’s the bet one of those 2100 people is a Slovakian scammer?

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