Pakistan Army Officer’s Name Wrongly Used for Scamming: Letters to Editor

Pakistan Army Officer Name Wrongly Used for Scamming


I received following email that is like Nigerian scam. Now they are using Pakistani Col Name and site reference to seem it legitimate, where as Reply-To address ([email protected]) is some Indian site. Also to mention, the header of this email shows that the email was sent from Germany/Poland IP address.


They have made up a story of Pakistan’s origin to trap Pakistani internet users.

I think our readers must go through this email to must be told that this is just a scam, they must not reply to such emails.

Thank you,

Following is the email:

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 01:09:55 +0100 [05:09:55 AM PKT]
From: Col. Fareed
Reply-To: [email protected]
Subject: Seeking Investment Partnership.

Dear Partner.

Request For Partnership Investment & Protection. Please do not think this is a junk mails, I plead for your tolerance and understanding. I have found myself in a situation that has made me to contact you in this manner. The situation is connected to Funds Investment Management outside my country.

My name is Yasir Fareed, (Col) in Pakistan Military. During our military offensive in South Waziristan against the Jundollah Militant Group, We discover a Safe Boxes that contains $ 76 Million Dollars that belongs to the Jundollah Militant Group which i believe they use in buying of weapons and ammunitions. At the end operation, We the top rank officers agreed to share the funds amongst us.

My share from the total funds was $ 14 Million I request for your speed assistance to evacuate my share of the money for partnership investment outside Pakistan for
Joint Investment.

One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with a third party, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please destroy this e-mail
as any leakage of this information will be too bad for me.

Please if this proposal is acceptable by you, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential contact details for quick

Reconfirm Your Acceptance.
Your Full Name:
Your Country full Address:
Comprehensive detail of your line of business:
Your Private Telephone and Fax:

Upon confirmation of the above requirements, I shall supply you with a copy of investment agreement ( MOU ).

Waiting for our urgent reply.
Col. Fareed.
E-mail: [email protected]


To whom it may concern,

I have extremely peeved at Ufone for the latest Uth ads that they are currently producing. They keep talking about being a mufta and the horror is only extended by the fact that they just showed their characters crashing a wedding.

This is the wrong thing to promote – a wedding is a family occasion and it is very wrong to go ahead and crash such an occasion for free food – i am a personal victim of such an incident only a few days ago.

This promotion of mufta culture is going to be embedded in the youngsters minds and by the time they grow up they will eventually become full time muftas and will think that it ok to evade taxes, beat up people, break the law etc.

It is very disappointing to see a company like ufone getting desperate enough to a)promote such a wrong mufta culture and b)not be able to discriminate between right and wrong just to promote their own agenda of increasing revenues.

Yours sincerely,

Owais Khan



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  • firstly only an idiot would fall for that email . i get 100 + emails like that daily , and yes from pakistani names too so dont post retarded stuff here

    secondly what is wrong with the ad dude , i mean ufone is known for making funny ad’s that’s it . you need to calm down and stop sending retarded stuff to the “editor” . For all that matters me and my friends have been to many weddings for free years before this ad was ever made .

  • i also received such mails many times (O_O) but some one not used name or military and story of money bags is same (O_o)

  • the fact that we can choose what is wrong and right really pisses me off – last week it was boy flirting with girl, this week it is wedding crashing. are we that naive that we think that TV Ads make people do this sort of stuff or is it a case of Art Imitating life …… those amoung you who have not done anything wrong by all means comment but i expect that if your are honest none of use are totally pure

    • I am sure that we have intellectuals like you sitting in Ufone, rolling out ridiculous ads every now and then.
      Media material might not affect adults, but it certainly affects kids/teens.
      If you think we are naive, please be informed that we are not blind. Your assumption is wrong, thoughtless and nothing but a trolling attempt IMO.
      Let me question if crap like that makes people use a service? Do you use their service just because they show ‘enlightened and moderated’ ads? If not, why do they think that their ads are going to help them market their products? Isn’t it them who are naive?
      Ufone’s time is over. They are only struggling to retain their market share. Two new operators are about to get licenses and Ufone is having fits like others.
      I hope you shall not serve as Ufone’s mouth piece from now on.

  • I would never give a sigle paisa to even my massi kay putter ko, let alone dish out millions of dollars to some one i do not even know, do not believe on such emails, just delete them

  • I know its always scam but when I read army officer of Pakistan, I believed it…

    p.s. offense intended.

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