Captain Sharon Arnett Gallagher

| June 14, 2018 | 107 Comments

Someone sent us the above forged CAC card which accomapanied several emails and the following photos. It appears that the young lady in the photo is a real soldier, that her last name is Arnett and she’s a Private First Class;

I’ve been unable to find her with a reverse image search. But she probably ought to know that someone has snagged her photos and they’re using them in a scam. I left the email in so you can get a part of that $4 million;

From: SHARON GALLAGHER
Date: 2018-06-07 11:42 GMT+02:00
Subject: FROM SHARON
To:

Hello dear,
How is your day going ,I will like to know you better and i want to tell you more about myself too. I am Captain Sharon Arnett Gallagher 35 years old from the South Eastern State of the United State (Kentucky), I am 36 years old I am a soldier working as United Nations peace keeping troop in Afghanistan on war against terrorism ,I am really doing the best i can to keep most soldiers that are injured alive, and it is really not an easy task but as a Captain in the medical department i make sure i do the best i can and leave the rest for God. I graduated from the 32D Medical Brigade.

It would be my pleasure to know more about you and i believe we can establish a good friendship. I want to tell you everything about myself and i hope you going to do same. I will tell you more about myself in the next message and have a Dog name Billy he is a good friend too. i love traveling and singing too and i have been to Italy and some other European countries too.

I have attached some of my photos with this message, do send some of your pictures too if you have a free time and tell me more about yourself too, i will be signing off now because i have to go for my Military base security routine.

Regards,

Captain Sharon Arnett Gallagher

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: SHARON GALLAGHER
Date: 2018-06-08 10:55 GMT+02:00
Subject: YOUR URGENT REPLY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED
To:
Hello my dear , It is nice having you here as friend which i know will yield a positive result Like i said before, I am Captain Sharon Gallagher 36 years old from the South Eastern State of the United State (Kentucky) serving in Kabul Afghanistan, I am working with the United States Air Force peace keeping troop in Afghanistan, on war against terrorism.

I want to share this secret with you believing your assistance will help me achieve my aim of this relationship, because I have plans to resign from the army and start a normal life free from risk and unpredictable death, we are living in constant fear here in Afghanistan that is the reason I have choose you to tell you this secret to assist me. I have in my possession the sum of $4 million (Four million united states dollars) Which i made here in Afghanistan during one of our mission in Kabul.

I deposited this money with a Courier company after i discovered it and i am the only person that knows about this money. I want you to stand as my beneficiary to receive the funds and keep it safe until am able to meet you. I am in an urgent need to move this money out from here because they are planning to move some troop out of Afghanistan and i am among. Now i am left with no option than to move this money to a safe place, that is why i contacted you very urgently.

I would have contacted my families back in the States but i have to be very honest with you, i lost them due to the September 11 2001 attack on America soil and that was the main reason i joined the army to fight terrorism secondly if i send this box to a relative i will bequestioned how i got about the box because i soldier in the mission have no right to send things home so that is why i choose i foreign partner who we can work together.

You will assist me to invest in a good profitable venture, I will give you 20% of the funds for your assistance after you have receive the money as a way to show you my appreciation. Kindly reply back to me if you are willing to work with me so that i can arrange with the Courier company to deliver the money in your country. Your positive feedback is highly needed urgently before i proceed.

PLEASE DO NOT BETRAY ME AS I HUMBLY PLEADS WITH YOU

Yours faithfully,
Captain Sharon Gallagher

From: SHARON GALLAGHER
Date: 2018-06-11 9:38 GMT+02:00
Subject: Please send your information
To: XXXX

Dear Friend XXX,
How are you doing hope you are fine i am very much happy to read your mail and i want to thank you for your willingness to assist me in receiving the consignment box which contain the money to your country i wish to tell you that everything about this is safe

I know i could always count on you and i am assuring you that no harm is attached to this ok and i will like you to keep everything about this as a secret because you and me are the only people that know about this money

All i need now is a reliable person who will receive this box and i am happy with your interest to help me receive this box and also assist me invest it in your country when i come over

You must understand that the success of this transaction will depend on our total mutual trust and you must promise that you will keep it secret within yourself. I want everything to be clear to you. please read carefully. The deal is all about the money I made here, and I have it kept safely in a box which I deposited with a United Nation Agent for safe keeping.

Due to the news about the United State of America here in Afghanistan, there is a plan to move some troops out of Afghanistan and I am among the people that will be moving out, I cannot take this money with me to wherever they would post us. For this reason, I have made an arrangement for a diplomat agent to move this fund. The question is who will be in charge of the money at my absence? This is exactly why I need your help. I want to guarantee you that you will not stand any risk in this as I have mapped out the strategy to have this box moved out of here safely Through Diplomatic means. You have to keep everything confidential till you receive the fund as a consignment.

Finally, I want you to stand as the beneficiary and receive the fund and keep it safe so that as soon as you receive the box containing the funds I will take a two weeks leave and we will meet and you can deliver it back to me. I will happily give you 20% of the total money for the assistance after you have receive the money. I believe I can trust you as l strongly hope that you will never disappoint me. After they have assigned us to a different country, I will take a two weeks off break and travel down to meet you.

Please send your information s o that I can make proper arrangements on how you will receive the funds through a Diplomatic agent.

Your Full Name ………………………… ……

Your Address together with your city ………………………… …..

Your Phone Number ………………………… …….

Your Occupation ………………………… …..

Scan copy of Your Any National id ………………………… ……

Yours Sincerely,

Captain Sharon Gallagher

Category: Phony soldiers

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  1. Combat Historian says:

    When I was an Army Captain back in the days, I sure wish I was being paid as an O-5…

  2. Bobo says:

    Waiting for IDC SARC to comment on this one.

  3. NHSparky says:

    And yet there are so.e desperate motherfuckers who think this is legit.

    Further proof of the old adage a wise Chief Petty Officer told me when he said, “A stiff dick has no conscience.”

  4. Bobo says:

    Looking forward to IDC SARC’s comment.

  5. AnotherPat says:

    She’s not the only Soldier that had her identification and pictures stolen by those Nigerian Con Artists for dating scam purposes. Have seen more than several in the past decade, to include General Officers. Here is the latest one:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/06/09/veteran-claims-his-stolen-facebook-photos-were-used-to-catfish-30-women-during-deployment.amp.htm

  6. Martinjmpr says:

    I don’t necessarily fault scammers for scamming – after all, scumbags are gonna scumbag (which is NOT to say that scammers, when caught, shouldn’t be staked to an anthill and covered in honey. They absolutely SHOULD be.)

    But the fact that people still do this means that somewhere, somehow, there is someone out there who is dumb enough or gullible enough to fall for this nonsense.

    The WWW has been around since the early 90’s, how is it that anybody who is old enough to have an internet connection would believe such a thing?

    It’s actually easier for me to see how people fall for the “lonely heart” appeals since love and romance are irrational.

    But for someone to believe that a random stranger is going to share his ill-gotten millions with you if you just provide him your bank account information is weapons-grade stupid.

    • NHSparky says:

      I’ll tell you why:

      Greed, plain, pure, and simple.

    • AnotherPat says:

      I remembered a case a few years ago where a woman in UK fell for one of these scams and lost $$$. The picture belonged to an Army General. When she was informed the truth, her comment was that perhaps that Army General could meet her in UK for a cup of tea/coffee and that they both could laugh together about his picture being stolen…and her $$$ being taken. It was so sad.

      • AnotherPat says:

        Forgot to add that she fell deeply in love with that “Army General” and really thought they both were going to get married in the UK…and that he was going to bring her to the US as his wife and Army Dependent…at a financial price. It was very obvious she was lonely and looking for love via Internet.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Gee, I get these ‘deposited $53 millions’ e=mails all the time. I keep thinking I should send them my picture, tell them I’m desperate for cash myself, and could they wire the $53 big ones to me through Western Union?

    I just don’t know if I could do it without falling down laughing.

    Does PVT Arnett know that she’s been “stolen”?

  8. AZtoVA says:

    Nothing in the DoD Global Email address book for a Sharon Gallagher, Gallagher-Arnett, Arnett or Arnett-Gallagher.

  9. Mark Lauer says:

    “… have in my possession the sum of $4 million (Four million united states dollars) Which i made here in Afghanistan during one of our mission in Kabul.”

    They’re paying Captains a lot more than they did in MY day…

  10. AZtoVA says:

    tineye has results…

    https://tineye.com/search/aad493569f173e4859d508ceb0895134f74bdc7b/

    four results from a site called The Chive. They also have a FB page – you may want to let them know they are aiding/abetting wire fraud.

  11. David says:

    Phrasing is obviously that of a foreign born male, too. Who would believe a 35 year old O-3 where they branch in as O-3 anyway? Just my first impressions.

  12. Doc Savage says:

    32nd Med Brigade?

    Ft Sam is home to the 232nd, which is where all the new medics train, and up the hill at the 187th is the remaining 68 series MOS schools and advance courses.
    We wont even touch on that Army “O-5” Captain thingy.

    But, first and foremost; I’d hit it.

    I mean, if I didn’t have Mrs. Savage….

  13. Kilo 3/7 says:

    From some basic research it looks like her name is Kristen Arnett, and she’s a family assistance specialist with the Kentucky ANG in Lexington. On the road and can’t do anything about it, but maybe somebody can do some legwork and give them a heads up.

  14. AnotherPat says:

    Is this her: Heather Arnett, possibly with an Arizona National Guard unit?

    https://www.instagram.com/heather_arnett_/?hl=en

  15. AnotherPat says:

    Am sure this is her: SPC Heather Arnett with the Missouri US Army National Guard who is an Aviation Warrent Officer Candidate:

    https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3888880/missouri-army-national-guard-selects-warrant-officer-candidates

  16. Clean Sleeve Forever says:

    My brother-in-law got a similar random message once. Can’t remember the sender’s name or whether he/she claimed to be an army or marine officer (though I’m sure he/she wasn’t air force), much less the unit to which he/she belonged. What I remember is that the sender claimed to be a female O-2 (whereas the messages above indicate O-3) and that she “recovered” that large sum of cash during the course of a mission.

    Unfortunate that PFC Arnett got dragged into all this without her knowledge. On the other hand, I’d have no problem with the notion of any of the military phonies featured here falling for this scam hook, line, and sinker.

  17. Sparks says:

    Okay. I’D HIT IT!!!!!

  18. FatCircles0311 says:

    Hulk smash

  19. Yef says:

    Nah. Too ugly for me.

  20. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Whatever she did, I forgive her. If she is the victim, I will happily comfort her.

  21. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    John Mburu
    Today at 7:04 AM
    Dear Sir/Ma

    I have a client who have indicated interest to invest in oversea. He also intends to partner with anyone with a good knowledge of business in the country of the investment who shall act as the Managing partner as he may not be able to relocate out of his country at the moment to manage the business because he holds a political a appointment with the government.
    Please, if you’re interested reply for further discussions.

    Regards,
    John Mburu
    Got this on my spam this morning. Love this shit.
    Jeff

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      That’s weak. Winners start out with a sob story or a direct appeal to greed.

      1) Sob story: “Rescuing abandoned animals is my life’s work, but it takes much money, I’m sorry to say. I have expended all of my savings rescuing our furry friends and, now, I need help.”

      2) Appeal to greed: “Can you use $50,000 or more? If you answered yes, read on.”

  22. SFC D says:

    She’d be the perfect woman if she got rid of that POS hummer and drove a Jeep.

  23. Combat Historian says:

    Again, for all the young military personnel out there:

    STAY. OFF. SOCIAL. MEDIA.

    At the very least, stop plastering the internet with photos of yourselves in uniform…

    Nobody’s gonna listen to me, but at least I tried…

  24. OldManchu says:

    She’s so fine, Bradley Manning is asking to have his penis sewn back on.

  25. Denise Williams says:

    A couple years ago, I was at a USO event and met a retired flag officer whom I admire, and many of my veteran/active duty friends admire as well. Posed for a picture, and posted it online with a “guess who I met? As nice and honorable in person…blah blah” to tease my friends.

    Shortly after that, a few weeks or a month or so, I get a message from some woman asking me how I know this officer, as he and she are in love and she is looking forward to meeting more of his friends before they get married “when he gets back to the US”.

    I messaged back and told her since she must have found this picture on a reverse image search, if she looked at where and when the photo was taken…obviously not “over there”. I told her whoever she was in love with and set to marry probably wasn’t this retired officer, stress “retired”, and I hope she hadn’t given him any money.

    She responded I was just jealous he was in love with her, and that I should leave him alone. I just said, “good luck”, and suggested she have a conversation with his wife of 35+ years before she makes any wedding or travel plans and blocked her. I did screen shot the whole thing and send it to “his people”.

    If it weren’t so sad it would be funny. Also further proof of what has been said above about people being that desparately lonely. And crazy.

  26. 5JC says:

    I can see why the scammers snatched her pic. Bunch of assholes.

  27. Some Guy says:

    Well, that is the most expertly forged ID I have ever seen. Yes sir, it probably took me a good 10 minutes of intense staring before I realized that something was amiss. The expert forger probably used professional software, such as MS Paint, to get such convincing results.
    /sarc
    But seriously, if you’re going to put that much effort into writing all that verbal diarrhea, you might also want to spend more than two minutes on the ID card. Maybe look it up in Wikipedia and make sure that it at least somewhat resembles the real ting.

    • Jarhead says:

      Good point S G. Likewise it would be another good idea to learn how to put sentences together better than someone with a fifth grade education. The lack of Common literacy COULD and SHOULD be a clue for the lonely and desperate. Seriously doubt if there is anyone on the T A H web site who would not recognize Scambianese from the git go.

  28. Chris says:

    On a side note – check out the Scamalot videos on the YouTubez…

  29. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, I’m desperate for cash, too, so if you guys will just send me $1,500 each, I will be able to go over to Walmart and buy those socks I’ve always wanted.

  30. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Her initials are SAG. Time takes it toll, but not on her—yet.

  31. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    I wonder which Nigerian discount Internet cafe those emails were sent from?

  32. Dennis says:

    Luvs dem catfishes. 🙂

  33. HONEST GUV says:

    Yes Nigerian but we prefer to leave victims uncontacted and she does not need thousands of emails telling her her pictures were abused. It’s the usual parcel and diplomat scam. Max publicity for these scams warns people and also protects the innocents .
    But heck we publish lots of these scams and advise folks.
    https://www.scampolicegroup.com/first-for-some-advice-you-may-need/

  34. Abdul Rehman says:

    Heather arnett one girl make me foolish by using your name by FB account she told I send my id card number and address

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