This is a typical example of the soldier-in-a-war-zone scam. He has discovered some cash that belonged to the deposed government, and wants help getting it back home. Strictly speaking, this is against military regulations, but we know the dictator is dead and it’s not as though we are stealing from anyone, right? You’ll help a soldier, won’t you? If you do, of course, you’ll discover there really is no soldier and no cash: there’s just a scammer trying to extract “bribes” or “courier fees” from you, and once he has your money you’ll never hear from him again.
from: capt.gill (email@example.com)
date: Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 8:31 PM
subject: ATTN:MY GOOD FRIEND
Attn: My Good Friend,
My name is Capt. gill, an American soldier. I was serving in the military of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. I am in Iraq at the moment. I and my partner moved one of the boxes containing funds which we believe belonging to Late Saddam Hussein in March 2007, the total fund in this box is $15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million US Dollars).And this fund had been moved via a safe Diplomatic Courier Service to a secured security company.
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Basically since we are working for the American government we cannot keep these funds, we are 3 that are involved. This means that you will take 30 percent, I will take 30 percent, and my partner will take 30 percent, 10 percent will be kept aside for expenses. This business is confidential, and we plead that it should not be discussed with anyone.
There is no risk involved as we left this fund in the Security Company without declaring its contents for this period of time to make sure that the fund will be safe for transfer and investment.
If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and will assist us.
Kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your telephone/fax numbers for quick communication and also your contact details. I assure you that this transaction is risk free and its success is 100% guaranteed,
Please help us to help you. And get in touch with me through this my private email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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