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I received the following email from a us.army.mil email address :rolleyes:

 

Hello Dear,

How is everything going, I hope great?

Though i have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have approached you on this issue being that the internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for informations of vital importance.

 

I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail. I write to you irrespective of the fact you do not know me,but please do consider this letter as a request from a brother in need of assistance.

 

My name is George Green(Sgt)an American soldier, I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division here in Iraq. As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs, it will come worst now Saddam Hussein was executed. During one of our rescue Mission we came across a safe that contains the total sum of $21,000,000 (Twenty one Million Us Dollars) that belongs to the revolutionaries, which I believe they use in buying weapons and ammunitions, and it was agreed by all party present that the money will be shared amongst us. You can go to this web link to read about events that took place here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

 

Out of the total fund my share was $8,000,000 (Eight Million US Dollars).

 

I am seeking your assistance to evacuate my share of the money, which is $8,000,000 out of here to you, in as much as you can assure me that my own share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.

 

This is no stolen money,and there are no dangers involved, as I have made arrangements with a UN representative based in Asia who promised to deliver the fund to any of my choosing destination. I shall be compensating you with US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand

Dollars) on final conclusion of this project,while the rest shall be for me for my investment purposes.

 

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.

 

I do not know for how long we will remain here, and I have survived two suicide bomb attacks, which prompted me to reach out for help because I will be migrating to you to invest and start a new life not as a soldier anymore.

Please if this proposal is acceptable by you, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication also your home address where the fund would be delivered.

 

As soon as I receive your email with the information, I will furnish you with full details on when and how the fund shall be delivered to you by the diplomat and he will make a contact with you before anything move.

Waiting for our urgent reply.

Best regards,

Sgt. George Green.

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and you know...he didn't even do a good job... nothing really adds up...he at least should have claimed US 3rd Infantry and the correct amount of money. Because if you look at that BBC article it gives figures much higher than 21 mil and 1st Armored isn't mentioned at all. There is always some poor sap to fall for it (and if they weren't poor before this they are now LOL) if there wasn't these things wouldn't be around. I still like the ebay/paypal scam emails, and also the Nigerian ones they are always a good laugh.

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I'm tempted to write back and provide the phone number and address to our local police department :lol: ...but do I really want to correspond with this jerk?

Find out who you turn that into, and let them write him back with a phone number and there address so they can deal with him.

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How do you get an $8M share out of $21M? Were there 2 5/8 people in the party that found it?

 

I was kind of wondering about that myself. lol

 

I like the idea of writing him back and giving him the info of your police department. haha

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i like the idea of sending him the number of the police department.

 

also "a UN representative based in Asia". Gee, I wonder where the spammer is from.

 

Great english by the way, I love the last sentence.

and he will make a contact with you before anything move.

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