Every once and a while I get a Nigerian Scam letter in my email. This one takes the cake.
From: CAPT JOHN NIELSEN (firstname.lastname@example.org) You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk Sent: Sun 8/02/09 3:07 AM To:
With a very desperate need for assistance,I have summed up courage to
contact you.I am presently in Iraq with the USA marine platoon;I found
your contact particulars in an Address journal.I am seeking your
assistance to evacuate the sum of $9,000,000.00(Nine million
dollars)to you,as far as I can be assured that it will be safe
in your care until I complete my service here.This is no stolen money,and
there are no dangers involved.
SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered concealed in barrels with
piles of weapons and ammunitions at a location near one of Saddam's old
palaces during a rescue operation,and it was agreed by all party present
that the money be shared amongst us,this was quite an illegal thing to do,
but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risks we have
taken with our lives in this hell hole.
The above figure was given to me as my share,and to conceal this kind of
money became a problem for me,so with the help of a German contact
working here,and his office enjoys some immunity,I was able to get the
package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot.He does not
know the real contents of the package,and believes that it belongs to an
Asian American who died in an air raid,and before giving up,trusted me to
hand over the package to his family.
There is a secured way of getting the package out to a safer country for
you to pick up,and i will discuss this with you when I am sure that you
are willing to assist me.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 mail as any leakage of this information
will be too bad for us.
I do not know for how long we will remain here but hopefully before the
year runs out,I have survived 2 suicide bomb attacks by the special grace
of God,this and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to
reach out for help.Please respond to email@example.com
Capt John Nielsen