We've all received those e-mails from "government officials" and whatnot from Nigeria, asking us to help them transfer millions of dollars through our bank accounts. Well, here's a new version of that scam, this time supposedly coming from an American soldier serving in Iraq:
From: Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:47 AM
Subject: A Letter From Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald
This mail will definitely be coming to you as a surprise, but i must crave your indulgence to introduce myself to you. I am Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald, an American soldier, currently serving in the third infantry division in Iraq.
I am in Kuwait on duty break. I and my partner, secretly moved some abandoned cash in a mansion belonging to the late president, Saddam Hussein and the total cash is 25million USD. As I write this letter to you, this box is with security firm in cash as I secretly moved it out
of Iraq to a security firm for deposit.
You don't have to be afraid of anything as no one else knows about this and everything is safe.
I would be pleased and grateful to you if you could assist us in receiving this box for us on our behalf as I will be heading back soon to camp in Iraq to join my Colleagues.
Of course, I will give you some money for your efforts. We have limited time now, kindly get back to me immediately. Moving the funds out of here is not going to be a problem as arrangements are being made towards that.
All I want from you is your trust and assurance that if the box gets to you, You can keep it in a safe place until our arrival. I have to stop here for now, as your response will determine our
Please do not expose us for security reasons.
In God we trust,
Sgt. Mark Fitzgerald,
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