Here is the latest incarnation of the Nigerian gang. they get points for creativity. Please feel free to answer Fuck Yes! to whomever wrote this. I’ve included the email at the bottom. It’s an interesting mix, part loyal supported troop and part getting over on the system. Sort of a chainletter version of the movie Three Kings. Soon it will just be called the “Letter from Iraq” scam.
Capt. Godson Awa
Greetings to you and your family. My name is Captain Godson Awa. I am an American Soldier and serving in the US Military in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiments, Patrols Tail Afar, in Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to
contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $1,470,000 (One million four Hundred and Seventy Thousand US dollars) to the States or any safe country of your choice, 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, there is no risk or harm on this business transaction
SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein’s old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money will shared among us. This might appear as 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 with the UN here ( 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 as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, and before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative.
I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain here as I have been lucky to have survived 2 suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention. This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endevour to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but i pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship. Please respond via e-mail address for security reason
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Captain Godson Awa