Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nigerian Fraud Soldiers On!

3/25th on patrol, Iraq, 2004Got two emails recently from a guy on active service in Iraq, a Capt.Dick Kelsey of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regt. – very keen to get in touch! Have a read:
Dear Friend,
Good day and compliments, i know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and continued existence. Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Capt Dick Kelsey, a US Marine Capt. serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment which Patrols the Anbar province, 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 $10,570,000 (Ten million Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand USD) to the States or any safe country, 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 moneys and there are no dangers involved.
Some moneys 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 be shared amongst 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, before giving up trusted me to being 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 two suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention. This and other reasons being put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavour to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but i pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship. 
Contact me...blah blah blah...
Yea...yea...yea...except (1) way too much detail; (2) letter structure so not how an American writes; (3) his "buddy" Capt. Brian Morgan also of 3/25th., emailed me the very same story but with an even larger sum of US$21,580,000!
(4) Wikipedia says the battalion is not in Iraq: it rotated out in Sept.'05, and deactivated in Jan.'06.
(5) And digging deeper, Kelsey was killed by a roadside bomb in '01!
Jeez, the levels these scum scammers will stoop to...!! RIP, Kelsey.

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