Hello, I am Miss Young. I received the following email. It is a socalled
"Advance Fee Fraud" letter, where I am promised millions for
my assistance. These stories are all lies, and if I respond, sooner
or later I will be asked to pay a fee. If I pay, another fee will quickly
come up, and it will continue that way until I give up or run out of
money. I will never see the millions, because they never existed.
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From: CPT NIELSEN <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006
Subject: Nielsen from IRAQ
With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to
I am presently working in Iraq with an international organization that
will disclose later; I found your contact particulars in an address
I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $5,000,000.00
(Five million USdollars) to the states or any safe country of your choice, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in
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
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
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
taken with our lives in this hell hole.
The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind
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
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 business associate.
I have now found a secured way of getting the package out to a safer
country for you to pick up, and will discuss this with you when I am
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,
destroy this mail as any leakage of this information will be too bad
I do not know for how long we will remain here, and I have survived 2
suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God, this and other
will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly
this matter to be resolved immediately.
Please contact me through my personal e-mail so we can discuss more.
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