Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dear Linda Letter from Captain IXXXX HXXXX

Another version of those Nigerian scam letters.  This one purports to be a Captain in Iraq "on war against terrorism" who could not spell Baghdad correctly but wants to make you his/her beneficiary for war trophy money from Iraq that he/she is willing to transfer via "diplomatic courier service." I wonder if the good "Captain" would want to help me buy a bridge to nowhere that I'm anxious to sell.  How could people fall for this crap?  Read on:

"Dear Linda,

I have received the information concerning your house,the price is $239,750.Am very confident dealing with you.I am willing and capable to buy the property,but i want to trust you with this confidential proposal.
Before i continue, let me introduce myself to you, I am Captain IXXXX HXXXX the commander of the Special N.A.T.O coalition force with the United Nation troops in Iraq,on war against terrorism.My country is germany.

I have now in my possession the sum of USD 6.5 million which was recovered from one of our raids on terrorists camps here in Iraq,because they keep most of their money at home for evil activities which they normally get through illegal deals on crude oil.

Based on the suffering we undergo here some of us do meet such luck. It happened that in our last raid last week we raided one of the terrorist strong base here in Iraq,though some of the men in my unit lost thier lives in the fierce attacks,and we recovered this huge sum of money.This box of money have been deposited with the RED CROSS OFFICE here in Baghdd informing them that  contacts are been made for its safe keeping and to make contacts for its proper use . As the team leader it is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for this money.

So i need someone i can deal with on trust and that is why i contacted you. so If you accept, I will put you forward as the beneficiary/owner of the funds and then move the money to you in Europe first. As  a military personnel i cannot  parade such an amount or carry it to my country so i need to present someone as the beneficiary.I just need your acceptance and all is done.I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service to you in Europe where  arrangements will be made to proceed to your country America.

Once i confirm your interest to my proposal.and your positive reply i will proceed to register your name as the beneficiary.

If you are interested, then let me know so i can proceed to register the consignment in your name as time is very important to me. I am doing this on trust, you should understand that as a trained military expert I will always be carefully in my dealings so everything is intact. This money is my life and i am willing to give you 30% of the total sum when the money is delivered to you. I wait for your response so we can proceed immediately. In less than 7days the money should be in your safe custody.

The only telephone access we have is radio message which is for our general use and is being monitored,therefore all communication will be via email till we finish our assignment here and fly straight to your country to meet you. Thank God that the new President Elect, Barrack Obama whose keen interest is to call us back home soon."



1 comment:

A Daring Adventure said...


Where do you FIND these things?!?!

Loving it!