For some reason, it seems like the number of “I’m a Nigerian ministerial official, and have $36 million I’d like to share with you if only you can help me get it out of the country” e-mails have gone through the roof. I can’t understand why; did people suddenly get a lot stupider, or have they just been picking my e-mail address out more often? Anyway, I got a slightly classier version this morning:
1st Armored Division
We are American soldiers fighting in Iraq serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division. The saga of rise and death tolls should not be new to you and i am sure you will not find this mail worrisome. We have seen so much in our days of stay here and no matter how much we paint the picture, you will never understand.
During our invasion of some hiding out mansion used by al-Qaida leader in Iraqi Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi we discovered huge amount of money in cash and mostly in 100 dollar bills, Most of the funds were taken by our superiors and we can not authoritatively or emphatically make over statements concerning the money
But it will interest you to know that we are able to secure part of the money for ourself, please we need your assistance to secure and Invest the money in our behalf,I am interested in investing in Real Estate or any other profitable venture you may suggest,
You may be surprise or skeptical why I chose you as a partner in this deal since I do not know you, well I decided not to contact any body I know for this business to avoid any implications or blackmailing now or in the future considering my self as an American Soldier, I hope you will understanding and co-operation accordingly
The funds are available and will be released to you as soon as I receive a positive response from you. attached is the pictures of where and how the fund was discovered, more will be explain to you once I get your consent to this effect
Feel free to come up with your percentage sharing pattern of the fund as I am as good as yielding towards accepting a reasonable percentage share of the fund you will demand for the benefit of our mutual understanding.
Wow; it would almost be unpatriotic of me if I didn’t help these guys out! And I get to share in some terrorist money, too!