Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Nigeria Does Iraq

Very sad, this. It looks like the Nigerian money laundering scam has taken on an Iraq War variation.

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How are you and your family? Hope all is well.

My name is Staff Sgt. Shelby Cross; I am an American soldier, serving in the
military with the army?s 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for
assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you.

I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind
assistance to move the sum of US$8m (eight million United States dollars) to
you in United States; as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in
your care until I complete my service here.

Source of money:

Some money in US dollars were discovered in dog kennels at a farm house and
guest houses in an estate near one of Saddam?s old palaces in Baghdad, Iraq
during an operation, and it was agreed by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Buff, Sgt. 1st
Class Daniel Van Ess and I that some part of this money be shared amongst us
before informing anybody about it. Since both of them saw the money first,
they did the informing, while I played the outsider to protect our interest.
This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation
can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole, in
which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time. You will
find the story of this money on the web addresses below;




The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of
money became a problem for me, even after the initial probe of all soldiers of
our command which I was cleared from; so with the help of a British contact
working here and his office enjoy 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, and believes that it belongs to a British/American
medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before giving up, trusted
me to hand over the package to his family in United States. I have now found a
much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to you in the States for
you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are
willing to assist me, and I believe that my money will be well secured in your
hand because you have the fear of God.

I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the
assistance you will give to me. One passionate appeal I will make to you is
not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject
this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this
information will be too bad for us soldier?s here in Iraq and tarnish the
reputation of  other services men. I do not know how long we will remain here,
and I have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the
special grace of God, this and other reasons I will mention later has prompted
me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved
immediately, please contact me as soon as possible with my private e-mail:
sgtcross3rd@aol.com  which is for now my only way of communication until I
specify otherwise.
God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Shelby Cross
3rd Infantry Division

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