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Re: [newtech-1] US Soldier scam

From: D.A. G.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 5:42 PM
Damn, they used to say that the porn industry was leading the web in 
terms of innovation.

I think these Nigerian scammers are paving the way for email marketing. 
They're always coming up with new and interesting ways to harp on that 
same old note.


Victor Shamanovsky wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <[address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>>
> Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 3:17 PM
> Subject: We can get this done!!!
> To: [address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>
> Greetings,
> Perhaps this email may come to you as a surprise. I got your contact 
> from a search on the internet and I am taking the chance to contact 
> you. I am Sgt. Barry Crawford,US soldier serving in the peace keeping 
> mission in Iraq . I am in dire need of your assistance.
> I am making a concealed request to you for an assistance to move some 
> funds for safe keeping.I am left with no option,hence I am on the 
> internet trying to establish contact with the outside world, to seek a 
> reliable and trusted person.I hope to be concluding my service here in 
> Iraq in the next 5 months before I return home.
> The money in question was discovered in some barrels at a farm house 
> near one of Saddam's old palace in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue 
> operation.  While we tortured 3 terrorist we captured during the 
> operation to extract information, they confessed being rebels for 
> Ayman Al-Zawahiri and followers of Mahmoud al-Hassani, a Shiite cleric 
> known for anti-American views.  They took us to a cave in the farm 
> house which served as their operating base. It was here myself and 
> Sgt. Richard Burnette made discovery of the money. We agreed to keep 
> aside some of the money for ourselves before disclosing it. You'd 
> probably wonder why, but no compensation can make up for the risk we 
> have taken with our lives in this hell called Iraq . Sgt. Richard 
> Burnette just passed away from complications resulting from a very 
> serious injury he sustained here. America has lost thousands of young 
> men in this mission.
> Please visit this link to see just how many of my collegues have died 
> so far in our quest to do our nation proud.
> http://www.defens...­
> http://www.granma...­
> I am sincerely hoping you are a honest person who can be of help to 
> me. I should be returning back to the US after our assignment here in 
> Iraq elapses.I am proposing 20% of the entire sum involved for your 
> cooperation and assistance.
> Importantly,I plead that this information be kept a top secret between 
> you and me to protect my job with the US Military.
> I have been able to get the money out of Iraq in a box to a safe 
> location through our colleague here who is with the British Army. The 
> content of the box was undisclosed. 
> Please contact me for further information on this issue.
> Regards,
> Sgt. Barry Crawford
> US Military, 1st Battalion Infantry Regiment.
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