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Here at Defence Viewpoints we get lots of spam emails inviting us to bank a fortune for an unfortunate. But this is the first one we've had from a purported American soldier (we've mangled the email address just in case you feel tempted, but our in house expert tells us it's registered in Hong Kong...).And don't you just love the precision of the amount allegedly looted?
I am an American soldier, In foreign service with the Third infantry Division in Iraq, I and my superior moved part of discovered funds belonging to fleeing regime leaders in Iraq, the total amount is $50,000,000.00 US dollars.
This money is being kept safe in a secured location we would disclose to you later.You can go through this web link to understand events that took place in Iraq.
Basically, since we are in government service and we are not allowed to have or keep discovered looted funds around us, we have decided to look for someone to help us relocate and keep this funds for us, that is why I have contacted you, so that you can keep it for us in your safe account or custody untill we complete our foreign service in Iraq.
You will take30%, while 70% will be for me and my partner. This business is confidential, and it should not be discussed with anyone. There is no risk involved whatsoever as it is only me and my partner that knows the present location of the money.
If you are interested I will send you operational details, YOUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS, YOUR FULL NAMES,YOUR OCCUPATION, YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND FAX,YOUR MARITAL STATUS AND AGE. my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us.
Can I trust you? To ensure confidentiality, when you receive this letter,kindly reply me via e-mail:signifying your interest including your phone and fax numbers for quick communication and also your physical locational address.
Capt Edward Jones