Latest Nigerian scam

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    Hello, I will be needing your assistance.
    My name is Capt. John Neilsen presently in Afghanistan with the United States Marine Corps (USMC); I found your contact particulars in an Address journal.

    When on a routine mission of search and destroy we stumbled upon a concealed barrel with piles of weapon and ammunitions, my men and I agreed that the money be shared, the sum of $900,000.00 (Nine hundred thousand dollars) now happens to be my share. I have the cooperation of a German diplomat working here for its evacuation to a safer country, though, i have not disclosed the true content s of the package to him, he believes it to be personal effects of an Asian American who died in an air raid.

    I need someone i can trust to receive this package as a relative to this dead Asian American, there is a secured way of getting the package out to a safer country for you to pick up, i will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me.

    One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with a third party, should you have reasons to reject this offer. Please destroy this mail as any leakage of this information will be too bad for me. I do not know for how long we will remain here but hopefully before the year runs out.

    Respectfully,
    Captain. John Neilsen

    1. LiamBean profile image87
      LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well at least it's better written than most "nigerian" scams.

  2. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    "Found your contact particulars in an Address journal"
    Wow thats lucky! And totally believable, I leave my address journal in Afghanistan all the time! Don't you?

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've been to Afghanistan, but I'm pretty sure anything I left there more than 20 years ago is dust by now.

      1. kirstenblog profile image77
        kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Do you still have the same address as 20 years ago? You could be a millionaire roll in a few easy steps lol

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          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I certainly didn't have an email address 20 years ago

  3. livelonger profile image94
    livelongerposted 8 years ago

    I've had fun responding to these people. Just don't share any personal information! I like it when they tell me, for the 2nd time, that they checked with their banks and still haven't received the money I said I sent them.

  4. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I actually just wrote a hub about phishing today, just like this!

  5. shamelabboush profile image68
    shamelabboushposted 8 years ago

    Awesome!!!! Why don't you help out and get the money? smile I love those scams....

  6. Naomi R. Cox profile image60
    Naomi R. Coxposted 8 years ago

    I get emails like this one too. I send them straight to spam. There are so many people that are out to get money from others, it doesn't matter what they have to do. All I have to say is "That I might have been born at night, but not last night."

  7. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I was naughty and told them shame on them for trying to con people they argued back and forth with me and finally gave up. smile

  8. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    Has been a while since I got one of those type of emails. lol

 
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