Me, a millionaire!

January 1, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More

I’m honored to learn that I can be trusted with millions in suspicious dollars.   This, according to this email I just received:

From: “capt brian” <capt.brian-james@hotmail.co.uk>

Subject: Hello SINCIRE Date:

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 22:30:45 +0000

Dear Friend,

I am Captain Brian  James .of the US Marine Force on Monitoring and Peace –keeping mission in Baghdad-Iraq.

On the 20th day of December 2006, we were alerted on the sudden presence of some Terrorists camping in a suburb not too far from Karbala here in Iraq. After Immediate intervention, we captured three (3) of the Terrorists, twenty-six (26) were killed leaving seven (7) injured.

In the process of torture they confessed being rebels for late Ayman al-Zawahiri and took us to a cave in Karbala which serves as their camp. There, we recovered several guns, bombs and other Ammunitions including some boxes and among the boxes,  two contains nuclear weapons, one filled with hard drugs(cocaine) and the other two boxes  to my amazement contains some US Dollars amounted to $7.2M after I and two of my junior intelligent officers counted them. I however instructed them to keep this in high secrecy.

I am in keen need of a “Reliable and Trustworthy” person like you who would receive, secure and protect these boxes containing the US Dollars for me  on till my assignment elapses here in Iraq. I assure and promise to give you 20% of this fund, however feel free to negotiate what you wish to have as your percentage in this business.

Please assure me of your keeping this topmost secret to protect my job with the US Monitoring and Peace-Keeping mission.

Sincere regards,
Captain Brian James.

Sounds like Captain Brian James (who I’ve never before met) is quite a hero.  They’re probably building a monument in his name on the Washington DC Mall right now. 

I’m going to pass on this kind offer.  If anyone else wants to make millions in easy money, feel free to write to “Captain Brian James.”   Just send me 10% of what YOU make on this deal as a finders fee. 

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    Well, the "Nigerian Scam" is getting a bit of a make-over. What scares me is that the English in this one is about as bad as I'd expect from a gen-u-wine merry-can grad-jit. If he had his military idiom down, it might be more convincing.

  2. gatomjp says:

    Do people actually respond to these things? Is there anyone out there naive enough to buy it?

  3. hogiemo says:

    Hey, Support our troops I say! I got one of these and auto-forwarded it to the White House where i'm sure W will do what he can for the poor troops!

  4. Brendan says:

    If he's a US marine, why is his email address British? Inquiring minds want to know.

  5. Neal says:

    I just recieved the same type of email but the $ amount was different. I also am forwarding this to the whitehouse and the department of the Navy which is over the US Marine Corp. But he says he is in the "US Marine Force" Maybe they can do sometning about this.

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