This is the first time I’ve seen a Nigerian 419 mail from someone masquerading as a UN army officer. It has all the classic signs of a 419 mail, with the large hidden funds in need of an outsider acting as a go-between, promises of a 100% risk-free business, the phony details (two large metallic boxes), and the need for confidentiallity.
In my heart, I hope that nobody falls for this mail. But then again, I now that somewhere out there, somebody will find it difficult not to try to get their hands on 40% of 9.5 million US$ in cash…
from paulbruce2007 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Sep 24, 2007 7:40 PM
Lt. Col. Ralph Harland
Commander of First BattalionRoyal Irish Regiment.
I am Major Paul Bruces, I am a British officer and the commanding officer of
the First Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment attached to UN peace Keeping
force in Iraq, as you may know everyday, there are several cases of insurgents
attacks and suicide bombs going on here.
We managed to Move funds belonging to some demised persons who were attacked
and killed through insurgent attacks. The total amount is US$9.5 Million
dollars in cash. We want to move this money to you, so that you may keep our
share for us until when we shall come over to meet you.
We will take 60%, my partner and I. You take 40%. No strings attached, just
help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a war zone.
We plan on using Diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in two large
metallic boxes, using diplomatic immunity. If you are interested I will send
you the full details; my aim is to find a good partner that we can trust and
assist us. Can you be trusted?
When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail here signifying your
interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick
communication and also your contact details.
This business is 100% risk free. Respectfully,
Major Paul Bruces
If you got one of these, just delete it, and forget about it. There isn’t any funds, and you can be really sure that it wasn’t sent by Major Paul Bruces or Lt. Col. Ralph Harland.