I received the following letter this morning with the subject line simply stating - "assistance". If this were true (which I highly doubt) there would be both military and civil consequences for anyone who gets caught by this, why would this be announced in the UK and nothing in the US press? BEWARE!
My name is Sgt.Andrea Williams, an American soldier, I was serving in the military of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. I am in United Kingdom at the moment, I and my partner moved one of the boxes containing funds which we believe is belonging to Saddam Hussein in March 2003, the total fund in this box is $12,000,000.00 (Twelve million US dollars), this fund had been moved via a safe Diplomatic Courier Service to a secured security company, Click on this link to read about the event that took place which made us to wait till this year before we can move and invest this fund for safety reasons; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm
Basically since we are working for the American government we cannot keep these funds, but we want to transfer and move the funds to you, so that you can keep it for us in your safe account or an offshore account. We will divide the total funds in three ways, since we are 3 that is involved. This means that you will take 30 percent, I will take 30 percent, and my partner will take 30 percent. 10 percent will be kept aside for expenses.
This business is confidential, and we plead that it should not be discussed with anyone. We are contacting you for partnership because we cannot handle such an amount of money due to our ethics in the Military.
There is no risk whatsoever involved as we left this fund in the Security company without declaring it's contents for this period of time to make sure that the fund will be safe for transfer and investment. If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and will assist us. Please tell us how we can trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your telephone/fax numbers for quick communication and also your contact details. I assure you that this transaction is risk free and its success is 100% guaranteed, I am doing this so that i can go into business and resign from the military. Please help us to help you.
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This smells - just like the 'famous' NIGERIAN LETTERS!!!