There have to be people that fall for something like this...I'd like to hope others will research it before just being scammed. Notice the AOL email address too.
Below is the email:
"Sgt. Marriot Brown"
How are you and your family? Hope all is well.
My name is (Staff Sgt.) Marriot Brown; I am an American soldier, serving in the
military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a desperate need for
assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact
particulars in an address journal. I am seeking for your kind assistance to move
the sum of($30 Million U.S Dollars) Thirty Million United States Dollars to you
as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I
complete my service here.
SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a farm house near
one of Saddam's old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was
agreed by staff sgt. Kennet Buff and I that some part of this money be shared
among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the
money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what, no
compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hole
of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time.
The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money
became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working here and
his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe
location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real content of the
package, and believes that it belongs to a British/American medical doctor who
died in a raid here in Iraq, before giving up, trusted me to hand over the
package to his family in United States. I have now found a very secured way of
getting the package out of Iraq to you at home for you to pick up, and I will
discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me and I
believe that my money will be well secured in your hand because you have fear of
God. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the
assistance you will give to me. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not
to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this
offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information
will be too bad for us soldiers here in Iraq.
I do not know how long we will remain here, Month of May last year was the
deadliest month for us out here. Totaly, 127 men were lost. This and other
reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly
want this matter to be resolved immediately.
God bless you and your family.
Sgt. Marriot Brown.