One of the more common Internet scams is the 419 email. They are named after the
section of the Nigerian penal code that covers the use of mail to commit bank
fraud. The Nigerian criminals are constantly composing new and provocative
variations of the email appeals for access to your bank account. Now they have
several letters in play that deal with operations in Iraq.
September 2006 11:19
Subject: BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FROM
I am Sgt Chung Lee Tao of the US
Marine Force on Monitoring and Peace ?keeping mission in Baghdad-Iraq. On the
10th day of August 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 served as their camp.
Here we recovered several guns,
bombs and other Ammunitions including some boxes among which two contains
nuclear weapons, one filled with hard drugs (cocaine) and the other four to my
amazement contain some US Dollars amounting to $25M after I and two of my junior
intelligent officers counted them. I however instructed them to keep this in
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 up on till my assignment elapses in here in Iraq. I assure and
promise to give you 20% of this fund.
Please assure me of your
keeping this topmost secret to protect my job with the US Monitoring and
Sgt Chung Lee Tao