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Old 02-05-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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I got this in my email today

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Dear Friend,

Good day and compliments, i know this letter will definitely
come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the
time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will
go off a long way to determine my future and continued existence.
Please allow me to introduce myself.I am Capt. Brian Morgan, a US
Marine Capt. serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
which Patrols the Anbar province, Iraq.

I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up
courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your
contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your
assistance to evacuate the sum of $12,570,000 (Twelve million
Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand USD) to the States or any safe
country of your choice, as far as I can be assured that it will
be safe in your care until I complete my service here.
This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved.

SOURCE OF MONEY:
Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in
barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near
one of Saddam Hussein'* old Presidential Palaces during a rescue
operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money
be shared amongst us.This might appear as an illegal thing to do
but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risks we
have taken with our lives in this hell hole. 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 German contact working
with the UN here(his office enjoys 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 contents of the package as he
believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid,
before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close
relative.

I have now found a secured way of getting the package out of
Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain
here as I have been lucky to have survived 2 suicide bomb attacks
by Pure Divine intervention. This and other reasons put into
consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might
be of interest to you then Endeavour to contact me and we would
work out the necessary formalities but i pray that you are discreet
about this mutually benefiting relationship.

Contact me via my private box: [email protected] so that I
can
furnish you with more details.

Respectfully,
Capt. Brian Morgan
United States Marine Corps. IRAQ.
This...perturbs me.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:44 PM   #2
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This...perturbs me.
Me too...No, "perturb" is not the word I am looking for.."offends", and a bunch of other adjectives that would surly get me banned.
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I feel the same way. But that was the "nicest" word I could find.

Kinda makes me want to do some covert operations of my own over in Nigeria. Maybe an EMP to kill all of their electronics.
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Typical spammer language style. It sounds like Stewie Griffin.
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I found your contact particulars in an address journal.
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Who wants to help me spam up his email address? I'm going to copy & paste that message about 50 times and then send it to him over and over again.
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Who wants to help me spam up his email address? I'm going to copy & paste that message about 50 times and then send it to him over and over again.
It wouldn't even faze this clown. The email account is probably already shut down (they just go for the quick kill anyways and dissapear with any suckers cash.)

Personally, I would vote to simply deploy a tactical nuke on his homeland. But, hey, I'm a child of the cold war and pre-disposed towards massive retaliation.
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Practically no one would resort to spamming in a normal situation. It'* too bad that this person'* home country is so negligent toward its people that this spam is formed. Do we ever see such spam coming from Luxembourg?

Also, what'* with the random capitalization?
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Its not the fact I got this spam email. I usually just file 13 them. But this one...using names from the Armed Forces (more than likely deceased). That one action alone can get someone in the service into so much trouble, though they had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Its actions like this that make me sick.
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Yes, you're absolutely right about that.

Since the damage has already been done, I believe it would be inconsequential to punch the guy that wrote this out. In a perfect world, I'd appear behind spammers, sneak up, and beat them up right before they initiate the sending. I can't explain it, but something about spam just grinds my gears to the point of wanting to punch things.

Otherwise, I'm perfectly normal and happy!
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Who wants to help me spam up his email address? I'm going to copy & paste that message about 50 times and then send it to him over and over again.
It wouldn't even faze this clown. The email account is probably already shut down (they just go for the quick kill anyways and dissapear with any suckers cash.)

Personally, I would vote to simply deploy a tactical nuke on his homeland. But, hey, I'm a child of the cold war and pre-disposed towards massive retaliation.
I'd shy away from nukes as there is way too much political fallout for them and we look like the bad guys. I'm all for carpet bombing like we did germany. Make that entire country look like the surface of the moon.
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