Friday, September 12, 2008

Can you help Sgt. Jimenez?

Here I thought that all the Nigerian princes who wanted to get out of the country with millions of dollars had all managed to do that.

Apparently, some of them had the misfortune of coming to the US, becoming Hispanic, and then getting enlisted in the US army.

One of them was clever enough to get a hold of my e-mail address and contact me.

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 Sgt. Jimenez Alex Ramon, a US Marine SPC. Serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th US 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 US dollars) 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.

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’s 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, and 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: ( so that I can furnish you with more details.


Sgt. Jimenez Alex Ramon
United States Marine Corps. IRAQ



I love the words "Pure Divine intervention". Which could even double for some Jehadi group when translated to Arabic. =) And heh, the random chinese characters at the bottom of the e-mail.

The sender's address is funny as well.
The account name is the fake e-mail ID. So devilishly simple. And I would've never seen it unless I had asked gmail to "show details".

So, will you help the poor man?


Anonymous said...

This is no stolen money followed by This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what... :-)
At least the Nigerian princes were entirely above board, victims of an absence of rule of law in their land, and appealed to sympathy.

"Pure Divine intervention" is great; I also like "Contact me via my private box"

PS said...

Heh. Doesn't the whole thing remind you faintly of the movie Three Kings?

See the latest post if you haven't already, there's a small update on this.

Pity he wasn't a private with a private box.

Mohan K.V said...

Thunderous! I'm quite sure you've seen this, makes for a nice laugh on vetti days:

Mohan K.V said...

This, in particular:

Most of the others are stud, too.

PS said...

* is rolling on the floor *

CHA. I didn't reply to that mail. If I had known the existance of this site then, perhaps I might have.

Oh well.

Shawn said...

This is remarkably sad! These scammers have stolen the identity of an actual fallen US soldier. Sgt. Jimenez died in combat in 2008 and now rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Sgt. Jimenez is a decorated combat veteran in the US Army. Whom ever these scammers are I hope that they catch the wrath of severe negative karma. Maybe in the form of a rabid dog thrashing at their genitals or dementia inflicted by a syphilis infected TB booster.