Like most businesses, Travolution receives almost on a daily basis a pitch to
lose lots of money become the benefactor to a huge financial windfall.
Please send us your bank details and a contact address once you have deposited the $50,000, etc, etc.
But here is a new - and rather novel - one:
It comes from a certain Sergeant Lee Boyd, an American soldier in the "Third Infantry Division" in Iraq, who has discovered $25 million from "fleeing regime leaders".
There is a rather handy link to a BBC story to "understand events that took place in Iraq" and how the cash was discovered.
Our man in the fatigues continues:
"Basically, since we are in government service and we are not allowed to have or keep discovered looted funds around us, we have decided to look for someone to help us relocate and keep this funds for us, that is why I have contacted you, so that you can keep it for us in your safe account or custody untill we complete our foreign service in Iraq.There is then a gentle threat about not telling anyone - oops - and asking for our "physical address". OK, sure.
"You will take 30%, while 70% will be for me and my partner. This business is confidential, and it should not be discussed with anyone. There is no risk involved whatsoever as it is only me and my partner that knows the present location of the money."
Beware of emails from men with guns...
Kevin May, editor, Travolution
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