Help. Worst spam-scam. What can be done?

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    I’m against the war. I think that it was unnecessary and poorly executed. I think that more of our soldiers should come on home, but that is for a different thread. I think that this email that I received is a scam. If it is, it is a very sick thing for this guy to do. It is just wrong.

    I normally delete stuff like this that looks like a scam but for some reason I went ahead and read it. Figuratively speaking, it really got my blood boiling. I’m 99 percent confident that it is a scam but this person is seemingly masquerading as a US soldier in Iraq. The nerve of such a creep! I mean, aren’t there proper procedures for soldiers to follow if they run across money? This surely must be a scam. Are there ways to check this out to be sure that it is legitimate? If it is a scam, aren’t there laws against this? Aren’t there ways to get people like this and put them away? This is just despicable.

    From: "comp13" <comp13@netcabo.pt>
    Add sender to Contacts To: undisclosed-recipients

    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. Marc L. McVicker, 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 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.

    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'sold 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: marcl.mcvicker11@hotmail.com so that I can furnish you with more details.

    Respectfully,
    Capt. Marc L. McVicker,
    United States Marine Corps. IRAQ.
     
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    I'd say it's a scam since for one thing, 3/25 was deactivated 3 Jan 06.

    No way a Marine Captain is going to identify himself by name, and announce it on the internet. Military servers are monitored, and I would expect a Captain would know that.

    And if you had a large sum of money, would you ask someone on the internet you don't know to pick it up?

    Then there's this:

    Any claim that pillaging that money is legal is bogus.
     
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    You can report it to the US Secret Service. They handle cases such as this. However, since the criminals are most likely overseas in a country that doesn't extradite (Liberia) getting them to come to the US and go to jail is usually impossible.
     
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    The language was so fractured that it stands out like some sort of Nigerian or East European scam.
     

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