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From the inbox

Got an absolutely personal message from someone needing my help. Fortunately, they’re going to make it worth my while:

Hello,

How are you doing? I am sending you this email to update you about what you will surely benefit from. I am Frank Roberts, I work for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which is a Nigerian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud (419 fraud) and money laundering Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), which named Nigeria as one of 23 countries non-cooperative in the international community’s efforts to fight money laundering.

On 17th, December 2008, some huge amount of money worth $164,000,000.00 was seized from some foreigners who shipped in raw cash into the country, now these men are no where to be found, and the case is still pending while the money is still in our office here. I have the power and authority to cancel this case and the jurisdiction only if i can get this money box out of the vicinity or even send it abroad. but the challenge now is that i need a safe and trusted fellow who can safely keep the box. I need someone who can accustom the shipment of this package back to the United States and lodged into a safe account there.
Attached within is the picture of the said money box. I want you to get back to me with updates if i can trust you for this transaction.

I want to know how best to ship this box to you so that you can lodge the cash in a safe account till i come over to the states, before we can discuss the further procedure, because the cash cant be paid into any account from here for security purpose. Please keep this confidential, nobody must know about it.
Thanks
Do not hesitate to get back to me as soon as possible.

Regards
Frank Roberts

This is from someone who is fighting crime, so it has to be legit, right? Especially when he included pictures of the money box and all the seized cash. I’m going to write back before someone else gets this money. I’ll bet I’m at least as trustworthy as Frank. No, that didn’t sound right.

Seized US Currency
Money Box