I then get this reply:
Thanks for the detailed information about the car.I want to inform you that I will buy your car with cash but I have a business proposal for you. I am a captain with the United States troop in Iraq,on war against terrorism. Based on the United States legislative and executive decision for withdrawing troops from Iraq come this year,I have just been redeployed. Our mission is to help secure terrorist targeted states,for the United states and the European Union war against terrorism.I will need a car for myself and that is why I am contacting you.I want to inform you that I have 16.2million USD. which was recovered from one of our raids on terrorists here in Iraq because they keep most of their money at home for evil activities which they normally get through illegal deals on crude oil. Based on the suffering we undergo here some of us do meet such luck. It happened that I went for this raid with the men in my unit and I decided to take it as my share for my stress here in this evil land filled with suicide bombers. I deposited this money with a red cross agent informing him that we are making contact for the real owner of the money.It is under my power to decide who owns the money. I wish to use this money for charity purposes in Turkey,where we have about 3 million Iraqi refugees and Sudan where we have currently the highest numbers of refugees displaced as a result of war. You need to visit such places.I want to invest the money on stock fish from Norway to this refugees because based on my experience on battle ground in this places,they lack a lot of fish and meat to add to their meager and unpalatable meals which they get in little quantity just to keep them living until God knows when the problem ends. Instead of allowing this terrorists to get the money and spend it on purchasing arms illegally from Russia and North Korea it is better used in saving the world. I cannot move this money to the United states because I will be in Europe for about 3years,so I need someone I could deal with.If you accept,I will transfer the money to Europe where you will be the beneficiary because I am a military officer and cannot be parading such an amount so I need to present someone as the beneficiary. I am an American and an intelligence officer at that so I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service.I just need your acceptance and all is done.I will give you the complete details you need for us to carry out this transaction successfully.I decided to find someone that is real and not imaginary and that is why I went to a secured car site where I can be sure that the person is real. I believe I can trust you.We can only communicate through our military system,which is secured so that nobody can monitor our mails,then I will explain in details to you.I will only reach you through email,because our calls might be monitored,I just have to be sure whom I am dealing with. If you are interested please send me your personal mobile number so I can call you for further inquiries when I am out of our military network. I am using a fresh email account so if you are not interested do not reply to this email and please delete this message,if i don’t get a reply from you after 3days I will look for someone else.I am doing this on trust,you should know that as a trained military expert I will always play safe in case you are the bad type,but I pray you are not.16.2million USD is a lot of money,my life depends on it. I will be looking forward to expecting a reply from you as soon as possible,so we can proceed with the deal.The money should be in your possession in 7days and I will come over.I will give you 20% share and 80% is for my dream. I hope I am been fair on this deal. Regards, Capt. Lawrence Barber
To which I reply:
This is the worst and most stupid attempt at phising and internetfraud I’ve ever experienced.
Please go away.
I then mark the conversation as spam in Gmail and forget it ever happened.