Some Kind of Movie

May 2010

An email I received:

I am capt.Mark Bennett of the US Army base in Iraq for peace keeping i found your contact detail in a address journal am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $5,000,000 to you as long as i am assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in Iraq. This is not stolen money and there are no dangers involved.

SOURCE OF MONEY: some money in various currencies was discovered concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition's at a location near one of Saddam's old palaces during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us, this was quite 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 here and 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, and believes that it belongs to an Asian American who died in an air raid, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family. I have survived 2 suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God. get back to me in my person email: [email removed]

Capt Mark Bennett

One of the more intricate back-stories I've heard.

Julian commented:

awesome, let's get a gmail account and help this guy out! if he is prepared to give such a good back story there might be a second chapter, etc, until we have the whole book!!

Christina commented:

I especially love how he talks about evacuating the money - now there's a fun verb. It makes me think they found the money huddled in the barrels in rags of clothing, with bruises and scrapes, piteously begging for asylum.

Christina commented:

Oops, dressed in rags of clothing. Meh.

Ruth commented:

A guy from work got one of these sorts of emails. He emailed back many times and turned all the emails into a book as a present for his wife.

KT commented:

omg get involved