Disse brevene har så stort omfang at Nigerianske myndigheter har sett seg nødt til å involvere seg for å stoppe bakmennene. Mye av problemet er at Nigeria har opparbeidet seg et veldig dårlig rykte internasjonalt, blant annet grunnet mye nett svindel.
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Det er ting som kan tyde på at myndighetenes involvering har lykkets. Nå har disse brevene fått en litt annen vinkling og det er situasjonen Irak som har blitt temaet:
We are teams of American coalition troops writing from Baghdad Iraq!
We are urgently seeking for your willingness to secure the below consignments as shown in the attached photos!
The goods were captured here in Baghdad, abandoned in one of the Saddam Hussein's Treasure House. However, the contents of the box are Gold Bars, Gold coins and huge amount of fund in the sealed boxes!
At moment, we are intending to ship these goods outside Iraq for safekeeping on our behalf but due to law and restriction order, we are unable to transport these goods to AMERICA .We hereby seek for your assistance to recieve the box in Europe.
We are offering you 25% of the entire goods either in cash or in value. Therefore, we will appreciate your effort to get back to us via email confirming your interest to assist us receive the consignment. As soon as we receive your positive reply, we shall furnish you with further details.
Please, note, this issue must be handled with utmost confidentiality as to avoid publicity!
Capt. STELLA .A (Team Leader)