Do you think that there's a real Sgt. Sidley, trying to get someone he doesn't know to help him smuggled money out of Iraq? Uh-huh. Right. It's a confidence scam. The links are to real news stories; the scammer hopes that if you believe the news stories, you'll believe that his pitch is real. It's not. Don't reply, don't be fooled, to any variation on a message like this one.
The message was sent from an msn.com domain, and the return address, which I deleted, was a Hotmail address.
From: SGT.PAUL SIDLEY
Subject: Strictly Confidential.
My name is Sergeant Paul Sidley, I am an American soldier, I am serving in The military of the 1st Armoured Division in Iraq , as you know we are being Attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs. We managed to move funds Belonging to Saddam Hussein's family in 2003.
The total amount is US$18 Million dollars in cash, mostly 100 dollar bills, this money has been kept Somewhere outside Baghdad for sometime but with the proposed troop Reduction by president Obama, we are afraid that the money will be Discovered hence we want to move this money to you for safe keeping pending The completion of our assignment here. You can go to this web link to read About events that took place then via this site:
We are ready to compensate you with good percentage of the funds, No strings Attached, just for you to help us move it out of Iraq . Iraq is a war zone, so we plan on using diplomatic means in shipping the money out as military Cargo using diplomatic immunity. If you are interested I will send you the Full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that Will assist us. Can I trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send
An e-mail to ADDRESSDELETED signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone numbers for quick communication also your Contact details.This is risk free and your interest will be well protected.
With regards from,
Sgt. Paul Sidley.