The email below from Colonel Benjamin F. Davis was in my inbox this morning. He contacted me from his Gmail, account offering me a cut of some $20 million in gold and cash he says he found in a cave in Iraq.

From: 1st Brigade – Col. Benjamin F. Davis

This is to write to your notice that I found out gold and revenue amount to $20M in a tunnel in Iraq, which I made an open declaration of the gold, but I hid the revenue, as I successfully secured the revenue with a Finance Company. Am hereby contacting you in assistance to bring out this revenue from the finance Company, as I will present you as the original owner of the revenue this will enable the revenue to be release to you by the Company to avoid notice that am directly involved, Which means I will part with you 20% for you and 10% for any expenses the success of this transaction may incur, while 70% for me.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Col. Benjamin F. Davis

  • Can he just take the money? Doesn’t it belong to the Iraqi people?
  • If Col. Davis is an American citizen, why does he need me to help? Can’t he work with a resource on base?
  • I’m sure the Colonel found me by reading the Idea Sandbox blog, but shouldn’t he be focusing on ending the fighting in Iraq than (a) stealing gold from caves and (b) reading my blog?
  • Won’t I have to pay taxes on this sum? I don’t want it to screw up my tax bracket.

This guy is never going to make it to Brigadier with these antics!