In my lifetime, there have been some famous captains I've known.
Captain Ahab in the world of literature. Captain and Tennille, I'm not ashamed to admit, filled my 8-Track tape player in the 1970's. Captain Kangaroo captured my attention as a child the way Captain Hook does my children's today.
As I've grown up, I've been more interested in Captain Kirk, Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Crunch and Captain Morgan, if not in that particular order.
So, I was intrigued over the weekend when I received an email from "capt jim Rockett," who allegedly is working as a "a Soldier working as United Nations peace keeping troop in Afghanistan." He told me he had made $16.1 million Euro, which is a lot of money by the way ($21,782,441 under today's exchange rates), and that he's contacted me for help spending it because I seem like a "sincere person."
Thanks for the compliment Capt. Rockett, but I don't give my personal information out to anyone I don't know nor do I believe that a United Nations peacekeeper somehow can make that much money in their job. So then, I have to wonder how you really got the money. Did you rob someone or worse? Or are you just lying to me, trying to get me to give you some of my money.
Sorry Capt. Rockett, but I'm not playing along here. You may steer your ship wherever you choose, but I'm staying off that vessel and I'd encourage others to do the same. As an aside, the supplies on board are as slipshod as the grammar you've shown, it's bound to be a disaster.
From: capt jim rockett [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2014 8:30 AM
Subject: capt jim Rockett
Hello, After going through your profile,i decided to contact you on a business proposal, It seems you are a sincere person.I am a Soldier working as United Nations peace keeping troop in Afghanistan, on war against terrorism. On the other hand I need your assistance, I have in my possession the sum of $16.1 million EURO Which i made here in Afghanistan and I deposited this money with a Private Diplomatic Courier Company as a consignment contains Medical/personal effect.
My sincere intention in writing you is to gain your kind permission and acceptance to assist me secure this money on my behalf in your position for establishment of investment with you in your country. For your permission and acceptance, I will give you a commission of 30% from the total amount if you have accepted to do this transaction with me honestly. If possible, may I request you send me your full data information? Only if you are comfortable with this request. This data information requested from you is purely for the purpose of sending the money to you through diplomatic means.
The information needed is: Your full name, your private phone number, your full address and your age. If I get the above information and your full acceptance, I will send the money over to your country, so that you will receive it for me before I can start coming over to your country to establish the investment with you. Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET.
Let me hear from you as soon as ou get my mail.
capt jim Rockett