A Scam Email with the Subject "LETTER FROM IRAQ" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:32:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "SGT MICHEAL CLIFFORD"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
# 62 PRINCE SADDIQ AHMAN ROAD, BAGHDAD, IRAQ. Dear Friend, LETTER FROM IRAQ My name is SGT MICHEAL CLIFFORD; I am an American soldier with Swiss background, serving in the US military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of (US$25,600,000.00 MILLION) TWENTY FIVE MILLION SIX HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here, this is not stolen money, and there is no danger involved. The Source of money: Some money in various currencies was discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam's old palaces in Tikrit Baghdad, Iraq during a rescue operation, STAFF SGT. KENNETH BUFF and I decided that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing anybody about it since we saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hellhole of which a roadside bomb killed my brother in-law last week. You will find the story of this money on the web address below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me here in Iraq, so with the help of a British contact working here and his office enjoys some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of this trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to a British / American medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in united states. I have now found a much-secured way of getting the package out to your country for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure you are willing to assist me. I want you to tell me how much percentages you will accept for all your assistances in making sure that this money will be safe under your custody until my arrival in your country and the remaining balance will be for me. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please kindly destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldier's here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain here in Iraq, and I have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God, this and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible as my only means of communication is through this email address email@example.com and do remember to include the following info's: 1. YOUR FULL NAMES 2. PHYSICAL ADDRESS 3. PRIVATE MOBILE NUMBER. Thanks and I await your immediate response. God Bless you. SGT MICHEAL CLIFFORD