Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Fw: PERSONAL

From: Arthur Carter <>

This email with the subject "Fw: PERSONAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Apr 2009 23:15:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Arthur Carter <>, although it may have been spoofed.

--- On Fri, 4/3/09, CAPT JOHN NIELSEN <> wrote:

Date: Friday, April 3, 2009, 11:47 PM

Dear Friend,

With a very desperate need for assistance,I have summed up
courage to
contact you.I am presently in Iraq with the USA marine
platoon;I found
your contact particulars in an Address journal.I am seeking your
assistance to evacuate the sum of $900,000.00(Nine hundred
dollars)to you,as far as I can be assured that it will be safe
in your care until I complete my service here.This is no stolen
there are no dangers involved.


Some money in various currencies was discovered concealed in
barrels with
piles of weapons and ammunitions at a location near one of
Saddam's old
palaces during a rescue operation,and it was agreed by all
party present
that the money be shared amongst us,this was quite an illegal
thing to do,
but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risks
we have
taken with our lives in this hell hole.

The above figure was given to me as my share,and to conceal
this kind of
money became a problem for me,so with the help of a German contact
working here,and his office enjoys some immunity,I was able to
get the
package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot.He
does not
know the real contents of the package,and believes that it
belongs to an
Asian American who died in an air raid,and before giving
up,trusted me to
hand over the package to his family.

There is a secured way of getting the package out to a safer
country for
you to pick up,and i will discuss this with you when I am sure
that you
are willing to assist me.One passionate appeal I will make to
you is not
to discuss this matter with a third party,should you have
reasons to reject
this offer.please destroy this mail as any leakage of this
will be too bad for us.

I do not know for how long we will remain here but hopefully
before the
year runs out,I have survived 2 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.

Capt John Nielsen