A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE DO TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLYâ€¦" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Aug 2008 03:18:58 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Richard Taylor (Pvt)" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
How are you and your family? Hope all is well. My name is Richard Taylor (Pvt) an American soldier, serving in the military with the US Army 3rd Infantry Division operating in Iraq. With a very desperate need of assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an electronic address journal. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of ($18 Million USD) Eighteen Million United States Dollars to you in your country, as far as I can be assured that my share of the total sum will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in Iraq. Source of the money: You can go to this web link to read about the event that took place here in Iraq: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by SSgt Kenneth Buff and I, that some part of this money be shared among the two of us before informing anybody about it. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I must confess to you that there may be no compensation that can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell-hole of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time. 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 British contact working here and because his office enjoys some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. Now, I have found a very much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to your country for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me. Be rest assured that with mutual consent, both of us can agree on a deal. I am therefore, making a passionate appeal, should you have any reason to reject this offer, please and please delete this message immediately, as any leakage of this information will be detrimental to the US soldiers here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain in Iraq. I have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by the special grace of God. These and many other reasons I mentioned earlier has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this task to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible via this medium [firstname.lastname@example.org] which is my only private means of communication. God bless you and your family. Richard Taylor (Pvt) Personal E-mail: email@example.com