Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Dave Godwin"<>

This email with the subject "FROM SGT DAVE GODWIN." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Mar 2009 21:54:12 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Dave Godwin"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Attached Message
Good Day,

I found your contact particulars in an E-mail address guide that was
provided to us here, as I desperately needed an urgent help to do this deal.
I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of $15m {Fifteen Million
U.S Dollars only} to you; as far as I can be assured that my share will be
safe in your care until I complete my service here.

SOURCE OF FUND: A lot of money in various currencies were discovered in
barrels at a farmhouse near one of saddams old palaces in Tikrit in Iraq
during an operation Conquest in Fallujah north of Baghdad, and it was agreed
by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Buff and I that some part of this money be shared
among both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the
money first. This is quite an illegal thing to do, but well tell you what?
no compensation 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, at Southern Basra British fortified green zone, whose 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 a British/American medical doctor who died in a
raid here in Baghdad, 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 of Iraq to you, for you to pick it up, and I will
discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me, and
I believe that my money will be well secured in your hand because you have
fear of God.

I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the
assistance you will give 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 destroy this message as any leakage of this
information will be too bad and catastrophe for soldiers here in Iraq. I do
not know how long we will remain here, but I hope to have a shift very soon
for me to return back to the States. I have been shot and wounded twice and
I have survived two terrible suicides bomb attacks just by special grace of
God, this and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach
out for help, I will honestly want this matter be resolved immediately.

I thank you so much for everything and anticipate that you will be
trustworthy and handle this transaction to the best of your ability to
benefit both of us.

God Bless you and your family.

Yours Sgt. Dave Godwin.