A Scam Email with the Subject "Can I trust You." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:06:30 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Sgt.Tom Manson"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Sgt.Tom Manson U.S. Military Base Tikrit - Iraq. Dear, My name is Sgt. Tom Manson , a United States soldier currently serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, our story is a very pathetic one and I apologize for taking your time. As you may know, we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and painfully, most of my colleagues have lost their lives here especially in car bombs. Recently, while going on a regular patrol check, I and my colleague who is also a United States soldier discovered an abandoned trunk box hidden in an exit tunnel from late Saddam Hussein's family mansion. Opening the box, we discovered that it contained the sum of US$34.7 Million in cash, mostly in 100 dollar bills. Seeing this, we moved the trunk box containing the fund totaling US$34.7 Million to our base from where we were able to deposit it in a private Security/Courier company that has shipping diplomatic immunity here in Iraq and under the cover as medical and photographic equipments You can go to this web link to read about events that took place there:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Presently Iraq is engulfed in serious crisis and as this crisis intensified by the day, I and my colleague have decided to make this business proposal to you knowing that as military men, we are not allowed to run foreign accounts. I am therefore soliciting for your co-operation to take delivery of this fund into your custody for any profitable investment that will be mutually beneficial for us and from the profit; we will also assist families of war victims, orphanages worldwide. I will send to you the issued deposit document of the box which was registered in my name as evidence of the deposit and change of ownership documents that will empower you and to ensure smooth movement of this fund from the security company until you are in control of it. Please let me know if you are interested by return email and also include your full names, address and contact telephone and fax numbers to enable me call you. I will provide you with necessary details and the arrangements to secure the deposit as soon as you indicate appreciable interest to deal. Regards, Sgt. Tom Manson. U.S.A. Military Base, Iraq.