Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Arthur Luna <>

This email with the subject "Fw: CAN I TRUST YOU ? (ASSISTANCE NEEDED FROM IRAQ)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 Mar 2009 23:28:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

--- On Sat, 3/21/09, CAN I TRUST YOU ? (ASSISTANCE NEEDED FROM IRAQ) <> wrote:
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009, 8:19 AM

Dear Friend,

My name is Quintine Mel Sanchez (Serge), an American soldier serving in the
with the 3rd army infantry division here in Iraq. I am in a desperate need of
your urgent 
assistance. I have summed up courage to contact you towards assisting me on my
I found your particulars (email) in an International email list directory from
the Internet 
here in Iraq and decided to contact you to assist me move the sum of 
($8 Million U.S. Dollars) Eight Million United States Dollars to you in your
of origin or any location of your choice. But I need to be assured that my
will be kept safe in your care until I complete my service here in Iraq.

Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a farm house
near one 
of Late Saddam Hussein's old palaces here in Tikrit-Iraq, during a rescue
It was agreed by Staff Sergent Joey Jones and myself and some other officers
part of this money be shared among us before informing anybody about it and
it over to the troop, since we were the first to discover this money. Though
this was 
quite an illegal thing to do as an army officer, but I tell you what? No
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 and many other American

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 red cross officer working here in Iraq
whose office enjoy 
some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely
out of trouble spot as a 
personal effect of my late brother in-law. The red cross officer does not know
the real content of 
the package and believes that it belongs to my brother in-law who died by a
road side bomb blast 
here in Iraq and before giving up, 

entrusted me to hand over the package to his family in the United States.
I have now found a very safe and secured way of getting the package out of Iraq
through Jordan so 
you can pick it up anywhere and I will discuss this with you when I am sure
that you are willing to assist me. 
I believe that my money will be well secured in your hand because I feel you
have the fear of God at heart 
and that you can be trusted. I intend to part away with 40% of this money as
your share for assisting me 
conclude this project if we eventually come to a reasonable agreement. You
should also assure me that t
his issue will not be discussed with any other person and will be kept as top
secret. Should you have any 
reason to reject this offer, please and please delete this message for any
leakage of this information will be 
too bad for us soldiers here in Iraq.

I am not certain how long it will take before I am discharged from here in
Iraq. I have been shot twice, 
wounded and survived one suicide bomb attack by the grace of God. This and
other reasons earlier 
mentioned has prompted me to reach out for help by contacting you. I honestly
want this issue resolved 
immediately. Please contact me as soon as possible via

Best Regards,
Quintine Mel Sanchez (Serge).