This email with the subject "THIS IS TIM, URGENT !!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 21 Mar 2009 08:56:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Sgt. Jefferson Timothy"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
How are you and your family? Hope all is well, my name is Sgt. Jefferson Timothy; I am an American soldier, serving in the military with the army 22nd infantry Regiment. I desperately need your assistance, and got the courage up to contact you, I know you will be surprise, I just hope you will assist us. I found your contact information in an address book. I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of US$21m (twenty one million United States dollars) to you in United States; as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. Source of money: Some money in US dollars were discovered in dog kennels at a farm house and guest houses in an estate near one of Saddam old palaces in Baghdad, Iraq during an operation, and it was agreed by Sgt. Paul, Sgt.1st Class Daniel and I that some part of this money be shared among us before informing anybody about it. Since both of them saw the money first, they did the informing, while I played the outsider to protect our interest. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole, in which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time You will find the story of this money on the web addresses below; http://www.right-thoughts.us/index.php/weblog/comments/the_first_thing_you_know_ol_saddams_a_millionaire/ The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, even after the initial probe of all soldiers of our command which I was cleared from; so with the help of a British contact working here and his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. and it was believes that it belongs to a British/American medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in United State. I have now found a much secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to States for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me, and I believe and pray that my money will be well secured in your hand. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me. One thing I passionately ask from 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 leak of this information will be very bad for us soldier here in Iraq and tarnish the reputation of other services men. I do not know how long we will remain here, and I have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide bomb attacks by special grace, this and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as possible for now my personal email; email@example.com, as this is my only way of communication until I specify otherwise. Bless you and your family. Sgt. Jefferson Timothy