This email with the subject "VERY URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Feb 2009 19:37:29 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "DENNIS J" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
hello, How are you doing today? I am Dennis John, a US marine currently serving in Iraq . I got your email address from an internet directory and I believe that you will maintain the level of confidence and trust that this mission requires. Several months ago, My unit discovered some abandoned cash in the mansion of the former President of Iraq , Saddam Hussein during a covert military operation. The total cash we recovered was $15.5 Million USD. We stashed all the funds in one trunk box and moved it secretly out of Iraq to West Africa Ghana for safekeeping. We waited until the verdict for Saddam Husein's death sentence had been passed, and executed to make sure there is no way anybody could trace the money to us. Now, we need to move the money out of West Africa Ghana to any safe Country . I am contacting you because we need your assistance in receiving the box for us for safe keeping, and securing the cash until we return home from service. Please note that we can not use any known relative or friend of ours for this transaction because our superior officers have a way of tracking communications between known relatives and we want to keep this operation secret. This transaction has been well planned and risk free. All we need is for you to provide us with the following info so that we can ship the box through a secure diplomatic channel in West Africa Ghana. 1)Your Full name 2) The address where you want the box to be delivered 3) Your private fax and telephone number where you can be reached 24 hours. If for some reasons you don't want to or can't help us, I want you to delete this message immediately and assume we never had this communication. However, if you are going to fully cooperate with us in this transaction, we will compensate you with 20% of the total cash after the mission is accomplished. This is a very serious deal and I wouldn't be asking for your help if I am not convinced that this is not going to bring any harm to you or your family, or put you in a risky position. We have worked out the glitches out and we are very convinced this is gonna be successful. Once we get a positive response from you , we will proceed into the next step and will give you further details. I hope we can rely on your utmost sense of discretion, and you can contact me with this email address, (email@example.com ) Write back soon buddy. In God we trust