A Scam Email with the Subject "Important message from an American soldier in Iraq." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:05:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing you this mail to solicitate/seek for your assistance?My name is Lt. Col. Jim Bradford, commander of the 1st Battalion 63rd Armor Regiment here in Ba'qubah in Iraq.
My colleagues and I need a faithful, trustworthy partner, someone who is dedicated and committed to duty with trust to receive some funds on our behalf. It is an oil money and legal which was embessled by some of the Iraq Government Official during Saddam Hussein's regime (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm).
We have about USD$20 Million (Twenty Million United State Dollars) ready to be transferred to you for investment purposes from Iraq. The money in question has been kept with a security company and was declared as a personal effects.
Please, do not disclose this deal to anybody as to protect my duties with the US army;I must keep a low profile at all times. More details regarding this deal will be made available to you as soon as your interest is shown.
Your immediate response will be very much appreciated. Regards, Lt. Col. Jim Bradford