A Scam Email with the Subject "ATTENTION: FUND OWNER (CHAIRMAN: ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (E.F.C.C)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:32:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "SGT. JAMES HERRON"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam My name is (staff Sgt.) James Herron; i am an American soldier, serving in the Military with the army's 3rd infantry division. i have a very desperate need for Assistance and have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal and I am seeking your kind Assistance to move the sum of twelve million United States dollars (us$12,000,000) to you, 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 various currencies were discovered in barrels at a Farmhouse near one of saddam’s old palaces in tikrit-iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by staff Sgt Kenneth buff and i that some part of this money be shared Between both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. Find the story of this total money found on the web adress below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm 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, of which my brother in-law Was killed by a road side bomb last time. The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money became a Problem for me but with the help of a British contact working here and with his office Enjoying some immunity, i was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely Out of trouble spot. he does not know the real contents of the package, and 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 country. I have now found a very secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to you at home For you to pick up, and i will discuss this with you when i am sure that you are willing To assist me and 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 Passionate appeal i will make to 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 Leakage of this information will be too bad for the u.s. soldier's here in Iraq. I do Not know how long we will remain here; month of May was the deadliest month for us out Here. Totally, we lost 127 men and i have been shot, wounded and survived two suicide Bomb attacks by the special grace of god. 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. May god bless you and your family
From Sgt.James Herron