This email with the subject "KINDLY GIVE THIS MATTER AN URGENT ATTENTION." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Jul 2009 16:15:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Rev Dr Mali Jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take
the time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go off a long way to
determine Our future and continued existence.I must also apologies for the strange manner I
have jumped into your private e-mail, I obtained your contact from the internet that you
deserve trust, I am Sgt Jerry Mark 37 years old married with (1) child, and a US Marine
Corps. Serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment which Patrols the Anbar province,
I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I am
presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal.I am seeking
your assistance to evacuate the sum of $10,570,000 (Ten million Five Hundred and Seventy
Thousand US dollars) to the States or any safe country of your choice, as far as I can be
assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. This is no
stolen money and there are no dangers involved.
SOURCE OF MONEY: Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels
with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Husseins old
Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that
the money be shared amongst us. This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you
what? No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this hell
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 German contact working with the UN here (his office
enjoys some immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of
trouble spot. He doesn’t know the real contents of the package as he believes that it
belongs to an American who died in an air raid, and before giving up trusted me to hand over
the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way of getting the package out
of Iraq for you to pick up.
I do not know for how long I will remain here as I have been lucky to have survived 2
suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention. This and other reasons put into
consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then
Endeavour to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you
are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship.
Contact me via my private box: (email@example.com) by clicking the reply so
that I can furnish you with more details.
Sgt Jerry Mark
United States Marine Corps. Iraq