This email with the subject "HELLO" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Dec 2009 04:43:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Stephane Pyros <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Capt Stephane Pyros,an American soldier with Swiss background, serving here in Iraq with the army 3rd infantry division. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you.
Our mission is to help beef up terrorist targeted states,mostly the United states and the European Union on the war against terrorism.
I am seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of ( $ 8 million u.s. dollars ) eight million united states dollars to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in Iraq.
This money in various currencies was discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near one of Saddam"s old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq by I and my colleagues during a rescue operation and it was agreed by me and the Men of My Unit that some part of this money be shared among us before informing anybody about it, since we do saw the money first sO they are no risk or danger involved. It is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for this money.
Based on the suffering we undergo here some of us do meet such luck.It happened that i went for this raid with the men in my unit and we decided to take it as our share for our stress here in this evil land filled with suicide bombers.My own share of the money was 8million USD.
The said amount was given to me as my share, but to conceal such amount of money became a problem for me, so i found a more secure way of getting the money out of Iraq to a safer place in Europe in which the money will be delivered to you by diplomatic means because Iraq is a war zone and I'll discuss this with you later. It is under my power to approve whoever comes forth for this money.
Where i have a problem is how to invest this money in your Country on stocks and real estate.I cannot move this money to the United states because i will like to be in your Country for about 3years and will want to invest it there with my wife who will be relocating with me,so i need someone i could trust..
If you accept,i will transfer the money to your country where you will be the beneficiary because i am a uniformed person and i cannot be parading such an amount so i need to present someone as the beneficiary.I am an American and an intelligence officer for that so i have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier service .I just need your acceptance and all is done.
Please if you are interested in this transaction i will give to you the complete details you need for us to carry out this transaction successfully.I believe i can trust you. where we are now we can only communicate through our military communication facilities which is secured so nobody can monitor our discussions,then i can explain in details to you.I will also reach you through email for proper security .I just have to be sure whom i am dealing with.
If you are interested please send me your personal mobile number so i can call you for further inquiries when i am out of our military network.I am writing from a fresh email account so if you are not interested do not reply to this email and please delete this message,if no response after 3days i will then search for someone else.
I am doing this on trust,you should understand and you should know that as a trained military expert i will always play safe in case you are the bad type,but i pray you are not 8 million USD is a lot of money which is the dream of anyone.
I wait for your contact details so we can go on.In less than 7days the money should have been noted on your account and i will come over for my money.I will give to you 30% of the sum and 70% is for me.I hope i am been fair on this deal. You can reach me on my email address which is email@example.com