A Scam Email with the Subject "ASSISTANCE NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Feb 2010 07:09:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "W"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Comrade. With trust and gratitude I faithfully contact you, 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 of a long way to determine my future and continued existence. Please allow me to introduce myself. I am US Army Lance Corporal Collins Washington .,090209-M-2550C-014 II Marine Expeditionary of Multinational Division Center in Iraq and the 10th Mountain Division, serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment which controls the Camp Bah aria in Fallujah, Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I decided to contact you through this dating site. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $19,570,000.00 (Nineteen 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. Clarity on the root of this 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 Hussein's old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst. 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 hole. 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 British contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safe location and secured storage entirely out of trouble spot. He does not 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 family . I need to get the package out before it's too late, for I do not know for how long I will remain here or survive it 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 Endeavor to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship. This news page contains information's about my proposal and i will want you to view and keep my proposal confidential. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Am waiting for your reply so that I can furnish you with more details. Respectfully Yours, Corporal Collins Washington . United States Marine Corps. IRAQ