This email with the subject "GOOD DAY MY FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:54:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Aubrey D. Bell(Amry Sgt)"<Aubreybell@msn.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, IN DESPERATE NEED OF YOUR CO-OPERATION! I write you this letter to solicit your help from Prison, as I am in dire need. I am Army Sgt.Aubrey D. Bell, a Captain in The British Army deployed to help facilitate the forceful change of the Sadam HUSSEIN Regime in Iraq. I have been serving in Iraq since the beginning of the war. I was previously attached to a British Military Base in Germany before my deployment to Iraq. I do hope you are not confused and distracted by the fact that a strange person is writting you in confidence. In the course of my stay in Iraq,I have withnessed so much looting from which many colleagues have benefited (in excess of some Billions of Dollars)and we have also benefit from. I decided that I cannot afford to be left out of this great opportunity to become a success, after a long hesitation. This money is a part of the money that the regime of Sadam Hussein,their friends and cronies had stolen and hidden in various parts of Iraq before the war.It was now the responsibility of the U.S and British soldiers to search for,recover this money and plough back into the governance of Iraq. In the proccess,we were able to keep some away for ourselves. Thats how the money came about. Everything went well until I was accused arrested in 2004 alongside other colleagues suspected to have abused inmates of prisons under the control of Allied Forces in Iraq. I initially thought that my stay in prison awaiting trial would be brief but I have spent some months here without any change in my hopeless situation! Now that I dont know how long I would stay here,and faced with the possibility of dismissal from the Army if I am found guilty,I have come to reason that it is only proper to try and make some kind of reliable contact who could help me pick up and safe-keep this money so that I dont lose everything I have saved during my stay in Iraq.Who knows;such an opportunity,they say, comes once in a lifetime! My friends who did it before advised me that I just needed a contact(any contact) outside Iraq to assure me that he could handle such an amount of money,after which I would order it to be sent through for safe-keeping. I have (hidden safely in Iraq) presently,the sum of US$21.7m. I only need you,Sir,to guarantee me that I can still get this money back,if it is remitted to you. I only need a person I can trust to safeguard this money since it is not possible to leave here and do it myself. All the arragerment to transfer it to you has been made by me before my arrest.Your only part is to receive and safeguard it. We would further discuss on how the money should be disbursed afterwards. For your role in this business,I wish to compensate you handsomely on successful conclussion of this assignment.I must only not forget to tell you that secrecy and confidentiality in this business is very important to both parties. It could put us in serious danger and even compound my already complex problem, if this information is leaked to a third party!It is therefore a matter of great importance to keep this secret strictly between us even after the successful conclussion of this transaction.I did not include my phone contact because any other contact is for the military prison and therefore,tapped.This e-mail is the only private contact I have here.I implore you to consider this proposal as urgently as possible and give me a feedback. If you are in favour of my proposal,please,do include your PRIVATE contact information - phone,fax,e-mail to facilitate a more effective and confidential communication. I implore you to ponder over this proposal as urgently as possible and get back to me. Do not forget to pray fervently for my acquitance.I wish you the best as I await your reply. Thanks, Best Regards, Aubrey D. Bell(Amry Sgt).