This email with the subject "From:Sgt Franklin" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 02 Apr 2010 08:07:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "SGT FRANKLIN MCDONALD"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day Dear Friend, My name is Sgt. Franklin Mcdonald., an American soldier with 3rd infantry Division serving in Iraq. With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you, I found your contact particulars in an address journal and I’m seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of ($ 16 million U.S. dollars) Sixteen million United States dollars to you, as far as I can be rest assured that my own share will be safe in your custody until I complete my service here. It’s not a stolen money, some huge amount of money in various currencies was 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 Sgt Kenneth buff and I that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing superiors, we knew that it’s an illegal act but I tell you what? No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole. You will find the story of this money on this web address:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm the above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal it became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working here and his Office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location. 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 destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldier’s here in Iraq. I do not know how long we will remain here but am planning to quit the army immediately after you have secured the fund so that I can enjoy my life like every other normal people. Also I want you to indicate clearly how many percent you will take from the entire fund as your commission for work well done. Regards, Sgt.Franklin Mcdonald.