A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend 12-04-2010" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 12 Apr 2010 02:06:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Sgt Kenneth Gilbert"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear My name is (staff Sgt.) Kenneth Gilbert; i am an American soldier, serving in the Military with the army's 3rd infantry division. i have a very desperate need for Assistance and have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact through internet serching and I am seeking your kind Assistance to move the sum of Five million United States dollars (us$5,000,000) to you, as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care Until i complete my service here. Source of money: some money in US currencies were 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 staff Sgt Mike buff and i that some part of this money be shared Between both of us before informing anybody about it sinceboth of us saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but i tell you what! no compensation can make up For the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole, of which my brother in-law Was killed by a road side bomb last time. The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money become a Problem for me but with the help of a British contact working here as a diplomat from united nation and with his office Enjoying some immunity, i was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely Out of trouble spot, the consignment fund his now in London presently. he does not know the real contents of the package, and he believes that it belongs to a British American medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, And before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family. I have now found a very secured way of getting the package out of London to you at home For you to pick up, and i will discuss this with you when i am sure that you are willing To assist me and that my money will be well secured in your hand. I want you to tell me How much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me. One Passionate appeal i will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody,if you have any reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any Leakage of this information will be too bad for the u.s. soldier's here in Iraq. I do Not know how long we will remain here; month after month was giving as the deadliest month for us to be out Here, yet we are station here till this moment. Totally, we lost many men and i have been shot,wounded and survived two sucide Bomb attacks by the special grace of GOD. This and other reasons i will mention later Has prompted me to reach out for help.I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately, please contact me as soon as Possible with my private e-mail address which is my only way of communication May god bless you and your family
From Sgt Kenneth Gilbert