Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Urgent Assistance Needed!!!

From: Richard Atwater <>

This email with the subject "Urgent Assistance Needed!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:21:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Richard Atwater <>, although it may have been spoofed.

With a very desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I am from (will 
disclose this later),presently working in Iraq with an international organization that I will also 
disclose later, I found your contact particulars in an address journal I am seeking your assistance 
to evacuate the sum of (US$15.423 Million Dollars) Fifteen Million Four Hundred Thousand And Twenty 
Three Dollars to your country or any other safe country of your choice, as far as I can be assured 
that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here this is no stolen money, 
and there are no dangers involved. 
SOURCE OF MONEY: Some money in various currencies was discovered concealed in barrels with piles of 
weapons and ammunitions at a location near one of Saddam,s old palaces during a rescue operation, 
and it was agreed by all party present that the money be shared amongst us, this was quite 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 German contact working here, and his 
office envoys some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe caution entirely out of 
trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package, and believes that it belongs to an 
Asian/American who died in an air raid, and before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package 
to his business associate. 
I have now found a secured way of getting the package out to a safer country for you to pick up, 
and will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me. One passionate 
appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with a third party, should you have reasons 
to react this offer, please destroy this mail as any leakage of this information will be too bad 
for us. I do not know for how long we will remain here, and I have survived 2 suicide 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 
Mr Richard Atwater