A Scam Email with the Subject "Urgent News From Iraq" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:22:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Melvin Bye"<webmaster>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Melvin Bye,I am a Military Contractor with the America troop served in the third infantry division Unit in Iraq. I am currently on duty break back in USA. My partner Darren D. Braswell,36, of Riverdale, Ga., died Jan. 7th near TalAfar, Iraq, when the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in which he was a Passenger crashed. Braswell worked For the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, before his death We secretly moved some abandoned cash in a mansion belonging to the former president, Saddam Hussein and the total cash is US$20,200,000.00 Twenty Million two hundred thousand Dollars. As I write this letter to you, these boxes are in Security Company as I secretly moved it out of Baghdad to safe place. Sir I seek your consent to help me move this money to your country location. You do not have to be afraid of anything as no one else knows about this and everything is safe. I would be pleased and grateful to you if you could assist me and my late partner Darren D. Braswel in receiving this boxes for us on your behalf as I will be heading back soon to camp in Iraq to join my colleagues. Of course, I shall compensate you with an attractive percent of the total funds for your role/efforts. We have limited time now as you know that soldiers has been evacuated from Iraq, the battalion left there was just to help train Iraqi Soldiers moving the funds out of the security company is not going to be much of a problem as arrangements are being made towards that. All I want from you is your trust, Please get back to me with your Contact phone number Preferable without delay and let’s negotiate terms. Your response will determine our subsequent correspondence. You can read more on this website for more information and explanations: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Yours in Service. Melvin Bye