A Scam Email with the Subject "**************my business proposal." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 02 Nov 2010 05:39:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Capt.James D. Hunter"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Associate, How are you doing my friend, great I guess… Now I know this mail will definitely Come to you as a huge surprise, but please kindly take your time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will probably go a long way to determine my future and continued existence. First,let me introduce myself. I am Capt.James Hunter, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, western Anbar Province in Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $16,200,000 (Sixteen million Two Hundred Thousand USD) to the States or any safe country, as far as I can be assured that it 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 and concealed in barrels with piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein's old Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party present that the money Be shared amongst us. This might appear as 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 hellhole. 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 U.S contact working with the UN here (his office enjoys some immunity) I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real contents of the package as he believes that it belongs to an American who died in an air raid, before giving up trusted me to hand over the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way of getting the package out ! ! of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how long I will remain here, as I have been lucky to survive two suicide bomb attacks by Pure Divine intervention. This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavor to contact me and we would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about this mutually benefiting relationship. Send to me immediately the following information to register the box in your name YOUR FULL NAME......... YOUR FULL ADDRESS.................... YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE NUMBER........ I will make the registration in your name and give you more vital information to enhance our achievement. Respectfully, Capt.James Hunter United States Marine Corps. IRAQ My private e-mail: email@example.com