This email with the subject "Hello Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Nov 2010 07:59:59 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "JOHN DONALD JAMES" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you in the name of the Lord,I know this email my be unsolicited and i plea with you to take a minute and read it,I have summed up courage to contact
you towards assisting me on my quest,My Name is John Donald James(Sergeant).I am among the 50,000 American soldiers left here in Iraq for the operation New Dawn in Iraq.I am under the command of Capt Paul Cluverius. I found your particulars (email) in an
International email list directory from the Internet here in Iraq and decided to
contact you to assist me.
I am writing to you to ask for your assistance in helping me move some of my personal belongings from here to the US. I am an orphan and i don't really have anyone to call onto,the war here has not made it easy for me to make or keep friends as the possibility of loosing them in some battle were strong,My friend,i have seen people die in this place,people blown to pieces within an instant,i am grateful to God for keeping me alive to this point and i call on you to please assist me get some of my things home.
The boxes contains some cash which i have been able to safe and also gotten in one way or another it sums up to $555,984.00(Five hundred and Fifty Five thousand,nine hundred and eighty four United States Dollars).I know you would be wondering how i got this much cash,Iraq is a mysterious place and we do pick up things once in a while when we go out for missions which we inturn sell to some Iraqis or fellow soldiers. The other items in the boxes are some Items raging from cloths to other things,it also contains the personal belongings of a friend i lost here which i am to take to his family.
Please note that i am contacting you with the greatest trust and believe,i do not know you but believe that as an American or a human you would understand and help,you will also be rewarded greatly for your services as i am willing to give to you 15% of the money if you help me successfully get the box over to you. Once it gets to you ,you are to take you percentage and keep the rest safe till i am able to come and pick it up.
The box will be shipped to you,i do not want the money to go through the bank or any other form of money transfer services for it may not be safe and i may lose everything as there is now a tight leash on financial issues this day's. I have found a safe and secure way ti get the box to you and i will be discussing this with you once i hear back from you.
Please Note:This is not a drill neither is it illegal or would it put you in any form of trouble. Everything will be fine if you follow my instructions correctly.
Please get back to me as soon as you can,
Will be praying and waiting to hear from you.
Thanks And Best Regards
Sergeant John Donald James