This email with the subject "Do consider this offer." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 02 Dec 2010 09:30:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "John England Jr."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am writing this mail to seek your help and assistance in a project that would benefit us. My name is John England from the hospitality state (Mississippi). I am an army contractor attached to the US Military force in Iraq for the sole purpose of reconstruction work in some parts of Iraq. As you very well know Iraq is gradually undergoing a rebuilding process in some parts and there is much need for reconstruction, which is were I come in. I evaluate the level of destruction and offer professional advice in line with the way they intend rebuilding. Work has been so risky no doubt, and challenging as sometimes, we are faced head with armed insurgent where we lose some soldiers during confrontation. I have had my own share of losses as I lost a friend whom I have known for 12 years.
On the 20th day of March 2010, at about 1100hrs during a normal inspection routine along Haifa Street, where there is long thoroughfare of high-rise buildings which were built and occupied by the late Saddam Hussein while he was still alive. I, along with 3 soldiers proceeded to a marked site and as I commenced evaluation work while I was closely guarded by soldiers, I discovered an unusual bulge in a cellar, which I presumed to be a storage room and I decided to have a go at it, and discovered five (4) metal boxes piled on top one another which were locked with a padlock each. Upon forcing the boxes open, I discovered several guns, armor and amongst, two boxes contained bullets, one filled with hard drugs (heroine) and the other one to my amazement contained some US Dollars which amounted to $ 9.2M after I and two of the soldiers counted them for several hours. I believed that the boxes are owned or are linked to the Al Qaeda and Ayman al-Zawahiri.
However, I instructed the soldiers that went inside with me to keep this in high secrecy, so that we could have the money to our selves and they all agreed to the plan. We have hidden the two boxes that containing the US dollars in a safe and untraced location ready to get them out of this country and this is where you come in. I am now in desperate need of a "Reliable and Trustworthy" person like you who would receive, secure and protect these boxes containing the US Dollars for me till my assignment here elapses. We cannot afford to leave the boxes here for any reason, since Iraq is getting unsafe and dangerous everyday despite how our president is handling issues here. We have no idea what could happen next as everything remains inconclusive at this point.
I am aware of what your thoughts would be next but don't conclude that yet. I am not from any authority that would want to set you up just that I need your help and I assure you that this deal is 100% risk free and I promise to give you 40% of this fund however feel free to negotiate what you wish to have as your percentage in this deal. Please, I want you to assure me that you are going to keeping this matter topmost secret within us. Attached is my working identity and driving licence for your perusal.
I wait to hear from you so urgent.
My Sincere Regards,