This email with the subject "Your assistance is needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 07 Dec 2010 19:59:43 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "CAPT. JAMES CROSBY"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I got your contact through my search for a reliable person. I can trust. I have a burden that dwells with me at the moment, and I wish to settle this with you in trust and confidentiality. I would want us to work together like blood brothers. I am a war veteran with the United Nations troop in Afghanistan, on war against terrorism. I served in the 1st Armored Division in Kabul. Based on the United States legislative and executive decision for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan come next year, I have been redeployed to come and work in Europe on the platform of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) soon. Our mission is to help beef up terrorist targeted states, mostly the United States and the European Union on the war against terrorism. I will need a Vehicle to set up a construction company and other business and that is why I contacted you. On the other hand, I would like to inform you that I have in my possession the sum of 9.7 million U.S. dollars equivalent in euro. I made from crude oil here in Iraq. I deposited this money with a Red Cross agent informed him that we will contact the real owner of the money. It is under my power to approve who is eligible for this money. I would invest the money in Europe as soon as you agree to keep this fund safe in Europe for business and other investment purposes through you, but you will advise me on that because I am not a business culture person. I will be in Europe for about 4 years, so I need someone I could trust. If you accept, I will move the fund to you, where you will be the beneficiary, because I am a uniformed person and I can not parade such an amount, so I need to present someone as the recipient. I'm an American and an officer for intelligence, that I have a 100% authentic means of transferring the money through diplomatic courier Service. I just need your acceptance, and everything is done. Please, if you are interested in this transaction, I give you the complete details you need for us to implement this transaction successfully. I decided to contact someone I could trust and real and not imaginary so I can be sure that the person is real. I think I can trust you, where we are now we can only communicate through our military facilities, communication is secured, so nobody can monitor our e-mails, and then I can explain in details to you. I will only reach you by e-mail, because our Calls might be monitored, I have to be sure; I have to deal with someone I could trust. If you are interested, please send me your personal mobile number so that the diplomat can call you for inquiries and how to bring the box that contains my money to you. If you are not interested, do not respond to this e-mail and delete this Message if no response after 3 days, I will then search for someone else. I wait for your contact information details, so that we can go on. In less than 4 days the box should be in your possession, and I will come for my money. I will give you 30% of the total and 70% for me. I hope I have been fair to this deal. Get back to me with your full information: Your full name.............................................. Your full address....................................... Your direct phone number................ Regards Capt. James Crosby