This email with the subject "Please Read Before You Delete.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 20 Jun 2010 02:29:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you; I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you before now. My name is Sgt. Mark Hoopes, a Sgt of The BRITISH ARMY, deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in 2003. I contacted you to assist me to receive and invest on my behalf the sum of US$16,200,000.00 (Sixteen Million, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) which I got from Crude Oil deal here in Iraq, the funds is in a safe consignment currently deposited with a Red Cross Agent. All I require from you is your honesty and maximum co-operation which this transaction deserves considering what happened to my friend last year 2009 he lost US$23Million to an Italian business man. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response I can assure you that this transaction will take only Seven (7) days to be completed hence, I will require you to provide me with the following: 1. Your Full Name 2. Your Contact Address 3. Your Occupation / Position & Age 4. Your Mobile and House Telephone Number I guarantee that this will be executed under 100% legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Though I would like to hold back certain information for security reasons for now until you have found time to visit the BBC website stated below and see the opportunity that came across some of us in the course of our duty in Iraq. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Please do get back to me urgently with your decision to enable me make an alternative arrangement if the need should arise, however, i am offering you 30% of the fund while you keep 70% for me for viable investment. N.B. Please contact me on my private e-mail: email@example.com, if you are interested. PLEASE, THIS TRANSACTION REQUIRES TOP CONFIDENTIALITY. Regards, Sgt. Mark Hoopes.