Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Can I trust you?

From: "Thomas Allen" <>

This email with the subject "Can I trust you?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:41:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Thomas Allen" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

My name is Sergent Thomas Allen. I am an American soldier presently on active service with Squadron battalion here in Afghanistan. I served with the Third Infantry Division in Iraq since 2003, before thousand of my lucky colleagues were pulled out in August last year, leaving my superior and myself among the unlucky ones redeployed to Afghanistan where I am serving presently. During my call to duty in Iraq, my superior and I moved US$25million (Twenty five million US dollars) being part of funds recovered from late Saddam Hussein during a search in one of his palaces in 2003. Through the assistance of a Senior Red Cross Delegate to Iraq, this fund has been safely moved out of Iraq to a secured location

Basically, since my superior and I are still on active service, we can not continue to keep these funds in the secured location due to a classified information we received from our "Contact Person" where the funds are deposited. Hence my Superior Officer has authorised me to look for a reliable and trustworthy person that could assist us to retrieve the funds immediately for investment placements. This is why I am sending this mail to you, seeking your urgent intervention and assistance.

Once you retrieve the funds, you shall take 30% of it which from our calculation is US$7.5million, 5% of it set aside for expenses while my superior and I shall require your candid assistance to place the remaining 65% in a good investment platform in your country on our behalf. Due to my call of duty here coupled with the secret nature of this transaction, I prefer you communicate with me through email at the moment.

If you know you could keep this transaction very secret, please get back to me

Respectfully submitted,
Sergent Thomas Allen