A Scam Email with the Subject "Attn: Please !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 7 Jun 2014 01:52:08 -0700 (PDT) and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Sgt Brian Caldwell"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is (Staff Sgt) Brian Caldwell, I'm an American soldier serving in the military with the Army’s 2nd Infantry division Iraq but now redeployed to Afghanistan. I have a very desperate need for assistance and have sumed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal and I’m seeking your kind assistance to receive the sum of five Million United States Dollars (US$5M) as far as I can be rest assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here. SOURCE OF MONEY: Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a farmhouse near Saddam’s old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by Staff Sgt Kenneth Buff and I that some part of this money be shared between both of us before informing anybody about it since both of us saw the money first. This does not sound right to do but I tell you what! No compensation can make up for the risk we have taken with our lives in this hell hole, of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time. The above figure was given to me as my share, and to conceal this kind of money becames a problem for me but with the help of a British contact working here and with his office enjoying some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. I have now found a very secured way of getting the package out of Iraq for claims and I will discuss this with you when I ‘m sure that you are willing to assist me and that the money will be well secured in your hands. I feel this is the right time to send this money for safe keeping going by the desire of President Barack Obama to end the Iraq war. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody. Should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please, I beg you to destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for the US soldiers in Iraq and even Afghanistan. I do not know how long we will remain in this war, as each day looks horrifying with deadly operation and battle against die hard militants and terrorists. Totally, we lost well over 4,500 men so far and I have survived two suicide bomb attacks and other forms of attack by the special grace of God. This and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help. I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately. Please contact me as soon as possible with my private E-mail address which is my only way of communication (E-Mail;(email@example.com). May God bless you Sgt Brian Caldwell