This email with the subject "please read" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 28 Apr 2006 22:57:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Lt. MURPHY JAMES" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Lt . Murphy James Good day to you My name is Murphy James I am an American Navy, serving in the military with the 1st Armored Division in Iraq. I and my superior moved funds belonging to Saddam Hussein, the total is $47,000,000.00 (Forty seven million US dollars) this money is being kept safe in a security company. We will be leaving Iraq soon. Click on this link to read about even that took place here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm Basically since we are working for the government we cannot keep these funds, we have decided to look for someone to help us keep this funds this is why I have contacted you, so you can keep it for us in your safe account or an offshore account. We will divide the total funds in three ways, since we are three involved in this. You will take 30%, and 30% will be for me, and my superior will take 30%. 10% will be kept aside for expenses . This business is confidential, and it should not be discussed with anyone. There is no risk involved whatsoever. If you are interested i will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can i trust you? When you receive this letter, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication and also your contact details. This is risk free. Respectfully submitted Lt Murphy James