These scammers are harvesting personal information of real people and using them in scam mails like this. This email is Not from the real person. The scammer is using BBC news link to convince potential victims that this is real.
This is not the first scam mail of related to money found in Iraq, so please do not try it. And please do not go around saying that “XXXXX (name)” is a scammer, because most of these scam mails are using fake names.
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From: Sgt. Robert Donald. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 7:36 AM
Subject: IN GOOD FAITH…………….!!!!!
I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to you before now. My name is Sgt. Robert Donald. a master sgt. of The U.S.. Army, deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in 2003. I would like to share some highly personal classified information about my personal experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career serving under the U.S ARMY which was at the fore-front of the war in Iraq.
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 to enable you have insight regarding what I intend to share with you, believing that it would be of your desired interest in one way or the other. Here is a BBC news listing that confirms what I share with you.
Also, could you get back to me having visited the above website to enable us discuss in a more vivid manner to the best of your understanding. I must say that I’m very uncomfortable sending this message to you without knowing truly if you would misconstrue the importance and decide to go public.
In this regards,I will not hold backto say that the essence of this letter is strictly for mutual benefit of you and I and nothing more.I will be more vivid and coherent in my next email in this regards. Meanwhile,could you send me a mail confirming you have visited the site and understood my intentions? Standing by for your response.