This is another one of those exploiting an old 2003 news that “some money” cache was found in Bagdad, Iraq. The news at BBC reported that a total of $850m were recovered, and some soldiers were questioned after some money were found stolen. The news link to BBC can be found below.

But no, you are not the lucky one to receive these mails. There are many versions of these mails, where the scammers impersonate the soldiers by using their name. 

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sgt.Adam Caldwell <sgtadamcaldwell@rediffmail.com> Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Reply-To: adamcaldwell@mail2world.com

From Sgt.Adam Caldwell:(FAKE NAME)

Good day and compliments, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a
huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as

the decision you make will go off a long way to determine my future and
continued existence.

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Sgt. Adam Caldwell, a US Marine Sgt.
serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment that Patrols the Anbar
province, Iraq. I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up
courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact
particulars in an address journal.

I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of Nine Hundred Thousand US
Dollars (Nine Hundred thousand USD) to the States or any safe country, as far
as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my
service here.

This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved.

Some money in various currencies was discovered and concealed in barrels with
piles of weapons and ammunition at a location near one of Saddam Hussein’s old
Presidential Palaces during a rescue operation and it was agreed by all party
present that the money be shared amongst us.

Click this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

This might appear as an illegal thing to do but I tell you what?

No compensation can make up for the risks we have taken with our lives in this
The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money
became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working with the

UN here (his office enjoys some immunity)

I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble
spot. He does not know the real contents of the package as he believes that it
belongs to an American who died in an air raid, who before giving up trusted me

to hand over the package to his close relative. I have now found a secured way
of getting the package out of Iraq for you to pick up. I do not know for how
long I will remain here, as I have been lucky to survive 2 suicide bomb attacks

by Pure Divine intervention.

This and other reasons put into consideration have prompted me to reach out for

help. If it might be of interest to you then Endeavor to contact me and we
would work out the necessary formalities but I pray that you are discreet about

this mutually benefiting relationship.

Sgt.Adam Caldwell: (FAKE NAME)
United States Marine Corps. IRAQ(FAKE NAME)