]]>Scam Type: 419 Scam
Fake Names: MR JAMES BARRY
Offer Type: Money Transfer
Transfer Amount: 15% of USD8.2million
Storyline: Yippee!!! I found Saddam Hussein’s LOST TREASURE! Ok, lets share it right away!
Scammer Location: Blasphemy… they say they are in Iraq… and the scammers are not blown off… yet!
Scammer Email: email@example.com Thanks for your submission.
This is an old but once famous storyline that made it to the headlines of the major news site, but its still making its round on the internet. Wonder if this scam still works.
From: James Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Matter of urgent, need your urgent assistance
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 11:39 AM
Matter of urgent, need your urgent assistance
I am James Barry, am an army contractor attached to the army force in Iraq. Am attached to the army force in Iraq for the sole purpose of reconstruction work in some parts of Iraq. As you know very well Iraq is gradually undergoing a rebuilding process in some parts and there is much need for reconstruction that was why I was invited.
On the 27th day of June 2008, I and men discovered some metal boxes (5 in number) piled on top one another, each with a sign written on them. One filled with hard drugs (heroine), two filled with bullets and the other two to my amazement contained US Dollars, which we counted and discovered that the money in the boxes total to $8.2Million. We believe the boxes is owned and linked to Saddam Hussein.
we to hide the boxes containing the money in untraceable location. I am now in desperate need of a reliable and Trustworthy who would receive and secure this boxes containing the US Dollars until my assignment elapses here. We cannot afford to leave the boxes here in Iraq for any reason since Iraq is getting unsafe and dangerous every day. We have no idea what could happen next as everything remains inconclusive at this point. I am fully aware of what your thoughts would be next, but on receiver of your response, I will send my picture as well as my Identity, for you to know whom you are dealing with.
I assure and promise to give you 15% of this fund, please assure me of your keeping this topmost secret within you so that my job would not be jeopardized.
My Sincere Regards,