In this email, Col. William managed to smuggle $31.27 million out of Iraq into somewhere in Europe, and he seeks your help to… perhaps transfer the money somewhere else. Col. William is currently sent “back” to Germany due to involvement in some Iraqi soldier abuse scandal (hmmm… not bad, he was sent for a vacation in Europe after being charged for abuse), and he is getting kinda confused as to how he can scam you out of your hard-earned money, as shown in the following desperate statement:
“I could therefore not conclude the proccess of securing the money before I was apprehended as I was at a loss about into which account one could pay it and that is where your assistance comes in.”
Since we could not understand what this war criminal is trying to seek after reading his email 10 times, it was concluded that it is a scam. Apparently, we are likely to have made the right guess based on the following hot news.
Attached below is the email – See how confused this guy is, received from email@example.com and reply-to firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the email contact email@example.com. Smells of stinky scam stench.
Delivery-date: Wed, 09 May 2007 08:56:36 -0500
Received: from [188.8.131.52] (helo=ebay.com)
From: col.W. Neatson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: For your consideration,please.
Reply-To: col.W. Neatson <email@example.com>
I have managed to sneak out this email to you from my
confinement here in one of our military bases in Germany.My name is Col.William
Neatson of The US Army. I was based in Iraq until recently,I was sent back to
Germany because of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal in which I was
unfortunately implicated. I am still under House Arrest,pending the outcome of
During my sojourn in Iraq, I was able to successfully
smuggle US$ 31.27m out of Iraq to a location in Europe. I reckoned that being a
soldier I would not be in the best position to give a satisfactory account of
how I came about such an amount of money.I could therefore not conclude the
proccess of securing the money before I was apprehended as I was at a loss
about into which account one could pay
it and that is where your assistance comes in.
I have resolved to share the total sum with you in the
fairest ratio that we shall both agree on as settlement for your own part of
Please,ponder over this and feed me back as I am in dire
need of your assistance at this time.Please, send me your private contact info.
in order to facilitate an easier and more private correspondence between us.
I must assure you that this will not expose you to any
risk as all the possible risk has been foreseen and taken care of. I must also
remind you that transaction of this magnitude and nature is to be handled
carefully in order for both of us to be well protected. I shall send you more
details as soon as I hear from you.I implore you to really consider this offer
and feed me back. Also let me know how you wish to be settled for your role in
the business.Please,reply to; firstname.lastname@example.org.
I await your response with much optimism.
Thanks in advance,