Spam mail linked to credible news article

Published: January 13, 2010
Updated: January 13, 2010

I received an e-mail today that, on first appearance, looked like just another spam mail offering to deposit millions of dollars into my bank account. However, this one is a little bit different. The sender claims to be an ex US Army Major and to help convince me of the seriousness of his desire to give me something, he links to an April 2003 article on BBC News. The article reports on massive amounts of cash found by US troops in Baghdad.

Hey, I’m convinced, count me in.

Here’s a copy of the e-mail with the link to the article. Please don’t trample me in the rush.


Please forgive me for the unofficial way of reaching you via email Contacting you is the only option left to me due to the doctors report on my deteriorating health condition which raised a lot of worries regarding some amount of money i secured during my active service .

For you to understand my plight better, let me start by introducing my self to you , My name is Major Roger V Howison from Greenfield, MA. USA, a member of the U.S. ARMY USARPAC Medical Team, which was deployed to Iraq in the beginning of the war in Iraq,

Presently i am disabled due to the my bad experience and role which I played in the pursuit of my career serving under the U.S 1st Armored which was at the fore-front of the war in Iraq

Please find time to view the site below as it will be very useful for better understanding.

Having gone through the site, please feel free to contact me for details of what i want to entrust in your care.

Waiting to hear from you

Best Regards
Major Roger V Howison


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