From: "Patrick Williams"
Subject: Dear trust worthy individual
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 12:55:19 -0400
I know you will be surprised to get this my email. [I might be, I'm not sure yet. Honestly, I need your help to make this decision.] Apart from being surprised you may be hesitant to reply based on what is happening in the world of the internet. [Is this why they call it "The Interwebz"?] One has to be very careful due to the amount of scammers that are out there looking to take advantage of innocent citizens. [I hate scammers! Hooray for innocent citizens like me!!] However, I am not one of these people. [No, of course not---you had me at "greetings."] My name is Capt. Patrick Williams [hello Captain!] and I was a member of the US ARMY medical team deployed to Iraq and then later transferred to Afghanistan. [Thank you for serving our country!]
I am looking for a trust worthy individual who will assist me in receiving some funds for me. [I can definitely do this. How much are we talking? Five million? Six million? Gold bullion, I hope.] I am requesting this individual to hold onto the cash until I arrive safely back to retrieve them. [I won't let you down!]
As soon as I hear back I will work out the finer details. [Here is my social security number: 555-12-3456. What else do you need?]
Captain Patrick Williams [Thank you Captain, sir! I can't wait to start working with you!]