This email with the subject "I need your help." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:36:52 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Rita Shumejda"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does not meet your business or personal ethics. I am Mrs. Rita Erdogen Shumejda; I am 49 years old,a widow to late Mr. John Shumejda, who was the President of Agricultural Equipment Giant AGCO Corp, who perished on the 4th of January 2002 in a Plane Crash. After going through some files of my late husband, I discovered a Deposit Certificate of US$9,000,000.00 with a Finance Company in Europe, but due to my sickness, I have not been able to claim this fund, as I have been in the hospital and my sickness continue getting worst. I am suffering from a Protracted Cancer of the Lungs which has affected my Brain. From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my doctors have courageously advised me that I may not live beyond the next Six to eight months; this is because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that some of the money held in Dormant Accounts would be used to fund youth and community projects for your confirmation please visit; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4017381.stm I am contacting you based on trust to present you to the Finance Company as the Next of Kin and bonafide inheritor to my late husband's fund, since I cannot claim this fund myself due to my present predicament. Presently, I'm with my laptop in the hospital where I have been undergoing treatment. Please! Please!! Your help is needed to avoid this money been diverted to the Government of UK as unclaimed fund/dormant account. Imagine somebody who have no child, I have nobody taking care of me here in the hospital, and the money I have now is limited. This fund US$9,000,000.00 is my only hope to continue my treatment here in the Hospital, and hopefully by God grace I will survive. If you will be so kind to be of help, I will be very glad and only God will reward you. Upon the successful claim/transfer of the fund to you as the next of Kin, 20% of the total fund will be for you, 80% will be used by you for donations to Orphanage Homes/widows, propagating of the gospel to churches and mosque alike. Please in your response, send me the following information to enable me validate you as the legal beneficiary of this fund: 1. Your full names 2. Your home or office address 3. Telephone 4. Your Mobile Phone number 5. Your Age /Marital/ Status 6. Company's name & address. 7. A scanned copy of your International Passport or Drivers license for proper Identification This whole information is what I need from you so that I can present a Letter of Authorization to the Finance Company where the money is deposited to contact you as the Next of Kin for this funds transfer. Please send your urgent response. Your assistant will be highly appreciated. Thanks and God bless. Mrs. Rita Erdogen Shumejda.