A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 Jul 2010 04:16:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "MRS.WINNIE JEFFRIES" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am contacting you believing that you are a honest and trustworthy person. I believe you will not betray the confidence; I am willing to repose in you, for me to have contacted you even though we've not met before.
I have decided to seek your help in carrying out my last wishes; my name is Mrs Winnie Jeffries. I'm a 52 years old woman and my Country is Ouagadougou, I was the chairman of "Cocoa marchant farmers", based in the city of "Ouagadougou" the Republic of Burkina Faso, I was also married with two children.
My husband was the director of Camela Vegetable Oil Company (CVO) before his death, with my two children were involved in a car accident on December 26th 2006, before this happened, my business and concern for making money was all I care for, I never really cared about other values in life.
Since I was bereaved, I have found a new desire to assist helpless families, I have been helping orphans in orphanage/motherless, I have also donated some money for humanitarian needs, only recently I saw on television the colossal loss of properties and livelihood people in Canberra , Australia through fire.
I was moved with great pity and compassion that I decided to make this contribution on assisting people over there or any part of the world like Asia/ Europe and America that might still need any financial help, I have kept (US$9.300 Million) Nine Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars in a long-term deposit in bank.
Presently, I'm in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for Oesophagi Cancer at Memorial Hospital .
I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only few weeks to live, It is my last wish to see this money distributed to victims of the fire outbreak in Australia and other charity organization in the World like I said, I have enclosed for you the Current Photograph I took below Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I can not live with the agony entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them.
Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me collect the deposit with the help of my Lawyer and distribute it accordingly Use your judgment to distribute the money and keep 30% of it to yourself. Feel free to re-imbrues yourself when you have the money for any expenses you made during the process of collecting/claiming the Funds on my behalf.
Please If you are willing to help, please reply as soon as possible, Again I will allow you to communicate with the bank were the fund is directly upon the receipt of your reply because I want this project to be completed by next month before I die according to the Doctor.
And also attach to me in your return mail your personal details for familiarity, May the good lord bless you.
1. Your Full Names
2. Your Age/ Sex
3. Your Marital Status
4. Your Occupation
5. Your Mobile Numbers/Fax
6. Your International Passport/Working ID/Driving Lincence.
I am waiting for your response.
Mrs Winnie Jeffries.