This email with the subject "From Mrs. Ruth Madoff" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Jul 2010 02:59:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Johnson"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mrs. Ruth Madoff West, Liverpool, London. My Great Compliments, I'm Mrs. Ruth Madoff, 67, wife to Mr. Bernard L. Madoff, of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, who pleaded guilty to operating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, worth up $826 million, according to a document filed with a federal court on Friday 13th March 2009. My husband, after pleading guilty to all 11 criminal counts in one of Wall Street's biggest swindles was sent to jail Thursday 12th March 2009. Now the Federal investigators in the USA are working around the clock to freeze all my assets, fearing that I'm trying to flee the country which I have done shortly after my husband was sentenced, I have $23 million in my name beyond their reach. The Securities and Exchange Commissions are working with federal prosecutors in Manhattan to prepare a filing asking a judge to formally freeze all of my assets as soon as possible. My husband deposited the sum of (USD$9Million) in a Finance Firm in Europe some years ago in my name, I need you to collect this funds and distribute it to both of us since the Federal investigators are working around the clock to freeze all my assets. Meanwhile all documents related to transfer of this fund to your account is with the bank Presently, Im in a hide out here in UK as the Federal investigators as well the Securities and Exchange Commissions are looking for me to freeze my entire asset as well prosecute me like my husband. Please reply as soon as possible as there's not much time. Upon your interest, i'll like you to proceed with the bank. Please do send me your contact details as I will like to prepare legal documents with my lawyer before we commence on this transaction. Please keep this transaction confidential for now. You can read my story on this website: http://www.nypost.com/seven/03152009/news/regionalnews/ruth_in_crosshair_159631.htm God bless you. Best Regards, Mrs. Ruth Madoff