This email with the subject "Greetings" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 26 Jul 2010 07:58:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Lynn Hagerbrant" <Lynn@gmail.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
GREETINGS, I am Mrs. Lynn Hagerbrant an ageing widow suffering from long time ailment and I have decided to render assistance to the needy as a part of humanitarian services but my situation would not permit me. Hence, two months ago, I got your email from the internet and I deposited a Cheque in tune of Â 5,800,000.00 British Pounds with FedEx UK to deliver to you upon your contact with them. I could not inform you timely because of my ill health. I am sorry to inform you that my communication capacity is very low and I would not be able to communicate with you henceforth, but you are to receive this money and disburse 50% of it on my behalf to the down trodden in your location and keep 50% for yourself for work done. What you have to do now is to contact FedEx UK as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring date. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge and the General Insurance Premium Clearance showing that it is a safe fund with good source of fund history. The only money you will send to FedEx UK is Â 255.34 GBP being the Security Keeping charge on your draft so far. This fee is very minimal but the company insisted that I should not pay it because they do not know when you will be contacting them and to avoid demurrage or further cost. Again, don't be deceived by any of their staffs to pay any other money because I have already paid for everything, the only money you are to pay to them is 255.34 British Pounds. Contact Information for the Claim of Your Cheque: Contact Person: Mr. Cole Simpson Email Address: email@example.com You are to reconfirm the below information to him: Postal address: Full Names: Direct telephone number: Security Keeping Code of the Cheque: (SCT/0433/UD) you are to present it to them for verification before delivery. Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay and remember to ask them to provide you with the method they wish to use in receiving their security keeping charges of Â 255.34 British Pounds for their immediate action. Thanks for accepting to do this on my behalf. Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Lynn Hagerbrant