This email with the subject "DEAREST FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:47:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Azman Bin Hashim"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAREST FRIEND I am Mrs Azman Binti Hashim from London United Kingdom. I am married to Dr.Frank Bin Hashim who worked with Shell Petroleum Development Yemen for ten years before he died in the year 2006.We were married for twenty-seven years without a child. He died during one of the rioting/kidnapping of foreign oil workers in Yemen. My late husband was kidnapped by the Militants, held hostage for 3 weeks which after he was slain to death by Militants( Rebel Group) of the region and since his death I decided not to re-marry. When my late husband was alive working with the Shell Petroleum Development Company Yemen, he was first retired and was paid by the company the sum of USD $ 5.5Million as grantuity and retirement allowance which he deposited the money with a security company in United States as fixed deposit Presently, this money is still with the security company in US and the management of the said security company sent me a notification of claim as the beneficiary to come forward to receive the money or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf if I can not come over. Currently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the blood. I have since lost my ability to talk well which made it difficult for me to communicate via telephone and my doctor told me that I may have only a few months to live hence i contact you to ask for your assistance in receiving the said amount on my behalf. I decided to do this because i don't have a child of my own that will inherit this money,my late husband relatives are after my life,the worst is my late husband relatives the fact that i did not bear any child for their brother collected, misuse and confisticate all properties left behind by my late husband. This money that i am asking you to be a beneficiary to is the only thing which my late husband relatives does not know about and also the only thing i inherited from the families of Haafkens which i made a promise to God that i will use it for the propagation of his work,funding of churches,orphanages, widows homes and the less privilege. Upon your acceptance to be a beneficiary to this fund it will be my last wish to see that 30% of this money ($1.6M) is used to bring up the 9 year-old boy whom I adopted after I lost my husband and then distribute 55% among charities organization, churches and the less privilege while 15% is for your assistance and help. Note that I need a person that is God fearing that will use this money as stated above thus: 30% to take care of my adopted son, 55% for the funding of churches,orphanages, widows , for the propagation of God work and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the security company in US where the money is deposited and I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund. Assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Get back to me via my private email: azmanbinhashim@inMail24.com Waiting Mrs Azman Binti Hashim