A Scam Email with the Subject "Dearest beloved friend." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Aug 2010 13:38:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Helen Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest beloved friend.
I know that this letter may be a very big surprise to you, I got your contact address from the International Business Directoriate Chamber of Commerce when i was searching for a trustworthy person.
I am Mrs. Helen Roberts from Switzerland , working with an Oil company Shell Petrolum in Burkina Faso . I am 58 years old, I am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast which also 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 two months, this is because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage. I was brought up in a motherless baby's home, and was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child. My husband and I are true Christians, but quite unfortunately, he died in a fatal motor accident on his way to the neighbouring country for a Charity donation, since we do not have a child of our own.
Since after his sudden death, I decided not to re-marry again, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of $5.2million dollars with a Bank in Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso , West Africa where we spend our life together.
Presently, this money is still in their custody, and the management just wrote me as the Legitimate beneficiary to come forward to receive the money after keeping it for so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over as a result of my illness, or they get it confiscated. Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to live.
It is my last wish to see that this money is invested in any organisation of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless baby's home where I come from. I want your good humanitarian, to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows around. I must let you know that this was a very hard decision, but I had to take a bold step towards this issue because I have no further option. I hope you will help see my last wishes come true.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank. I will also issue you a letter of authority which will prove that you are the new beneficiary of my funds, and the documents concerning the deposit. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hope to hear from you Soonest. I am awaiting your response.
Yours in Christ,