This email with the subject "I need your help to accomplish a task" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:04:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Elizberth Edward"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Elizabeth Edward, You should have no cause to worry about this important message to you hence I am doing this because of the position i suddenly find myself. As i write this mail, I have serious tears of sorrow in my heart because i have done almost everything to keep only my self happy without looking into investing on charity work or Kingdom service. I was moved to take this bold step after my official divorce with John Edward former United States presidential Candidate after 32 years of marriage. I will not like to go deep into other reasons for this separation and divorce , after all you must have heard he had an extramarital affair with his mistress Rielle Hunter and also fathered a child. Besides, the more reason of writing you is mainly on a very important issue which bothers me most. It is the issue of my recent health status, after being diagnosed of breast cancer in 2004, I was told that the active and malignant disease Cancer which is expected to run its course spread its tentacles all over my body including my legs, spine and skull, i was told that i have only 6 months to live. I have decided to donate my inheritance from my infidel husband John Edward to you for charity work or for kingdom service. It is my decision to will my fortune to someone I did not know for reasons I will explain later, it is true that I have lots of people I know better to whom I should have willed my fortune here. I will need your co operation as quick as possible as i will be moving to the intensive care unit in a private hospital for life support treatment and this will make me incapable of completing a charity dream which i started last month. I will be receiving palliative care and will need your prayer always . I am opportune to I have this message send to you today through the internet facility here . I have all the believe that I am communicating with someone who is capable of helping me and is reliable and will understand my reasons for my action. As the day passes each day I give my entire existence a thought, I feel over-powered by gloom and despair and saw nothing but death lurking a More so, if this inheritance is willed to people I know instead of a stranger, I have fear that my husband or children will engage the beneficiary in litigation (court case) although we have officially separated but because of his status, he may do things out of greed, and he may use their connections and influence to reclaim or recover the money, a thing I hate to imagine! I have for the above reason cleared all hurdles and the funds are deposited for safety where no one except the financial consultant who has no link with my separated family. I have instructed the consultant I employed to surrender all document and have a limited power of attorney in your names so that funds can be managed by you and you are to work with him till the funds are deposited to you for the charity project. This requires immediate action from you to avoid to any person diverting the inheritance. I’ve made all arrangement to see that you are legally protected and all you owe me now is to keep all information very confidential. I have instructed the consultant on what to do to make sure that you are protected and the funds are released to you for the project. All you should do is to contact him and send all your information to him to enable him transfer the depositors name to your name for immediate access to the charity funds. I am aware of some miscellaneous expenses that may come up including communication cost and other minor cost that may come up before the funds are in your account and for setting up the charity project, so I did not forget what will be your benefit for the time and your expertise as you are doing this because i am the one that choose it. I will be giving you 30% of the total money while 60% will be directed to the charity work. Please, note that, because I do not want my husband, children or relatives to know about this arrangement as i believe they some people spying for them because we are separated, to know of the latest developments, coupled with my worsening health condition. I shall not entertain phone calls and conversations. If you are sure that you will use the donated fund as I have advised here, all information about this donation to you should be confidential and you must agree with me that the condition you must accept this offer but not to let anyone know about it. I am instructing you to contact the consultant who will help you arrange the release of the funds to you , i will be sending all document relevant to the deposit to him and will instruct him to work with you henceforth. You may reach consultant and the coordinator of the project via the email address below: NAME; Mr. Desmond Roni Email: email@example.com When contacting the Coordinator it is necessary to furnish him with all your details as stated below so that all the paperwork can be processed in your to facilitate the arrangement of the transfer Full Names: Address: Telephone number: Age: Occupation: Thanks for your valued co operation Sister. E. Edward