This email with the subject "Hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Sep 2010 17:50:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Andrew Stokes <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend. As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Andrew Stokes,a merchant in U.A.E, I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer .It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria,South America,Eastern Europe and Malaysia.Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of seven million euros Ђ7,000,000,that I have with a finance/firm Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations. I have set aside 10% for you for your time and patience.please send a reply through this email address ( email@example.com) with your full contact information for more private and confidential communication. yours truly, Mr Andrew Stokes The contents of this email, including all related responses, files and attachments transmitted with it (collectively referred to as “this Email”), are intended solely for the use of the individual/entity to whom/which they are addressed, and may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information. This Email may not be disclosed or forwarded to anyone else without authorization from the originator of this Email. If you have received this Email in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies from your system. Please note that the views or opinions presented in this Email are those of the author and may not necessarily represent those of JASCO. The recipient should check this Email and any attachments for the presence of any viruses. JASCO accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus/error transmitted by this Email.