This email with the subject "a devoted person/company" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 22 Sep 2010 17:00:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs. Le Kim Hoa <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Greetings. My names are Le Kim Hoa from Republic of Vietnam. I am married to late Ha Minh Toan of blessed memory who was oil explorer in South Africa for ten years before he died in the January 20, 2009. We were married for eight years with a lovely daughter. My husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Since his death, I too have been battling with both Cancer and fibroid problems. When my late Husband was alive he deposited the sum of $10.5million (Ten Million, Five Hundred thousand U.S Dollars) in Bank of East Asia Ltd. in Singapore. The money is deposited as Family Valuables/Treasure for security and family reasons. Recently, my doctor told me that I have less than three months to live due to my cancer problem, and this lead to a stroke attack which bother me most though because I cannot move any longer and my speech is affected as I can hardly speak clearly. Having known my condition I decided to entrust this fund to either a philanthropic organi zation, or devoted individual, or a good company outside Vietnam that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. When the funds are transferred into your nominated account, 30% of the US$10.5million (US$3.150 million) goes to you to ensure that you are prepared for the task and huge responsibility ahead, 30% of the US$10.5million (US$3.150 million) will be transferred to me for my only daughters education and future, 30% of the US$10.5million (US$3.150 million) will be used in all sincerity to fund philanthropic organization, orphanages and widows, while the balance 10% of the US$10.5million (US$1.050 million) sent to me to at least prepare for my funeral and off-set my medical bills. I am taking this decision because I don't have any devoted relations. My late husband and I left Republic of Vietnam to South Africa eight years ago because both of our families did not approve our marriage; we are outcast to our families in Republic of Vietnam. I have not spoken to any member of my family for eight years. Also I cannot trust my late husband's friends whose behavior has left much to be desired while I am ill and above all I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence this bold decision. Since my health is retrogressing by the minute, you will have to send your Postal Address, Telephone and Fax Number and a little details about yourself, because I got your address from the internet after a thorough search. As soon as I receive this information from you I will make arrangement to prepare the authorization through an Attorney here in South Africa for you to get possession of the funds. As soon as I receive your reply I will ensure that the authorization is given to you by me. I am trusting my heart that you are the right person for this huge responsible. Until I hear from you, I pray that this letter bring you and your family good tiding while my dreams for my lovely daughter and to help humanity rest squarely on your shoulders. May the Almighty God continue to guide and protect you. Write back to me at: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Remain Blessed. Mrs. Le Kim Hoa.