This email with the subject "Dear Beloved...From Helen Edward" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:48:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "HELEN EDWARD"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear beloved in Christ,
it is by the grace of god that I received Christ, knowing the truth and the truth have set me free. Having known the truth had no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of god for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of god's mercy and glory upon my life.
I am Mrs. Helen Edward from USA .I am married to Dr. Mike Edward who worked with chevron/Texaco in Egypt for twenty years before he died in the year 2002. we were married for twenty-seven years without a child, he died during one of the riots in the Egypt.
He was held hostage and slain to death by protesting youths of the region. Before his death we were both born again Christians. since his death i decided not to re-marry.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$ Fifteen million eight hundred thousand (15 million eight hundred thousand dollars) with the American external reserve (NATIONAL WESTMINTER BANK LONDON) and they just wrote me 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 because of my condition at hand.
I am presently with my laptop in a hospital where i have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs, 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 and at the end of every year distributed among charity organization. and for your compensation, as soon as the money enters your account take 30% of the total money, while 70% will be for the work of God.
I took this decision because I know that there are a lot of poor people suffering from different kind of disease and nobody to come to their aid. With god all things are possible. as soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the direct contact of the (National Westminster bank London), were the money is. I will also issue you a letter of authority and certificate of claim that will prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund. get back to me with:
Your full name
Telephone # home/mobile
Yours in Christ,