This email with the subject "Dear Beloved Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 May 2008 08:02:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was sarah swint <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved Friend,
I am Mrs Sarah Swint from Ghana, presently staying in london. I am married to Mr. John Swint who worked with Ghana embassy in Lome-Togo for Ten years before he died in the year 2003. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.Before his death we were both born again Christian.
Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $9.8Million (NINE Million Eight hundred thousan U.S.Dollars) with one Bank in Europe. Presently,this money is still with the Bank. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to keep this fund in Europe.
I want an organization or an individual that will use this fund for orphanages, widows,propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husbands efforts to be used by unbelievers.
I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way.This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. With God all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall inform the Bank in Europe that you are the beneficiary of the said fund in Europe. I will also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the organization to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose. Pleasea ssure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
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Hoping to receive your reply and Remain blessed in the Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Sarah Swint