This email with the subject "Reply ASAP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Jun 2008 08:37:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Elizabeth A. Mpandel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day and God bless you. My names are Elizabeth A. Mpandel (Mrs.) a citizen of Benin Republic. I am 50 years of age and presently a widow. I am married woman with 4 children but it happens that I lost my husband and 3 of my children in a train accident that occurred in 1992, 15 years ago. It is never my aim or motive to write you this mail seeking for any assistance because I am comfortable with the wealth my husband left behind. At the first reason of writing you this mail, the relatives of my husband has decided to treat me bad by punishing me not minding me state as a widow, they are wicked and they purposely abandoned me just to watch me die so that they will come and claim the wealth of my husband and beside this, they have been making plans to also kill my son Daniel Mpandel who is now 16 years old and as a woman dying gradually, I can't do anything because the problem I am facing now with my surviving child is far beyond me. What I am highly facing now which has always made me to think every minute is that I was informed by my doctor (Dr. Gerald Mbou) that I have a breast cancer and a partial stroke which has become serious that very soon I may die. My main purpose of writing to you is to seek your assistance to stand for me as the next of kin since my son is still under age to manage the wealth his father left behind and also for you to take care of him because I believe that the Western World are cheerful/loving/understanding people. I prefer to appoint you to act on my behalf when I die because here in my country, I cannot guarantee or choose anybody from my country because I see them as people that are not trustworthy and they all lack due diligence. My late husband is a contractor with a construction company and when he died, I claimed the funds in his account and adding it with my own because I am a lecturer in one of the Universities here, I added the total money together making a total of US$5 Million in the new account I operate. Since I no longer go to work, I have willingly given out US$500,000 to a charity home here in Benin Republic while US$2 Million is for whosoever that will take care of my son, and the remaining US$2.5 Million for my child which will be in position of whosoever that will adopt him until he grow to the stage of handling such huge amount. I am writing you from the hospital where I have been admitted for 8 months now and I am not sure if I can go home again since my doctor has confirmed that I will not survive the my health condition. For proper clarifications, I will like you to contact my lawyer Barrister Albert Alatin of A&A Solicitors concerning this issue on E-mail: email@example.com so that he can educate and advice you on how the reserved US$ 4.5 Million for my surviving child and your own share will be wired to your account. Please make sure you take good care of my son and give him the best teaching of life, he is my only hope and all I have got that will represent and maintain his father's name. Once again God bless you as you agree to help me of this little help and lastly always pray for me. Yours truly, Mrs. E. A. Mpandel (In the hospital). Private email: firstname.lastname@example.org