This email with the subject "DEAR BELOVED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:14:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MRS. MARIA ANNE JOUBERT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved, Glory to God in heaven. My name is Mrs. Anne Marie Joubert from South Africa. I am married to Mr. Abraham Benjamin Joubert, who was a farmer here in South Africa for many years before he died in 2004. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home, When my late husband was alive he deposited a total sum of $9.6 Million ( Nine Million, Six Hundred Thousand U.S.Dollars) with a bank in UK. Presently, this money is still under the safe keeping of the Bank in UK and recent diagnosis on me shows that I would not last for the next seven months due to my cancer problems. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke .Having known my condition, I decided to donate this fund to Mosque or church or better still a Moslem or Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want a Mosque or church or God fearing individual that will use this fund on; orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and give help to mankind. The good God 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 good people and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold 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 God. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Good woman. 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 contacting me will give me room in sourcing for a mosque or church or Moslem or Christian individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible, so that I can forward to you the contact of the bank. Please use 45% of the money for charity and collect 50% for all expenses which you made in the process of transferring the money to your bank account. 3% goes to the development of the mosques or churches and 2 % goes to schools in your locality. Please if you know that you are interested in my wish and proposal, contact me on my private email immediately: email@example.com Attached are copies of international passports of me and my late husband. Remain blessed in the name of the Lord. Yours, Mrs. Anne Marie Joubert