This email with the subject "Fwd: Dearest Beloved," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 Jul 2008 08:35:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was michael hernandez <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mrs. Maryann Andersen, a widow to Late Richard Andersen. I am 60 years old; I am now a new Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the breast. From all indications, my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that I may not live more than 5 months, because the cancer stage has gotten to a very severe stage.
My late husband was killed during the Gulf war, and during the period of our marriage we had a son who was also killed in a cold blood during the Gulf war. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. My personal physician told me that I may not live for more than 5 months and I am so scared about this. So, I now decided to divide part of this wealth, by contributing to the development of charity in Africa, America, Europe and Asian Countries.
I selected you after visiting the website for this purpose and prayed over it, I am willing to donate the sum of $21,500,000.00 Twenty one Million Five hundred thousand United States dollars to the motherless baby homes, needy, poor, charity homes and widows too. Please note that, this fund is lying with the Finance Security Company, therefore my lawyer will file an immediate application for the transfer of the money in your name.
Lastly, I want you to be praying for me as regards my entire life and my health because I have come to find out since my spiritual birth lately that wealth acquisition without Jesus Christ in one's life is vanity upon vanity. If you have to die says the Lord, keep fit and I will give you the crown of life. May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.
with the following information required by the security company in releasing the fund to you.
YOUR COMPANY NAME
Yours in Christ