Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "Todd" <>

This email with the subject "TO ACCEPT EACH OTHER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:09:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Todd" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Friend,

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I 
believe everyone will die someday.
My name is Todd Peterson, a merchant in cape town, south africa.I have been 
diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer which was discovered very late, due 
to my laxity in carrying for my health. It has defiled all forms of 
medicine, and right now I have only about a few months to live, 
according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared 
for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I 
was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on 
my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret 
all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to 
have or make all the money in the world.

I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I 
would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.
Now that God ! has called me, I have willed and given most of my 
properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and 
as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and 
accept my soul and so, I have decided to give arms to charity 
organizations and give succour and confort to the less priviledged in 
our societies, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on 

So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the 
U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my healthhas deteriorated so 
badly, I cannot do this my self anymore. I once asked members of my 
family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I 
have there to charity organization and to the less priviledged in 
Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. 
Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended 
with what I have left for them.
The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of 
fourteen million dollars($14m) that I have with a Security Company in 
South Africa for safe keeping. I will want you to help me collect this 
deposit and disburse it to some charity organizations and to the less 

N/B:Kindly note that  40% of this funds must go to victims of Tsunami, 
Hurricane Katrina , Hurricane Wilma and South Asia Earthquake ,50% to 
other Charity Organizations around the World and 10%  for your effort 
and time.
I cannot talk with you on the phone due to my health situation, as I 
am using my Lap Top Computer to communicate with you. You should 
respond to this e-mail if you are interested in carrying out this 
assignment on my behalf.

Please send me a mail to to indicate if 
you will assist me in this disbursement.

I await to hear from you, may God be with you and your entire family.
Remain blessed,
Todd Peterson.