Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Thomas James <>

This email with the subject "KINDEST ATTENTION NEEDED ( FROM PORTUGAL )" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Jul 2008 06:17:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Thomas James <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I have a new email address!
You can now email me at:

- From . Mr Thomas James.Kindest Attention:My name is Mr.Thomas James, I am from Portugal.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, 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 an only focused 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 property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have Distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E,Somalia and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself 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 in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves.Hence, I do not trust them any more,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 Twenty Million United States Dollars ($20,000,000,00) all in $100 bills that I have with an Asset Management Company Abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations.N/B: Kindly note that 30% of this funds must go to the tsunami victims,60% to other Charity Organization 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.Urgent Reply Needed.God be with you.Mr. Thomas James