This email with the subject "Re: HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:02:19 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "EDWARD BROWN"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend In Christ, I am Edward G.Brown married to Jane J.Brown who died with our two daughters in Indonesia on 26th of December 2004 during the Tsunami Disaster.After this Painful and sorrowful incident, my condition worsened and I was diagnosed of cancer, which got worst...I have been suffering from heart failure and hepatitis since then. My friends ignored me due to my condition/relationship with God on sickbed,i have no one by my side except my son.My wife,our children and I have been in United Kingdom for a long time. We all were suppose to travel to Indonesia in December 2004,but my bad health did not permit me to travel with them which made me and my son stay behind while my wife and our two daughters traveled. If not, all of us would have perished in the disaster.My reason of sending you this mail is due to the sad news that came to me recently from the doctors. After my last diagnosed result, it was proved by the doctors that i may not leave for more than one month ahead due to the damage the cancer have caused i Presently, I have given to fate and have found God on sick bed.I have a more concern problem which is why I contacted you as directed by God...this is about my son. Since it is now obvious that i will die, my son's future has been the greatest problem i have...I want you to take care of my son,he is only 13years old. For knowing God,my friends deserted me.I left some money in a deposit house at United Kingdom, which i intended to use for investment in Indonesia. I want you to take the money and my son,use the money into a big investment that you will manage until my son grows up to take over the investment.I will like you to take my son as your own son,give him the love his parents would have given him. Do not let him feel the pains of being an orphan, give him good education, bring him up into a responsible man. Make him have the fear of God,Please do not refuse this task.I am an orphan who grew up without knowing God rather focused on wealth and otherwise,living a life of fantasy and doesn't care or kn As soon as I receive your reply including your personal details,i will draw up my WILL in your favor. I will give the bank all the documents that is covering the deposit, i will transfer every power and right of ownership to you stating at my Will to enable you claim the deposit from the bank. It will be also included in the Will that you are the only person my son should be released to, if i die. All i need is your acceptance and assurance that you will not treat my son badly.I am writing you this mail with great/lot of tears and i pray you will be kind & honest with fear of God regards your decision toward this issue.Reply this mail immediately if you have the love and care of God at: email@example.com Thank you. Mr. Edward Brown.