This email with the subject "How are you doing?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Jul 2008 06:40:57 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Ruka Abdul" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, How are you doing? My intention of contacting you is to solicit your assistance for a project, which will be mutually beneficial. Though I know my decision to contact you is to a large Extent unconventional, the prevailing circumstances necessitated my Action. I am Ruka Abdul From Libya. I am married to Late Dr. Ibrahim Abdul of blessed memory who was an oil explorer in Libya and Kuwait for twelve years before he died in the year 2002. We were married for twelve years without a child. He died after an Auto Crash which lead to Internal Bleeding. We were both devoted Muslims. Since his death I too have been battling with both Cancer and fibroid problems. When my late Husband was alive he made a huge deposit in millions of US dollars with a Deposit Company in oversea. (I will tell you the amount as we proceed). Recently, my doctor told me that I have only six months to live due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke sickness.Having known my condition I have decided to donate this fund to either an organization or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want this organization or individual to use this money in all sincerity to fund orphanages, widows, etc. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband's relatives are into some radical Organizations and I don't want A situation where this money will be used in an unholy manner.Hence the reasons for this bold decision. I know that after death I will be with 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. As soon as I receive your reply,I will issue a letter of authority to the Deposit Company through my lawyer authorizing them that the said fund Have being willed to you and a copy of such authorization will be forwarded to you. I want you and the community where you reside to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a true devoted Muslims worthy ofemulation. I will not stipulate any precise amount to reward you, as it will have to be on pre-negotiated terms, based on your level of involvement. Any delay in your reply will give room in sourcing for another organization or a devoted Man of God for this same purpose. Until I hear from you by email, my dreams will rest squarely on your Shoulders.wasalam. Thanks Ruka Abdul.