This email with the subject "From Mrs Edith Pelaez," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 May 2008 04:26:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs Edith Pelaez" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From Mrs Edith Pelaez,
My Dearest One,
Compliments of the season, I am Mrs Edith Pelaez. A complete citizen of Philippines. I was the Wife of Late Mr Emmanuel.N.Pelaez of Philippines,he worked with America Embassy as An Ambassador for years and hold Political positions in Philippines before he died in the year July 27 2003.We were married for 19 years without a child.He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
Before his death we were both born again Christians and we lived happilly.Since his death,I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home due to the love I have for my late Husband. Before my husband Death I inherited a total sum of ( 9 million United State Dollars) from my late Husband when he was in his Sick bed.This money which is concealed in a Metallic Trunk Box is deposited with a Security and Finance Company in a Country in West Africa, Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire under a secret arrangement as a family treasure.This means that, the Security Diplomatic Company does not know the content of this box that was shipped from Philippines to Their office in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire under a Diplomatic coverage.
In fact, since the death of my husband, his brothers has been seriously chasing me around with constant treats, trying to suppress me so that they might have the documents of his landed properties and confiscate them. They have successfully collected all his properties, yet they never stopped there, they told me to surrender all bank account of my late husband, which I did, but I never disclose to them this deposit with the security company in Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire, because this is where my future and destiny lies upon. The family of my late husband never aware of the secret existence of this deposit which I made with the security company and they can never be aware of it.
My main purpose of sending you this mail is because of the way I found you and perhaps trustworthy to give you this priority of shipping the Trunk box of the money to any address that you think is very secure and save in your country for onward lodgement your account for the purpose of future investment with your percentage of which we shall chat on soon. I will send you the Authorization Certificate to enable you call them and give them your address for the immediate shipment of the box to you as the riginal-beneficiary of this fund. Which is the Certificate of deposit that they gave to my late husband on the very day when the Trunk box of the money was deposited under their company.
I give thanks immensely for your co-operation as I look forward to hear from you for quick conclusion of this business. The percentage will be your reward for all your moral and financial assistance during the period of moving the Trunk box of the money to your country.
Please if you can assist me, I will be very grateful and repay you many times over. Declaring your willingness to assist me in this venture in your next email reply now I will send you my pics in my next email reply. Waiting for a very quick response from you.
Mrs Edith Pelaez.