This email with the subject "My Dear Beloved" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:29:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs Mary Horner <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dear Beloved It is with tears and pains that I am writing this email from my sick bed in a hospital here in Benin Republic. I believe you have never met such a condition before. My name is Mrs Mary Horner,widow to late Engineer Pat Horner, former owner of PETROLEUM AND GAS company, here in Benin Republic. At the present, I am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast. And from all indications, my condition is really deteriorating and it's quite obvious that I won't live more than 2 months according to my doctors. This is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage, but I don't want you to pity me, but I only need your trust. My late husband died in December 2003 in a plane crash in Benin, (please check,http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/index.html) and during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. Due to my illness, the doctor have advised me that I will not live for more than 2 months, due to the damages that the illness has coursed on my body, so I have now decided to spread all my wealth, I inherited from my late husband, in order to contribute mainly to the development of charity in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. I am sorry if you are embarrassed by my mail. I found your e-mail address as a real Child of God for over a month now, during my search for a trust worthy Christian. And since then, I have been investigating about you to know if really you are working according to the direction of God. So, after all my investigation, I was convince, and I have decided to contact you, but if for any reason you find this mail offensive, you can ignore it and please accept my apology. But if it touches you in your heart to help the homeless and the needy, please respond as soon as possible. Before my late husband died, he was a major oil tycoon, in Benin and deposited the sum of US$8,000,000.00 (Eight Million U.S Dollars only)in a security company here in Benin Republic, some years ago and right now that is all I have left, after my late husband's business associates, took everything that belongs to my dear husband. I need your help to collect this fund and distribute it yourself to charity homes, so that when I finally die, my soul will rest in peace. The funds will be entirely in your hands and care, as you utilize it very well. I hope God gives you the wisdom to touch very many lives that is in need, because that is my main concern. Please note that 40% of this fund will be for you completely, for your time and effort, while 60% goes to charity. If you are willing to do this, please reply back to me God bless you. Mrs Mary Horner. Christ Alive General Hospital. Benin Republic