This email with the subject "Beloved Friend in the Lord" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 28 Mar 2009 23:33:50 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Nichole Smith"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Beloved Friend in the Lord Greetings in the name of God, Please let this not sound strange to you for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this died early this year, I prayed and got your e-mail from your country's pagebook which I have been going through since the death of my late husband in search of a God fearing person to whom I will entrust my inheritance fund to his or her hand that will not betray my intention. I am Mrs. Nichole Smith from Switzerland, I am 42 years old, suffering from a long time cancer of the lungs, from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious according to my doctors that I may not live so long, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. Meanwhile, I was brought up from a motherless babies home as an orphan, was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child, my husband died in a plan crash, and before his death we were true believers. Since his death, I decided not to re-marry and sold all my inherited belongings and deposited the sum of Ten million U.S dollars (US$10.M) in the bank. Presently, this money is still with the bank, and the manager of the bank just wrote me of recently to come forward to receive the money. For keeping it so long will amount of loosing it, or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody of my choice to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over to them because of my illness or consider the money be confisticated. However, I'm with my laptop on my hospital bed here in Switzerland where I has been undergoing treatment for my cancer of the lungs. It is my best wish to see that this money is invested to any charitable organization of your choice, and use part of it to promote Christianity, Islam and as well as distributing each year among the widows, less privileges, orphanages and the motherless babies home across your country. I want you as God-fearing person to assuring me that you will utilize this funds accordingly as I stated herein without deviating from my heart desire. I took this decision, before I rest in peace due to what I gone through during my days of up bringing as an orphan with motherless babies home. As soon as I receive your reply with your INFORMATION, I shall give you the contact of the bank where I deposited this fund to enable you contact them on the matter and most importantly, I will also issue you my letter of authorization that will prove you as the beneficiary of my fund through my new lawyer Mr. Gary Neville. For your interest and readiness to carry out this divine project on my behalf, get back to me immediately on: email@example.com Thanks for understanding while hoping to receive your immediate reply. Yours beloved Sister in the Lord, MRS. NICHOLE SMITH