This email with the subject "Can you handle this project?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:12:38 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Rtd. Capt. Jomiru Ivan" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir/Madam, Firstly , I must solicit your confidence in this letter. I am Rtd. Capt. Jomiru Ivan a dying man who has decided to donate all he has to charity. I am the widower and my late wife and I, have been into Fire arm dealership around Eastern Europe and parts of Africa. We have accumulated a fortune for ourselves but never to enjoy peace and love of Children. Our only child died 2 years ago from the barrel of the gun which we sell and my beloved wife departed this World on the 24th of August this year from a plane crash in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek on an Itek Air Boeing 737 that was to take her to Iran on some business proposition and here i am dying from Cancer. I come to believe God is paying us back for all the pain and suffering our dealings must have caused to countries Gorilla fighters we sold arms to. I want to make my peace with GOD and as so i am willing to give all we have laboured for to charity and this is where you come in. You may be wondering why I chose you but someone has to be chosen. I am 57 years old and has been diagnosed for Urothelial Cancer thats has eaten my Blader for some years now and from my sick bed i believe it's time to reconcile with God and give back. I have asked the lord to forgive me all my sins and I believe he has, because he is merciful. I will be going in for an operation few weeks from today and I pray that I survive the operation. I have concluded that my wealth be WILLED/DONATED to charity works and by this i have decided to WILL/Donate the sum of $5 Million (Five Million Dollars) to charity through you for the good work of the lord, and to help the motherless/fatherless, less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows. I know i have never met you but my mind tells me to do this and I hope you act sincerely. I will reward you with 15% from the total funds if you will assist in redistributing the balance 85% in charity works because I am now too weak and frigile to do things myself because of my health status. Note: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished, as I don't want anything that will Jeopardize my lastwish, due to the fact that I do not want the Devil standing in the way of my last wish. Now my questions are:- 1. Can you handle this project? 2. Can I give you this trust? If yes, consider this and get back to me as soon as Possible. Upon the receipt of this mail message, feel free to respond with your taughts and ideas. Respectfully, Rtd. Capt. Jomiru Ivan Republica Moldova. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org