This email with the subject "MY NOBLE CALL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 27 Oct 2008 03:21:52 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Lady Helen Crawford" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearly Beloved, I am Lady Helen Crawford, suffering from cancerous ailment. I was married to Sir William Crawford an English shipping tycoon notable for his great wealth, influential extended family, and charitable activities all his life before his death. My husband died after a protracted illness in April 5th, 2006. Our life together as husband and wife lasted for about three decades without a child. My late husband and I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less- privileged individuals in the society, as we both had passion for those people who cannot help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I can adduce this to the fact that we both needed a Child from this relationship, which never came. When my late husband was alive he had a lot of investments in the capital market (stocks and bonds valued at over $30 Million). Consequent upon his demise this stocks were transferred solely to me.(all records are kept with my family lawyer). My Doctor told me that I have limited days to live, due to the cancerous problems that i have been suffering from. Though what bothers me most is the stroke that I have in addition with the cancer. Hence, with this hard reality that has befallen my family and me, i have decided to distribute this stocks to persons in need, orphanages and motherless babies homes. I have chosen you as one of the beneficiaries hence,i have decided to give you $9 Million worth of my stocks and i want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to better your lots, fund the upkeep of widows, orphans, destitute, the down- trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially around you, as it is often said that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my husband's hard earned money to be misused or invested into ill perceived ventures. Also i do not want a situation where this funds will be used in a worldly manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard due to my deteriorating health and because of the presence of my husband relatives around me, as i am currently bedridden in the Family house here in Manchester, England and cannot receive any visitors unless approved by Talmund Crawford who is the immediate younger brother to my late husband. I do not want them to know about this development in order to safegurad this bequeast. So, i want you to Contact my family lawyer Barrister Paul Westley (ESQ) whom i communicate with via emails everyday with this specified email address: firstname.lastname@example.org as i have presonally authorised him to issue a Letter of Authority in your favour to the Security Company handling this stocks, which will empower you as the beneficiary of this funds. He would also endorse my WILL, where i will include your name as one of my beneficaries. Please ensure to provide for him all that he may require to finalise this arrangement, and make sure you maintain a confidential and cordial relationship with him even in my absence because he is a very trust worthy and caring person. My happiness today is that I lived a life worthy of emulation, and i want you to be kindhearted all through your life. Please, assure me that you will act just as I have stated herein. as i hope to hear from you soon that you have contacted my family lawyer with the email address that i have given to you above, as he is presently waiting to receive your reply. With Love, your beloved Sister. Lady Helen Crawford