This email with the subject "Seek Your Assistance" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 May 2009 12:17:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Linda Hoffman"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, With warm heart I offer my friendship and greetings, I hope this mail meets you in good time. However, as we have not met personally or had any dealings in the past, I humbly ask that you take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit. I sincerely seek your confidence, as I make this proposal to you as a person of integrity. First and foremost I wish to introduce myself properly to you; my names are Mrs. Linda Hoffman Now undergoing medical treatment here in Spain. I was married to Dr. Richard S. Hoffman. We were married for fifteen years without a child. Before his death he made a vow to use his wealth for the down trodden and the less privileged in the society. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of five million six hundred and forty thousand Euros (5,600,000) with a Finance firm presently, this money is still with the Finance House. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last long due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to an individual or group of persons who will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want an individual that will use this fund to provide succour to poor and indigent persons, orphanages, and widows and for propagating peace in the universe. I understand that blessed is the hand that gives. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not inclined to helping poor persons and I do not want my husband's hard earned money to be misused or spent in the manner in which my late husband did not specify. I do not want a situation where this money will be used unwisely, hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I do not want them to know about this development. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contacts of my Attorney. A letter of authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund. I want you to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for an individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act according to my specification herein. I await your correspondence to my mail. Yours Sincerely Mrs. Linda Hoffman.