Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "I NEED YOUR HELP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:38:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was STAN BENSON <>, although it may have been spoofed.

   Dear Friend.
  As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.  My name is Stan Benson, a merchant in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).  I have been diagnosed with O esophageal Cancer, which was discovered very late, due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defied all forms of treatments and therapy, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.
    I have not lived my life particularly well, as I never really cared for anyone - not even myself -but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now, I frankly regret all that as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.  I believe when God gives me a second chance to come into this world, I would live my life in a different way from how I have lived it.  Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends.
    I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul, and so I have decided to give my life-long accumulated wealth to charity organizations in order that it would give succor and comfort to the less privileged in our societies, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I did on earth.  So far, I have distributed money to some charitable organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia.  Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I can no longer do this myself.  I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charities and to the less privileged in Bulgaria and Pakistan; they refused and kept the money to themselves, hence I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contented with what I have left for them.
    The last of my money which no one knows of is a huge cash deposit of twenty four million dollars that I have with a Security Company in Europe for safe keeping.  I will want you to help me collect this deposit and disburse it to some charitable organizations and to the less privileged.  Please send me a mail to indicate if you will assist me in this disbursement.  I have set aside 10% for you for your time and patience.  While I wait to hear from you, may God be with you and your entire family.
    Remain blessed.
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    Stan Benson