This email with the subject "Dear friend,,," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Jun 2009 06:35:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "GALIS"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings in the name of God,
Pls 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 you email id from your country’s Christian guestbook
which i have been with my late husband and liked to visit once more if God will in his
I am Mrs. MARIA GALIS from Canada I am 58 years old, I am suffering from a long time cancer
of the lungs which also affected my brain, from all indication my conditions is really
deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me
that i may not live for the next two months, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to
a very bad stage. I was brought up from a motherless babies home was married to my late
husband for twenty years without a child ,my husband died in a fatal motor accident Before
his death we were true Christians.
Since his death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited
all the sum of 10 million dollars with a bank. Presently, this money is still with the bank
and the management just wrote me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for
keeping it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my
behalf since I can not come over because of my illness or they get it confiscated.
Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital in London UK, where I have been undergoing
treatment for cancer of the lungs. My doctors have told me that I have only a few months to
live. It is my last wish to see that this money is invested to any organization of your
choice and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless
I want you as God fearing person, to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and
widows, I took this decision, before i rest in peace because my time will so on be up. As
soon as I receive your reply I shall contact the bank and inform them of you and also
release their contact details to you and all the vital documents in regards to the money to
you as the beneficiary, I will also get the services of a good and God fearing attorney to
handle this claim and make sure that you receive the fund without any difficulty.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
Please reply me through this my private email address: (email@example.com) hoping to hear
from you soon.
Waiting for your reply
Yours in Christ,