This email with the subject "FROM MRS EDWINA." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:49:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Edwina Bestman"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mrs Edwina Bestman Abidjan,Ivory Coast West Africa. Hello Dear, I know you will be surprised to receive this proposal. Actually I got your contact address from the Internet when I was making an intensive research for my investment in your country then I decided to contact you directly. First, I must introduce myself to you. My name is Mrs Edwina Bestman, former staff of Air Afrique hostess a nationality Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa. I am a widow being that I lost my husband some year's ago. My husband, late Mr Richard Bestman, was a serving director of the GOLD exporting board until his death. He was assassinated in September (2008) by the rebels following a political uprising. Before his death, he had an account with a bank here in Cote D'Ivoire up to the tune of Two Million United State dollars ($2,000000.00). Due to my bad health situation occasioned by cancer of the lungs, I wish you to do me a favour to receive this fund to a safe account in your country or any safer place as the beneficiary so that you will invest it in a good business venture like real estate and At this present, I am too weak and down and am afraid that I might not survive my situation but God knows the best and I pray that whatever happens to me, you should take care of my son Moses for me.I shall be going in for a surgery operations of the cancer of the lungs soon and desire this money to be transferred to you fast. I do not wish to leave this money in the bank because bankers might take advantage of my son's age who is just 17years old and too young to handle this kind of money.My late husband’s relatives who should have handled this situation for me are not good type. Since my illness, they have succeeded in stealing most of my late husband's properties except this money which they do not know about and I do not want my only son Moses to get involved with them because they are dangerous and greedy. I will be submitting your name to the bank where my late husband deposited this money and confirm you as our family friend whom I wish this money to be transferred to. We have also mapped out 75% for ourselves, 25% for your cordial assistance. Remain bless as I look forward to hear from you. Thanks and may God bless you. Edwina and Son.