A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear in Christ," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 Oct 2009 03:28:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was =?koi8-r?B?VmlkdWthIE1yc5pSaXNl?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear in Christ, email@example.com I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord. I am Mrs Rise Viduka from Australia. I am married to Mr Alex Viduka who worked with Australia embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2000. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$1.5 million dollars in a Bank here in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a charity organization that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want an organization that will use this fund for orphanages, schools, churches and widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavour that the house of God is maintained. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money hence my husband relatives have taken all properties and investments in Australia and moneys in account in his other accounts living me to die here since I have no child for them. Little do they know that my husband had this sum left and because they care not about me, including the vow I and my husband vowed to God to help these set of people mentioned above, I decided to look for someone honest that will help complete this vow. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord immediately. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that "the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace". I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health. Also I don't want my husband relatives to know about this development. With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank here in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. I will also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another church/organisation for this same purpose. Please promise me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your reply. Remain blessed in the Lord, In Christ's Holy Love Yours Sister in Christ Mrs Rise Viduka.