This email with the subject "Dear Belove" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 09 Nov 2009 18:34:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs Stella Tom <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Firstly, i must not hesitate to explain myself, I am Mrs. Stella Tom From England, Married to late Mr. Patrick Tom the sole owner and CEO of PAT CAT Oil Mining & Exploration with Branch in Europe and Africa. I am 59 years old,my husband died in march 2007 and I have been sick for sometime now and the diagnosis shows that I have Esophageal Cancer which has resulted to the growth of tumor in the lining of my esophagus and has also affected my talking & hearing abilities lately. The cancer has reached a critical stage and currently i am been admitted at Lee Francis Memorial Cancer Hospital here in UK.
The doctor says it has grown through the walls of my esophagus although I don't really understand all these medical terms.He says it has spread to all the organs of my body through my blood system and there are times i vomit blood when I cough.
I have been experiencing heartburn's, difficulty in swallowing solid foods. It is really painful for me to swallow food, Sometimes, the food sticks to my esophagus.
I have been living with all these pains hoping that someday things will turn out to be better but at this stage the doctor says I will not be able to survive looking at the extent of damage it has done to my body and system.I sound pessimistic about my health because from the look of things here in the hospital, I know I will surely die anytime.
I came on online because the doctor told me that I can make friends here. truly, I have seen a lot of profiles of people here and is very difficult to decide on who is better to help me out in completing my heart desire project.
My husband and I are true Christians so after his death I decided not to re-marry, he died in a fatal motor accident which I know is political motivated because of his venture in the new oil industry. I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited the sum of One Million Three Hundred and Eighty Five Thousand Pounds (GBP£1,385.000.00 Pounds) with Global Bank Of Afica Plc. I deposited the fund there because my husband was a share holder with the bank and i do receive anual payment from them after the death of my husband.
Presently, the money is still with the bank, and I received a letter from the management of the holding bank as the depositor urging me to come forward to receive the money I have deposited with their bank after keeping it for such a long period of time or rather issue a letter of approval or power of attorney to somebody to receive it on my behalf considering my state of health or the management of the bank will confiscate the funds.
It is my last wish to see that this money is invested in any Charitable Organization of your choice and distributed each year among the Charity organizations and Orphanages. So I want a good humanitarian to use this money to fund Churches, Needy and Widows in his/her Country. I must let you know that this was a very hard decision, but I had to take a bold step towards this issue, and I hope you will help see my last wishes come true as i have bestowed so much trust on you.
As soon as I receive your mail i will release the contact of the Bank to you and all the needed documents which you will present to the bank as my new beneficiary. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. I hope to hear from you soonest if you are willing to handle this project on my behalf.
I am earnestly awaiting your urgent reply as soon as possible via this email ans also send your phone number to me...
Yours in Christ.