Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear beloved friend,

From: "Mr James Kattoun" <>

This email with the subject "Dear beloved friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:32:15 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Mr James Kattoun" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear beloved friend,
I know that this letter may be a very big surprise to you, I am giving you my trust and wish you will give me back the trust i have given you . I believe that you will be honest to fulfill my final wish before I will die.
I am Mr. James Kattoun , I am 58 years old, I am  suffering from a long time cancer of the brain .From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my doctors have courageously advised me that I may not live beyond the next two  months, this is because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage. I was brought up  in a motherless babys home, and was married to my late wife for twenty  years without a child . My wife and I are true Christians, but quite  unfortunately, she was killed during the (ABIDJAN- BOUAKE) Crisis some years back.
Since her death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my   belongings and deposited all the sum of $10.2million dollars with a security company In Ivory Coast where i lived with my late wife all our lives, as it was pakaged and registered as a personal Valuable.
Presently, this money is still in their custody, and the management  just wrote me as the Legitimate beneficiary to come forward to receive the Deposit after keeping it for so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to  somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over as a result of my   illness, Presently,I'm with my laptop in a hospital  where I have been undergoing treatment. I have since lost my ability to walk about or do anything by myself and 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 in any  business  of your choice and  the gain made every year or 6 months as the case may be,  distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless babys home where I come from. I want your good   humanitarian, to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows around, 20% for you , I must let you know that this was a very hard decision, but I had to take a bold step towards this issue because I have no further option. I hope you will help see my last wishes come true.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the security company. I will also issue you a letter of authority, which will prove that you  are the new beneficiary of my funds. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as
I stated herein. I will be happy if you can come down to Ivory Coast if possible
Hope to hear from you soonest,
Awaiting your reply
Yours Sincerely
Mr James Kattoun