This email with the subject "CALVARY GREETINGS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:17:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Laurencia"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I know this letter will definitely come as a surprise to you but I hope as you read on, you will come to understand I have decided- after about four and a half month of thinking about the whole issue- to seek your help in carrying out my last wishes. I don?t really know you but I have prayed, thought about it and moreover I have no choice now and for another reason I prefer not to disclose. My names are Mrs. Laurencia Grant. I am 67 years old and I was born and brought up from a motherless baby's home the Netherlands. I was married to my late husband for twenty years and had two children but as God would have it. They died in an auto accident six years ago. Before this happened, my business and concern for making money was all I lived for. I never really cared about other values in life. But since the loss of my family, I have found a new desire to assist helpless families. I have been helping orphans in orphanages/motherless baby?s homes, especially in Africa. I have also donated some funds for humanitarian aid and rehabilitation of prostitutes in Rio de janiero, Brazil, when I was healthier. I know by now you might be wondering why this entire long story. I am a new Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the breast, all indication from my doctor that my conditions are really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that i wouldn?t live more than three months. According to my doctors, and in all indication regards to medical analysis, this is because the cancer disease has gotten to a very bad stage that there is no hope for me to be a living person again. I have also lost my ability to talk, due to this my poor health condition. Presently I been hospitalized and my only means of communication at the moment is by my email or sms message and I am here with my laptop. I am not afraid of death any longer though. Like I told you earlier, my husbands business and mine really thrived when I was healthy and He been alive. We really worked hard for the sake of our children. As my health detracted, my extended family members swooped down on everything my husband and I worked hard to earn. Seeing that there are no offspring(s) to inherit it coupled with the fact that I am dying. They never really liked me anyway but my husband stood by me all those years. This is my plea; I made most of my money through exporting vintage wines to African countries like South Africa, Benin Republic and Nigeria. I had to sell all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of $7.5Million dollars with a security company. Presently, this money is still kept with the security company and the managements just wrote me to come forward to pick up my deposit, that it has over stayed the period of time I entered that I would come over to claim it back. Or issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I cannot come over because my illness or they get it confiscated. 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 baby?s home where i come from. I want you as a 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 soon be up. 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 that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Waiting for your reply. Yours in Christ, Mrs.Laurencia Grant