This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:43:46 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Nina Mayers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mrs. Nina Mayers. I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to charity through you.You may be wondering why I chose you. But someone has to be chosen.I am 59 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago,years after the death of my husband who had left me everything he worked for.I have decided to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to charity through you for the good work of humanity,rather than allow my relatives to use my husbands hard earned funds inappropriately.I am presently in London waiting for an
operation and praying that I survive. I have decided to WILL/Donate the sum of US$10.5 Million (TenMillion, Five hundred thousand united state dollars) of my husband investment in to charity through you for the good work of humanity, and to help the motherless,less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls, due to the fact that I have been restricted by my doctor from taking telephone calls because I deserve all the rest I can get before the operation.Presently,I have informed my lawyer about my decision in WILLING this fund to charity through you. I wish you all the best of luck, and please use the funds well as I want it to be a seed i have sown and always extend the good work to others.If you are interested in carrying out this task,i will inform my Family Lawyer so that he can arrange the release of the funds to you. You may wonder, why dont i call the the many charity group and donate the fund to them, that is the more reason i have contacted you, there is a little logistic work to be done,and it involves direct dealing with the bank and providing the necessary logistics for the transfer of the fund before the final donation, for this reason and owning to the fact that my health is bad to carry out all this i have deceided to contact you, in reward, you shall take 20% of the fund while the rest will be donated to various charities.
NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished,as I dont want anything that will Jeopardize my last wish, due to the fact that I do not want relatives or family members standing in the way of my last wish. If you are wiling to help in this course kindly reply to this email to enable my lawyer contact you.
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