A Scam Email with the Subject "TO YOU I NEED YOUR HELP ASAP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Mar 2010 20:50:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Elizabeth Rich <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Elizabeth Rich
First, I must apologies to you for using this medium to communicate to you about this project I am the above named and I was married to Mr. Ronald Rich who worked with the British embassy in Kuwait for nine years before he died in March, 2007.We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (USD$8.5 Million Dollars) with a bank . Presently, this money is still with the bank, my doctor told me that I would not last for the next three weeks due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to cancer research centers I am therefore looking for any individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct.
The person must also donate to orphanages, Research centers and widows propagating the word, I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money. I don't want a situation where this money gets into the wrong hands of my husband’s relatives hence I am taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always as they are very greedy and only hope that I die soon to enable them claim the rest of my husbands wealth hence I don't want them to know about this development. By his grace, all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of an attorney who would help you for the immediate release of the funds to you in cash or by a telegraphic wire transfer. I will also issue a letter of authority that will empower you as the new beneficiary of this fund. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as stated herein. Hoping to hear from you. Be assured that it will not take more than 7 working days for you to receive the funds from the date you acknowledge receipt of this mail.
Awaiting your urgent reply