This email with the subject "URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 05:15:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barr.Thomas James"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend., I am Thomas James., A Portugal national I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live. I am very rich, but was never generous; I have given most of my assets to my immediate family members. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations. I cannot do this myself anymore because of my health. I once asked members of my family to give some money to charity organizations, they refused and kept the money. I have a huge cash deposit of Eighteen Million dollars with a finance House abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations. You will take out 20% of these funds for your assistance. email@example.com Regards, Thomas James