This email with the subject "PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:39:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs Joy Praise <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings in the name of God, Please let this not sound strange to you for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this died early last year.
I prayed and got your email address from your country guest book. I am Mrs Joy Praise from AUSTRALIA, I am 58 years old, I am suffering from a long time cancer of the lungs which also affected my brain, from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me that I may not live for the next six months, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. I was brought up from a motherless babies home and was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child, my husband died in a fatal motor accident, before his death we were true believers. Since his death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of 10 Million US Dollars with BARCLAYS BANK LONDON.
Presently, this money is still with them and the management just wrote me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my illness or they get it confiscated. Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital here in London where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs.
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 to any organization of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless babyâs home.
I want you as God fearing person, to also use this money to fund church, mosque, 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 BARCLAYS BANK.. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund.
Here is my private contact email address: email@example.com
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
Hoping to hear from you soon
Waiting for your reply
Mrs Joy Praise