A Scam Email with the Subject "My Will (Contact DHL EXPRESS UK for Delivery)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 May 2010 08:12:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Lady Rita Ratnavale"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am sure this mail would be coming to you as a surprise since we have never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to chose you amongst the numerous internet users in the world, precisely I cannot say why I have chosen you but do not be worried for I come in peace and want you to me do one last work i have now . As the island of Haiti experience a major earthquake struck, I will like to use this last chance to show as a philanthropist . Before I move further, permit me to give you a little of my biography, I am Lady Rita Ratnavale, 78 Years old woman and the wife of Sir Ratnavale, Victor, dual citizen of Switzerland and Britain who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of September 1998 GMT 14:22 UK alongside with my daughter while they were flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for more information. http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9809/swissair.victims.list/index.html After the death of my husband I became the Head of his investment and now that I am old and weak I have decided to spend the rest of my life in my Ranch before i finally leave the world, but before the death of my husband we had a plan to use the last days of our lives to donate half of what we have worked for to the less privileged and charity homes and the other half for ourselves, family members and close friends, and it is so unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with me and I am very weak and old now, hence I have decided to do this philanthropic work on behalf of my late husband. Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several charity homes and to some of the less privilege in different countries. Despite the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived, we also agreed to render support to an individual we have not meet before in life due to the fact when we were still young in life we received an anonymous help from an individual we did not know and which we were never able to identify,the impact we got from such a gesture made us to do same. I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know me because I have just concluded the assignment which my husband and I have agreed upon before his sudden death and you happened to be the beneficiary of our last will. hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting our offer and using it to help the poor in Haiti. I deposited some fund in the sum of Ј2.400,000.00 (Two Million Four Hundred Thousand British Pounds) with DHL UK one week ago to deliver to you, but i was very ill so i could not send you an email until today. what you have to do now is to contact the DHL GLOBAL EXPRESS UK as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you. For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country You have to contact the DHL GLOBAL EXPRESS UK now for the delivery of your cheque with this information bellow; Contact Person: Mr. Martins Capaldi Email Address: email@example.com Phone: +447024057874 Again, you are not to pay for the delivery Charge, the Insurance premium and the Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque because I have already paid for them. Note: You are expected to pay is Ј180 British Pounds for the security keeping of the package because with my order your package has been taken to a SECURITY COMPANY FROM DHL. I would have paid the fee but the company insisted that I should not because they don't know when you will be contacting them and to avoid demur rage or further cost.You are to reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any mistake on the Delivery. Postal address; Full Names: Direct telephone number; Below is the security keeping code: (Dhl/04773/F) of you draft, you are to also present it to them for verification before delivery. Please, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay. Be also notified that I will no longer be reading my emails or surfing the internet as I have retired completely from the outside world to private ranch where i have cleared all charges . I leave you in peace to rest in the lord . Yours Faithfully, Lady Rita Ratnavale