This email with the subject "PLEASE I NEED YOUR REPLY SOON." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:35:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs Jane Wilson" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
GREETINGS, I AM MRS JANE WILSON, I AM 65 YEARS OLD. I BECAME A CITIZEN OF SOUTH AFRICA DUE TO MARRIAGE, BUT I AM RESIDING IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF BENIN AT PRESENT WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE MY FINAL RESTING PLACE. I WAS BORN AN ORPHAN IN 1945. I HAVE NO FATHER OR MOTHER, AND I HAVE NO RELATIVES. I WAS BLESSED TO HAVE MARRIED A HUMBLE AND KIND MAN, WE BOTH STRUGGLED AND WORKED HARD AND THE ALMIGHTY GOD BLESSED US ABUNDANTLY WITH RICHES. HE WAS A DEALER IN GOLD, DIAMONDS AND TANTALITE. I AM NOW OLD AND SICK WITHOUT A HUSBAND AND CHILDREN. THIS HAS MADE ME UNHAPPY. I HAVE NOT RE-MARRIED DUE TO THE FACT THAT I WANT TO CHERISH MY HUSBAND'S MEMORIES. FOR 9MONTHS NOW I HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY SICK. I AM PRESENTLY IN HOSPITAL SUFFERING FROM CANCER AND I HAD A STROKE WHICH HAS AFFECTED MY SPEECH. THE LEFT SIDE OF MY BODY IS PARALYSED. THE DOCTORS SAY I HAVE A FEW MONTHS LEFT TO LIVE. I CAN ONLY MOVE MY RIGHT HAND, AND I AM ABLE TO WRITE LITTLE WITH IT WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN IS BEEN SENT TO YOU VIA EMAIL BY MY DOCTORS PRIVATE COMPUTER.I HAVE LITTLE TIME SO I HAVE COMMITTED IT TO SPREADING MY WEALTH TOWARDS BETTER HEALTH CARE FOR MANKIND BECAUSE THIS WILL BE WHAT MY HUSBAND WANTED. I AM CURRENTLY BEING ATTENDED TO BY A PRIVATE NURSE AT MY ABODE. I HAVE EARMARKED SOME FUNDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND TO UPGRADE AND BUILD A NEW CANCER RESEARCH FACILITY WHERE I WAS BEING TREATED UP TO A FEW MONTHS AGO.THIS WILL PROVIDE BETTER HEALTH CARE FOR OTHER CANCER PATIENTS. I DONT KNOW YOU, I WAS ABLE TO GET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS THROUGH A SPECIALISED SOURCE AND BY THE LEADING OF OUR GREAT GOD. THERE ARE SEVERAL PROJECTS OF WHICH I DONT HAVE TIME TO EXECUTE AT PRESENT SO I AM CONTACTING DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS WITH THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL CARRY OUT MY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY AND GOD . BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND HE DEPOSITED ABOUT US$6.MILLION IN CURRENCY AND GOLD WITH A BANK. ALL DOCUMENTS AND PAPERWORKS ARE WITH ME. I WANT YOU TO TAKE CUSTODY OF THE DEPOSIT, AND USE THE MONEY TO BUILD AN ORPHANAGE IN YOUR COUNTRY. YOU WILL NAME IT AFTER MY HUSBAND NAME (DR.BENJAMIN WILSON ORPHANAGE HOME) AND THE REST OF THE FUND WILL BE USED IN SUPORTING THE WORKS OF ALMIGHTY GOD LIKE BUILDING HOUSE OF GOD AND HELPING THE NEEDY. I DO NOT WANT ANY OF MY RELATIVES TO BENEFIT FROM OUR LABOUR BECAUSE MOST OF THEM AVOIDED US WHEN WE WERE STRUGGLING AND SOME OF THEM ARE MUSLIMES THEY HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT MY PRESENT LOCATION. GIVING TO THE POOR AND LESS PRIVILEDGED IS WORTH BEING A CHRISTAIN ,THANKS BE TO ALMIGHTY GOD THAT I AM BORN AS A CHRISTAIN ALL I NEED FROM YOU IS YOUR ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL USE THIS FUNDS JUDICIOUSLY AS STATED IN THIS MESSAGE. MAY THE ALMIGHTY GOD THE MERCIFUL AND THE PRECIOUS ONE BLESSED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.MY MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org YOURS BELOVETH, MRS JANE WILSON