This email with the subject "From Madam osborne" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 Oct 2010 05:31:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Madam Rita Osborne." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Madam Rita Osborne. 42 Dryden Street, Leicester, L15, England. As you read this, i don't want you to feel sorry for me because i believe everyone will die someday. Please do not be surprise the way i got your contact, its obvious that this proposal will come to you as a big surprise. This is because we have not met you before but i am inspired to send you this email, my Name is Rita Osborne suffering from cancerous ailment. I am married to Sir Williams Osborne an Englishman who is dead. My husband was into private practice all his life before his death. we live together as husband and wife which lasted for three decades without a child. My husband died after a protracted illness, My husband and I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals as he had passion for persons who can not help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I can adduce this to the fact that he needed a Child from this relationship, which never came, when my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of Ten Million Pounds(£ 10,000,000.00 Million Great Britain Pound Sterlings) which were derived from his vast estates and investment in capital market with his bank here in UK. Presently, this money is still with the Bank. Recently, my Doctor told me that i have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems i am suffering from. Though what bothers me most is the stroke that i have in addition to the cancer. With this hard reality that has befallen my family, and me i have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially. I took this decision because i do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my husband hard earned money to be misused or invested into ill perceived ventures. I do not want this money to be misused hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence i know where i am going. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard due to my deteriorating health and because of the presence of my husband relatives around me, i do not want them to know about this development. Contact my lawyer with this specified email address Barrister Teddy Williams (ESQ) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tell him that I have WILLED £10,000,000 to you by quoting my personal reference number Law/chamber/solicitors/rt/osb/WILL/9834520012 and I have also notified him that I am WILLING that amount to you for a specific and good work. Remain blessed. Your Sister, Madam Rita Osborne