Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Dear friend

From: "Susan Becknell"<>

This email with the subject "Dear friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Nov 2010 09:30:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "Susan Becknell"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear friend

I know that this letter may be a very big surprise to you, I came across your email contact from my 
personal search and I instructed the doctor here in this hospital to help me email you and I 
believe that you will be honest to fulfill my final wish before I will die.

I am Mrs. Susan Becknell, from Australia, I am 68 years old, I am deaf and suffering from a long 
time cancer of the breast, which also affected my brain. From all indication my condition is really 
deteriorating, and my doctors have courageously advised me that I may not live beyond the next two 
months; this is because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage. I was brought up in a 
motherless baby's home, and was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child. My 
husband and I are true Christians, but quite unfortunately, he died in a fatal motor accident.

Since his death I decided not to re-marry, I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the 
sum of $3.8million dollars with a BANK in Ivory Coast. Presently, this money is still in their 
custody, and the management just wrote me as the Legitimate beneficiary to come forward to receive 
the money after keeping it for so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to 
receive it on my behalf since I can not come over as a result of my illness, or they get it 
confiscated. Presently, I'm with my laptop in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment. I 
have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to 

It is my last wish to see that this money is invested in any organization of your choice and 
distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless baby?s home where 
I come from. I want your good humanitarian, to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and 
widows around. I must let you know that this was a very hard decision, but I had to take a bold 
step towards this issue because I have no further option. I hope you will help see my last wishes 
come true. And i want you to please be sure that everything is handle perfect and legitimately.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the BANK in Ivory Coast. I will 
also issue you a letter of authority, which will prove that you are the new beneficiary of my 
funds. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hope to hear from you 
soonest I have to rest now till i hear from you. Am very tired.

Awaiting your reply

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Susan Becknell.