This email with the subject "My Wish For The Homeless." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:07:54 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Lady Helen Crawford"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearly Beloved, I'm Lady Helen Crawford suffering from cancerous ailment. I was married to Sir William Crawford a Malaysia base shipping tycoon notable for his great wealth, influential extended family and charitable activities all his life before his death. My husband died after a protracted illness in April 5th, 2008. Our life together as husband and wife lasted for about three decades without a child. My late husband and I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals in the society, as we both had passion for those people who cannot help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I can adduce the fact that, we needed a Child from this relationship which never came. When my late husband was alive he invested in stocks the sum of Fourty Million US dollars ($40,000,000.00), which he derived from his vast investment in capital market with a Security Company here in Malaysia and named me as the sole beneficiary of this trust funds upon his demise (all records are kept with my family lawyer). Presently, the funds is still with the Security Company. Just last week, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live, due to the cancerous problems that i have been suffering from. what bothers me most is the stroke that I have in addition with the cancer. Hence, with the hard reality that has befallen my family and i, i have decided to donate the funds to you and i want you to use the gift which comes from my husbands effort to establish a charity home called "Crawford Charity Foundation" for the upkeep of widows, orphans, destitute, the down- trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially around you, as it is often said that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took the bold decision to contact you because, I do not have any child that will inherit the money and my late husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons that will misuse and invest the money into ill perceived ventures if willed to them, instead of helping the poor in a worthy manner. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard, due to my deteriorating health and the presence of my husband relatives around me, as i am currently bedridden in my husband Family house here in Georgetown, Penang and do not receive any visitors unless approved by Sir Talmud Crawford, my late husband immediate younger brother. So, i want you to Contact my family lawyer Barrister Paul Westley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell him that I have willed the funds to you by quoting my personal reference number Law/chamber/solicitors/rt/cfd/WILL/9837520312, as i have earlier authorized him to issue a Letter of Authority in your favor to the Security Company handling the stocks by telling them that I have willed the funds to you for a specific purpose and good work. He will also endorse my WILL, where you will be named as the sole beneficiary of the trust funds. Please ensure to provide for him all that he may require to finalize the arrangement, and make sure you maintain a confidential and cordial relationship with him even in my absence, because he is a very trust worthy and caring person. My happiness today is that I lived a life worthy of emulation and i want you to be kindhearted all through your life. Please, assure me that you will act just as I have stated herein, as i hope to hear from him soon that you have contacted him with his personal email address that i have given to you above. Hence, he is currently waiting to receive your reply. Remain blessed, from your beloved Sister. Lady Helen Crawford.