A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Jun 2010 17:02:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mrs Grace Harlow"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend. Greetings in the name of God , Please let this not sound strange to you for my family lawyer who would have handled this executor ship of my will on my behalf died early this year after a protracted illness. I prayed and got your email ID from your country's guest book. I am Mrs. Grace Harlow from Oman, 58 years old. I am suffering from a protracted cancer of the lungs which has also affected my brain cells as a result of complications. From all indication my condition is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that according to my doctor I have been advised that I may not live for the next two months, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a critical and life threatening stage. I was brought up in an orphanage home as a child of circumstance, having been abandoned at birth by my teenage biological mother and taken to an orphanage home by a Good Samaritan. I was married to my late husband Mr. Gamal Harlow for twenty years without a child my husband was hypertensive and died of cardiac arrest. Since my husbands death I decided not to re-marry when my ailment became terrible, I sold off all our choice properties and personal belongings including a shopping mall, an hotel, shares, bonds, jewelries and other valuable family treasures and deposited the proceeds amounting to USD$10.2million dollars with First Inland Bank Plc. Presently, this money is still lodged with the Bank and the management and board of directors of the bank just wrote me as the sole owner to come forward to receive the money after having kept it for so long a time in their coffers or that I can issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over and claim the funds due largely to my illness or they get it confiscated. Presently, I'm writing you with my laptop in a hospital in Switzerland located at Rue De Moulin 5 Le Senlier in Switzerland. It is the leading cancer treatment hospital in the world. I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs. My doctors like i said earlier told me that I have only two months to live. It is my last wish therefore to see that 70% of this money which amounts to usd$7,140,000.00 (seven million one hundred and forty thousand dollars only) is invested to any organization of your choice and distributed each year among charitable Organizations, the poor and the motherless babies homes. You can also extend to churches and mosques if you wish. 30% of the money which amounts to usd$3,060,000.00(three million sixty thousand dollars only) is for your personal use. I want you as a God fearing person to take it upon yourself and use this money for the aforementioned purposes i took this decision in other to help humanity in my little capacity before I rest in peace in the bosom of the almighty, according to my physicians my time will soon be up. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the official contact of the First Inland Bank plc officials, to enable you reach them without delays. I will also issue you a letter of authorization that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my will. The funds have an open beneficiary mandate and as such it is whom I authorize to act on my behalf that the bank will recognize and release the funds to, Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Please reply me through these my private email Address with your details started Below: firstname.lastname@example.org (1) Full Name: (2) Address: (3) Occupation: (4) Sex: (5) Age: (6) Phone & Fax Number: Hoping to hear from you soon. Yours Sincerely, Mrs. Grace Harlow.