This email with the subject "My dear friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:07:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was INFOMORE <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My dear friend
As you read this memo, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. this is Mrs hameeda mustafa, the 79 years old Russian widow based in Burkina Faso, presently in europe on medical treatments
I have been diagnosed with Swine Flu which was discovered very late, due to my laxity in carrying for my health, before then i was disabled due to cancer of the ear making me unable to hear and speak. It has defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only about a few weeks to live, according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for.
But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. Now that God ! has called me, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul and so, I have decided to give arms to charity organizations and give succor and comfort to the less privileged in our societies, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the USA, ASIA,MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA,EUROPE HAITI,and also this recent JAPAN crisis. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization and to the less privileged in USA, ASIA,MIDDLE EAST,AFRICA,EUROPE but they refused and kept the money to themselves.
Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of 3.500.000.00 GBP (three Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds ) I will want you to help me collect this deposit and disburse it to some charity organizations and to the less privileged.
I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and properties.Send me a mail to indicate if you will assist me in this disbursement. I have set aside 30% for you for your time and patience while 5% for my medical bills and 65% for charity organizations and to the less privileged.I will forward you further information you need to proceed and receive deposited fund in an escrow coded in adb bank Of Africa Plc here in burkina faso. While I await to hear from you.
Please send your information as follows:
I WILL LIKE YOU TO CONTACT THIS BANK FOR THIS CLAIM AS I HAVE INFORMED THE BANK ABOUT YOU.
I AM GONE FOR OPERATION.
BANK EMAIL ADRESS
mr kane dongo
May God be with you and your entire family.
Mrs hameeda mustafa