This email with the subject "Hello Dearest In the Lord," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 14 Aug 2011 06:03:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Rita <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Dearest In the Lord,
I am SISTER RITA STEVEN from Kuwait. I am married to DR EDWARD.J.STEVEN who worked with Kuwait embassy in Cote d'Ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2008. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of THREE MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAS ($3.8m) with one of the PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY here in Cote DâIvoire. Presently, this money is still with the SECURITY COMPANY. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to my cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to church or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.
I want a church that will use this to fund churches, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers.
I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.
I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the SECURITY COMPANY in Cote dâIvoire. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary to this fund.
I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Who ever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in searching for a church or Christian individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here in. Hoping to hearing from you
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ
SISTER RITA STEVEN