This email with the subject "Greetings from Mrs. Rebecca Johnson" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Sep 2007 22:36:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs. rebecca Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings from Mrs. Rebecca Johnson Dear friend, After going through your profile, I decided to contact you personally for an urgent business relationship that requires trust. As a matter of fact I was pleased with the bit of information I gathered about you which disclosed you as quite an honest person that one can trust without doubt in a business of this magnitude. I know that my proposal might come as a surprise to you based on the fact that we have not seen each other neither in person nor by correspondence for the first time, but I am assuring you that I am real and my proposal to you is quite genuine and has nothing illegal attached to it. I believe that every good relationship starts one day. My name is Mrs. Rebecca Johnson the wife of late Mr. Robert Johnson, am a British citizen, with two kids. My late husband was an independent oil and Gas marketer before he died; I am 42 years old, and suffering from a deadly disease (heart problem). That has totally injured all my system. My doctor reports that I will not last for a long time from now as the sickness has refused all forms of medication it keeps getting from bad to worst day after day. My reason of contacting you is to seek for your urgent assistance in order to use your contact to achieve my objectives. I decided to transfer the sum of (US$ 9.6, 000,000.00) Nine Million Six Hundred Thousand United State Dollars to any reliable foreign account for safe keeping. My late husband deposited this money in a bank in Europe on November 7th 2002 for investment purpose before he died. But my fear is that I don’t have any strong relationship/person abroad that I can confidently trust in this transaction and now the bank ethics is that any account that is dormant for the period of five years will be recovered/ confiscated by the National Economic and Financial Recovering Authority (NEFRA) as an abandoned account. Recently the bank sent a notification letter to me as the beneficiary of the fund but there’s no way I can travel out from here based on my health condition and the crisis I am having with my brother’s-in-law who sized my international passport immediately after my husband was buried on September 11th 2005 My brother's in-law invited me for a family meeting that lasted for about three hrs and at the end they requested that I should hand over to them all the documents of my late husbands assets and I did exactly as they demanded, Now they want to take away from me the money that my husband left which is the only hope of our living. ‘Me’ as a widow will suffer with my kids if I do. Therefore I am contacting you to seek for your urgent support and assistant in order to claim those funds from the bank and transfer to any reliable account that you will provide. Please contact me through my personal email address via email@example.com I will give you more details as soon as I confirm your interest and readiness to work with me in this project so that we can talk about your commission though I personally decided to give 25% of the whole sum for your assistance. Thanks and God bless you as I wait for your positive responds. Sincerely yours Rebecca