This email with the subject "Important Message (Contact Mr. Steven Gladwell)." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:59:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Matilda Victor" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello My Dear, Greetings to you.I am sure this mail would reach you in good health and i believed this will be coming to you as a surprise since we have never met before and you would also be asking why I have decided to choose you amongst the numerous internet users in the world, precisely I cannot say why I have chosen you but do not be worried for I come in peace and something very positive is about to happen to your life right now and to the lives of others through you if only you can carefully read and digest the message below. The internet has made the world global villages where you can reach anybody you have not met before. I saw your profile on the Internet, which has made me accomplish my request. May the almighty God bless and see you through with this mission.
Before I move further, permit me to give you a little of my biography, I am Mother Mrs. Matilda Victor, 87 Years old woman and the wife of Late Sir Ratnavale Victor who died in a Plane crash on Monday the 7th of September 1998 GMT 14:22 UK while they were flying from New York to Geneva. Please see site below for more information: http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9809/swissair.victims.list/index.html
After the death of my husband I became the Head of his investment and now that I am old and weak I have decided to spend the rest of my life in my Ranch before i finally leave the world, but before the death of my husband we had a plan to use the last days of our lives to donate half of what we have worked for to the less privilege and charity homes and the other half for ourselves, family members and close friends, and it is so unfortunate that my husband is not alive today to do this with me and I am very weak and old now, hence I have decided to do this philanthropic work on behalf of my late husband.
Presently, I have willed out almost half of our assets to several charity homes and to some of the less privilege in different countries. Despite the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived, we also agreed to render support to an individual we have not meet before in life due to the fact when we were still young in life we receive an anonymous help from an individual we did not know and which we have not being able to know till date, the impact we got from such gesture made us to do same.
I am sorry to inform you that you will never have the chance to know me because I have just concluded the assignment which my husband and I have agreed upon before his sudden death and you happened to be the beneficiary of our last WILL, hence I need you to do me a favor by accepting our offer.
I deposited some fund in the sum of (FOUR MILLION, SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS) with FASTWAY COURIER UK four weeks ago to deliver to you, but i was very ill so i could not send you an email until today. What you have to do now is to contact the FASTWAY COURIER SERVICE UK as soon as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you.
For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance Premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque showing that it is not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.
You have to contact the FASTWAY COURIER SERVICE UK now for the delivery of your cheque with this information below:
Contact Person: Mr. Steven Gladwell (Dispatch Director) Telephone: +447011150741 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAgain, the only money you are expected to pay is (THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY GREAT BRITISH POUNDS) to Fastway Courier UK for the security keeping of the cheque so far. You are not to pay for the delivering Charge, the Insurance premium and the Clearance Certificate Fee of the Cheque because I have already paid them. I would have paid the security keeping fee but the Fastway Courier Company insisted that I should not because they don't know when you will be contacting them and to avoid demurrage or further cost. You are to reconfirm the below information to them to avoid any mistake on the Delivery:
1. Your Complete contact address(For Cheque Delivery): 2. Full Name: 3. Direct telephone number:Here is the security keeping code: (SCT/0433/F) of your cheque, you are to also send it to Fastway Courier Company when contacting by email for verification before delivery.
Please, try to contact them as soon as you receive this mail to avoid any further delay.
Be also notified that I will no longer be reading my emails or surfing the internet as I have retired completely from the outside world to my ranch, at this moment I have nothing to do with cars, emails and other luxuries, all further correspondence should be forwarded to the courier company for the delivery of your cheque to you.
Please contact Mr. Steven Gladwell immediately with your completed address, name, and phone number, with the security keeping code and ask him to tell you how you will send the expected amount.
Yours Faithfully, Mrs. Matilda Victor.