This email with the subject "reply pls" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 7 Jul 2004 04:32:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR PATRICK GILBERT" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, My names are Patrick Gilbert. i'm a 65 years old man. I am british living in Dakar ( Senegal). i'm a merchant and owned two businesses in Dakar. i'm married with two children. my wife and two children died in a car accident six years ago. before this happened my business and concern for making money was all i lived for.i never really cared about other values in life. but since the loss of my family, i have found a new desire to assist helpless familes. i have been helping orphans in orphanage/ motherless homes. i have donated some money to orphans in sudan, south africa, cameroun, brazil, spain, austria germany and some asian countries. before i became ill, i kept some money, twelve and a half million US dollars ($12.5million) to be precise in a long term deposit account in a security company in Spain . Presently, i'm in a hospital. my doctors told me i have prostrate cancer that i have a few months to live.it is my last wish to see this money distributed to charity organizations. because so much of my wealth has been plundered by relatives and friends since my illness, i cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them since the money in the security company is the last fund that i have left i am some how stranded in the hospital because my friends and relative have misused all my funds that i left in their posession. please, i beg you in the name of God to help me collect the deposit from the security company in Spain and distribute it amongst charity organizations. use your judgement to distribute the money and keep 5% of it to yourself. feel free to reimburse yourself when you have the money for any cost you incure during the process of collecting and distributing the money to charity organizations. may the good Lord b! less you and your family. i await your urgent response. please reply to this mail as i can only reply through my labtop can not talk very well. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. sincerly, Patrick Gilbert