A Scam Email with the Subject "Your Assistance Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Oct 2006 09:39:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was William Simon <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear beloved As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me because I believe everyone will die someday.My name is William Simon I a merchant of Omani nationality.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.It has defiled all forms of medical treatment and right now I have only about a few months 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 focused 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.I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.Now that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends.I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so I have decided to give alms to charity organizations 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 Oman,Algeria and Malaysia.Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself 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 in Bulgaria and Pakistan 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 fifteen million seven hundred thousand dollars 15.7 million US that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatche it to charity organisations.I have set aside 20% for you and for your time.Please contact me through my private email;(firstname.lastname@example.org).God be with you. William Simon