Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: From Mrs. Maria Craig

From: Maria Craig <>

This email with the subject "From Mrs. Maria Craig" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Feb 2007 03:38:55 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Maria Craig <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Mrs. Maria Craig.
#23 Les Caches 
St. Martins Guernsey,
Channel Islands,
United Kingdom.
I am the above named person but now undergoing medical 
treatment in London, England. I am married to Dr. Richard 
Craig who worked with British Railway Commission in Chelsea 
England for over a decade before he died on 5th of July 
in the year 2003. We were married for fifteen years 
without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted 
for two weeks. Before his death he made a vow to use his 
wealth for the down trodden and the less privileged in the 
society. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get 
a child outside my matrimonial home. When my late husband 
was alive he deposited the sum of Eighteen Million US Dollars 
with one Finance House. After his death I broke the deposit 
bond with the finance house and secured the money with a 
Security Company here in Europe. I did this to avoid loosing 
the funds to my husband's relatives who were so eager to have 
all his belongings. Presently, this money is still with the 
Finance House. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not 
last forthe next 150 days due to cancer problem. Though what 
disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition 
I decided to donate this fund to an individual or better 
still a God fearing person who will utilize this money the 
way I am going to instruct here in. I want an individual that 
will use this to fund and provide succor to poor and indigent 
persons,orphanages, and widows and for propagating peace in 
the universe. I understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. 
I took this decision because I do not have any child that 
will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not 
inclined to helping poor persons and I do not want my husbands 
hard earned money to be misused or spent in the manner in which 
he did not specify. I do not 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 
Almighty. I do not need any telephone communication in this 
regard because of my health, and because of the presence of 
my husbands relatives around me always. I do not 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 Finance House. I will also issue you a Letter of Authority 
that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund. 
I want you to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived 
a life worthy of emulation. Whosoever that wants to serve the 
Almighty must serve him with all his heart and mind and always 
be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply 
will give me room in sourcing for an individual for this 
same purpose. Please assure me that you will act according to 
specification herein. Hoping to hear from you. 
Thank you and may the Almighty bless you.
Yours sincerely, 
Mrs. Maria Craig (Benefactor)