This email with the subject "From: Mrs. Clara Basden" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Jun 2007 07:15:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs. Clara Basden <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mrs. Clara Basden Life itself is a misery and nobody can tell what can be of it. Those that can tell what can be of it are those who cannot tell us because they are far from us (dead). if you will want to hear my story. I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment for cancer now. I am married to Dr. David Basden who worked with South Africa embassy in Malaysia for nine years before he died in the year 2000. Well I will only try to let you know who Dr. David Basden is bystating his philosophy of life ."life is worth living only if lived to the service of mankind" and "You make a living by what you earn, but you make life as by what you give? This will give you an insight of the spirit behind what I believe and what I will live for cause he is my mentor. To continue with my story, We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.Before his death we have made something of and from life. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or adopt a child, this is basically my own decision to honor him for the love we shared and the life we lived for. My late husband deposited the sum of $7.6Million (Seven Million six hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) with one Security/ Finance Company in Europe before his death. Presently, this money is still with the Security/Finance Company.Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer problem.Though what disturbs me most is my stroke.Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church,better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. First you must emblem and live with my husbands philosophy, as stated above. If you can't remember please I refer you to read through from the introduction of this letter because this the most important aspect that you must uphold. Secondly I want an organization or an individual that is God fearing who can invest the money and continuously use the money to fund orphanages, widows, the less privilege, the disabled and all those afflicted with strange illness or diseases. Thirdly this money should not be used in an ungodly manner, or any form of Evil or selfishness for that will warrant evil to that person's life and Family from generations to generations. For you cannot use the hard earned money of my husband and I for evil or ungodly purposes. If these conditions are met I am not afraid of death for I know where I am going to and my heart will rest in peace. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health, for as soon as I receive your reply I will refer you to the contact of the Security/Finance Company in Europe and my doctor who shall arrange you the letter of claim from the Malaysia High Court of Justice. This will be done if I see from your response that you satisfy the above conditions stated. As I have stated my Doctor will issue you a letter of authority that will empowers you as the original beneficiary of these funds (consignment). I Choose this means to locate you because I am sure I will be lead by a good Spirit to the kind of person that will be honest. Delay in your reply will not be of benefit to me due to my health condition and this will propel me to search for someone else. In the light of the above, your positive responses would be appreciated through my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you. In His Arms. Mrs. Clara Basden