This email with the subject "Hello from Melanie" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Nov 2006 07:59:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mel Stevenson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, My name is Mrs. Melanie Stevenson I am barren and a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you/ church. I am 64 years old and was diagnosed for cancer about 3 years ago, immediately after the death of my husband, who had left me everything he worked for. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband's hard earned funds ungodly. Please pray that the good Lord forgive me my sins. I have asked God to forgive me and I believe he has because He is a merciful God. I will be going in for an operation, and I pray that I survive the operation. I have decided to WILL/donate the sum of $1,150,000 (One million one hundred and fifty thousand dollars) to you for the good work of the lord, and to help the motherless, less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls, due to the fact that my relatives are around me and I have been restricted by my doctor from taking telephone calls. Presently, my WILL have been adjusted and my lawyer has been notified. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. Contact me through this email address email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> if you are interested, so that I can feed you with the information on how to claim the funds of ($1,150,000.00).I know I have never met you but I have been directed to do this by God and I hope you act sincerely. NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished, as I don't want anything that will jeopardize my last wish, due to the fact that I do not want relatives or family members standing in the way of my last wish. Regards, Melanie Stevenson