A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello friend.....from a dying heart" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:19:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mrs Maria Thurmond <firstname.lastname@example.org >, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mrs.Maria Thurmond PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD. I am the above named person from Malaysia but now undergoing medical treatment . I am married to Dr. George Thurmond who worked with Malaysia embassy in South Africa for nine years before he died in the year 2004. 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 were both born again Christians.Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.When my late husband was alive he deposited some huge amount of money with a finance/security company in Europe. Presently, this money is still with the Security Company. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next couple of months due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to church or better still a christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want a church or individual that will use this to fund churches, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that Blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I donít have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I donít want my husbandís hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I donít 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 bossom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I donít need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health,and because of the presence of my husbandís relatives around me always. I donít want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for a church or christian individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to hear from you a.s.a.p. Remain blessed in the name of the Lord. Yours in Christ, Mrs Maria Thurmond.