This email with the subject "GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 12 Aug 2006 08:38:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Alisa Makawi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:Mrs Alisa Amed Makawi Address:Hörder Burgstrasse 18,D-44263 Dortmund ,Germany. REQUEST FOR AN URGENT DONATION FOR ORPHANS. My dearest in christ,May God be praised I am Mrs Alisa Makawi from Australia,I am married to Mr Zaki Makawi from Kuwait of his blessed memory who was an oil merchant . we were married for twenty seven years without a child, he died after a brief illness that lasted only four days. Before his death, he was a very devoted muslem and I a devoted christian by birth and at this moment battling with both cancer and fibroid illness.I am recently admitted in the hospital (Zentrum für Schlafmedizin, hospital ,Dortmund ) When my late husband was alive , he deposited the sum of Eighteen million five hundred thousand U.S Dollars(18.5million dollars) with an oversea finance and security firm. Presently this money is still with the finance and security firm,recently my doctor told me that I have terminal illness( cancer) that I have a limited time to live, having known my condition, what borders me most is my cancer. I have decided to donate part of my husbands wealth to either a trustworthy , God fearing and religious devoted individual or organisation that will utilise the money the way I am going to instruct thereafter. I want you to use this money in all sincerity to share it to charity homes and orphanages in your country, to fight against serving humanity which transcends ethnic, tribal and religious bonds. The holy bible and the koran alike emphasized so much on giving aims,charity and this common believe and bold steps. I took this decision because it was an instruction from my late husband before he died to share this money to charity homes because we do not have any child and I do not want my late husbands funds to be mis used by people that are not trust worthy. The reason for taking this bold decision is to provide for orphans. I know that when I die, I will rest in peace with the most high and the most merciful one if my wish is accomplished before I dismiss to the higher glory. kindly include your telephone number and fax number where I can call you when responding to this letter. with God , I know that all things are possible and as soon as I recieve your reply, I shall give you the contact of the finance and security firm and I shall instruct them to change the ownership in your name, as soon as I recieve your reply. I want you to always pray for me. please for the help you are rendering to the children of God. I would want 10% of the money to go to you and you family while the rest will be used for the children of God. My happiness is that I lived a life of a truely devoted christian though married to a muslem, love conquers all. Who ever that wants to serve God should serve him in truth and spirit, please always be prayerful through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room to source for another trust worthy organisation or devoted person for the same purpose.Until I hear from you my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders. N/B: You are to reply via my private email address (email@example.com) May the Almighty God continue to guide and protect you amen. Yours in christ, Mrs.Alisa Amed Makawi,P.H.D