Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "READ CAREFULLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 04 Apr 2007 19:39:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

My Dearly Beloved,


I want to first of all wish you a prosperous week ahead. This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Mr. RICHARD HELGASON, a merchant in <*xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />London, but presently taking treatment in Dubai, in the U.A.E. now.

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 I have been diagnosed with Prostate and Esophageal cancer that was discovered

Very late due to my uncaring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and

Right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts.


 I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.  I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family Members and as well as a few close friends.


 I have decided to give alms to charity Organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the money, which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria; they refused and kept the Money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.


 The last of my money which is the huge cash deposit that l have with a finance and security firm abroad, I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and  Let them know that it is me, RICHARD HELGASON that is making this generous donation. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come; I cannot really say much now as l have to rest now.


 Important Notice: Any response whatsoever should be directed to my private

Email Box as indicated below, any reply outside it would may not be acknowledged.



 As soon as l received your sincere response l shall hence disclose all the vital details to you, I pray for you to support and assist me with good heart.


 Thank you and best regards,


 Richard Helgason.




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