This email with the subject "Quick Response Needed ,from Tony Stephenson" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Sep 2007 09:41:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Tony Stephenson" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Tony Stephenson, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer which was discovered very late, due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only 4-8 weeks 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 a wealthy man, 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 God! has called me, 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 want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul and so, I have decided to give arms to charity organizations and give succor and comfort to the less privileged in our societies, 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, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization and to the less privileged in Bulgaria and Pakistan; 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 no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of Nine million us dollars that I have with my Bank here. I will want you to help me disburse it to some charity organizations and to the less privileged. Please send me a mail to indicate if you will assist me in this disbursement. You will take 20% of the Nine million dollars for your time and assistance in realizing this transaction. While I wait to hear from you, may God be with you and your entire family. Remain blessed. Tony Stephenson