This email with the subject "I greet you in the name of the Lord" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 May 2007 03:24:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "joan rosenthal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Good Friend. I greet you in the name of the Lord. I am Mrs.Joan Rosenthal from Solomon Islands. I am married to Mr.John W. Rosenthal who served as an archdeacon in the St.Micheal's archdeaconry in Ivory Coast for 9 years(nine years) before he died on the 15th August 2005. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Ever before his death we were both born again Christians and have sown into many ministries. Since his death I decided not to remarry, but feeling quite lonely if not the Lord who has been my partner and comforter. When my late husband was alive he concealed the sum of$8.5 Million in the trunk box and deposited it under the care of a security company in Cote D' lvoire as family valuable for security purpose. Presently this money is still in the custody of the security company in Cote D' lvoire. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church,organization or good person that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church,organization or good person that will use this funds to help the orphans, widows and other people that need financial assistance. Using part of this money to provide facilities for God,s work, taking the gospel to greater height is my major reason of donating this funds out. The Bible made us to understand that"Blessed is the hand that giveth". l took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and it had been their wish to see my husband dead in order that they might inherit his wealth since we have no son. These people are therefore not worthy of this inheritance. This is why I am taking this decision. Meanwhile I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. It is only a sinner who's death is painful I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development and l know that With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the security company in Cote d' lvoire. I will also issue a letter of authorization to the that will prove you the present beneficiary of this money. I also want you to always uplift me in prayer. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in truth and faith, "serving him with all you have, knowing that naked we come and naked we must go" and any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another good person, church,organization for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. Hoping to receive your response immedaitely. Thanks and Remain blessed in the Lord. Your Sister in Christ. Sister Joan Rosenthal.