Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Mrs.Helle Barnes <>

This email with the subject "FRIEND IN THE LORD" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Feb 2007 17:23:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mrs.Helle Barnes <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Friend in the Lord,

Please use this money for the churches and less privileged.

Greetings to you and your family in the name of God. In my search for a reliable and God fearing 
person and having gotten your contact through prayers and painstaking efforts I have decided to 
seek your help in carrying out my last wishes. My name is 
Mrs.Helle Barnes. I'm a 65 years old woman and from Benin Republic . I was a merchant and owned two 
businesses in Dubai. I was also married with two children.

My husband and two children died in a car accident six years ago. Before this happened, my business 
and concern for making money was all I live for. I never really cared about other values in life. 
But since the loss of my family, I have found a new desire to assist helpless families.  I have 
been helping orphans in orphanage/motherless homes. I have also donated some money for humanitarian 
needs in Sudan, South Africa, Cameroon, Brazil, Spain, Austria, Germany and some Asian countries. 
Only recently I saw on television the colossal loss of properties and livelihood people in 
Canberra, Australia through fire. 

I was moving with great pity and compassion that I decided to make this contribution on assisting 
people over there, I kept Fifteen Million United States Dollars  in a long-term deposit account in 
a Finance company here In Benin Republic. 

Presently, I'm in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for oesophagi cancer at Bright 
Life Memorial Hospital Benin Republic. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have 
told me that I have only few months to live. It is my last wish to see this money distributed to 
victims of the fire outbreak in Australia and other charity organization.  I have enclosed for you 
the Current Photogragh I took below Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my 
wealth since my illness, I cannot live with the agony entrusting this huge responsibility to any of 

Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me collect the deposit and  distributes it 
accordingly. Use your judgment to distribute the money and keep 10% of it to yourself. Feel free to 
reimburse yourself when you have the money for any cost you incur during the process of collecting 
and distributing the money. If you are willing to help, please reply as soon as possible. May the 
good lord bless you .

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Mrs.Helle Barnes