This email with the subject "Beloved,Reply ASAP." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 26 Aug 2007 09:43:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Automotive" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Lady Rebecca Thatcher. No:36 Old Shrewberry Street, London England. Beloved,i am Lady Rebecca Thatcher, suffering from cancerous ailment..I used to be married to Sir Jeremy Thatcher an Englishman who is dead and resting peacefully. My husband was into private practice all his life before he passed. Our life together as man and wife lasted for three decades without offsprings. My husband died after a protracted illness in an accident he got from Africa while on humanitarian duties. My husband,while he was alive made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals as he had passion for persons who can not help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament.I can adduce this to the fact that he needed a Child from the marriage, which never came. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of Twenty Million Pounds (20,000,000.00 Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling)which were derived from his vast estates and investment in capital market with his bank here in UK. Presently, this money is still with the Bank. Recently, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems I am suffering from. Though what bothers me most is the stroke that I have in addition to the cancer. With this hard reality that has befallen me, I have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husbands relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my husbands hard earned money to be misused or invested into ill perceived ventures. I do not want this money to be misused hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard due to my deteriorating health and because of the presence of my husbands relatives around me. I do not want them to know about this development because i want the money used for the Less Previledged. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Please assure me that you will act just as I have stated herein. Hope to hear from you soon. You can contact me through my personal email address at: email@example.com Thanking you in advance for everything, Sincerely yours, Lady Rebecca Thatcher.