This email with the subject "A DONATION FROM ME (A MOTHER) TO YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Aug 2007 07:14:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Victoria Ellen" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF GOD.
My name is Victoria Ellen; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you, I am 76 years old. I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, right now I am having hypertensive problem and I have been bedridden since 2 months after the death of my husband, who has left me everything he worked for. I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts.
Having known my health has deteriorated so badly, I decided to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you as service to humanity, rather than allowing my relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly.
I know my husband will be happy with my decision wherever he is now. Though; we were very wealthy but never had any children during the cause of our marriage.
I do not want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday! Despite death is inevitable I still receive my chemotherapy, I will be going in for another operation in less than a month and I decided to WILL / DONATE the sum of 850,000 GBP (EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS STERLINGS) to you.
My speech capacity has impaired hence I cannot take any telephone calls also my relatives are around me and I do not want them to know about my communication with you. I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware of that. If you are a Godly person, please contact my lawyer and he will arrange the transfer of the funds from my account to your preferred account.
I have already informed my lawyer about my contacting you; hence, he will be waiting to receive a mail from you. Please contact Barrister Desmond O’Connor Rupert, with the specified email address-: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHILE CONTACTING HIM, YOU ARE ADVISE to furnish him the information below:
1. Your full name;
2. Date of birth;
3. Telephone and fax numbers;
4. Present physical/resident address;
Please tell him that I have WILLED (850,000 GBP) to you.
I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and PLEASE use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.
Good luck in all your future endeavors!
Mother Victoria Ellen