A Scam Email with the Subject "Honest Appeal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Feb 2007 16:31:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "David Weir" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings. As you read this, don't feel sorry for me, because it is the destiny of everyman to die someday. I am Mr. David Weir a business merchant in the United Kingdom. I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I regret that I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself), but my trade. Though I am fortunate to be very well to do, I was never open handed; I was always hostile to people and regarded them like they never had hopes of becoming as successful as myself. Now I know that there is a lot more to life than just prosperity. I believe that when I am given a second chance to come to this world, I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that death is eminent, I have willed and given most of my belonging to immediate and extended family members, as well as a few close friends. I want god to be merciful to me and accept my soul. Hence I have decided to support charity work; this is what i want to be remembered for. So far, I have been able to reach out to charity organizations here in the U.K and a few in U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to aid me in giving of alms to those organizations catering for the less privileged in Bulgaria and Pakistan; but they refused and kept the resources to themselves. I have come to a point where i have decided to not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contented with what I have left for them. The last of my belonging which no one knows of, is the huge deposit of eigteen milion US dollars that I have in a safe keeping company, which I will want you to secure and bestow to charity organizations. Please endaevour to reply me on my confidential email address of firstname.lastname@example.org for intimacy to this effect. For your time and devotion, I have set aside a tenth of this for you. Best regards, David Weir. email@example.com