This email with the subject "Charitable Donations From Helena Williams" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:30:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Helena Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mrs. Helena Williams. 42 Dryden Street, Leicester, L15, England. Here writes Mrs. Helena Williams, suffering from cancerous ailment. I am married to Sir Thomas Williams an Englishman who is dead. My husband was into private practice all his life before his death. Our life together as man and wife lasted for three decades without a child. My husband died after a protracted illness. My husband and I 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 this relationship, 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 my family, and 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 have decided to donate this fund to you, I do hope you would be able to utilize this money for the said purpose just as Iím going to instruct herein. I want you to utilize the funds by creating a charity foundation called ĎHELENA WILLIAMS FOUNDATIONí to assist widows and help accident victims worldwide. I took this decision because my husband's relatives are Trouble Makers and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used for trivialities do not want a situation where my husband's sweat will be used in material pursuits. This is why I am taking this decision.Moreso because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my husband 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 husband relatives around me. I do not want them to know about this development. I cannot give this fund to anybody here in England because my Husband relatives have people in high places and will frustrate all attempts within this country. More so they do not know about this Twenty Million Pounds sterling deposit that my husband made. Presently, this deposit is known by me, our family lawyer and now you. Contact our family lawyer with this specified email address Barrister Daniel Lucero (ESQ) Email:email@example.com Tell him that I have WILLED £20,000,000 to you by quoting my personal reference number Law/chamber/solicitors/HEL/WILL/THO/9834520012 and I have also notified him that I am WILLING that amount to you for a specific and good work. NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I don't want my relation or anybody to know because they are always around me. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please i need assurance from you that you will act accordingly as I have stated herein. My lawyer would be waiting to receive your reply, on this E-mail address below. firstname.lastname@example.org Remain blessed. Your Sister, Mrs. Helena Williams