A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Urgent Help" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Nov 2006 10:56:48 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "David Vignali" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Be advised that this message has been forwarded to Scamdex and that any future messages sent to this address witll be blocked. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Danta Maggriate" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:58 PM Subject: Urgent Help
Content-Type: text/plain Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Message-Id: <20061128174425.E09D22895C3@wsrv01.dominal.com> Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:44:25 -0200 (BRST) My Dearest, Sorry at this perceived confusion or stress you may have receiving this letter from me, since we have not known ourselves or met previously. Despite that, I am constrained to write you this letter because of the urgency of it. I got your email address from a mail Directory. By way of self-introduction, I am Mrs. Danta Maggriate, a South African who lives in a suburb town of Soweto. I am the wife of late Egnr.fred B. Danta who worked as the Financial Director United Nations Development on Africa for more than ten years before he died in the year 2005. My two daughters and I are trapped in obnoxious custom and traditional norms. We have suffered maltreatment and untold hardship in the hands of my late husband's family, simply because i did not bear a male child [heir apparent] for my late husband. By tradition, all that my late husband had [wealth] belongs to his brothers/family. And myself is to be remarried by his immediate younger brother, which I vehemently refused because of my belief. They have taken all that I suffered with my husband to acquire including treasures, houses and his bank particular seized by them. I wanted to escape to abroad with my children on exile, but again they conspired and stole my international passport and other traveling documents to further frustrate me. Thank God, two weeks ago, I was informed through our family attorney that my late husband deposited sum in London United Kingdom. Presently this money is still with the Security Company and the management just Wrote me through our attorney as the beneficiary to come forward to receive the money or rather Issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf if I cannot come over. It has therefore, become very necessary and urgent to contact someone, a foreigner like you to help me receive/secure these funds overseas in a reliable bank Account (presumably an empty Bank Account, if available) and to help invest it on our behalf as well, while we find a way of getting out to meet with you in your country. Our family attorney has commenced discussions with the bank to facilitate the transfer immediately I could be able to get someone that will help us and the bank has express willingness to help me on meeting the bank's demands. This is why I have contacted you to help save my children and I, receive these funds on our behalf. But, you would need to give me sufficient assurance that if you help me, you would not divert the funds. However, due to pressures from my late husbands family, I developed some partial stroke but the one that disturbs me most is the breast cancer I developed of recent but there is no fund to care of that, therefore, I need your urgent assistance because I do not want to die and leave my children to suffer. But once this fund gets to you, we will have a brighter future. I don't need any telephone communications as all my calls are being monitored by my husbands family but will only give you the contact of my lawyer because he is the one who is going to assist you in making you the beneficiary of the funds with the bank. With God, I know that all things are possible and as soon as I receive your reply, I will then instruct my lawyer to make you the beneficiary of the fund and all necessary steps to take before receiving these funds and I shall also give you the contact of the Security Company. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will make you as the beneficiary of the funds. My lawyer on my behalf would handle all these. Because of what I am going through now, I have resolved to give out 25% of the total sum to orphanages around the world, and 35% to you for your assistance. This is all my children and I have got to live on. Please, I have reposed my confidence in you and hope you will not disappoint me Until I hear from you, my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders, may the Almighty God continue to guide and protect you. Amen. Yours faithfully, Mrs. Danta Maggriate.