A Scam Email with the Subject "urgent help" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 May 2006 04:56:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr Donald Duke <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam As you read this mail, I don't want you to feel sorry for me because, I believe everyone will have a date with destiny in his or her lifetime. My Name is Donald Duke, an Australian oil merchant in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab Emirates. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer, and this sickness has defied all forms of medical solution and right now I have only a few months to live according to the latest medical reports given to me by my doctors . I have not really lived my life so well, as philantropism never entered my scheme of things throughout my glorious years as oil magnate. I was fully obsessed by my business empire thinking, thats is all there is to life. Though very rich, I was never generous, and never gave minimal consideration to the suffering populace of my country and other sub saharan countries that need immediate financial attention. Now that I am totally incapacitated, I have decided to "Will" my properties to my family members and some charity organisations. My previous attempts to reach these organisations through my family members hit the rock as everybody was interested in satisfying their unending desire to acquire wealth, wealth and nothing but wealth, hence my decision to reach far and near looking for someone that will assist me in distributing a specific amount of funds to these organizations. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Malaysia and Ethiopia and Afghanistan. Right now, my health has deteriorated so I cannot do this myself anymore, hence my search for person/persons to fulfill this service of humanity. I therefore solicite for your assistance in distribubiting the sum of US$10.5 million (Ten Point Five Million United States Dollars) deposited in a Finance and Security Company abroad, to some designated charity organizations in Africa and some Middle East countries. I have set aside 10% of the money for your efforts to carry out this assignment and will require utmost confidentiality for this assignment especially with special reference to my family members once you agree to do this service of humanity. If this proposal appeals to you, kindly response as soon as possible while I make arrangements for you to meet my lawyer to finalise the clearance process of the funds from the company. Thanking you in anticipation of your kind cooperation and looking forward to receiving your response soonest. Yours truly, Donald.