A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 31 Oct 2006 01:26:26 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearly Beloved, It is by his grace of that I received GOD, Having known the truth, I had no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God's mercy and glory upon my life. I am Mrs. Martina Wilson the wife of Mr. Harry Wilson, my husband worked with the Chevron/Texaco in Burundi for twenty years before he died in the year 2001.We were married for twenty-seven years without a child. My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which our lord is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US $3.5M. (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars)with a security firm in Europe. Presently, this money is still with the firm and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary to come forward to sign for the release of this money or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf if I cannot come over. Presently, I'm in a hospital in Burundi where I have been undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live. It is my last wish to see this money distributed to charity organizations any where in the World. Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them. Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me Stand and collect the Funds from the Bank. I want a person that is God fearing that will use this money to fund orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and also assist the tsunami victims. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not GOD fearing and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard Because of my soundless voice and presence of my husband's relatives around me Always and i don't want them to know about this development. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of Attorney who is in Europe as he will be the one to assist you in laying claims for these funds. Yours in the sincerely, Martina Wilson N.B PLEASE REPLY TO (email@example.com)