A Scam Email with the Subject "VERY URGENT." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 29 Aug 2007 03:25:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Donald Powell <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we havenot yet met. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains.
My name is Mr. Donald D Powell, a merchant in London, but taking treatment in Dubai, in the U.A.E. now I have been diagnosed with prostate and esophagealcancer that was discovered very late due to lack of caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.
Recently, I know my time is near, that's why I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family membersand as well as some few close friends. I have decided to give alms to charity
organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I doon earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. And I have also met two people on the net who have
helped me distribute money to charity organizations in their country. Now my health is deteriorating so badly. I really need you to help me distribute the last of my fortune. You might be wondering why I did not ask my close relatives to pick over this task. But I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts anddonate the money, which I have there to charity organizations in Bulgaria ; they closed the account but refused to donate the money to the organizations, some of them even fled away with some of the money while the rest shared the remaining money among themselves. From the way they are acting around me tells that they want me dead so that they can talk about inheritance. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contented with what I have left for them. The last of my money which is a huge cash deposit that I have with a security firm abroad will be put in your care if only you will agree.
I want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and let them know that it is I Donald D Powell that ismaking this generous donation. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my
hospital bed where I wait for my time to come.I pray for you to support and assist me with a good heart. But the choice is yours .Please contact me through this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remain Blessed. Donald Powell.