This email with the subject "From: Anne Nanda Bates / Read Now Please It Is Urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Sep 2007 20:43:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr.Sarah Lamine"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Anne Nanda Bates Dear Beloved Please, let this message not come to you as a surprise, but a divine duty. I am Anne Nanda Bates from Trinidad & Tobago. I am married to late Captain Nanda Bates of blessed memory who was a Marine Captain and based here in Ivory Coast for many years before he died in the year 2003. We were married for 8 years without a child, but we are both devoted to each other. Since his death I too have been battling with both cancer and stroke. When my late husband was alive he deposited $4.6M (Four million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars) with a community bank here in Cote d' Ivoire. According to the doctor, my medical report quotes a very short life sperm due to my health status presently. May be I may still have another 3-4 weeks to live, that I do not know but only God can say. That is just my faith as a deteriorating cancer patient. Recently, I am been disturbs by my one sided paralyses due to stroke diagnoses. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a devoted and God fearing individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want an individual or a Muslim / Christian organization to use this money in all sincerity to fund mosques, churches,orphanages, widows, and also propagating the word of God and to ensure that the society upholds the views and belief of God generally. The holy books of God emphasizes so much on his benevolence and this has encouraged me to take the bold step. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are very bad, in fact am suspecting them to be the one that killed my husband so that they will inherit all his wealth. Meanwhile they have possessed some of my husband properties but this fund is not disclosed to them that is why I am searching for real brother or sister in Islam/ Christ to assist in using this fund for the said purpose. And I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an unholy manner. Hence the reasons for this bold decision. I know that after my death I will be with God the most beneficent and the most merciful. With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply, I shall inform you the next step and your role in this matter . I want you and the Muslim / Christian community where you reside to always pray for me. I will be waiting for your urgent reply because of short of time. Thanks and remain bless with you. Mrs. Anne Nanda Bates.