This email with the subject "RESPOND AS URGENT...." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Feb 2008 18:55:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was ANN ELIZA TONY ZOUNDE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear sir/Madam, I greet you in the Name of GOD. I am MRS ANN ELIZA TONY ZOUNDE from South Africa. I am married to Late MR.JOHNSON TONY ZOUNDE of blessed memory who was oil explorer in Kuwait and Brunei for fifteen years before he died in the year 2005. We were married for twelve years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death, we were both devoted to our God and respect other who serves Him. Since his death, I too have been battling with both Cancer and fibroid problems. When my late Husband was alive, he Deposited the sum of $10.5million (Ten Million, Five Hundred thousand U.S Dollars) in a Security Company in Italy. The money is deposited as Family Valuables/Treasure for security and family reasons.Recently, my doctor told me that I have less than three months to live due to my cancer problem, and this lead to a stroke attack which bother me most though because I cannot move as I use to. Having known my condition, I decided to entrust this fund to either a philanthropic organization or devoted individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. 30% of the US$10.5million (US$3.150 million) goes to you to ensure that you are prepared for the task ahead, 60% of the US$10.5million (US$6.300 million) will be used in all sincerity to fund philanthropic organization,orphanages, widows and 5% of the will go to the family Attorney who will prepare the Authorization and the balance 5% sent to me to at least prepare for my funeral and off-set my medical bills. I am taking this decision because I don't have any child or devoted relations whose behavior has left much to be desired while I am ill and above all, I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an unGodly manner,hence this bold decision. Since my health is Retrogressing by the minute, you will have to send your POSTAL ADDRESS, CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AND FAX and a little details about yourself, because I got your address from the internet after a thorough search. As soon as I receive this information from you, I will make arrangement to prepare the Authorization through the family Attorney for you to get Possession of the Deposit. As soon as I receive your reply to my email address: email@example.com and the authorization is given to you by me, I will give you the name and contact of the Deposit Security Company where the money was deposited in Italy, for claims to the funds. Until I hear from you, I pray that this letter bring you and your family good tiding while my dreams to help Humanity rest squarely on your shoulders. May the Almighty God continue to guide and protect you. Remain Blessed, MRS ANN ELIZA TONY ZOUNDE. All replies to be directed to my most secure and reliable email address No.: firstname.lastname@example.org