A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 05 Jan 2007 07:10:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was NELSON COLE <>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend. Your first reaction to this mail will be total rejection, scare and maybe disbelief, owning largely to the atrocities people commit these days.But this mail comes from a devastated, sorrowful and emotional laden soul that needs compassion from a kind and good spirited person to wipe away my tears and appropriate my dream and humanitarian gesture. As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone dies someday.My name is nelson cole a merchant in Dubai,in the U.A.E.I worked with Zambian Ministry of Mining and Resources for eight years as a contractor,I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer .It has defiled all forms of medical treatment,I am very worried as the doctors have informed me that its terminal. I don't know how much time I have left on earth, hence this mail to you.I have not particularly lived my life well, as I never really cared for anyone but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused 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. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I wouldlive my life a different way from how I have lived it. how that God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul hence, I decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E,Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be content with what I have left for them.The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of $8,000,000,00 that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations. I have set aside 30% for you and for your time. Do Reply to this email address:firstname.lastname@example.org God be with you. Nelson Cole