A Scam Email with the Subject "DEARLY BELOVED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Nov 2006 01:46:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Eileen Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear sir/madam I greet you in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. My name is MRS Eileen Smith. I live in Nigeria with my children. My late husband was aloving, caring and hardworking businessman who died unfortunately In a ghastly auto crash. Before thesudden death of my beloved husband, and father of mydaughters, my late husband intended to establish a business in the united states of America with the sumof$12.5 million united states dollars, but unfortunatelyhe died before this proposed venture. Following hisdeath, his family members insisted that I am notentitled to his property (Assets and money) since I am a woman and my offspring's all girls as I do not have a male child for my husband. Well, according to some barbaric traditional laws here in Nigeria (Africa) which doesn't permit a woman to inherit a man's property, as they are expected by tradition to take over the management of his business and other properties including myself who automatically becomes a wife to one of his immediate brothers. Unfortunately to this wicked family members, the $12.5million united states dollars which my late husband intended to use in establishing a business in the United States was deposited in a bank account unknown to his family .I and the lawyer is the only one aware of this money, so I have discussed this matter with a staff of the bank that i want this money personally so that I will be able to take care of my children's educational needs since my husband's family members vehemently opposed the furtherance of their education. According to the staff of the bank, the best way to secure this money is to transfer this money to a bank account outside Nigeria For safe-keeping, later it will be used for business establishment subject to the Advise of whosoever finally assists us. At this juncture, I there fore ask for your sincere assistance in providing us with your bank details and the enablement to facilitate the remittance of this fund into your nominated account. As soon as I get your positive response, I shall provide you with all the necessary detail for this transfer. However, I have decided to to give you 20% of the total money as a reward for your sincere assistance and the remaining 65% of the money will be for my investment as I will want to keep aglow my late husbands dream of investing in real estate. To be able to help me, kindly send through my email, your personal details including your contact information for easy communication. Thanking you for your anticipated response. MRS Eileen Smith