This email with the subject "Dear Beloved ," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 21 Aug 2007 07:39:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. cathrina jones" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved , Private Email:firstname.lastname@example.org I guess that you may be surprise to receive this proposal from someone you have not met before, but kindly consider it as one thing that you can do to help the Less privileged in your country. I am Rev. Mrs. cathrina jones, my husband died in the year 2006 after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death, we were both born again Christians and we lived a happy life. Since his death, I have decided not to re-mary to another man as I was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer, which has defiled all forms of medical treatment. Though, my husband and I were very rich couple when he was alive. He deposited the sum of $12,000,000 (eight Million U.S. Dollars) in one Africa development Bank in Nigeria. Presently, the money is still with the Trust Bank and I have no strength to engage myself in active business or traveling to overseas to continue with my late husband's chain of business as my sickness is getting worst every day. The one that disturbs me most is that I also surfer from stroke and recently, my Doctor told my family members that I may not live up to eight months from now because of the excess lost of blood and weight that I have surfered in the cause of flushing the various from my system. I am now living on a counted days and waiting for the last breath to come. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I have decided to donate the total sum of $12m to any charitable organization or individuals that will use the fund for orphanages, widows, propagating the Gospel of God and to endeavor that the less privileged are properly assisted with the money. I cannot do this myself, I once asked members of my family to close one of my husband's accounts and distribute the money, to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan but they refused and kept the money to themselves. For that reason, I do not wish to entrust the money in their care anymore, as they seem to be too greedy and selfish. Before I die, I want to be sure that the fund has been released to some one who is honest and ready to assist the orphans, the widows, the disabled and the less privileged overseas. I would therefore be glad if you will respond to this mail as soon as possible so that I will give you a letter of Authorization that will enable you receive the funds from the bank. I would advise you to contact me through email because my late husband's relatives are always around me in the hospital and I don't want them to know about this decision. If you are ready to inherit the fund and honestly use it to rehabilitate the less privileged in your country, please send me the following information: 1: YOUR NAME: ======== 2: YOUR ADDRESS:====== 3: YOUR PHONE NO: ===== 4: YOUR FAX NO:======= 5: YOUR OCCUPATIonfiltered==== Yours in Christ, Mrs. cathrina jones N.B: If you are interested to assist, Please send your reply pls reply to ........email@example.com