A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:21:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Patricia Roweth" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, How are you today? My name is Mrs Patricia Roweth a Canadian presently in the United Kingdom. I know we have not meet or had earlier communication before now, so for the purpose of my intention and request, let me start by telling you a little about myself. I was born in the year 1940 in Orangeville, Ontario Canada. I received my B.A. from Waterloo University College (which is now Wilfrid Laurier University) in 1962. I had a long and successful career at McGill where I ended up as full Professor in (1986). I got married to late Williams Roweth in (1978) who was then a private contractor with Steeplejack Services Group Canada, and was later sent to work with Ghana Bauxite Company Ltd as an expatriate for 10 years. He resigned from active duties in 2002 due to illness and died in 2004. Though his death was a huge blow to me, having no children, I have come to accept the fact that death is a price which every man will have to pay one day. After his death, I was left with the responsibility of managing his estate, including entitlements He received from his work place. I have tried my best in investing this fund, but sometimes when I remember the fact that I have no children that will inherit these estate or continue to manage it, I feel very sad. Two year ago I was diagnosed with Uterine Sarcoma cancer, though I have being able to get the best medical attention,I keep going in and out of hospital, of which presently am in London for a surgical operation. In the past years, I have being in various charity and voluntary project, I have donated funds to agencies in the Voluntary sector, like the Positive Women organisation here in UK, the African HIV Policy Network,the George House Trust, the Oasis North London. to mention a few, though this donation has being on a small amount I have tired my best to map out a strategy that will enable this group receive this donation from my estate even after my death. I want to reach more people in different countries but due to my health I have not being able to do so, which is the reason I am contacting you. I have decided to donate the sum of Six Million three hundred thousand Dollars ($6,300,000.00) of my husband investment in Ghana to you as my (Charity Coordinator) for the purpose of helping mainly the widows, the local hospital and those suffering from HIV AIDS in your town and city. Please I want you to consider this task,and on your acceptance I will inform my family lawyer so that he can arrange the release of the funds to you. For the purpose of this course, you will be entity to 20% of the total fund for all logistic and management effort from you. You will also have to work closely with my attorney and give him your plans for the fund and update your progress once the fund has being transfer ed to you. I have informed my lawyer about my decision in WILLING this fund to charity, and on your acceptance of this noble task He shall contact you. I want to thank you for taking your time to read my mail, while I pray that you will consider this task for purpose and also put me in your daily prayers. I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished,as I don,t want anything that will Jeopardise my last wish or let pride and greed set in. If you are wiling to help in this course kindly send me your name and phone number to enable my lawyer contact you. Love, Mrs.Patricia Roweth