A Scam Email with the Subject "Please help me" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:02:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Maria Maraghy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Blessings to you and your family, I hope that this mail will not be an embarrassment to you,please help me. You have been recommended by an associate from our foreign trade council who assured me in confidence of your trustworthiness and faith in God. As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday I am Mrs. Maria Al-Maraghy, a merchant in Kuwait; I am married to Sheikh Salem Al-Maraghy who worked with Kuwait embassy in Dubai for nine years before he died in the year 2002. We were married for eleven years without a child and since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home. I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, which has defiled all forms of medical treatment. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but my business. With all my wealth, I was never generous and was always hostile to people and only focusing on my business. 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 would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. I have willed and given almost 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 and so I have decided to give also 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. Presently, my health has deteriorated so badly, that I can no longer 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 Asia and Africa but they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contented with what I have left for them. The last of my money, which no one knows of, is the cash deposit of Eight Million United States Dollars (US$8,000,000.000) deposited with a finance/security company abroad. Since I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I might not be able to survive this illness from all indications, it is my last wish to see this money distributed to victims of Hiv/Aids, charity organizations, orphans and widows in your country. My relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness and I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to them anymore. Bearing in mind that your assistance is needed in this regard, I propose a commission of 10% of the above sum to you this purpose. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I will not be able to use the telephone communication in this regard because of my soundless voice and the presence of my husband's relatives around me always. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the finance/security company and also issue you a Letter of Authority to take over the deposit and disburse it accordingly on my behalf. Please assure me that you will act as I stated herein. Kindly send your reply enclosing your Contact and email address to my private email address (email@example.com) , for confidentiality. Mrs. Maria Al-Maraghy firstname.lastname@example.org