A Scam Email with the Subject "pls help" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 28 Jul 2006 01:27:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Luisa Raymond" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
4 Old Church Street,
Here writes Madam Luisa Raymond, suffering from cancerous ailment. I am
married to Engineer Silas Hines an Englishman who is dead. My husband was
into private practice all his life before his death. Our life together as
man and wife lasted for three decades without child. My husband died after a
protracted illness. My husband and I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden
and the less-privileged individuals as he had passion for persons who can
not help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I
can adduce this to the fact that he needed a Child from this relationship,
which never came.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 3 Million (THREE Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling which were derived from his vast estates and investment in capital market with a security company here in UK. Presently, this money is still with the security company. Recently, my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the cancerous problems I am suffering from. Though what bothers me most is the stroke that I have in addition to the cancer. With this hard reality that has befallen my family, and me I have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially.
It is often said that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons and I do not want my husband’s hard earned money to be misused or invested into ill perceived ventures. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner, hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be with the Almighty when I eventually pass on. The Almighty will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard due to my deteriorating health and because of the presence of my husband’s relatives around me. I do not want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Security company in UK. I will also issue you a Letter of Authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Please assure me that you will act just as I have stated herein. Hope to hear from you soon and God bless you and members of your family.
My private email is:firstname.lastname@example.org
Madam Luisa Raymond