A Scam Email with the Subject "MY HEART DESIRE (HELP THE LESS PRIVILEGED)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 May 2006 19:26:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mrs. Helen Wendell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My names are Mrs. Helen Wendell, I am a dying woman who had decided to donate what i have to the less privileged and charitable organizations in the world. I am 59 years of age and i was diagnosed for cancer about 5 Months ago, After the death of my husband, who worked for 15 years with an oil firm in the northern part of Africa before he passes away late 2004 he left me with everything he worked for. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to the less privileged and charitable organizations in the world for the good work of God, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband's hard earned money for them selves. I have asked God to forgive me all my sins and i believe he has because he is a merciful God. I have gone for more than 6 operations since my illness started but still know improvement, I want you to pray for me because i will be going for another operation in the next 24 hours, Pray that i survive the operation. I have decided to donate a reasonable amount of money to charitable organizations for the good work of the lord, and to help the motherless, less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows. At the moment i can't take any telephone calls, Due to the fact that my relatives are always around me and i have been restricted by my doctor from taking calls because i deserve all the rest i can get. Presently i have informed my attorney about my decision in assisting the less privileged and charitable organizations. I wish you all the best and may the good God bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. Kindly Contact my attorney through his email: email@example.com if you are interested in assisting me with what i have asked of you, so that he can make all necessary arrangement for the money to be transferred to your name and remitted to your account before it will be giving to the charitable organizations. I know we have never met but I have been directed by God to assist the less privileged and other charitable organizations in the world, and i hope you assist me sincerely. I will appreciate your confidentiality in this matter until the task is completed, as I don't want anything that will Jeopardize my heart desire, Due to the fact that i don't want relatives or family members standing in the way of my heart desire and my last wish on earth. May the good lord bless you as you assist me with my last wish. With Love and May the almighty God bless you amen. Mrs. Helen Wendell