This email with the subject "Beloved" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Mar 2008 04:58:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Paula Hamilton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Beloved in Christ Jesus, I have received your mail and I must first of all show my appreciation over the fact that you have given heed to the entreaty of a dying family. God has a purpose for me giving you these funds to bless the poor and carry-out this mission of reaching out to the poor. I trust that this letter finds you waxing even the more, strongly in Christ; fully fortified by His unfailing Love. With a firm conviction that the good Lord allows suffering as a way of producing in us that sublime image and character, I am quick at appreciating His sovereign Right in everything He does. He requires none of our counsel but does things at the good pleasure of His own will. Yet He is Love, He is Righteousness, He is Faithfulness, He is Truth. Yea, that is why He is a wonder in my life and I love Him so. He is my ALL in ALL. I adore and worship Him. My writing to you today is solely prompted by the content of your email to me to explain to you how I find your email address and contacted you the very first time. Beloved, when I find out that my ailment has eaten so deep on me and when my Doctors has confirm to me that I have few days to live, I became very worried about the mission God Almighty has assigned to me. I went on my kneels and speak to my God and he asked that I should entrust this mission to a Christian individual who is God fearing and sincere. It was during my private search in prayers that I came across your contact email address and I was moved to contact you knowing fully well that you were the chosen vessel. I contacted you after praying and knowing that it was the Holy Spirit that led me to you. Surely, the Lord who directed me to you could not have been wrong, for His word is forever settled in Heaven. He knows you better than I do and therefore your curiosity is just the normal human worry experience. All I know is that the same One who said, âGo Ye into the World and Preach the Gospelââ is the same One who has the chart, the compass, the clock and the purse. He gives the right answer, at the right time, even in the moment of accusation. One singer sung on this wise: Life itself is a misery and nobody can tell what can be of it. Those that can tell what can be of it are those who cannot tell us because they are far from us (dead). When I discovered this ailment, it dawned on me that I had been living a very vain life. Then the need to affect the lives of those in need became very paramount in my thoughts. This appears to be a case of mercy after death as I no longer have the strength to do those things I used to do when I was still very full of life. Beloved, in my resolve to actualize my dying wish, I have been able to support charity to a very large extent around the Middle East and Europe. Then my health became a sorry tale, that at this particular point in time, I live at the mercy of various drugs and operations which certainly can not remedy anything. My close family members are however not happy with the way I have disbursed everything of mine to the motherless babies and the less privileged. That was why they failed to help me actualize my dream of supporting charity. They held for themselves the funds I made available and went as far as even trying to terminate my life when the hour (though very short) has not come. All relationship with me has been severed and they are of the opinion that the last of my fortune has been spent. Incidentally, the sum of twenty seven million six hundred thousand united states dollars lies in a security company in Europe, and well packaged in a consignment. That is the last I have here on earth, however, I am yet to pay my medical bills and some other expenses pending when I shall be no more. These funds I wish to entrust to you to help propagate the works of charity where ever your location is. By so doing, I would need your utmost sincerity and honesty to carry the venture along successfully, Beloved God see the heart of all men, I assure you that this is not a worldly thing, I beckon on you to make use of this funds to the glory of God. It would be required of you to furnish my Doctor with the following of your information to enable me put a letter to the security company making you the eligible beneficiary to the funds with them. Your Full Names: Your Address: Your Date of Birth: Your Telephone and Fax numbers: Your Occupation: Do forward the above information to my doctor, Dr. Richard David at email@example.com .Due to my poor health, I have instructed my Family Attorney to help me process a letter of Authority in your name including every other legal documents that you will need to lay claims on my Consignment. Once this is done, you shall make arrangements with them on how the funds would be transferred to your location. I beg of you to deal with me honestly and render me your assistance to the fullest of your capacity. You would be helping a dying family and most importantly you would be touching the lives of a huge number of people. I hope I would be able to count on you while I wait patiently for the time to come. My bones are slowly cleaving to my skin. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible. In God's Arms, Mrs. Paula Hamilton. I am Mrs. Paula Hamilton now sick of ChronicMyelogenous Leukemia (CML). I wasmarried to the Late Dr. Edward Hamilton with theAmerican Embassy inMalaysia for Nine Years before he retired and he went into full timeMinistry. My Husband died on February 2nd2005 after a brief illness. Before my Husband died, we both make adeposite of a total sum of NineMillion, Two Hundred Thousand United StatesDollars with a FinanceCompany in Europe. Recently, mand my Doctorhas told me that I would notlast for the next Three Months due to damagethis cancer has done to mysystem. Having known my condition, I havedecided to entrust this fundsto an Honest Individual who will utilize thismoney in the manner atwhich the funds are meant for. Please assure me that you will act accordinglyas I have stated above. In His Arms.Mrs. Paula Hamilton