There seem to be an awful lot of wealthy widows dying of cancer these days, and they all want to give their fortunes to you! “Mrs. Bernhard” is just the latest example of the type, and her message contains all the familiar features: a wish for confidentiality, a play on your humanitarian impulses (and your desire for money), and a request that you contact her private attorney to seal the deal. And if they want an advance fee? Well, what’s a thousand or two when millions will soon be in your hands!
from Mrs. Margriet Bernhard firstname.lastname@example.org
date Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM
subject Carefully Read This Mail
My warm greetings to you. Do take this email as real and contribution to humanity development. This is not an easy task due to my health condition and that is the main reason why I contacted you after viewing your profile from the international directory. Not actually that you are the best with my intellectual grading but I was driven to contact you from the innermost being. And that was my main reason for getting to you. Please do not be offended and I will understand completely if you cannot be of assistance to me.
My name is Mrs.Margriet Bernhard; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you for humanity services. I am 58 years old (Netherlands Citizen) and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 1 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health.
I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $5,500 000 (Five million, five hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of humanity and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows.I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others.
Here is the Contact information of my Attorney below:
Notario & Tribunal
and tell him that I have WILLED $5,500 000 (Five million, five hundred thousand dollars) to you and I have also notified him. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this.
NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as i don’t want anything that will jeopardize my wishes.
From Mrs. Margriet Bernhard
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