This is a classic example of the “dying widow scam.” A wealthy foreign businessman died and left his widow a fortune. She is now dying, and needs someone to dispose of her estate. Wouldn’t you like to help? She can give you a percentage of the money if you like. She’s a Christian, so you know you can trust her. Alas, it’s a scam from beginning to end: there’s no wealthy businessman and no dying widow. If you respond to the message she’ll be delighted to hear from you, and say she only needs you to send the banker’s fees to finalize the money transfer. Once she’s got those “fees” in her hand, you’ll never hear from her again.
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2015 17:24
From: Justina Marthin firstname.lastname@example.org
Reply-To: Justina Marthin email@example.com
Subject: Dearest in the lord .
Dearest in the lord .
I am Sister. Justlna Marthln from Bahrain .
I am married to Dr. phillip Marthln who work with bahrain embassey here in abidjan cote d ‘ ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2004. we were married for eleveen years and survived with only one child name micheal . and my husband died after a brief illiness that lasted for only four days.
before he died we were both born again christains , since his death i i decided not to remarry since i have a son that is against my matrimonial home which the bible is against. when my late husband was alive he deposited the sume of (6 million u.s dollars) in a bank here in abidjan cote d ‘ ivoire . presently, this is still in the bank and recently my doctor told me that i would not for the next three months due to cancer problem .
though what disturb me most is about my son micheal and my stroke , having known my condition i decide to donate part of this fund to churches , orphans and widows and use the rest of the money for my son’s education that is why i am looking for a better christain individual that will utilize this money the way i am going to instruct here in .
I want you to use this fund to churches , orphanages and widows propagating the word of god and to ensure that the house of god is mentained. the bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth . i took this decission because i know that i can not live inherite this money and my husband relatives are not christains and i don’t want my husband’s hard earned money to be misused by unbeievers ..and i don’t a situation where this money will be used to ungodly manners . hence the reason for taking this bold decission.
I am not afraid of death hence i know that my son is alive, but my problem is to take care of him because i know that i will soon be going to be in the bossom of of the lord . exodos 14 vs 14 says that the lord will fight my case and i shall hold my peace.
please i don’t need any telephone communications in this regard because of my health and because of the present of my husband’s relatives around me always and i don’t want them to know about this development is only you and my little son knows about this and i believe with god all things are possible .as soon as i recieves your reply i shall give you the contact of the bank here in abidjan cote d ‘ ivoire .
i will also issue a letter of authority that will you as the original beneficiary of this fund . i want you and the church where you worship to always pray for me because i know that the lord is my shephard. my happiness is that i lived a life of a worthy christain.
who ever that want to serve the lord must serve him in spirit and truth. please always be prayerfull throughout your life and any delay in your reply will me and my son a room in searching for a church or a christian individual for this same porpose.
please asure me that you will act accordingly as I started here in .for security reasons i mean my husband’s relatives and i want you to fast and pray for god to take absolut controll of this fund untill it get to you . please endeavour to use it for the children of god, with trust.
Thanks and god bless you in all
Yours in the lord,
Sister Justina Marthin.
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