This is a classic example of the “dying widow scam.” (See more examples of scams from supposed dying widows.) “Mrs. Rita Dominic” is dying of cancer and wants to give away the fortune that her late husband left her. Won’t you help? She is your sister in Christ, after all.
In fact, “Mrs. Rita” is just a scammer trying to pick your pocket. “She” (if the message actually came from a she) isn’t a dying widow and there is no fortune deposited in an African bank. Please share this scam warning with your friends and family today so they won’t get scammed by “Mrs. Rita.”
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015
From: RITA DOMINIC email@example.com
Reply-To: RITA DOMINIC firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Urgent From Mrs. Rita Dominic
From Mrs. Rita Dominic
I’m Mrs. Rita Dominic from Canada. I am married to Mr. Shing Dominic , who worked with Canada embassy here in Cote d ‘Ivoire for nine years before he died 2014. We were married for ten years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian.
Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (5.5 million USD) Five million Five hundred thousand United States dollars deposited in one bank here in Cote D ‘Ivoire. Presently, this money still with the Bank here in Capital of Cote D’ Ivoire Yamoussoukro.
Recently, after my illness, my doctor told me I would not last for the next one months due to cancer problem, I said that in the next one months will not be spreading this type of bone cancer and I do not live again. But what bothers me most is my stroke sickness.
Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, organization or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church, organization or individual that will use this fund for orphanages, widows like me, the poor and needy, and also propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained.
The Bible made us understand that “Blessed is the hand that gives.” I took this decision because I have no child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christain and I do not want my husband efforts to be used by unbelievers. I do not want a situation where this money will be used in ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where to go.
I know I will be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace . I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and therefore, the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always . I do not want my husband’s relatives 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 bank where the funds deposited by my late husband for you to contact them directly. I also send you an authorization letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Whoever wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful throughout your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein. Hoping to get a response from you.
Thanks and Remain blessed.
yours sister in Christ.
Mrs. Rita Dominic.
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