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This is a typical example of a “cancer scam” message. A rich businessman (so he says) is dying of cancer and wants your help in disposing of his fortune. Alas, there really is no rich businessman and no fortune: there’s just a scammer sending phony messages like this randomly to thousands of people (like you), hoping one of them will take the bait.
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016
Subject: Dear Good Friend
From: “Sr. Diego De Martinez” email@example.com
My Name is Sr. Diego De Martinez,
I am from Portugal I have been diagnosed with cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for.
But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.
I would want to have a Personal and Trustworthy Relationship with you, as I intend and willing to empower the change of ownership for the transfer of my Deposits to your personal possession for further Investment and Charity Disbursement to the Less Privilege and Homeless write me via my mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send you the photos of me and my very hopeless and selfish family a member, including my wife who I learnt is getting married to my personal friend and attorney, Thank you for your due consideration. God be with you. You can reach me through my private email address at email@example.com
Sr. Diego De Martinez
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