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The message below is a combination two familiar scams: the plane crash scam, and the dying widow scam. And like some sophisticated scam messages, it refers to real news events to make the scam sound more legitimate. But it’s just another scam — not a real message from a wealthy widow who wants to share her fortune with you (alas).
date: Sat, 30 Apr 16
subject: please read
Compliments of the day to you! I’m Mariam Germain, the mother to Gerard St. Germain and Yvette St. Germain who both died untimely in an Egypt Air crash of 1999. You can view this web site for your perusal and find the names of my Children who also perished in that ill fated air disaster.
I’m from the country of Malaysia, I lost my husband for almost 3 years now and I have been living with this pain till date. We are hospitable people and decided to serve mankind to the best of our ability. Since the death of my children (Gerard St. Germain and Yvette St. Germain), I have lived with the memories, fighting effortlessly to lead a normal life but all to no avail. I suffered psychologically and shortly was diagnosed of Cancer. I write to you, having sourced your address from a database in my late children’s internet dozier after fervent prayers. Before their death, my family had a joint account and deposited sum of $850,000 thousand dollars I need an individual that will utilize this fund inherently for these purposes: to assist the poor and helpless, motherless home These are the wishes of a dying woman. hence my decision as I do not have a child to take over my inheritance. All I need from you is Truthfulness, Honesty and Sincerity assuring me that you can in all honesty and obedience utilize the funds for it purpose and you will use %30 of this fund for your effort.
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