I opened my email this am and found the below email in it. At first, I thought it might actually be from someone I know, but then I realized that I don’t know this person and I began to recognize it for the scam it truly is.
I’m reprinting it here in the hopes that anyone who reads my blog will point it out to others. I know that somewhere in this country is someone who will actually believe that they will become the beneficiary of $8million dollars out of the kindness of this woman’s heart. And, in the process, be ripped off for their entire life savings or something.
In the interest of, well, just because I’m curious. I did send a response letter, asking what she needed me to do. If I receive a reply, you can be sure I’ll post it here.
The untouched letter I received:
From: “jack smith”
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 5:29 AM
Subject: I CRAVE YOUR INDULGENCE TO READ THIS MAIL
Greetings in the name of God , Pls let this not sound strange to you for my only surviving lawyer who would have done this died early this year.i prayed and got you email id from your countrys chambers of commerce which i have been with my late huband and liked to visit once more if God will in his infinite mercies.
I am Mrs. Kes Manfred ,I am 55 years old, I am deaf and suffering from a long time cancer of the breast which also affected my brain,from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that, according to my doctors they have advised me that i may not live for the next Three months,this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very badstage.
I was brought up from a motherless babies home, was married to my late husband for twenty years without a child.My husband died in a fatal motor accident.Before his death we were true Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry,I sold all my inherited belongings and deposited all the sum of $8million dollars with a Security Company.
Presently, this money is still with them and the management just wrote me as the true owner to come forward to receive the money for keeping it so long or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf since I can not come over because of my illness or they get it confisticated.
Presently, I’m with my laptop in a hospital where I have been
undergoing treatment for cancer of the lungs. I have since lost my
ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few
months to live. It is my last wish to see that this money is invested
to any organisation of your choice and distributed each year among the charity organization,the poor and the motherless babies home where i come from.I want you God fearing, to also use this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows.
I took this decision, before i rest in peace because my time will soon be up. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Security Company.I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund. Please assure me that you Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.
Hoping to hearing from you soon.
Waiting for your reply.
Yours in Christ ,
Mrs Kes Manfred