Other Comments: This is a 'terminally ill' scam, in which the scammer purports to be a wealthy individual with no family, and is looking to leave his/her fortune for some deserving cause. From there, it proceeds as a common 419 scam.
This is the introductory letter from the scammer:
[quote]From: Mrs JOSEPHINE OWEN
To: undisclosed recipients:
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 6:39 AM
Subject: Working for God
Dearest in Christ,
With due respect and humanity, I am contacting you under a humanitarian ground. I am Mrs josephine.owen , I was born in Baltimore, Maryland in America, and was married to Mr. John owen , Director J.W Industries Cote d'Ivoire. We were married for 36 years with an only child who later died in a ghastly car accident. My husband died in 2006 after a Cardiac Arteries Operation.
Recently, my Doctor told me that I have a precise time to live due to my stroke and cancer illness(cancer of the liver). Before my husband died, there is this sum of Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars (US$5.500.000) which he deposited with a Private security company here In Ivory Coast . Presently, this money is still in the custody of the Security Company.
I want someone who will use this fund according to the desire of my late husband, that is; to help the less privileged, orphans, widows, victims of war, terrorist attacts, natural disaster and most of its all, propagating the word of God..
Though I have a precised time to live, I am not afraid of death hence I know my reward before our Almighty. Please always remember me in your daily prayers for my up coming cancer surgery. Looking forward to hear from you soon.