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Name: Josephine Owen



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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.

God bless you.

Mrs josephine.owen.[/quote]

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2013-02-01, 19:22:05   (updated: )
[hidden] from Canada  

2013-02-01, 20:19:48   (updated: 2013-02-01, 20:29:57)
OJAS from United States  
Thanks Canada. http://breakfastwit..tion.html

If I may, a link to a word used in the bait, esca http://en.wikipedia../wiki/Esca
2013-02-01, 23:15:04
Mrs josephine.owen - 419 Scam JOSEPHINE OWEN <> Reply-To: Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:41:59 +0000 (GMT) ..
2013-02-02, 09:14:53
Scambay Terr  
OJAS, thanks for posting the links.

Esca is originally Latin for 'bait', from which the anglerfish' anatomical lure derives its name.



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