Scams operating under the guise of a charity.
#16927 by Breakwind Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:08 pm
From joy kennedy Thu Nov 19 13:36:09 2009
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From Mrs. Joy Kennedy Dear Friend ,

Abidjan Hospital
602 ivory Coast Ave.
MI 49423

Please use this money for the less privileged.

Greetings to you and your family in the name of God. In my search for a reliable and God fearing person and having gotten your contact through prayers and painstaking efforts I have decided to seek your help in carrying out my last wishes. My name is Mrs. Joy Kennedy I'm a 48 years old woman and from Abidjan Cote D'ivoire. I was a merchant and owned two businesses in Dubai. I was also married with two children. My husband and two children died in a car accident five years ago.

Before this happened, my business and concern for making money was all I live for. I never really cared about other values in life. But since the loss of my family, I have found a new desire to assist helpless families. I have been helping orphans orphanage/motherless homes. I have also donated some money for humanitarian needs in Sudan, South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Austria, Germany and some Asian countries.

Only recently I saw on television the colossal loss of properties and livelihood people in Canberra, Australia through fire. I was moving with great pity and compassion that I decided to make this contribution on assisting people over there, I kept 10.Million Euro only in a long-term deposit account in a Finance company here in Abidjan Cote D'ivoire. Presently, I'm in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment for esophagi cancer at Netherland. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only few months to live.

It is my last wish to see this money distributed to victims of the fire outbreak in Australia and other charity organization. I have enclosed for you the Current Photograph I took below because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I cannot live with the agony entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them.

Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me collect the deposit and distribute it accordingly. Use your judgment to distribute the money and keep 10% of it to yourself. If you are willing to help, please reply as soon as possible. With your phone number. Once I receive your urgent reply, my attorney will assist you to have this fund transferred from the bank where this fund is presently deposited.

May the good God bless you,Send reply and all correspondences to my private email:
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Mrs. Joy Kennedy

#16929 by AlanJones Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:13 pm
A definite scam.

Here is a search on the opening sentence of the email that shows how common it is.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.

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