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Charity Funds Nigerian Scam Example

The message below is a typical example of a Nigerian scam email. For more information about Nigerian Scams, please return to:
Nigerian Scams - 419 Scam Information

Nigerian Scam Example:(Submitted, May 2005)
Subject: Dearly Beloved

My Dearly Beloved, It is by the grace of God that I received Christ,having known the truth,I had no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of Godīs mercy and glory upon my life.

I am Mrs Melissa Pointer the wife of Mr Harry Pointer,my husband worked with the Chevron/Texaco in Kenya for twenty years before he died in the year 2001.We were married for ten years without a child.My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.Before his death we were both born again Christians.

Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US $3.5M.(Three Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S.Dollars) with a Bank in Europe.Presently,this money is still with the Bank and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary to come forward to sign for the release of this money or rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf if I can not come over.
Presently,I'm in a hospital in Kenya where I have been undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer.I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live.It is my last wish to see this money distributed to charity organizations any where in the World.Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness,I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them.

Please,I beg you in the name of God to help me Stand and collect the Funds from the Bank. I want a person that is God fearing that will use this money to fund churches,orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth.I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers.I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner.Hence the reason for taking this bold decision.I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going.I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord.

Exodus {14 VS 14}says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace.I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my soundless voice and presence of my husband's relatives around me always.I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of my attorney who is in Europe as he will be the one to assist you in laying claims for this funds.

Your's Truly,
MRS.Melissa Pointer.