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Have you received an email from "Madam Helen Talbot", who says "she is suffering from Cancerous ailment"? And what follows is a convoluted sob story of one misery after another, along with a healthy dose of gibberish, spelling errors, terrible gram, syntax and punctuation, not exactly befitting an extremely wealthy person. And now, poor bereaved "Madam Helen Talbot", needs YOUR help to ensure that the fortune is put to good use helping the "upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially." Odd that they'd pick a total stranger, she doesn't even know your name (it says "Sir/Madam") in a foreign country to trust their money to, don't you think?
Of course, it is a scam. Don't reply to it.
From: Madam Helen Talbot.
4 Old Church Street,
Here writes Madam Helen Talbot, suffering from Cancerous ailment.
I am married to Engineer Peter Talbot, an Englishman who is dead. My husband was into private practice all his life before his death. Our life together as husband and wife lasted for three decades without child. My husband died after a protracted illness. My husband and I made a vow to uplift the down-trodden and the less-privileged individuals as he had passion for persons who cannot help themselves due to physical disability or financial predicament. I can adduce this to the fact that he needed a Child from this relationship, which never come.
When my late husband was alive, he deposited the sum of 10Million GBP (Ten Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling) that were derived from his vast Estates and Investment in capital market with his bank here in UK.
Presently, this money is still with the Bank, and recently my Doctor told me that I have limited days to live due to the LEUKAMIA, Cancerous problems I am suffering from. Though what bothers me most is the stroke that I have in addition to the cancer. With this hard reality that has befallen my family, I have decided to donate this fund to you and want you to use this gift which comes from my husbands effort to fund the upkeep of widows, widowers, orphans, destitute, the down-trodden, physically challenged children, barren-women and persons who prove to be genuinely handicapped financially.
It is often said that blessed is the hand that giveth, I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are bourgeois and very wealthy persons, and I do not want my husband's hard earned money to be misused or invested into ill perceived ventures. I do not 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 with the Almighty God when I eventually pass on. The Almighty will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard, due to my critical health condition and because of the presence of my husband's relatives around me, because I do not want them to know about this development, so that our dreams would come to real. With God all things are possible, and as such you must be a God fearing person due to the nature of this job.
You are to collect 5% of the total sum and all your expenses during the job would be from the huge sum. As soon as I receive your reply through this my confidential email address: firstname.lastname@example.org , I will sign a Letter of Authority from Royal Court of Justices that will legally make you my late husband and me Next of Kin, hence empower you as the original beneficiary of the fund and I will equally give you the bank contact where the money was deposited in UK. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Hope to hear from you very soon and God bless you and members of your family.
Mrs. Helen Talbot.