|John L. Spencer
I don’t think this will cost you much"
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Hello Miss Young.
I received this email from this guy whom claims he is dying and wants help to help him to distribute his millions to the charity. Please, see the attached documents and have the police check him out. He is a British Citizen I believe. I look forward to hear from you. Thanks to your website.
From: Lucille Frerich <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:18:46 +0100
This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains. My name is Mr. John Spencer, a merchant in London, but taking
treatment in Dubai, in the U.A.E. now I have been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal cancer that was discovered very late due to lack of caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now,
I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.
Recently, I use to say to my self that if God should give me a second chance I would have live it differently way from how I have lived. I was meditating on my hospital bed and something told me that God is giving me a second chance by keeping me alive though doctors said I won’t last long. I know my time is near, that’s why I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as some few close friends. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far,
I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. And I have also met two people on the net who have helped me distribute money to charity organizations in their country. Now my health is
deteriorating so badly, I really need you to help me distribute the last of my fortune. You might be wondering why I did not ask my close relatives to pick over this task. But I once asked members of my family to close one of my
accounts and donate the money, which I have there to charity organizations in Bulgaria ; they closed the account but refused to donate the money to the organizations, some of them even fled away with some of the money while the rest shared the remaining among money among themselves. From the way they are acting around me tells that they want me dead so that they can talk about inheritance. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not
to be content with what I have left for them. The last of my money which is a huge cash deposit that I have with a security firm abroad will be put in your care if only you will agree.
I want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and let them know that it is I John Spencer that is making this generous donation. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital
bed where I wait for my time to come.
I pray for you to support and assist me with a good heart. But the choice is yours
Please you can contact me through this email address:
Be blessed my beloved,
John L. Spencer.
Enviado: miércoles, 11 de abril, 2007 21:38:37
Asunto: RE: john
Hello Mr. Spence,
Your email message has been acknowledged and I will be more than willing to help you on condition that if what you are tell me is nothing but the truth but not a SCAM. Okay, right now, what do you want me to do? Do yu have any charity organization groups in mind that you want to donate your weath too? Frankly speaking, I need help so if you could please help me in the name of God, your help will be very appreciated. I look forward to assist you to the best of my knowledge.
||From: John Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Thanks for your assistance
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 23:54:35 +0000 (GMT)
I have received your mail and I must first of all show my appreciation, over
the fact that you have given heed, to the entreaty of a dying man. Like I had
told you in my previous mail, I lived a very reckless life. When I discovered
this ailment, it dawned on me that I had been living a very vain life. I got your email while seaching for assistance through the internet, i decided to chose yours if you can be of help to me. What do you mean by the world scam i don't need your money I am a God fearing person, all i need from you is assistance to help me distribute my funds to charity organization all over the world.
Then the need to affect the lives of those in need became very paramount in
my thoughts. This appears to be a case of mercy after death as I no longer
have the strength to do those things I used to do when I was still very full
of life. My dear friend, in my resolve to actualize my dying wish, I have been
able to support charity to a very large extent around the Middle East and Europe .
Then my health became a sorry tale, that at this particular point in time, I live
at the mercy of various drugs and operations, which certainly can not remedy
anything. My close family members are however not happy with the way I have disbursed everything of mine to the motherless babies and the less privileged.
That was why they failed to help me actualize my dream of supporting charity.
They held for themselves the funds I made available and went as far as even trying to terminate my life when the hour (though very short) has not come. All my relations have been severed and they are of the opinion that the last of my money goes to them for their selfish desires. Incidentally, the sum of sixteen million two hundred thousand dollars ($16,200,000) lies in a security company in Europe . I kept that money in case I face any mishap in life.
That is the last I have here on earth after my medical bills have been estimated and all expenses paid. These funds I wish to entrust to you, to help propagate the works of charity where you reside. By so doing, I would need your utmost sincerity and honesty to carry the venture along successfully.
It would be required of you to furnish me with your full names and address, telephone and fax numbers, to enable me put a letter to my lawyer Barrister Edwards Donald he will be assisting you in putting all documents in place making you the eligible beneficiary to my funds with the bank in London. Once this is done, you shall make arrangements with them and the funds would be transferred to your location.
I beg of you to deal with me honestly and render me your assistance to the fullest of your capacity. You would be helping a dying man. Most importantly you would be touching the lives of a huge number of people.
I hope I would be able to count on you and please you have to be close your computer for fluent interaction between us.
My bones are slowly cleaving to my skin. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible.May God continue to bless you and your family
Mr John Spencer
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Enviado: jueves, 12 de abril, 2007 2:05:46
Asunto: RE: Thanks for your assistance
Hello Mr. Spencer,
The content of your e,ail has been acknowledged and I thereby provide you with the information you requested.
My full name is : Stephen XXXXX
But why do you need a lawyer to give your worth to charity? Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
||From: John Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Bank contact
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:10:47 +0000 (GMT)
Sorry for my late response to your mail, I have been down for the past few hours so l needed some time to rest, my funds are presently in a suspense account because of the instruction I gave to them when my family where after me trying to gain access to my funds,
This is where your assistance came to help me put claims the funds with a Power of Attorney drawn with the help of my lawyer so you can immediately help me distribute the funds to charity organization all around the world, I have contacted the Finance company where the money is deposited and they are willing to work with you accordingly,
I don’t think this will cost you much than you setting up an account with them where the money will be lodged on your name before you making transfer.l will advise you contact them immediately and introduce yourself to them as the beneficiary of the funds deposited by John Spencer L family, that you want know the modalities in putting claims to the funds,
Moreover you want to set up a Non Resident account on your name where the funds will be deposited before been transferred to your nominated bank account in your country,
l believe with this instructions will be giving to you by the bank on the next step you have to take, My lawyer will be preparing all vital documents on your name that will enable you put claims to the funds if asked by the finance company for propel verification.
I will be giving you instructions on how to disburse the money and how much % will be available for your kind assistance as soon as we progress further with this transaction,
please you can see the trust I am imposing in you as a partner bearing in mind I have not meet with you or your family members, please don’t betray this trust I am imposing in you,
This is the name of the firm below, so kindly contact them and keep me
Transworld Diplomatic Securities & Courier B.V
Contact person: William Moore
Tel : 00 +44-781-073-1747
Fax : 00 +44-870-134-2973
Here are my picture and i will expect you to do the same for good understanding knowing the person I am dealing with bearing in mind we have not met with each other,Please you have to tell me more about your self the job you do, if you are married and yoru past is very important for me. Please be faithful to me bearing in mind you are assisting a deying man willing to distribute is funds for charity organization all over the world and you will be rewarded for all your assistance.
Waiting to hear from you soonest when you have contacted the bank.
John L Spencer
When Stephen realized that it was a scam, he stopped answering the scammer.
The picture has been used in many other scams. F.ex. in the Azeez Abdullahi story, the Abdul-Azeez Ahmed story, and the Amin Brain story. You can read about the origin of the picture in the Hassan Mohammed story.