John L. Spencer says: " I don’t think this will cost you much" John
. Hello, I am Miss Young. I received this story from a friend. Let me call him Stephen. Go to the homepage to see more stories.

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 <>
Subject:  john
Date:  Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:18:46 +0100

Dear friend,
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.



John From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Thanks for your assistance
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 23:54:35 +0000 (GMT)

Dear Partner

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

Warmest Regards,

Mr John Spencer
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

Address: XXXXX

Tel: 999-888-999

But why do you need a lawyer to give your worth to charity? Let me know if I can be of any assistance.



John From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Bank contact
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:10:47 +0000 (GMT)

Dear  Stephen

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.
My regards,
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.


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