We are clearly into the iscammer season, with at least one new Nigerian 419 type of fraud attempt every day in may e-mail (and then I’m only counting the ones that aren’d auto deleted by my serverside anti-spam tools or buried in GMail’s junk mail filter).
This one, from an Esther Koffi, isn’t actually new. It’s been around for a while and there are several records of the same e-mail or at least very similar variations.
The bait is a large sum of money. The setup is an old religious woman who wants to give all her money away to a worthy cause or a nice individual. We are supposed to buy it, and start bribing people in order to get to her money…
A classic 419 mail, and nothing you should even consider replying to.
from Esther Koffi <email@example.com>
to undisclosed-recipients <>
date Sep 18, 2007 12:39 PM
subject *****SPAM***** From: Mrs.Esther Koffi
From: Mrs.Esther Koffi
Abidjan Cote D´Ivoire,
I am Mrs Esther Koffi from Ivory Coast. I am married to Mr.Brown Koffi who worked with our Embassy in France for nine years before he died in the year 2001.
We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United state Dollars (USD$10.5M) only with a Bank here in Cote D lvoire. Presently this money is still in the custody of the Bank.Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next eight months due to cancer problem.
Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, organization or good person that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein.
I want a church,organization or good person that will use this fund for orphanages, widows and for other peoples that needs help and also propagating the word of God and to endeavour that the house of God is maintained.
The Bible made us to understand that”Blessed is the hand that giveth”. l took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not Christians not even good at all because they are the one that responsible for the death of my husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don’t want my husband’s efforts to be used by those that conspired for his death.
This is why I am taking this 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 health hence the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always.
I don’t want them to know about This development and I know that With God all things are possible.
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the deposit information of the money and also issue a letter of authorisation to the bank that will prove you the present beneficiary of this money also want you,church or the organisation to always pray for me because the lord is my only shephard.My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth.Please always be prayerful all through your life.Contact me on the this email address and any delay in your reply will give me room in souring another good person, church,organization for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein.
Hoping to receive your response immediately.
Thanks and Remain blessed in the Lord.
I remain yours sister in Christ.