A little used email address of mine seems to have been taken over by the scammers. I'm tempted to get rid of the email address, but I'd lose a rich source of content for this blog and my other antiscam blog. So here is one of today's crop. From a scammer who wants to tell me the usual story of a dead, rich husband, no children, and surprise, surprise, loads of money - all of which I can have because she's dying.
Sister Marta tells me not to phone her. Why? Because I don't suppose she is a woman. This is a male African scammer. Ignore him, or you will find yourself being asked for money.
Dearest in the Lord.
PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD.
I am Sister Marta Williams from Kuwait. I am married to Dr Edward Williams, who worked with Kuwait embassy in cote d'ivoire for nine years before he died in the year 2005.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 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 FIVE MILLION, TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAS with one of the PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY here in Cote D Ivoire.Presently, this money is still with the SECURITY COMPANY. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to my cancer problem.Though what disturbs me most is my stroke Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to church or better still a Christian individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.
I want a church that will use this 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 bossom 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 the 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 the SECURITY COMPENY in Cote'd Ivoire.I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original- beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Who ever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and truth.Please always be prayerful all through your life. any delay in your reply will give me room in searching for a church or christian individual for this same purpose.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here in
Hoping to hearing from you
Remain blessed in the name of the Lord.
Yours in Christ.
Sister Marta Williams