Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

SCAM: Mrs. Joan Rodriquez > MY WILL IS FOR CHARITY !!!!!!!

Joan, maybe I did not respond to your previous email because you don't know who I am...  (is how I would reply if I actually replied).

SCAM... old scam, Nigerian scam, over and over again.

Comes from gmail, wants a reply to

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mrs. Joan Rodriquez <>
Date: 2011/3/21
Subject: MY WILL IS FOR CHARITY !!!!!!!

Dear Friend,

I bring you greetings in the name of God, I really do not know why you did not respond to my previous e mail to you about my predicament I therefore had to send you this reminder.

My name is Joan Rodriquez from United Kingdom but hospitalized in Netherlands for now due to ill health that has eaten deep on me for over 2 years ,I am suffering from a long time cancer of the breast coupled with very high blood pressure and Asthma ,from all indication my conditions is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious according to my doctors that I may not live for the next six months according to the expertise test carried on me,this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage that there is nothing else they can do medically to save me.

I was married to my husband Mr Louis Rodriquez for twelve years though he is deceased now as a result of liver malfunctions and my only son who would have taken the position of the Next of kin/Heir died one month ago because he was a sickle cell patient from birth .
My husband was working in a an oil company company in Saudi Arabia as an Engineer before he won a contract with the shell company in Netherlands before died as a result of the liver problem.

Since his death I have never known peace because my late husband's brother are after what he left behind which he sincerely WILLED to me , because of the unknown hence my health has so much deteriorated to a hopeless condition I decided to sale all my inherited belongings including funds and deposited all which came up to the sum of 10 million dollars with a bank in London.

Presently, I am in Netherlands and this money is still with the bank in London.
Recently the management of the bank notified me to come forward and claim my funds because it has overstayed or rather issue a Letter of Authorization to someone I trust to receive it on my behalf since I cannot come over because of my illness or the Government of United Kingdom will likely confiscate according to their laws.

Presently and fortunately I have access to a laptop which belongs to one of the Medical Doctors handling my health case in Netherlands which made it possible to reach you for this co-operations .

.In view of this and not knowing what could happen tomorrow I am afraid of leaving this funds in the hands of my husbands wicked relations hence It is my last wish to see that this money is invested to any organization of your choice with Muslim or Christian affiliation and distributed each year among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless babies home.

Having perceived that you are a God fearing person after praying to God to direct me to a trust worthy person , I want you also use this money to fund orphanages and widows, I took this decision, before I rest in peace because my time will soon be up.

As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank in London for the process of this transfer. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of my fund.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

In your response please send the following Full Names_____,Contact telephone number__Contact Address_.___Age___Occupation______ marital status_Single____

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Waiting for your reply.

Mrs.Joan Rodriquez.

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