Here is a classic advance fee fraud scam email. It is the classic "widow of wealthy man wants someone to help her with a large amount of money".
From MARY PARKER <email@example.com>Reply-to firstname.lastname@example.org Date May 15, 2007 11:57 PM Subject Dear Beloved, your assistance is highly needed Dear Beloved,I am Mrs. Mary Parker,the wife of Mr.Robert Parker,both of us, are citizens of the United States of America. my husband worked with the Chevron/Texaco in Russia for twenty years before he died in the year 2003.We were married for ten years without a child. My Husband died after a brief illness. Before his death we both got born-again as dedicated Christians. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 7.5 Million Pounds (Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) with a Bank in Europe. Presently, I'm in an hospital in Russia undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live. Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me Stand-in as the beneficiary and collect the Funds from the Bank. Please my beloved for further communication, reach me on my private email address: email@example.comYour Sister in Christ,Mrs. Mary Parker