Email scam: funds available for charity

Here is another variant of the advanced fee fraud. An alleged rich person wants to distribute a large amount of money via a charity, and looking for a trusted person.

Note the new twist of "only having a laptop as a means of communication" in order to allay fears about no phone number/physical address provided.

From: "Mrs.Kate Nuhanvaye" <> Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book
Subject: From; Mrs.Kate Nuhanvaye ( Charity Project )
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:30:10 +0200

My Dear,

Please, I am contacting you as I got your address from the internet white pages while searching for a reputable and honest person that I can sincerely trust to reach out to the poor in the society. Though this medium (internet) has been greatly abused but surely it is still the most convenient, safe and secured means of communication. Do pardon me for the breach of your privacy if it did offend you. I know this letter will come to you as a surprise, but this letter is borne out of my desire to contact a capable and kind who will be willingly ready to accept the responsibility of this humanitarian project. More so, as I am at the moment incapacitated and can do little from my hospital bed.

I am Mrs. Rita Nuhanvaye, a widow to late Mr. Wesley Nuhanvaye a citizen of United Kingdom; I am contacting you from my hospital bed with the use of my laptop being my only means of communicating with the outside world presently. I was last month diagnosed of the cancer of the breast which has eaten deep into me and so stand a little chance of living more than 1 year from now as my medical experts remarked.

But I believe in God's will for me to be done in my life and not mine. My main concern is to entrust into your care, the funds which my late husband deposited in a bank long before he died. He was a very wealthy contractor in Kuwait but was killed by the Iraqi soldiers during the invasion of Kuwait.

I and my late husband had contemplated running a humanitarian project by the time he officially retires which never came to pass as he died before retirement. and with my current illness which could take my life any moment, I have no choice but to entrust the funds totaling $7,200,000 (Seven Million, Two Hundred Thousand US Dollars)in to you. You are to Open a charity distribution centre in the form of a Non Government Organization and a Non- profit Organization with this Funds.

This will help to bring back smiles to many homeless and Under-privileged children in your society. This Charity Organization will be managed by you. In order to help you avoid the temptation of selfishness with this Funds, you are to have 10% of the total funds which will be ($720,000) for yourself and family. Another 10% will be used to clear all expenses incurred by you or any other party involved in the process of taking Possession of this fund. The balance should be strictly used for the main project please.

I pray that God will bless you for all your kindness shown to the needy. I will give you copies of all the documents that cover this transaction if you are ready and capable of handling it ok. Please if you are willing, kindly send me the following information's:

1. Your names in full?
2. Are you married with kids?
3. How old are you please?
4. What is your profession?
6. Contact address with phone no.?
7. A copy of your international passport or driving license?

Your immediate response will be highly appreciated, I will direct you to my privet attorney to proceeds with transaction,

Tell; +44 703 1861157 /+44 703 186 0874
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Remain Blessed,