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Hello my dear,
Please are you Nicola that I met in Sweden years ago? I am Mrs. Doris
Martins and I am looking for a friend by this name, whom we meet in
Sweden some years ago when I and my late husband came to your country
because of my health problem.
Please I need your attention urgently. I am still suffering for the
same cancer sickness that brought me to your country. At the moment, I
am undergoing medical treatment here in my country.
My husband died three years ago, we were married for 42 years without a
child. Before his death he made a vow that we will use our wealth for
the down trodden and the less privileged in the society since we have
no child. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child
outside my matrimonial home though those things are irrelevant to me in
my health condition.
The reason why I am writing you this mail is painful and tragic. Few
days ago, my Doctor confronted me and told me that I have a very short
time to live because the cancer has destroyed all my body system
together with the stroke that has completely paralyzed the left side of
my body. He told me this for me to put myself together and arrange
things before I die and I appreciate it so much, this is why I have
taken this decision. I am not afraid of death. My happiness is that I
lived a life worthy of emulation. I wish that people will be able to
think right and take good decisions no matter any condition or
circumstances surrounding them.
Having known my condition I decided to do one more right thing. When my
late husband was alive he deposited the sum of Ten million six hundred
thousand Euros (10,600,000) with a Finance Deposit Firm, this money is
still with the Finance House. I have decided to donate this fund for
the service of charity and humanitarian service through a capable God
fearing individual or an organization that will utilize this money for
the purpose of charity service.
I want this fund to be use in providing succor to poor who can not fend
for themselves and indigent persons, orphanages, widows and offer
scholarship for many poor children that will not have the opportunity
to go to school because of money. I took this decision because I do not
have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives
are shylock human beings that only care for themselves, not inclined to
helping poor persons and I do not want the family to know about this
I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my
health and the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always. I
do not want them to know about this. Everything regarding this will be
through my lawyer.
Please if you are not the person I am looking for and you think that
you are capable to deliver this service, do not hesitate to write me
immediately for I have little time to stay in this life and I need to
hand this fund over before my last day here. Bear in mind that you will
be rewarded for your time and effort in offering this service of love
to the poor.
You will find my current picture here in my hospital bed attached.
I await your correspondence to my private e-mail address email@example.com
Mrs. Doris Martins.