The fake "Reverend Sister Mary Thomas from St. Mary's Cathedral Cape Towno" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are impersonating the real person and who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
A "Reverend Sister Mary Thomas from St. Mary's Cathedral Cape Towno" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Reverend Sister Mary Thomas. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 30 September 2019 14:15
Subject: Re: Hello Good Day
Good Day my dear Beloved,
I am sorry not to get back to you in time.I was on special assignment in Vatican City (Rome) Just return last week.
I am Reverend Sister Mary Thomas from St. Mary's Cathedral Cape Town South Africa,it's very pathetic that we lost Rev.
Father Michael Charles Smith of St. Mary's Cathedral. Late Rev.Father Michael Charles Smith was an American and also an orphan but nationalized in St. Mary's Cathedral Cape Town, South Africa.
He died on 13th November 2018 and before he died, he made a will and instructs me to contact you on your email when he died as the next of kin of his fund as his spirit directed him and made you the beneficiary of his will a sum of $10,500,000.00 through your e-mail address which he choose after a random sampling of many
people's e-mail addresses by the help of Microsoft international firm.
Now for you to claim your fund, forward your details below via ( email@example.com )to me so I can forward it to the Capitec Bank South Africa for the release of your funds.
Private phone number.
Attached is the Deposit Certificate on your behalf.
Congratulations Looking forward to be reading from you.
Best regards & God bless you.
Reverend Sister Mary Thomas.