The fake "Mrs. Woody Howard" 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 attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information by impersonating someone else. 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.
The "Mrs. Woody Howard" Advance-Fee Scam
Date: 03/13/2019 10:03 am
From: "Mrs.Woody" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MY NAME IS MRS. WOODY HOWARD , I AM A DYING WOMAN WHO HAD DECIDED TO DONATE WHAT I HAVE TO THE CHARITIES. I AM 60 YEARS OLD AND WAS DIAGNOSED FOR CANCER ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DEATH OF MY
HUSBAND IN PLANE CRASH AS A PILOT, I HAVE BEEN TOUCHED TO DONATE FROM WHAT I HAVE INHERITED FROM MY LATE HUSBAND FOR THE GOOD WORK RATHER THAN ALLOW HIS RELATIVES TO USE MY HUSBAND'S HARD EARNED FUND.
AS I LAY ON MY SICK BED, I WANT YOU TO HELP ME IN CARRYING OUT MY LAST WISH ON EARTH WHICH WILL BE VERY PROFITABLE TO YOU. I WANT TO WILL A TOTAL SUM OF $10.5 MILLION USD (TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS)TO YOU WHICH I WANT YOU TO DISTRIBUTE PART OF IT TO ANY CHARITY HOME FOR ME AND THE REST FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY WHICH I WILL INFORM YOU ON HOW TO SHARE ALL, PLEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT ME ASAP.
MRS. WOODY HOWARD