Scam Tip Report #76875 - scam by text to then contact by email

Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Somewhere in United States
2016-11-02 03:57:59
Charity scam
+1 scam by text to then contact by email 
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text sent to you from that reads "A great project has been designated to you for humanitarian work by my employer. Please send an email to and she will provide more details.
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
I received a text yesterday about humanitarian work, -'s I have been applying for such jobs at the moment, -'d I thought maybe I landed a gig. I emailed promptly and this morning received the email below. Immediately I knew it was a scam.
Thank you for acting as advised by my personal assistant, I want you to know that you were not contacted by mistake and I urge you to read this letter with an open heart. My name is Madame Elma Thorens, I will be 73 in November but I’m presently undergoing palliative intensive care in The Solomon Islands. I spent most of my life in The United Kingdom, Switzerland, France and Canada with my late husband Sebastien Thorens Phd who died in the Swiss Flight 111 plane crash in 1998 on his way to Geneva. That one incident devastated me and changed my life forever, news about it can still be found on CNN's website so you could check to confirm my husband's name on the list of victims;
After the death of my husband I became the head of his estate as we had no children but now that my health is failing, I have decided to spend the rest of my life here before I finally leave the world since I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer some years ago and I have now reached the terminal stages of the disease. Before my husband's passing, we had planned to use the final years of our lives for charity work by donating most of our savings and assets to the less privilege and charities. It is so unfortunate that he is not alive to do this with me, I have been so lonely doing this philanthropic work all by myself.
Presently, I have willed out almost all of our assets to several charity homes and the less privileged in different countries. Other than the agreement between my late husband and I to give aid to the deprived, we also agreed to start a charity elsewhere with the help of a foreigner, at the same time, rendering financial support to the individual. When we were young couples, we met a man who changed our lives forever by his enormous financial assistance to start our business. I have therefore been inspired to donate the last portion of my fortune to charity through you since my late husband and I were never blessed with any children of our own and I wish that you and your family be beneficiaries of the funds as well. Please accept and guard my sincere offer.
Although we are interacting for the first time, I believe I have divinely been directed to you as I prayed and searched online business/consumer directories until I found your contact details via the subscribed members section of a global personal and business database ( and selected you for this noble cause by taking a leap of faith.
I have decided to Will/donate the sum of $2,565,833.00 USD (Two Million, Five Hundred and Sixty- Five Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirty-Three US Dollars) which is insured in bonds with my finance firm in The UK. My desire is that the greater part of the donation fund be used to help orphans, less privileged, widows and the displaced. For your help, I am offering you and your family 25% of the total donation fund.
As per communications with my bankers in the UK, I have ensured that my predicament and intentions are well understood. All I need now is your absolute trust, commitment, confidentiality and honesty because I want to see my late husband’s vision fulfilled before I leave this world. My spirit directed me to you as I prayed and searched over the internet for someone to help me since I can no longer trust my family members and friends who have failed and hurt me in the past as a result of greed as I do not want this particular deposit to be used against my prime wish. Kindly get back to me assuring me that you will be absolutely honest about this transaction and you will use this money to the Glory of God. Also you have to assure me that you will keep this transaction confidential and you are willing to contact the finance firm located in Canada with its main branch in the United Kingdom to finalize all necessary formalities as to the release of the fund to you. I will also want to know a little more about you regarding your life history, previous charity work and what you do for a living so I can affirm that you are capable of accomplishing this task.
At the moment I cannot receive international phone calls in the Solomon Islands but I will try to reach you via satellite phone as soon as I can. This message was completed with assistance received from my PA because of my health condition, please pardon any discrepancies. I require your urgent response if you are trustworthy and willing to help me conclude the required financial transactions so that I will inform my lawyer to prepare and process a court injunction/power of attorney making you the sole beneficiary of the donation fund. All other related documents are with the finance firm which I sent to them for safe keeping because I do not want family members, friends or anyone else to know about this transaction.
I require your urgent response if you are trustworthy and willing to help me conclude the required financial transactions so that I will inform my lawyers to prepare and process all legal and transfer papers, making you the sole beneficiary of the donation fund. Please send me the information below so that the affidavit of claims can be prepared by my lawyers:
Full Names Full Contact Address Contact Phone Numbers Age
The affidavit of claims is vital to the successful liquidation and transfer of the donation fund to you in line with legal and financial guidelines in Europe. Thank you so much as I await your response.
Sincerely Yours Madame E. Thorens

Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2016-11-02 11:03:50
Madame E. Thorens
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