Dear Beloved

My online cyber friend decided to reply to this poor, aging widow.  She was feeling sorry for her.  Altogether now – “aaahhhh”.

I am Mrs. Mary Parker an aging widow
suffering from long time illness. I have the
sum of 7.5 Million Pounds for you to use the
fund for God’s work. Please if you would be
able to use the funds for the Lord’s work,
kindly reply me:
Yours in the Lord, Mrs Mary Parker

Touched by my cyber friend’s compassion Mrs Mary replied:

Dear Beloved,
I am most grateful for your mail, and I seize this opportunity to thank you for coming to my rescue. However i crave your indulgence to kindly attend to this in good faith as everything is Legal and the funds belongs to my Late husband whom before his death was always helping Charitable organization, Churches and NGO in the world. I hope you were not too embarrassed by my first email to you since you do not know me; I had no option since the family of my husband in and outside Russia refused to distribute my husband funds because they wanted to keep it to them selves. I don’t really know how to move the funds out and dispatched it to charity organizations, so I resulted to putting fate to test and making a random contact, I got your email address from a private search which i did on the internet. I am communicating with only you at this moment with regards to this transaction. And I would not have any cause to do otherwise, except you state your intention to withdraw your assistance. Just like I stated in my first mail to you, this fund is presently with a bank in Malaysia and they would be able to transfer the funds to you immediately if you adhere strictly to their directive. I cannot distribute these funds myself because of the following reasons:
(1) I am undergoing medical treatment and It has defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only about a few Months to live, according to medical expert’s diagnosis.
(2) I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul and so, I have decided to give help to charity organizations, churches and NGO, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth before my death. It is for this reasons I am seeking for your assistance to stand as the beneficiary to the fund and retrieve it on my behalf and dispatched it to charity organizations. I will be sending to you some names of these organizations too.
All the necessary documents required to get the Funds out of the bank are with me. However, before I proceed further in giving you the Bank contact, I want you to give me your words that you will be very honest and straight forward with me when the money gets to you and also that you will be able to execute this Project successfully and help me dispatched it to charity organizations.As this is MY LAST WISH BEFORE MY DEATH TO SEE ME CONCLUDE THIS.
Thus, I would want you to get back to me on the following issues if you are ready to assist me:
(1) That you are in a position to be trusted as a God fearing person with such a large amount of fund been entrusted to you. Also, that you will dispatch it to charity organization and churches as I wanted it.
(2) That you are willing to contact the Bank to discuss the terms of activating the dormant account and releasing the funds to you.As soon as I receive your reply that you are ready to proceed under these terms, then I will furnish you with all details including the Bank Name. But if you have any questions to ask me, please ask and I will be more than happy to respond to them immediately.
I will be sending to you all the necessary documentations to conclude this Project.
Looking forward for your reply.
Remain bless.

My imaginary friend is awaiting the “necessary documentations” with baited breath and confidently expects to be asked to send money.