Here is the exact email that was sent to me on 12/11/2012...
The IP address it came from was 169.254.2.123 which probably went through a proxy. We reversed traced it and it wasn't alive. NEVER GIVE OUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION! Even something as innocent as your age, as long as they have your name, age, address they can do all kinds of harm to you. Don't give out even your birthday or your driver's license or ID number. People talk about how important it is to keep your social security # safe, and to me, formerly being in law enforcement, just having a name and birthday we can get a hold of all kinds of personal information, including your driver's license number, criminal history, where you lived for the past 10 years. Information you would want to keep as safe as your social security card, passport and even banking information. IF ITS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, AINT NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS, IT IS A SCAM!!!
HERE"S THE EMAIL I RECEIVED:
"From: Sobin, AnneMarie
Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM
Subject: Will (Contact my attorney on email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am Mrs. L. Bishop, I have been diagnosed of cancer few years ago immediately after the death of my husband who left me everything he had worked for. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for humanitarian work rather than allow my greedy relatives to use my husband's hard earned funds in ungodly way. Please contact my Attorney, Mark Howard with this specified email (email@example.com) My Attorney will give you directives on how the funds should be willed to you. This email was sent to you by my PA."
I just saw another email address this mark howard has used...it's firstname.lastname@example.org. Also I see he's using this information to contact mark howard at the following:
MSSRS MARK HOWARD SOLICITOR & CO.
#7-8 Essex St.
United Kingdom. Tel: +44 871 915 1480 Ref#: WILL/10134720023