I received the following e-mail asking for a charitable donation. I believe it is a scam. Incidentally, have you donated to the victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines?
From Mrs. Mabel Ovis
Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire
Greetings in the name of the Almighty God/Allah the giver of every good thing. I know this proposal will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take your time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go a long way to determine my future.
I am Mrs. Mabel Ovis an ageing widow of 57 years old suffering from long time illness. I have some funds which I inherited from my late husband, the sum of USD $4,500,000.00 and I needed a very honest and God fearing person who can withdraw this money then use the funds for Charity works. I WISH TO ENTRUST THIS FUND TO YOU FOR CHARITY WORKS.
I found your email address from the internet after honest prayers to the Lord/Allah to bring me HONEST PERSON I CAN CONFIDE ON, and I decided to contact you if you may be willing and interested to handle these trust funds in good faith. I am desperately in keen need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you for this task, you must not fail me and the millions of the poor people in our today’s WORLD.
This is not stolen money and there are no dangers involved. Please if you would be able to use the funds for the Charity works please kindly let me know immediately.
Please kindly respond quickly for further details if you can handle this task.
Mrs. Mabel Ovis.
Personal Note: Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda that devastated Central Philippines last week has spurred numerous appeals for donation all over the Web. Be sure that your donation goes to the right organization. Your donation must go directly to the victims and not for the administrative expenses of the organization.