Joyce Michael wants to share secret money with me!

Squee!  Any and all money worries will disappear now that Mrs. Joyce Michael reached out.  Yes, yet another fake offer designed to steal your money, information, or both.

From: Mrs Joyce Michael (

Subject: (my email address)

HI (my email address)
I am Mrs Joyce Michael, age 71, wife of Late Mr. George Morris Michael we are both British Citizen. My husband worked as Senior Manager with an Oil Company for Twenty Eight years before he died in the year 2005.
We were married for Thirty Five years without a child . My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted only four days. Before  his death we were both born again Christians and after his death I decided not to re-marry. Before my husband died, he had a cash Investment  $15 Million which he made me the Beneficiary. Presently I am in Malaysia where I am undergoing treatment for breast cancer and cancer of the blood. I have since lost my ability to move around and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live as my condition worsen each day.
Before my husband died, it was his last wish to ensure that this money be distributed to charity across World it is for this reason I humbly request you to help me Stand and receive this payment of $15 Million in which I have decided to give you $5 Million for your effort and any expenses you may incurred when receiving this payment while the balance $10 Million should be distributed for Charity to take care of orphanages, widows, disaster Victims.
I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband made me the sole beneficiary of this payment because he is the only child of his parent.. The doctor will not allow me to talk to anybody but I have a lawyer who knows my family for over 10 years and has always come to see me and also pray for me, I have entrusted him with vital information which you will require in order to receiving this payment. I will give you the lawyer name email address and telephone number immediately after you reply to this mail.I want you to make time out of your very busy schedule and see to the success of receiving this payment within the shortest period of time because the directors of the investment company where the fund is logged may use the fund for their selfish purpose in case anything happen  to me.
please while replying me remember to indicate
Full Name

What You Do for a Living
Thank you and God Bless you.
Best Regards

The red flags should be easy to spot, but here are a few.  She claims to be in Malaysia, but uses an email address with an Italian domain. She also used my email adress in place of my name when greeting me.  She’s offering $10 million for me to donate on her behalf and offering me $5 million for my trouble.   S-C-A-M, people.  A few days after you deposit the check, you’ll be on the hook for every fee that results from it bouncing.

Be safe and don’t believe this crap.  Don’t let greed or a sensitive nature get the better of you.