The following message got thru my SPAM filter, so it must be the real deal:
> Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:22:46 +0200
> From: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE DIE
> Beloved One,
> Am writing to you with tears and sorrows in my heart. Crying out
> to you with God, for help that has to do with my life and future.
> I am Jennifer Essen, 18 years old girl from Ghana. I lost my
> parents and my only brother in a rebel attack in my home town
> last year 2009.
> Presently, am writing to you from an orphanage rescue home here
> in Ghana. I ran to this orphanage home in other to save my life
> from my wicked Uncles who i overheard planning to kill me and
> take over my inheritance. The Police could not believe me
> because my uncle have influenced them financially.
> Before the dead of my parents, my dad had $5.5 million USD in a
> Domiciliary account in one of the banks here in Ghana which i am
> the Next of Kin.
> Please i need you to be my Guardian and help me transfer this
> money to your country for my education and an investment that
> you will help me to manage. You will also make arrangement for
> me to come over to your country because my life is seriously in
> danger if my uncles set their eyes on me.
> I have all the original documents of the money. I pray that God
> will touch your heart to save my life.
> Yours sincerely