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From: "Mrs. Fizah Mohd" <email@example.com> (may be fake)
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 11:44:36 +0700
Subject: Your Reply
Allah SWT ! there is no god but He! To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. (Qur'an 20:8)
In the name of ,AL-BRI', AL-'AZZ, AL-KARM, I thank you so much for as you read this mail, I want to let you know that for every human endeavour there are cheats and this is the fact that we all should be aware of, for every problem that exists on earth you will still see people who claim to have same problem while they do not, just for monetary gains.....What a wicked world !!
I am Mrs. Fizah Mohammed , the wife of late Dr.Hassan Ibrahim Mohammed from Iraq who worked with Shell petroleum company and during his period of active service he worked in different areas and was also posted to other countries like Oman,Kuwait,Norway and Saudi Arabia as an expatriate(foreign labour) , am glad you know that expatriates are paid very well coupled with the fact that he worked with a rich oil firm-- Shell.During his active days in services he was able to make some good deposit and has it saved under a family treasure disguise at a security company in Thailand-Asia.
My late husband thought of the future being too uncertain and for this reason he made this deposit incase he was no more and their job like he always told me was too risk-related as there are normally some fall-outs like pit collapsing and lung cancer as a result of toxic inhalation, as we could not predict when death could come knocking , my husband died without leaving much for us except this deposit under disguise at the security company in Thailand.
Right now , the constant raid by the American soliders in Iraq has reduced our lives and all our properties into debris, I managed to secure this certificate as this happens to be the only future for me and my son Osuman who is under UN coverage in Thailand as to save his soul but being weak in soul and body I could not make it out of Iraq as I wanted only to pave a future for my son-Osuman as I have been diagnosed of SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACCHYCARDIA (a severe heart disease condition) of which I may not survive.
Please dear, do find a space in your heart to help us so that I can give you my son's contact so that two of you will see to the sucessfull completion of this transaction by claiming and clearing this deposit from the security company , afterwards you could help Osuman over to your country to start a new life -enrolling in a good school from the transaction proceed.
Inshaallah, in the name of AL-KHLIQ we shall succeed.
I await your response. reply at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your muslim sister