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From: Faroog Yousuf <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 10:17:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Assist Me To Reach Out To The Needy ONES
Before I will introduce myself,
I hope and pray to GOD that I have the right
person.As you read this, I don't want you to feel
sorry for me, because, Ibelieve everyone will die
My name is Mr faroog yousuf, a merchant in Dubai, in
the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal
cancer .It has defiled all forms of medical
treatment, and right now I have only about a few
live,according to medical experts.
I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I
never really cared for anyone (not even myself)but
my business. Though I am very rich, I was never
generous, I was always hostile to people and only
focused onmy business as that was the only thing I
cared for. But now I regret
all this, as I now know that there is more to life
than just wanting to have or make all the money in
I believe when God gives me a second chance to come
to this world I
would live my life a different way from how I have
lived it. Now that Godhas called me, I have willed
and given most of my property and assetsto my
immediate and extended family members as well as a
I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul
so, I have decided
to give alms to charity organizations, as I want
this to be one of thelast good deeds I do on earth.
So far, I have distributed money to
some charity organizations in the U.A.E,Algeria and
Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so
badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I once asked
members of my family to close one of my accounts and
distribute the money, which I have there to charity
organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused
and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do
nottrust them anymore, as they seem not to be
contended with what I haveleft for them.
The last of my money which no one knows of is the
huge cash deposit of twenty seven million dollars
$27,000,000,that I have with a
finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to
help me collect
this deposit and dispatched it to charity
i will reward you for your time and patience.
reply me with your full contact information for more
private and confidential communication.
God be with you.
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