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Fraud email example:
From: "Mr Rahim Bin Nasser" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 20:49:10 +0200
Subject: Dear Friend
I am Mr. Rahim Bin Nasser I am 56 years old, a citizen and a merchant
In Qatar.I was born an orphan, I have no Father or mother, and I have no
Relatives. My wife dead 3 years ago of Cancer of the Breast With much
Stress and sufferings, she left our 6 year's Old child all alone for me
to take care of not knowing that I have been Diagnosed with Cancer, which
Was discovered very late, due to my laxity In caring for my health.
It has defiled all forms of medicine; Right now I have only about a few
Months to live, according to my Medical Doctor. I have not particularly
Lived my Life so well, as I never really cared for myself but the Oil
Business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous; I only focused on my
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 the world. I believe when Allah gives me a second
Chance and heal me I would live my life a different way from how I have
I have sowed a seed for my healing I have willed and given most of my
Properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as
Well as a few close friends. I want Allah to be merciful to me and
Accept my soul and so, I have decided to give arms to charity organizations
And give succor and comfort to the
Less privileged of the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina Victims, as I want
This to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth so far, by
Distributing some of this money to some charity organizations.
Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self
Anymore, I once asked close friend of mine to use my funds in one of the
Saudi Bank with Trust and distribute the money to the charity homes in
My name in Bulgaria and Sudan. They cashed the money but kept it only
To themselves believing that My death is near. Hence I do not trust them
Anymore, as they seem Not to be contended with what I have giving them
The last of my money, which no one knows of, is the huge cash deposit
Of Twenty Two Million United States Dollars (US$ 22 Million) that I have
In one of the Security Finance Company in Europe since the year 2003
Waiting for payment. I want you to collect this deposit on my behalf
And disburse it to the Tsunami Earthquake victims in Asia, and Hurricane
Also part of it will be used for my only child for his upbringing as
You will be responsible for his education, health and other activities to
Remember his Parents when he becomes a man. Please send me an e-mail to
Indicate your wiliness to assist with trust in this disbursement.
I will set aside 10% for you for your time and efforts. I need Your
Urgent reply with the below complete information.
Your Full names:
Your Residential Address:
Your Country of origin:
Your phone/Fax numbers:
Your current Email Address:
As soon as I receive this from you it will enable me go ahead and
Inform the Company where the said fund is presently deposited to change the
Ownership in Your name and get it transferred to you for the project and
Of my only blood left that is my child.
Be informed that this is all about TRUST and believing that it will be
Safe in your hand. I will also plead to you to always pray for me
Because Only Allah heals. Please for urgent response send your reply to:
ALLAH BLESS YOU
Mr Rahim Binnasser