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From: "Saeed Ahmed" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 02:24:14 +0000
Subject: Hello Friend
--Dear Friend,Top of the day to you,this letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not met.I have to say hear that i have no intension of coursing you any pain whatsoever,but to solicit for your assistance in carrying out a dieing man's last wish and as you read this, I don?t want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.My name is Saeed Ahmed 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 months to 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 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 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 God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends.I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give also to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the lastgood 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 not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of eighteen million dollars $18,000,000,00 that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations.I have set aside 10% for you and for your time.If you should decide to help me,please reply to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org your help will be highly appreciated.Hope to hear from you soon and may God be with you.Best regards,Saeed Ahmed.