A variation of the ‘move my money’ scam. This is the first email I recall attempting to garner the sympathy vote by the sender writing he will die soon. This scam doesn’t get my sympathy.
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 5:51 PM
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE
>> Dear sir,
>> 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
>> 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 last
>> 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
>> 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
>> I have set aside 10% for you and for your time.
>> God be with you.
>> Saeed Ahmed.
>> E-Mail Address:MATGRA2005@NETSCAPE.NET