A sympathetic version of a pathetic old scam

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



>> 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

>> 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 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

>> 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.


>> God be with you.


>> Saeed Ahmed.

>> E-Mail Address:MATGRA2005@NETSCAPE.NET





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