A Scam Email with the Subject "Re :PLEASE MY DEAR" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:28:02 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mrs. Zahra Al-Kamil" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
How are you doing? I would like to first of all introduce myself to you because you don't know me. My name is Zahra Al-Kamil; I'm a widow from Bagdad in Iraq. I got your contact after surfing the internet for a reliable partner, I have been praying and fasting to Allah during the just concluded Ramadan for a reliable partner and decided to contact you for your immediate assistance.
Due to the very bad situation here in Iraq, those of us in the business circle are finding it very difficult to cope with the situation, no stable government, bomb explosion at strategic places, sometimes people find it very difficult to go about their normal businesses due to fear of being victim of terrorist attack. Above all, the crisis in Iraq has made business activities totally paralyzed for quite sometime now. For instance, no good telephone facilities, no adequate security, in fact, al most all the basic infrastructure have been destroyed in the on-going war in Iraq and the environment in Iraq have never been conducive business-wise.
Why I need your assistance is that I have a very large amount of money ($36.8M) in a bank security vault outside Iraqi. which I inherited from my late husband who was a major general in Iraqi army in charge of purchase and maintenance in the past regime of late Sadam Hussein.
My intention is to move the money from the bank security vault and invest the money in stock market or real estate in your country with the help of an honest person who will work with me as my foreign associate. I want to invest most of the money abroad to avoid losing the money, because it is not wise doing business in the atmosphere of fear here in Iraq, that's why I am contacting you.
If you can honestly collaborate with me, I am ready to pay you a good percentage of the total amount if you can sincerely assist me to actualize this project soon, because the situation here in Iraq is very critical, the everyday bomb explosion seems to have no end.
If you are ready to assist my family, just email me through my private e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , please this is in no way a scam, my family is in dear need of help from you and we shall remain grateful to whatever help you render to us.
Mrs. Zahra Al-Kamil