This email with the subject "BE MY PENPAL....." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:49:23 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Ahmed Fahrin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- Dear Friend, As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me because, I believe everyone will die someday.My name is Mr. Ahmed Fahrin,a merchant in United Kingdom(England). I have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer which was discovered very late,due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only about three weeks 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 only 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. If I have a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. So i am looking for a pen-pal friend that will give me words of encouragement because,life is too short for me now to be lonely. I hope to hear from you soon. Regards Ahmed Fahrin.