A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM MR. MUSA KABIR OF IRAN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 22 Aug 2006 08:17:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR. MUSA KABIR OF IRAN Dear Friend, Assalamu Alaikum, My name is Musa Kabir , a business man in Iran. 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 Allah 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 Allah has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as few close friends. I want Allah to be merciful to me and accept my soul, I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I will do on earth. I need help from a reliable and honest person I can trust in the name of Allah the merciful. Considering my present predicament and the political situation in Iran, I now seek your assistance to help me clear Twenty-Five million US- Dollars (US$25,000,000.00) that I have with a recognize bank in Europe and I will want you to help me collect this deposited fund and dispatched it to charity organizations as I will instruct you to do. I donât need any telephone communication in this regards because of my health and some of my relatives around me. I donât want them to know about this new development and with Allah the merciful, all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of my lawyer in Europe and I will also issue you a letter of recognition through my lawyer that will prove you as the next of kin to this fund base on my instructions. I want you to always pray for me and I have set aside 18% for you for your time. Please send a reply through my below email address with your full contact information for more private and confidential communication and note that any delay in your reply will give me room in searching for another person for this same purpose because you are the only person I have contacted for now. Please, inform me that you will act according to what I told you. May great Allah be with you. Mr. Musa Kabir, Tehran, Iran. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org :email@example.com