A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM:IBRAHIM AKYOL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Aug 2005 01:39:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was IBRAHIM AKYOL <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Assalamu Alaikum, may Allah bless us in the name of Allah Almighty the merciful. My name is Ibrahim akyol, I am a crude oil marketer in Baghdad, Iraq. During the war led by the U.S and coalition forces, my home, investment and properties were bombed down. I lost my wife and two children in the bomb blast and I escaped death but sustained a very serious internal injury that leads me to have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a month 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 because of my closeness to Saddam Hussein first son Uday Hussein 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. Now that Allah has called me,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 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 Iraq,I now seek your assistance to help me clear Thirty million US-Dollars (US$30,000,000.00) 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. 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 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. I dont need any telephone communication in this regards because of my health,the present situation in Iraq and some of my relatives around me. I dont want them to know about this new development and with Allah the merciful,all things are possible.I want you to always pray for me and I have set aside 20% for you for your time and patience. Please send me your CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS with your full contact information for more private and confidential communication immediately i receive your response i will inform my lawyer to contact you and discuss what you have to do. 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 assure me that you will act accordingly. Enesallah, Ibrahim akyol. REPLY TO:firstname.lastname@example.org