This email with the subject "Asalam alaikum" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 Jul 2005 19:39:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was HASHEM AHMED <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Asalam alaikum Friend, My name is Hashem 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 onlyabout 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 of (Twenty million five hundred thousand u.s dollars) that I have in a fixed deposit account with a finance/Security firm abroad. I will want you to help me put claim to this funds that i have with the finance/security firm abroad and dispatched it to charity organizations. I have set aside 15% for you and for your time. God be with you. Hashem Ahmed Please do get back to me with this email address:firstname.lastname@example.org so i could give you the full details about the funds.