A Scam Email with the Subject "A WIDOW FROM IRAQ" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 12 Dec 2004 08:58:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was ALSHIBBETH HAYAT <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear I decided to mail you thru the chat forum on small business and please do not feel bad about this message more especially as i am from Iraq. My names are Hayat Al-Shibbeth Ashraf widow of Abdul Rahman Ashraf, former Bank Manager of Baghdad National Bank. My Husband and our twin sons was killed in the U.S. led military campaign during this crises period. All we ever worked and lived for was destroyed. I am left alone now with my 11 years old little girl. Before the invasion, he disclosed to me that he had funds totalling Twenty Four Million United States Dollars securely lodged in a security company in Europe. I have with me the Deposit Certificate which states that the consignments contains PRICESLESS FAMILY VALUABLES, and that an agreement was reached between them for a possible change of beneficiary's status. He had made this revelation to me when the American led forces intensified their air raid on our country before he was killed. I ask you in the name of Allah the merciful, to help salvage the situation for me and my little girl and help us claim at this fund. I am willing to give you the information you may need to clear the fund. I am also willing to give to you an agreed percentage from the total fund. The rest will be more than enough for me and my daughter. I chose to contact you in strict confidence and out of inspiration, believing that you will not betray me when you clear the consignment. All I require from you is honesty and transparency. Presently, I believe am under surveillance by the American Security here and can only reach you via email. However, your nationality does not matter in this business. Please show transparency. I will expect your Urgent response. May Allah be with you. Hayat Shibbeth