This email with the subject "Assalamuailakum," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 May 2006 07:56:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Maryiam Mohammad" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Assalamuailakum, I am Mrs. Maryiam Mohammad, married to late Sheikh Kazeem Abdullaziz Mohammad who was an oil Explorer and industrialist with business connections in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China for almost twelve years before he died on September 22, 2002. We were married for almost twelve years without a child and he died after a mysterious brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both devoted Muslim and since his death I too have been battling with a serious and complicated health problem of cancer and fibroid. And I have gone through many operations but with no remedy. Recently my doctor told me I have only six months to live due to my complicated terminal illness which disturbs me so much. When my husband was alive he deposited a sum of $9,500,000 million with a Finance company, overseas, which contact I will reveal to you later. Having known my condition is deteriorating I decided to donate the money to either a Muslim Organization or devoted Muslim individual that will utilize it the way Almighty Allah will be pleased and glorified so that I will be happy even in death. I want the concerned Muslim Organization or devoted Muslim individual to use the money with honesty and sincerity to fund Mosques, Orphanage, Widow and Motherless Homes to propagate the words of Allah and to ensure the society upholds views and belief of the Holy Quran which emphasizes so much on Allah's benevolence to mankind. This encourages me to take the bold step to donate the entire money to charity because I don't have any child that will inherit it. And my husband's only brother that may have inherited the money is now a devouted christian. He has just been a converted into Christianity which bothers me most. He likely will not to support my decision to have the money donated to fund Mosques, Orphanage, Widow and Motherless Homes and Muslim Organization if I am to allow him have it. And I don't want a situation where the money will be used in an unholy manner, hence the reason for the bold decision I have taken. I know that after death I will be with Allah the most beneficent and most merciful. I would want you and Muslim community where you reside to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a true life of a devoted Muslim, worthy of emulation. Remember whoever that want to serve Almighty Allah must serve Him in truth and in fairness. Please always be prayerful all through your life. I don't need any telephone communication at this moment because of my health, and also due to the presence of my husband's family that are always around me, I don't want them to know about my plans. And with Almighty Allah, all things are possible. If you will prove to me that you can be trusted I shall give you contact information of the Finance company, overseas, where my late husband deposited the money. I will also issue a Letter of Authority to Finance company authorizing them that the money has been "WILL" to you so that you can carry out my decision to use the money very prudently. Any delay in your reply will make me source for another Muslim organization or a devoted Muslim for same purpose. Until I hear from you, my dream will rest squarely on your shoulders. May the Almighty Allah continue to guide and protect you and your family. Awaiting your reply, Kindest regards, MRS. MARYIAM MOHAMMAD