This email with the subject "Assalamu alaikum!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Mar 2006 03:48:02 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
Beloved Brother/Sister bISmillahi irrahman irrahim! Assalamu alaikum wa rahamtullahi wa barakat. I have seen war and I have seen peace, I have seen riches and I have seen people die of hunger on daily bases. And I am quite certain that life is vanity; the only life worth living is a life of service to the almighty Allah, most merciful, most compassionate and most benevolent. This is the reason for my present decision based absolutely on taqwa. I am Khalidz the only surviving child of the Gen. Abdulaziz Shihab, one of the UNITA rebel leaders of Angola. My late father fought the agonnizing protacted Angolan civil war from the very scratch, and was incharge of selling diamonds and other solid minerals of the rebel stronghood area, as well as purchasing arms and ammunitions in return. This position made him very rich and powerful. So powerful that the late Dr. Jonas Malheiro Savimbi the head and founder of the UNITA guerillas felt threatened that he planned to get rid of my father. As much as I can remember, one Sunday I was away with my mother when a handful of soldiers onbviously sent by the late Dr. Jonas Malheiro Savimbi went to our house and killed my father, my two sisters and brother. They also executed everyone that beared the same surname with us in my village, thus making sure that we were completely wiped out the surface of the earth. An aid loyal to my father met with me and my mother and sneaked us to Zambia a neighbouring country, from where we travelled to (U.A.E) My mother died of extreme cancer a month ago here in (U.A.E), and here am I on my sick diagnosed of HIV 1 & 2 i.e. full blown AIDS and I have a few months to live. Three months ago my late mother took me to the Bank Finance Company where my late father deposited large sum of money ($2.5m) he acquired during the war, and I took possesion. I do not want this money to get into wrong hands by means of intestate laws. My late father probably did not do thing right and fate has dealt with us decisively, but lying here on my dying bed I am determined to do thing right to enable me die in a state of Taahir, by passing this fund on to a devoted muslim or an Islamic Organisation that will use it to progate Islam to the glory of the almighty Allah, take care of the weaks of the earth ( the widows, old and ophans) . If you know and believe in your heart that you stand up for a good course and bring glory to the name of Allah, distinquish yourself in this world full of evil and corruption and use this money just as I have said, then get in touch with me immediately forwarding the following details. (1) Your full contact detail (2) Your telephone and fax number(s) (3) Your Date and place of birth (4) Your Occupation So that I can forward to the security company to contact you, Time is of the essence, because it is imperative that you pull this fund to your bank account now that I am still alive to avoid eminent confrontation and refusal by the Finance company when I am gone. Awaiting your immediate reply. Sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Yours in faith, Khalidz