A Scam Email with the Subject "ATTN: To A Trustworthy Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Sep 2006 21:12:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was FROM MR IBRAHIM UMAR <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
To A Trustworthy Friend, How have you been doing? I know life would be treating you well with it's uttermost care. If I was in the same state of health like you are, I would be the happiest. This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains so I decided to contact you through this medium . During the process of reading this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is IBRAHIM UMAR, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about 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 focus 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 if I have a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends and Schools in the UAE. 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. So far, I have distributed funds to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the funds, which I have there to charity organizations in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the funds to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. I would rather pick someone like you who, I feel I would definitely feel OK in putting funds in your care. The last of my funds which is the huge cash deposit of Eight Million Two Hundred thousand United States Dollars (8,200,000,000 USD) that I have with a Financial institution Abroad. I would want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatch it to charity organizations and let them know that it is I, IBRAHIM UMAR that is making this generous donation. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I presently recieve remedial treatments. I just hope that, Faith uses you to support and assist me with good heart. For your support and care, you can have 20% of the total funds with the Financial Firm. NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I dont want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. And also, I would be contacting with you by email as I dont want anybody to know because they are always around me. Do endeavour to send your PHONE as well as your FAX for easy communication. I sent you this email from my computer and the hospital staff are always around me. I do not no if they have gotten the password to my email. I do not want them to interfere in this and would to trust just YOU. For that, I have another email which is kept absolutely confidential by me. It is below. You are to reply to it if you want to really help me out of this. I will be the happiest if you do. Kindly reach me through my private email: email@example.com Thank You! Your Beloved One, IBRAHIM UMAR.