This email with the subject "Be a good friend." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 25 Apr 2006 03:27:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was hameed toure <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear beloved, My name is Hameed Toure, A Bahrain national, As you read this story, I do not want you to feel sorry for me as I know everyone will die someday. I have been diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer and it has defiled all forms of medical treatment, 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 was 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 ismore 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 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 money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Somalia 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 deposit of Eighteen Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States ($18,500,000.00) that I have with a finance House abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and despatch it to charity organizations. Please note that 20% of this funds must go to the hurricane katrina victims and another 25% for your effort and time and the remaining funds can be disbursed to other charity organisations. I will provide you with further details immediately I hear from you. Please respond through this email address as I might not be checking the email I used in sending this message to you: mr. email@example.com Regards. Hameed Toure mr.hameed_toure@yahoo. com.hk PLEASE I WILL LIKE YOU TO REPLY ME VIA MY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR CONFIDENTIALITY PURPOSE: firstname.lastname@example.org