This email with the subject "Request" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 11 May 2007 23:34:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ABDUL FARUK MOHAMMED" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is ABDUL FARUK MOHAMMED, a British merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer which was discovered very late, due to my laxity in carrying for my health. It has defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have since lost my power of speech and can only manage to write now, as that has been the only way I am able to communicate. 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 is 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 Allah gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from which I have lived it now. 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. I want Allah to be merciful to me and accept my soul and 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, 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 account and donate the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria, 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 none of them knew of is the huge cash deposit that I have with a security firm in UK. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations, a Christian or muslim organization or individual that will utilize this money in helping orphanages, widows and also propagating islam in the world. On reciept of your mail , i will give you the contact of the security company in UK and instruct them to make you the beneficiary to the funds ,after all neccesary procedures has been concluded. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for another person/organization or a devoted personfor the same purpose. Until I hear from you my dreams will rest squarely on your shoulders, may the Almighty Allah continue to guide and protect you. (Amen.) Masalam. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org