Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Can you be of assistance in completing this project for the needy?

From: Rafiq Rehman <>

This email with the subject "Can you be of assistance in completing this project for the needy?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 05 Dec 2006 04:57:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Rafiq Rehman <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Greetings dear,

This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not met before. I have to 
say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains so I decided to contact you through this 
medium. As you read this, I don't want you to feel bad about the situation because I believe 
everyone  will die someday. 

My name is Rafiq Rehman, a merchant in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates(UAE).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 forms of medication 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. 

Although I am very rich, I was never generous, never willing to spare time  and help people but 
only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for.  Now I regret all these 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 God gives me a second chance I would live my life a different way and  lead a better 
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 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 donated 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 myself any more. I once asked members of my family to close one of my 
accounts and donate the money to charity organizations in Bulgaria but they tricked me and 
embezzled the money. 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 is the huge cash deposit that I have with Financial Firm 
Abroad .I will want you to help me collect this deposit and distribute it to charity organizations 
and let them know that I, Rafiq Rehman is making this generous donation.
I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come since 
the sickness has bedridden me for several months. I pray that God uses you to support and assist me 
in good heart. 
God be with you 
Mr. Rafiq Rehman 

Please reply to:

NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as 
I donít want anything or anybody that will jeopardize my last  wish. And Also I will be contacting 
with you by email as I donít want anybody to know because they are always around me. Do endeavour 
to send your  phone as well as your fax for easy communication.