This email with the subject "Dear friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 26 Jul 2007 18:36:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Al Yusuf <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, My name is Mr.Al Yusuf, I am 53years old, a citizen and a merchant in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE). I was born an orphan, I have no father or mother, and I have no relatives. My wife dead 2years ago of Cancer of the Breast with much stress and surfrings, she left our 5 years old child all alone for me to take care of not knowing that I have been diagnosed with Cancer, which was discovered very late, due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all forms of medicine; Right now I have only about a few months to live, according to my Medical Doctor. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for myself but the Oil business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I 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 is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when Allah gives me a second chance and heal me I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. I have sowed a seed for my healing 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 arms to charity organizations and give succor and comfort to the less privileged of the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina Victims, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth so far, by distributing some of this money to some charity oganizations. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self anymore, I once asked close friend of mine to use my funds in one of the Saudi Bank with trust and distribute the money to the charity homes in my name in Bulgaria and Sudan. They cashed the money but kept it only to themselves believing that my death is near. Hence I do not trust them anymore,as they seem not to be contended with what I have giving them already. The last of my money, which no one knows of, is the huge cash deposit of Twenty Two Million United States Dollars ( US$ 22 Million) that I have in one of of the Security Finance Company in Europe since the year 2003 waiting for payment. I want you to collect this deposit on my behalf and disburse it to the Tsunami Earthquake victims in Asia, and Hurricane Katrina Victims.Also part of it will be used for my only child for his upbringing as you will be responsible for his education,health and other activities to remember his perants when he become a man. Please send me an e-mail to indicate your wiliness to assist with trust in this disbursement. I will set aside 10% for you for your time and efforts. I need your urgent reply with the below complete information. Your Full names: Your Residential Address: Your phone/Fax numbers: Your Age: Your Occupation: Your current Email Address: As soon as I receive this from you it will enable me go ahead and inform the company where the said fund is presently deposited to change the ownership in your name and get it transfered to you for the project and taken care of my only blood left that is my child. I will advice you to send the information to this email: email@example.com I will also plead to you to always pray for me because only Allah heals. ALLAH bless you. Al- Yusuf.