This email with the subject "Dear most Honoured friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 15 Jul 2007 01:01:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear most Honoured friend,
My name is Mr. Saeid Joulaei, a sick merchant diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer. Due to my laxity in caring for my health it was discovered very late. I am presently in AL Bayan Specialist Hospital in Dubai. It has defiled all forms of medicine, according to medical experts I have only about a few months to live, 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.
But now I regret my past 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 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 my health has become worse 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 God to be merciful to me and accept my soul and so, I have decided to give alms to charity organizations so as to bring succour and comfort to the less privileged in our societies, 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, Algeria 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 organizations and to the less privileged 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 that I have with a Bank in Europe for safe keeping. It is with regards to this funds that I am writing you this email. All I need is to make you the beneficiary to these funds, and I will establish a relationship between you and the bank so that you can disburse it to some Charity Homes, and to the less privileged. Please respond to this email to indicate if you will assist me in this disbursement. You will be rewarded with a reasonable percentage for your time and patience.
Please do not reply to this email, if you can not help me, because your reply means an acceptance to assisting me in achieving my dreams, and I strongly apologise if my contact with you has caused any inconveniency, but if you are willing kindly write a reply email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, while I wait to hear from you, may God be with you and your entire family.
Mr Saeid Joulaei