Fraud Email Example
- Ladies & Gentlemen, following is an example of a fraud email. Look at it and
remember the next time you get one so as to prevent you from getting stung by
some huckster!!!! Don't fall for any of the sob stories you read on the
Internet requesting money. If you wish to give money, use the normal, proven
channels such as United Way or your Church or a REPUTABLE organization whom you
have had dealings with before.
Sorry to go ballistic, but we have to take back the internet!!!!
FRAUD MESSAGE BEGINS:
As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe
everyone will die someday.
My name is Muhammed Ismail, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been
diagnosed with lung cancer. 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 am very rich, I was never g
enerous, 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 is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the
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, 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 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
The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of twenty
four million US dollars (US$24,000,000), that I have with a deposit company
abroad. Acknowledge this message so that I can introduce you to my lawyer who
will handle the transfer of receivership by you of the said funds. I will want
you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity
organizations. My lawyer shall put you in the picture of the funds, tell you where the
funds are currently being maintained and also discuss modalities including
remuneration for your services. For this reason kindly furnish your contact
information, that is your address, personal telephone and fax number for confidential
God be with you.
END OF FRAUD ATTEMPT !!!!!!!!!!
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