Wednesday, April 27, 2005

'i need your trust'

I never thought I'd only get scam mail instead of spam. Not more than 48 hours since the last one, here's another scammer...at least this time from the Middle East.

Hello,

My name is Mrs. Alimat Kareem, widow to late Mr.Ibrahim Kareem, fomer owner of IB GAS AND PETROLEUM,kuwait. I am from KUWAIT and i am 68 years old, suffering from long time cancer of the breast. From all indications my condition is really deteriorating and it's quite obvious that I won't live more than 2 months according to my doctors. This is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage. i dont want your pity but i need your trust.

My late husband died early last year from heart attack, and during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death,I inherited all his business and wealth.The doctor has advised me that I will not live for more than 2 months, so I have now decided to spread all my wealth, to contribute mainly to the development of charity in Africa, America, Asia and Europe.am sorry if you are embarrased by my mail.i found your e-mail address in the web directory,and i have decided to contact you,but if for any reason you find this mail offensive,you can ignore it and please accept my appology.

before my late husband died he was a major oil tycoon, in kuwait and deposited the sum of 20 million dollars (Twenty million dollars) in a security company in europe some years ago,thats all i have left now,i need you to collect this funds and distribute it yourself to charity so that when i die my soul can rest in peace. the funds will be entirely in hands and management. i hope God gives you the wisdom to touch very many lives,that is my main concern.

20% of this money will be for your time and effort, while 80% goes to charity.

God bless you.
Mrs.Alimat Kareem.
Heart-rending isn't it?

I wonder how many more I'll get. I'll be sure to pass them on for y'all as they come in.
<< Home 6 Comments:
Anonymous Mom said...

This is almost identical to one we got here at work! They really get around...amazing.

3:21 PM, April 27, 2005  
Blogger Rebekah said...

MAN! I would be a great big sucker--you know that?!

4:00 PM, April 27, 2005  
Blogger Mark R said...

Well, beka, then I recommend someone else managing any blog email that you receive :)

4:47 PM, April 27, 2005  
Blogger R.Marrakesh said...

I got one that was very similar to that too; pretty silly.

9:01 AM, May 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right Mark that is heart- rending. ~ Glora

8:02 PM, May 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.k. I just forgot the i in my name. Don't worry I do that a lot.
~Gloria

8:03 PM, May 16, 2005  

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