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Have you received an email from "Saeed Ahmed a merchant in Dubai", claiming that he is dying and needs you to receive his fortune so you can donate it to charity? In particular, "diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live".
It is simply a pathetic scam, and frankly, we're appalled that anyone would believe it for an instant. It's simply too implausible. You'd have to be an absolute moron to fall for this one. (Sorry to be so blunt, but if you fell for this scam, you must have grown up next to a toxic metal factory).
Already, let's assume you did take the "special bus" every day to school; here are some obvious clues that it is a scam:
If a wealthy person doesn't trust his or her relatives and wants to donate their money to charities, they need only get a lawyer and set up a will and trust funds. It's very easy to do, and wealthy people do this every day.
How would this wealthy person find you? Well? Come on? Are you famous for your saintliness or philanthropy?
Why would this wealthy dying person choose you? What the heck makes you, and you alone worthy to administer their fortune?
Look at the letter? Would you think someone worth this much money could and would write better than this? look at the misspellings, poor punctuation, lousy grammar and syntax. They sure didn't make their money from anything involving their brain... Maybe they won a lottery, from another scammer?
Top of the day to you and as you read this mail, I don?t want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.
My name is Saeed Ahmed a merchant in Dubai, in theU.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal 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 generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I r! egret 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 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 also 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 Bul! garia and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hen ce, 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 of eighteen million dollars $18,000,000,00 that I have with a finance/Security Company abroad. I will want you to help me collect
this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations.
I have set aside 10% for you and for your time.
God be with you.
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