How often does $300,000 fall into your inbox? Quite often I have found.
Normally the letters are so badly written that they are quite unreadable and you can understand very little other than the idea that they want to take your money. I sometimes wonder why they go to all this effort because surely no-one would actually respond, unless in absolute desperation.
Today, I received the best written proposal intended to take my money to date. For your viewing pleasure, I would like to share it with you. Please feel free to contact Mr. Salah Hashem Mohammed to ‘help him help you make lots of money.’ Note: sarcasm.
From: Mr. Salah Hashem Mohammed, firstname.lastname@example.org
It is indeed my pleasure to write to you this letter, which I believe will be a surprise, as we are both complete strangers. As you read this, I don’t want you to feel sorry for me; because I believe everyone will die someday.
My name is Mr. Salah Hashem Mohammed from Egypt, a former merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer which was discovered very late, due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all forms of medicine, 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 focus 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 I have a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I had lived it, now that it is dark for me, 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. To correct my wrong past life, 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 my self 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 them. The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of six million dollars that I have with a Fudicial Company Abroad, I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and you must be sending me informations of how it was disbursed either by email or otherwise.
I have set aside 5% for you for your time and patience.
Thanks. Mr. Salah Hashem Mohammed.
NB Please do not share my email address with anyone as I have received some emails from some unscrupulous people claiming to be charity organizations and other weird stories.