A while back, I posted about the Nigerian 419 Scam. The scam involves receiving a letter or email with a sad story about someone who owns millions and is willing to part with a little part of this cash if you help him by sending your bank account information and blank signed documents. Well, if you are gullible enough and do what the scammer says, you will end up with a zeroed bank account. Most of these scams involved relatives of deposed African dictators, even though I got an email from Saddam's niece. Those scammers where getting very creative, and maybe getting their inspiration from CNN.
Anyway, I am proud to present the latest Kuwaiti scam with a Kuwaiti themed sob story.
From: Mahmoud Ahmed Mailed-By: gmx.ch
Date: May 14, 2006 9:14 PM
Subject: Kindly Assist For Fullfillment Of A Wish On Earth
As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me,because, I believe
everyone will die someday. My name is Mahmoud Ahmed a merchant in Kuwait
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 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 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.
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
Kuwait, 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 contempted with what I have left
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/receive
this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations.
You can also reply me on my direct email address of
(email@example.com) for confidentiality as I'll be awaiting your
quick response. For your time and honesty, I have set aside 10% for you.
Taken from here.