Monday, May 19, 2008

ONE WEIRD EMAIL I GOT

This email I have recently got I believe its some spam or I dont know but its weird. Its from someone in Iraq who was helped by the UN and his brother was killed by asassins and he is wanted by them because of his fortune. He also said he wants me to be his partner in real estate or something and he likes fishing otherwise why would he says he wants to own a fishing business, America is not big on the fishing industry (Hey I get 30% what do I care he does). It could be the FBI wanting to see if I do anything illegal ( I have heard cases like this) but probably not.It could be a way to force me to comply with terrorists(see end of letter) Why not you decide.
Its subject was "can I trust you" (no you cant) Well here it is. (his spelling is whacked)
DEAR SIR,
I WRITE TO SEEK YOUR COOPERATION AS MY FOREIGN PARTNER AND YOUR ASSISTANCE TO ENABLE ME AN IRAQI WITH NAME ABU JASIM HUSSEIN ABDUL FATAH TO OWN A PROPERTY AND INVEST IN THE STABLE ECONOMY OF YOUR COUNTRY.
I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU BECAUSE I CONNOT INVEST IN YOUR COUNTRY WITHOUT AN ASSISTANT FROM SOMEONE FROM YOUR COUNTRY.
AND I WILL BE GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU MOST IN RESPECT OF THE TAX ON FOREIGN INVESTORS AND THE ECONOMIC SITUATION OF YOUR COUNTRY IF IT WILL BE STABLE FOR SUCH INVESTMENT OPPURTUNITY THAT AMOUNTED TO $175 MILLION USD.(ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ONLY).
I HAVE THE TOTAL INTENTION OF INVESTING INTO AN ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER LUCRATIVE INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY SUCH AS AGRICULTURE AND FISHING.
ALTHOUGH I AM ON TRANSIT AND YOU CAN AS WELL REACH ME THROUGH MAIL.
I AM AFRAID BECAUSE IT WAS AN ESCAPE MISSION THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE UN AND I AM SECURED BUT LOST MY ELDER BROTHER WHO IS HATEM KAMIL ABDUL FATAH THE ASSASINATED DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF BAGHDAD AND THE ABOVE SAID FUNDS WAS THE DEPOSIT HE MADE IN A SAFE FINANCE HOUSE WHICH I WILL DISCLOSE THE DETAILS TO YOU UPON OUR CONCLUSSIVE AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING.
THE WEBSITES BELOW IS A PROOF AND VERIFICATION OF THE NEWS ABOUT HIS DEATH:HTTP://NEWS.BBC.CO.UK/GO/PR/FR/-/1/HI/WORLD/MIDDLE_EAST/3970619.STMHTTP://WWW.USLABORAGAINSTWAR.ORG/ARTICLE.PHP?ID=6979
BEING THAT I AM THE ONLY BROTHER REMAINING, HIS ENEMIES PLANED TO ASSASSINATE ME SO THAT THEY COULD LAY HANDS ON HIS ASSETS BUT I MANAGED TO ESCAPE THROUGH THE UNITED NATION ASSISTANCE AND I AM ON TRANSIT NOW AND COULD BE REACHED ON EMAIL .
I WILL REQUIRE A GOOD PARTNERSHIP FROM YOU AS A NATIVE OF THE LAND WITH YOUR GREAT IMPACT IN BUSINESS AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU ON PROCEED.
IN RESPECT OF YOUR MANAGERIAL ASSISTANCE YOU SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO THE ENTITLEMENT OF 30% AS REMARK TO YOUR EFFORT BUT PLEASE IT WILL REQUIRE ABSOLUTE SUBMIT AND WHOLE HEARTED ASSISTANCE FROM YOU AS A GREAT INDIGENOUS SUPPORT.
MUCH CO-OPERATION WILL BE REQUIRED FROM YOU.
ANTICIPATING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.ABU JASIM HUSSEIN ABDUL FATAH

9 people gave their 2 cents:

The Babysitter said...

I'm surprised it didn't automatically go to spam.

I never bother reading those e-mails, I delete them right away.

Mikeinmidwood said...

This is the first time I got one of these types of emails I not going to answer him back but if I hear his name in the news that he was assassinated then maybe I should have replied.
I dont know if what hes asking of me is legal Ill try to find out.

Moshe said...

It's a Nigerian money scam. They collect emails from sites and send out emails to them.
If you check his email, you'll see it's from wrong country. Also, if you look at full headers with delivery info, you'll see it was sent from some weird server. Click on standard header on right and select full header, it'll show you delivery info

The Babysitter said...

MikeInMidwood: That reminds me, my father was in a shul in boro park once, and some man came over to him and told him his tefillin weren't good and that he should give it to him to fix. So my father asked him what part wasn't good, and he wasn't clear with his answer, so my father didn't give it to him. Then he went over to another guy and said that his teffillin weren't good and that man actually trusted him and gave him his teffillin. So my father was thinking the same thing that if he heard about it in the news that someone conned a man out of his teffilin he will know who it was, so he remembered how the guy looked and everything, but no story was ever reported.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Moshe

do you know if its Illegal?

Baby sitter

I dont know what kind of man Trusts a stranger with their Teffillin.

Moshe said...

If what's illegal? Nigerian 419 scam is where a person receives an email from Nigeria where he's promised a lot of money for a little help. They ask for a bank account and some info because they need some money first before they can get to their money. Then they ask for more and more. There are some people that were stupid enough to give them tens of thousands of dollars.

Moshe said...

What I usually do when I get one of those and I got some spare time is submit fraud alert to all email providers involved and also track down from where email was sent and submit a fraud alert to the provider.

frumpunk said...

You have to be careful with these. I knew a guy who responded to a similar one and sent off his life saving.

Three weeks later he was found dead, crushed under an enourmas pile of money that had been delivered and must have toppled over and crushed him.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Frumpunk

I'm not sure I get that last part