Fatima Ali, Wealthy Widow of Benin (Scam Alert)

The names change but the scam script stays the same. “Fatima Ali” is dying of cancer and wants your help to give away her fortune to charity. You will be handsomely compensated for this service. Of course there really is no fortune and no “Fatima Ali.” There’s only a scammer spinning a story to try to get you on the hook so he can pick your pocket.

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 02:43:23 +0100 (BST)
From: FATIMA ALI fati_ali2005@yahoo.co.uk

My Dear Friend

I crave your indulgence at this mail coming from somebody you have not know before. I decided to do this after praying over the situation. You should please consider the transaction on its content and not the fact that you have not known me before. I nee d not dwell on how I came by your contact information because there are many such possibilities these days. I would like to introduce myself as Mrs. Fatima Ali, of Repulic of Benin, widow to Late Mr. Usman Ali (fomer Consular of the Benin Embassy in Madrid, Spain). I have been recently been daigonosed of Cancer of the Pelvics. I am writing from my sick bed. There is this US$9.8Million my husband has in an account with the Financial Bank, Benin of which I am the next of kin. With my health condition and because my husband and I have no children, I am looking for a credible person to whom I will pass the righ t of next of kin. This person will apply to the bank and request for the transfer of the fund to his/her bank account.

This is on the condition that you will take 25% of the fund for yourself, 5% used for expenses, while you will use the remaining 70% for the less previlege people in the society. This is in fulfilment of the last request of my husband: that a substantial part of the fund be used to carter for the less previleged,also to donate for the relief of Tsunami Survivors If this condition is acceptable to you, you should contact me immediately with your full names and contact information so that I will ask our family lawyer to prepare the authorization that will give you the right of next of kin to the account in the bank. I will also give you a text of the application you are to send to the bank.

I cannot predict what will be my fate by the time the fund will be transfered into your account, but you should please ensure that the fund is used as i have described above. I look forward to your response.


Mrs. Fatima Ali

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