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Begging in the name of God is probably an effective scam strategy in some cases. Poor and honest Charles Pedersen opposed Fidel Castro, and for that reason he has been driven into poverty. But thankfully his late father left him a large sum of money, which you can share, if you just help transfer it from Europe. The scammer tries to make the story sound plausible by citing an actual airline crash in which his wealthy father was supposedly killed. But alas, like all such messages, it’s a fraud.
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 09:16:57 -0000 (GMT)
Subject: I BEG YOU IN THE NAME OF GOD
From: “CHARLES PEDERSEN” firstname.lastname@example.org
My Name is Charles Pedersen, a Cuban
I was adopted in in 1960 by an American Multi-Millionaire of Fair Bank Alaska of USA who died in a plane crash in January 31, 2000 together with his wife Thelma and only daughter Sheryl. They had boarded the Alaska Airline Flight 261 heading to San Francisco and Seattle From Puerto Varlarta, Mexico but crashed into the Pacific Ocean, not far from Los Angeles.
Few months ago I received a letter from a finance security company in Europe asking that I come down to claim a consignment containing the sum of Ten MIllion United States Dollars [$10,Million] which my late father had deposited for me. According to the finance company, the deposit is BONDED.
Now that I have been asked to come to Europe, I cannot do that because I do not have a travel document but only a drivers licence. It is worsened by the fact that I have been declared wated by the Communist Government of Fidel Castro for my Democratic stance. Presently, my life is in danger. Please, I beg you to assist me contact the finance company in europe and claim the money on my behalf. This is a confidential business lest the government of Castro hears it again.
Please , I promise to give you 20% of this amount. I am very poor now and an ordinary Mechanic with three kids.
If God touches your heart to assist me, contact me only through my secure email address at email@example.com.
Do not forget to send me your full names,private telephone numbers to enable me contact the finance company that you will assist me.
May GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU.