Friday, December 16, 2005
No matter how much I deny that I am in need of money, nobody just don't believe it. Somehow or other words have travelled around the globe that I need money. Perhaps the CITOS (credit information site of Bank Negara Malaysia wherein all details of credit defaulters are kept and broadcasted to all licensed financial institutions to warn them of the listed names of poor credit standing citizens) had been hacked by the donors, and my name picked at random. And amazingly I had been receiving generous offers through e-mails from faraway places such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Zaire, Kenya, Guinea and even Dublin offering me amounts that I never dreamt of. Even from those in high offices including one Mdme. Suha Arafat (with passport enclosed to provide credibility). If I tell them, in fact I did, that I am unable to be a recipient of those sums left behind by unknown relatives who died "in plane crashes"; due to my banking accounts now being frozen due to local credit defaults, they will say that I am indeed keras keng or obstinate plus plain stupid.
Having ignored numerous pleas by the securities companies where the 'loots' are stashed to claim them quickly before they close for the year, I am amazed still that I still am receiving now new offers, and on more generous terms! And this time playing and pleading on religious sentiments (how on earth do they know that I share with them a common religion is another wonder as I have not even got my MYKAD yet!). From a new location in China! What should I do? Should I tell the Police di Raja since this is a China issue? Or you wanna share the loot with me?
This scam is known as Scam 419.
The plea goes ...........
From: Mr Mohammed Li of China.
PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO USE IT FOR THE WORK OF ALLAH
Dear Beloved in Islam,
As you read this letter, please I don't want you to feel sorry for me because I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Mr Mohammed Li, a new Muslim convert/business merchants from China.I am married with 1 child but my wife along our only son died in a car accident one year ago. Since their death I too have been battling with oesophageal cancer which has make me lost my ability to talk.
It has defiled all forms of medical treatment and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to my doctor. Athough I still put my trust in the hand of almighty Allah. It is my wish to testify before you of my past behaviour until I converted Muslim. 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 Allah gives me a second chance to come to this world, I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that Allah has called me, I have Willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members.
I want Allah to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, 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 around. 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 that I have there to earthquake victim in Pakistan/India but 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.
Beloved in Islam the last of my money which no one knows of is the cash deposit of 2.6m Euros (Two million six hundred thousand Euros) that I have with a Bank in Europe. I will want you to help me retrieve this deposit and dispatched it to earthquake victim in Pakistan/India.
The holy Quran emphasized so much on Allah's benevolence and this has encouraged me to take this bold step. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and also I don't want this unbelievers to misuse this it. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know that after death I will be with Allah the most beneficient and the most merciful. With Allah all things are possible. My happiness is that since I converted to Muslim, I lived a life of a true devoted muslim worthy of emulation. Please my beloved in Islam always be prayerful all through your life. Whoever that wants to serve Allah must serve him in truth and in fairness.
Beloved any delay in your reply will give me a room in sourcing for another devoted muslim for this same purpose as I may be going for a new operation soon. Meanwhile I have set aside 20% for your time in helping me to fulfill this holy work which am entrusting into your hand.
May the almighty Allah continue to guide and protect we Muslims all over the world.
Your brother in Islam,
Mr. Mohammed Li