Not nigerian! Kuwaiti! So it can't be a scam

I received the following email yesterday. While I will not be able to take this scammer dear woman up on her fraud generous offer, I thought I'd offer the internets the opportunity to do so. The email address is: fatimasheikh55@netscape.net Have at her.


My name is Mrs. Fatima Sheikh, widow to late Mr. Abdullah Sheikh, former owner of Petroleum andGas Company, here in Kuwait, I am 68years old, suffering from long time cancer of the breast,From all indications my condition is really Deteriorating, and it's quite obvious that I Won't live more than 2 months according to my doctors, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage, I don't want your pity, but i need your trust.

My late husband died early last year from heart attack, and during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child, my late husband was very wealthy, and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth,

The doctor has advised me that I will not live for more than 2 months, so I have now decided to spread all my wealth, to contribute mainly to the development of charity in Africa, America, Asia and Europe, am sorry if you are embarrassed by my mail,
I found your e-mail address in the web directory, and i have decided to contact you,
But if for any reason you find this mail offensive, you can ignore it and please accept my apology.

Before my late husband died he was a major oil tycoon, in Kuwait and deposited the sum of 25million dollars (Twenty Five million dollars) in a company in South Africa some years ago, hats all I have left now, I need you to collect this funds and distribute it yourself to charity, So that when I die my soul can rest in peace, the funds will be entirely in hands and management, I hope God gives you the wisdom to touch very many lives that is my main concern. 20% of this money will be for your time and effort, while 80% goes to charity.

God bless you.
Mrs. Fatima Sheikh.

UPDATE: Oh, and according to this website, "Mrs. Fatima Sheikh" (at the same email address) has been sending out letters informing people that she works for the National Lottery of the Netherlands. You don't think there might be somethign unsavory going on here, do you?


BA said...

I don't know how you can be so heartless. Can't you see this poor woman is in pain. While I can't stop her illness I can help fulfill her last wishes. And I don't know about you but 20% of 25 million is a lot of money. I'm in. Where do I need to send my credit card/bank account/social security numbers to?

Mike said...

Just send them to me, and I'll forward them to her. But I'll have to use a courier, because her server is down, so could you include a check for $225, too?

BA said...

Oooh....you're going to need cash? I don't have any of that. I could send you one of my punks. I get to pick which one.

Anonymous said...

Sounds legit to me. I'll follow up on it and get back to you.

Sean doesn't know how to use his name said...

Sean is too lazy to use word verification. Or, he believe that it will cause testicular bloating. Whichever. Too lazy.