It doesn't take long for the con-artists to just change a few names and locations, does it? Do they seriously believe that anyone is going to fall for this one?!
From:Uday Hussein. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Uday Hussein the first son of The former Iraq leader President Saddam Hussein. I was priviledged to a lot of huge transactions during the reign of my father before the outbreak of Iraq war and collapse of my father's regime. Because of the imminent war and threat by the United States to freeze all assets and funds of the Hussein family, which is already on the way, I deposited the sum of US$45 MILLION as bond in a Security Finance Company. Right now I am looking for a reliable, trustworthy and competent businessman who will travel to Europe to lay claims to this funds on my behalf. This Funds was gotten as a result of the sales of petroleum to a French company allocated to me.
This funds was deposited in a Security Company in Europe because of the war so that it will not be frozen by American and British governments. Upon your response showing your interest in assisting me, the said country in Europe will be revealed to you.
Presently, I am in Iraq in an undisclosed location for security reasons where there is no telephone and fax communication for security reasons. You probably thought my father and I were captured or dead but that is wrong!
I have entrusted all the documents covering the transaction and the deposit to my personal Attorney(Barrister Sanusi Faruku)who is presently in South Africa.If you are interested you should Show your interest by contacting him on his email address: email@example.com. He will give you further directives as regards the claims of the funds and you would be required to give to him a letter of guarantee of trust to prove that the funds will be secured under your custody.
You are to take 20% of the total sum for assistance,10% is mapped out for any contingent expenses in the course of the transaction, while 70% will be for me. If you are interested kindly contact my lawyer on the above email address and feel free to deal with him as it will not be safe for me to deal with you directly.
I look forward to receiving updates from my lawyer as regards your cooperation.
Paul, When I first started using e-mail, a few years ago, I used to get the very same messages, daily. I'd open my e-mail inbox and there would be like 58 or so of these messages, titled something like "Urgent Assistance Required" or so forth, I can tell you, it was really annoying. It was like I was a email fraud Magnet!.
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