Tuesday, August 21, 2007

SPAM ALERT: Mrs. Suha Arafat asks for my help

This one is a keeper for its comedic potential. The widow of Yassar Arafat wants my help in getting to her husband's "secret bank account and [c]ompanies." I reproduce the entire document, complete with original mis-spellings.
Dearly beloved,

This mail may not be surprising to you if you have been following current events in the international media with reference to the Middle East and Palestine in particular.

I am Mrs. SUHA ARAFAT, the wife of YASSER ARAFAT, the Palestinian leader who died in Paris.Since his death and even prior to the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism,confusion,humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and psychological torture. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with everybody in the country at the moment

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of some fund in my husband secret bank account and ompanies and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the corrupt Palestine Government. In fact the total sum allegedly discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of about $6.5 Billion Dollars. And they are not relenting on their effort to make me poor for life. As you know, the Moslem community has no regards for woman, hence my desire for a foreign assistance. You can visit the BBC news broadcast below for better understanding of what I am talking about

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3479937.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3995769.stm

I have deposited the sum of 20 million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is withheld for now until we open communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your bank account for safe keeping and any Investment opportunity. This arrangement is known to you and my personal Attorney.He might be dealing with you directly for security reasons as the case may be.

In view of the above, if you are willing to assist for our mutual benefits, we will have to negotiate on your Percentage share of the $20,000,000 that will be kept in your position for a while and invested in your name for my trust pending when my Daughter, Zahwa, will come off age and take full responsibility of her Family Estate/inheritance.

Please note that this is a golden opportunity that comes once in life time. In case you don't accept please do not let me out to the security and international media as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith.You are to contact me on this email address suha200@gawab.com and send me your full names and your contact telephone numbers,cell number for my attorney to contact your for us to proceed immediately.Please expedite action is needed.

Yours sincerely
Mrs Suha Arafat

I can imagine hoards of people from every corner of the Middle East descending on me like a Biblical plague of locusts if I were to so much as touch any of Arafat's money. And that doesn't even include every Federal agency, every police and security agency in Europe, and just about anybody else in the world who have any interest whatsoever. Yeah, I can see me trying to spend some of that cash. And in the process my life would become so complicated and involved it would make fictional character Jason Charles Bourne's life look like a walk in the park.

No thanks.

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