This email scam appears to be closely related to the Nigerian letter,
Zimbabwe farm letter and Nepalese Royal Family scams.
Sophos recommends recipients do not reply to the email in any way.
The text of the scam reads as follows:
It is indeed my pleasure to write to you this letter, which
I believe will be a suprise,as we are both complete strangers.
As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because
I believe everyone will die someday.
My name is JADEL DUDI, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been
diagnosed with Esophageal cancer which was discovered very late, due
to my laxity in carring for my health.
It has defiled all forms of medicine, and right now I have only
about a few months to live, according to medical experts. I have
not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for
anyone not even myself but my business travelling having fun with
Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile
to people and only focus 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 I have a second chance to come to this world I would
live my life a different way from how I have lived it, now that it is
dark for me, I have Willed and given most of my properties and assets
to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few
close friends since I did not marry any man because I am rich.
To correct my wrong past life, I have decided to give alms to charity
organizations,as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do
So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the
U.A.E,Algeria and Malaysia.
Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself
I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and
distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in
Bulgaria and Pakistan,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.
The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of
Twenty Four Million Dollars that I have with a Security Company in
Europe I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched
it to charity organizations.
I have set aside 10% for you for your time and patience.
Please do not share my email address with anyone as I have received some
emails from some unscrupulos people claim to be charity organisations and
other weird stories.