Wellwellwell… They used to be called “Nigeria letters” in Sweden when they were still letters, consisting of a business proposal from some crooked person who needed help to take a lot of money abroad. All that would be needed was of course bank account details and a small transfer cost.
They occasionally still arrive, but now as e-mails, and some small part of me cant help being fascinated by how quickly the person in the plea is updated to stay in line with current affairs. This is the latest one. It includes the exile of Muammar’s wife and kids in Algeria – but not his death a few weeks ago.
Från: Mrs safia farkash al-baraasi Muammar gaddafi (email@example.com) Skickat: den 5 november 2011 09:17:34
Mrs.Safia Farkash Gaddafi
Wife of Muammar Gaddafi President,
Email address: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs Safia Farkash al-Baraasi Gaddafi I am the second wife of the Libyan leader.
we came to know each other in 1971 when Gaddafi was admitted to a hospital
where i worked as a nurse. we got married the same year and have six sons
and one daughter.
I got your address from my husband’s email booklet
and so i decided to contact you on this vital issue. As you may be aware that
my husband is presently facing a difficulties in Libya as his administration
charges in Libya by the rebel,me and my three family members had moved to
one of nearest country algeria
all our documents have be ceased to prevent us from traveling.
Please, presently I and my entire family have what I will called “MY FAMILY
LAST RESORT to the tune of U$40 (Forty million United States Dollars) and
ready to be TRANSFER to you with the hope that you will invest this funds into any
good business in your country, pending when the political turmoil is over.
Please if you are interested in helping me to receive this money that is
presently in an escrow account in one of the banks in Asia country.
After a successful process and transfer of this said money into your bank
account, 30% of the total funds will go to you and my son hannibal will come to
your country immediately to start up a business with your assistance so we
will be able save for raining day. You can found out some of the story on
this web bellow:
I shall give you the contact information of my Account officer in the bank when
you indicate your interest and he will assist you on any legal issues to change the
necessary Documents / Documentation to your NAME and Power of Attorney to secure
I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will
protect you from any breach of the law as it is a 100% risk free venture.
Kindly indicate your interest in assisting my family by providing the basic
information such as i will give you application form which you fill and submit to the Bank.
Thanks for your service in advance.
Mrs Safia Farkash al-Baraasi Muammar Gaddafi