TV SMITH's Dua Sen: Scam The Scammer
TV Smith's Dua Sen
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by TV Smith

Fed up with those Nigerian scam spam? Well, you can take it lying down or fight fire with fire, the Malaysian way…

Dear Mrs Maryam Abacha,

I am Dr Mariam Os, the wife of the late Malaysian General Os, former president of a local municipal council. Following the sudden death of my husband, I have been thrown into a state of utter confusion, frustration and hopelessness.

The security agents in the country have subjected me to physical and psychological torture too. My son is being detained without trial under the Emergency Ordinance for selling pirated VCDs below the recommended price. As a widow that is so traumatised, I have lost confidence with anybody within the country.

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the discovery of various huge sums of money deposited by my husband with various banks abroad. In fact, the total sum involved is believed to be in the tune of RM 700 million (1 US dollar = RM3.80). Due to foreign currency exchange restrictions, I am unable to raise even RM 500,000 for my daughter's medical education at a local private college.

Therefore, I felt that I am suddenly blessed to come across another widow in another third world country who shares a similar predicament and plight. Hence, I have decided to respond to your mail and I do hope you will be the person God is going to use to rescue my family and me.

By the grace of God again, I have discovered minutes before sending this mail that a sum of US $85 million was deposited by my late husband in my name with a bank in your country. Any additional information is withheld for now, for security reasons until we fully commence communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund on my behalf for safekeeping.

You are entitled to 35% of the total sum. I hope to invest a proportion of the balance in the logging, telecommunication and broadcasting industries in your country. Please forward your private telephone and fax numbers so that we can fully commence communication immediately.

However, in case you might mistake this for a Nigerian 419 fraud, I would like to be totally honest and forthright with you. I require you to deposit a minimal US $10,000 into another account seven days before I execute the transaction. This is to cover the advance fees of the attorney, bank manager and other officials. While I guarantee you a 100% risk free and smooth transfer, please note that our banks are closed on the first and third Saturdays of the month, in addition to 183 other annual state and national holidays.

Upon successful completion of the transaction, I would also like to personally invite you to invest in several lucrative projects in our country. I have contacts to secure licenses for private pay TV stations, logging concessions and inside knowledge of the expected privatisation of our police force. You may be interested to know that my brother-in-law has just secured the contract for a nationwide triple tracking railway project.

I will quite appreciate, if you accept my proposal in good faith. I look forward to receiving your urgent reply to my plea. I also hope that you would similarly exercise utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinarily confidential.

Yours truly,

Dr Mariam Os
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