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The following is one of hundreds of emails I have received over the past two years informing me of millions of dollars awaiting my reply:

From: Kalim Durak
Date: 7/30/2007
Subject: COMPLIMENT

DEAREST,
 
HOPE YOU ARE GOOD OVER THERE. I AM SORRY IF I AM INTRUDING INTO YOUR PRIVACY BY CONTACTING YOU SINCE I DO NOT KNOW YOU PHYSICALLY. THE FACT IS THAT I HAVE BEEN DIRECTED BY THE SPIRIT OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICE TO YOU KNOWING FULLY WELL THAT YOU WILL FAIR ENOUGH TO RESPOND TO THIS TASK THAT I  SHALL BE PUTTING FORWARD TO YOU.
 
AS YOU RIGHTLY KNOW, OUR TODAY'S WORLD  IS GOVERN BY GREED, WICKEDNESS , HOSTILITY AND HATRED. PEOPLE NO LONGER  FEEL SAFE DEALING WITH CLOSE FRIENDS, RELATIVES ,NEIGHBOURS AND LOVED ONES.  TRUST ARE BETRAYED BY PEOPLE YOU LEAST EXPECTED.
 
I AM SO SORRY FOR NOT INTRODUCING MYSELF  TO YOU BEFORE NOW. ,MY NAME IS KALIM DURAK FROM RIYAHD ,SAUDI ARABIA. I DO  NOT FANCY RACIAL DISCRIMINATION SO IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE THAT THINK YOUR  RELIGION OR RACE IS SUPERIOR TO THAT OF OTHER PERSONS, PLEASE DO ME THE FAVOUR  OF NOT REPLYING THIS MAIL.
 
I HAVE SPENT 57 GOOD YEARS IN THIS  WORLD AND HAVE WITNESS THE GOOD,THE BAD AND THE UGLY SIDES OF LIFE. I HAVE  LEARNT NOT TO VIEW LIFE FROM JUST A  SINGLE PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE LIFE IS  UNPREDICTABLE.
 
MY REASON FOR CONTACTING YOU IS TO  COMBINE OUR IDEAS AND DEDICATION TO TOUCH THE LIVES OF THE LESS-PRIVILEGE IN  SOME PART OF THE WORLD SO THAT A GOOD LEGACY WILL BE LEFT BEHIND AFTER OUR  TIME ON EARTH. I AM ACTUALLY IN THE HOSPITAL SENDING THIS MAIL TO YOU AS I  HAVE EXPERIENCED ONE TRAUMA AFTER THE OTHER. MEDICAL EXPERTS HERE HAVE  INFORMED ME I MIGHT NEVER LIVED TO SURVIVE THIS AILMENT THAT HAS PLAGUED  THE LAST FEW YEARS OF MY LIFE. THIS IS  BECAUSE THIS DEADLY AILMENT HAS AFFECTED  MY MOST VITAL INTERNAL ORGANS.
 
SOMEHOW, I NOW FEEL SAFER DEALING WITH  STRANGERS THAN PEOPLE I KNOW DUE TO CONSTANT BETRAYALS I RECEIVE FROM LOVED  ONES. NOWADAYS ONLY FEW THINK ABOUT ASSISTING ORPHANAGE HOMES AND OTHER  CHARITY ORGANISATIONS AROUND THE WORLD DUE TO SELF-CENTREDNESS. THE RICH ARE  GETTING RICHER AT THE EXPENSE OF THE POOR.
 
PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS MAIL AS SOON AS  YOU FINISH READING TO LET ME KNOW YOUR OPINION ABOUT ASSISTING THE  LESS-PRIVILEGED AND IF YOU HAVE EVER  GIVEN IT A THOUGHT TO HELP THEM ONE WAY  OR THE OTHER. I HAVE A DREAM TO SHARE WITH YOU AND I HOPE AND PRAY I AM  COMMUNICATING WITH THE RIGHT PERSON.
 
THANKS FOR NOW AS I AWAIT YOUR SOONEST  RESPONSE WITH:
YOUR FULL NAMES, ADDRESS, 
PHONE/FAX NUMBER AND YOUR COUNTRY. YOUR
RESPONSE SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE
BELOW ADDRESS:

klmdurak14@yahoo.com.hk

 
THANKS FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED RESPONSE AND DO HAVE A GREAT DAY !!!
 
REGARDS.
 
KALIM DURAK