This version is the first time where I saw an Arab theme used for this fraud. It also uses an Islamic tone as well, which is not that uncommon, but not widespread either. Also note the use of the link from a well reputed news web site. This shows that the crooks behind these scams keep up with the news, and reinvent their scam to use whatever is new.
From : Waid Bua-Aziz <email@example.com>Subject: CORRUPTION, AUTOCRACY, JIHAD OF YESSER ARAFATDear muslim brothers,EARLY LIFEIt's ironic that the man who personified the Palestinian movement was neither born in the region it claims, nor conforms to his own organization's definition of Palestinian identity. Yassir Arafat, whosereal name is Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini, was born in August 1929 in Cairo, son of an Egyptian textile merchant. He was sent to Jerusalem as a small child after his mother died, then returned to Egypt via Gaza.Throughout his career, Arafat's Egyptian background was a political impediment and source of personal embarrassment. One biographer notes that upon first meeting him in 1967, 'West Bankers did not like hisEgyptian accent and ways and found them alien,' and to the very end Arafat employed me to translate his Egyptian dialect into Palestinian Arabic for conversing with his West Bank and Gaza subjects. CORRUPTION, AUTOCRACY, JIHADI am contacting you in order to ask for your assistance on this confidential Business proposal with full financial benefit for both of us. Before I go further details please be informed that I am writingwithout any other person(s) pre-knowledge of my contacting you on this transaction. Therefore I will appreciate same attitude to be maintained all through.Over the course of (Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini), porpulaly know as (Yasser Arafat)'s 'revolutionary' career, Arafat siphoned off Three-hundreds millions of dollars of international aid money intended to reach the Palestinian people. Estimates of the degree of Arafat's wealth differ, but are all staggering: In 2004, Forbes magazine listed Arafat in its annual list of the wealthiest 'Kings, and Despoted,with a fortune security company $300 million.And while the average Palestinian barely subsisted, Arafat's wife Suha (at left) in Paris received $100,000 each month from PA sources as reported on CBS' 60 Minutes. That CBS report also noted that Arafatmaintained secret investments in a Ramallah-based Coca Cola plant, a Tunisian cellphone company, and venture capital funds in the U.S. and the Cayman Islands.Arafat also used foreign aid funds to pay off cronies who bolstered his autocracy: An International Monetary Fund report indicated that upwards of 8% ($135 million) of the PA's annual budget was handed out by Arafat 'at his sole discretion.' And Arafat's select PA policemen, far from keeping the peace, were repeatedly among the suicide bombers and snipers.Be well informed that your share in this transaction has been calculated as 15% of the total sum of USD$300 million.5% for expenses and the rest for me and my family.I am waiting for your swift and favorable response, and in case you have any question(s), do not hesitate to contact me.Regards,Waid Bua-Aziz.GO TO THESE SITE BELLOW FOR CONFIRMATION.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/07/60minutes/main582487.shtml
reported on CBS\' 60 Minutes. That CBS report also noted that Arafatmaintained secret investments in a Ramallah-based Coca Cola plant, aTunisian cellphone company, and venture capital funds in the U.S. andthe Cayman Islands.Arafat also used foreign aid funds to pay off cronies who bolstered hisautocracy: An International Monetary Fund report indicated that upwardsof 8% ($135 million) of the PA\'s annual budget was handed out by Arafat\'at his sole discretion.\' And Arafat\'s select PA policemen, far fromkeeping the peace, were repeatedly among the suicide bombers andsnipers.Be well informed that your share in this transaction has beencalculated as 15% of the total sum of USD$300 million.5% for expensesand the rest for me and my family.I am waiting for your swift andfavorable response, and in case you have any question(s), do nothesitate to contact me.Regards,Waid Bua-Aziz.GO TO THESE SITE BELLOW FOR CONFIRMATION.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/07/60minutes/main582487.shtmlThe IP address is IP Address : 188.8.131.52.