How imaginative, and yet, how same old same old. The Lads are moving with the times. The NNPC theme is about dried up; widows of diamond ministers can't buy a feeling; heirless bank customers don't have the pizzazz of yesteryear. What else but this? He's no Reinaldo Arenas but he can spin a yarn. The sad thing of course is that being gay in Saudi Arabia can get you killed by the state. Which is the only true thing in this scam letter, every other word being a lie, including, as someone wittier once said, "and" and "the".
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 08:53:27 -0800 (PST)
From: ibrahim al-mustapha
Subject: Urgent request
The reason of my contacts is assistance, i am Ibrahim
Azad Al-Mustapha a 54years and a gay from saudi
arabia, but my authority are against and after me
because of my feeling to be a gay. I was once arrested
and tortured in my country before i was released, that
is the reason i ran away to cape town to ask for a
The reason why i am contacting you is that i need
your assistance to help me secure my funds which was
deposited to a security company in Saudi Arabia by my
uncle Prince Mustapha Ibn Azad Al Mustapha the total
fund is US$9,520,000.
The fund which is in the consignment was declared to
the security company in Saudi as Government Reserve
Materials / Personal Effects to avoid the eyebrow of
the nasty Saudi Authority since they were after me
because of my feeling before the funds was finaly
moved to spain.
The problem is that i cant travel out because of my
refugee status which is still pending here in Cape
town and my government has requested south african
government my extradiction but the case is on hold.
I wouldnt want to loose this funds that i have
suffered for years that is why i contacted you and so
that you can be of assistance to me and if you know
that you are really reliable to assit this my
situation please contacts me and include your phone
and faxes so that we could discuss about the
Hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
Prince Ibrahim Azad Al-Mustapha.