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Scam email from 'Gaddafi's wife' offers to share her fortune stashed in Malaysian account

Washington, Sat, 17 Mar 2012 ANI

Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): An email, purported to be from former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safia Farkash Qaddafi, is offering people a piece of her fortune from the 65 million dollars stashed away in a secret Malaysian account, in return for 'a little assistance as a trusted partner'.


"I am desperately looking for a foreign partner whom I can trust to handle some investment," she writes in the email.


She even includes links to various newspaper accounts verifying the immense wealth Gaddafi hid around the world as he left much of his country in poverty, Fox News reports.


In many cases, those who respond to the emails are lured to another country (in this case Malaysia) where the money is said to be hidden.


The con artists' victims risk being kidnapped and held for ransom, or in the case of Greek millionaire George Makronalli killed.


The email brings to light the very serious issue of what to do with the vast fortune that Gaddafi and his family plundered from Libya.


According to the report, in response to a query for more information from "Mrs. Qaddafi," she did offer one juicy tidbit, "Once you have assist in securing these funds in your account I will then move with my children to your country for my share of the money and to invest."


Perhaps the scammers are now preying not only on the gullible, but lonely as well. (ANI)


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