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May 21, 2008

Best Picture 2010?

Tom Collins was a loving husband. Originally from Switzerland (obvious with that name, right?), he moved to Asia to work as a construction consultant with his wife Stella Tricia (also quite the Swiss name). He worked there for twenty years, eventually and unforunately dying in a disastrous tsunami.

His widow was left with fortunes, but without a clue of what to do with her remaining years. Off she went to Africa, joining missions and helping the poor children of the world in any way that she could. In time, her doctors informed her that she had contracted lung and breast cancer. Given the death sentence, she thought her life couldn't get any worse but soon found herself unable to speak. However, a last cry (not audibly, obviously) for help might just be the thing to save her soul.

Does that have all the makings of a romantic weepie chick flick or what?

Nope, it's just the contents of a piece of spam I received recently. Despite the translation/language errors and typos, I really have to hand it to whoever is coming up with this stuff. Stop and read some of it some time - it's riveting. I almost feel like going in on the scam anyway just because I appreciate the effort.

Below are the contents of the mail as I received them. Hey, even if you don't like weepies, enjoy the comedy. It's gold...

"With Due Respect And Humanity,Let me first of all inform you, I got your email address from a mail Directory and decided to mail you for a permission to go ahead.

I am Mrs. Stella Tricia Collins from Switzerland. I am married to Mr. Tom Collins who worked with a construction company in Asia for twenty Years before he died in the tsunami disasters, we were married but without Any children.

I am now suffering from long time breast Cancer and Cancer of the lungs, from all indication my condition is really deterioration and it is quite obvious that i won't live more than 2 months according to my doctor, this is because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad stage
Since his death I decided not to re-marry. I deposited the sum of $5,000.000.00U.USD( FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) with the Bicici bank Abidjan Cote D' Ivoire. And now i am willing to donate this sum of $5,000.000.00U.USD to the less privilegeds and to contribute to development of church in Africa, America, Asia, and Europo.

My late husband was a very wealthy and after his death, I inherited all his business and wealth, Presently this money is still with the bank and the management just Wrote me as the beneficiary to come forward to receive the money or rather Issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf If I cannot come over.

I am presently in a hospital where I have been undergoing treatment Cancer of the lungs in a hospital , I have since lost my ability To talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few months to Live. Please i want you to note that this money is lying in the Bank in Abidjan Cote D' Ivoire

I want a person that is trustworthy that will utilize 90% of this money to fund churches, orphanages and widows around the world but in my name Mrs. Stella Tricia Collins"As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank.I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as The new beneficiary of this fund.

Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated herein and Keep this contact confidential till such a time this funds get to your Custody,this is to ensure that nothing jeopardizes my last wish on Earth."

3 people have chosen wisely: on "Best Picture 2010?"

joen05 said...

Did you book your plane ticket and answer back ASAP? I do that all the time and it never goes through :-(. Just kidding! They should make a movie where they reveal these people. Maybe a TV show instead...

Daniel G. said...

I'd probably do it if they offered 5 million Euros instead of 5 million United States Dollars.

berto said...

To the owner of this blog, how far youve come?