“Nigerian” scams have been around for years – they used to come through on our fax machines. Now there‘s a machine in decline! Our company business cards don’t have fax numbers on them anymore; we actively encourage scan-to-email documents.
Anyway, I was checking my spam folder today to make sure nothing legitimate had found itself filed there. Along with all the lovely young ladies who’d like to befriend and share photos with me, and pharmaceutical offers to help my body in amazing ways, there was this unfortunate, but somehow incredibly rich, lady needing my help.
Now, I know there is such a thing as a “suspense” account but I love that a scam uses a word which has as one of its definitions: A quality in a work of fiction that arouses excited expectation, anxiety or uncertainty about what may happen.
Herewith; a wonderfully fictitious situation that gave me a good laugh.
Greetings,Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:36 AM
From: “MRS JUSTINA” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I know that this letter may be a very big surprise to you; I am giving you my trust And wish you will give me back the trust i have given you. I believe that you will be Honest to fulfill my final wish before I will die.
I am MRS. Justina Obasi from Cote d’Ivoire , I am 58 years old, I am suffering from a long time Cancer of the breast. From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my Doctors have courageously advised me that I may not live beyond next month, this is Because the cancer stage has reached a critical stage. I was brought up in a Motherless babies home, and was married to my late husband for twenty years we have only one child his name is Williams. My husband and I are true Christians, but quite unfortunately, he Died on the presidential election in our country.
Before his death we were both born again Christians. So after the death of my husband I sold all we have both my husband Company,Houses and car’s and Deposit the money in one of the bank here in this country for security reason and the total amount is the sum of $ 7.2million dollars and it was deposited in a suspense account here in Cote d’Ivoire Presently, this money is still with the bank.
It is my last wish to see that this money is been invested into a very good LUCRATIVE VENTURE of your choice that will be giving out proceeds to be distributed each year Among the charity organization, the poor and the motherless baby вs, orphanage Homes and widows around. I must let you know that this was a very hard decision, But I had to take a bold step towards this issue because I have no further option.
I hope you will help see my last wishes come true.
Please kindly write me back for more detail.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Justina Obasi