Apparently, I’m more popular than I thought! Witness the following emails I received recently:
I am Judece Michael Tisioh, writing with due respect, trust and humanity, I got your email address after an extensive on-line search via network power charitable trust for a reliable person. Please exercise a little patience and read through my letter, I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important message, I will really like to have a good understanding with you and i have a special reason why i decided to contact you, I decided to contact you due to the urgency of my situation. I’m writing you from hospital bed, therefore this message is very urgent. I have a donation to make which I will need your assistance to carry it out, I will be 62 years old this coming month, I’m a widow and a government worker for many years here in Ivory Coast. I have sum of $4.9 Million, Four Million Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars with my late husband Hon. Michael Tisioh, I want to donate to orphanage homes and Charity organizations through you.
“I have a serious cancer disease and will be going for my third surgical operation, although the doctors had already confirmed that I will only last for few months but I am glad that the lord has kept me safe and guided me to accomplish my desires. I want you to contact my house helper, I have given him the documents of the funds and have directed him to a lawyer that will assist you to change the documents of the fund to your name to enable my bank transfer the fund to you.
Victor Bailly Joshua.
Address: Avenue 16, Wade Ave,
Abidjan 16, Cote d’Ivoire.
He will give you the documents and direction on how to contact the lawyer i contracted to assist you, the lawyer will do everything on your behalf here in Ivory Coast to ensure the success of my fund transfer to you.
This is the favor i want from you after you received the fund under your control.
(1) Give 20% of the money to Victor Bailly, he has been here for me throughout and i promised to support him, therefore you will take him as your child.
(2) Give 60% of the money to charity organizations, orphanage homes e.t.c, on my name so that my wishes will be fulfilled.
(3) The remaining 20% should be for you and others that you may personally wish to assist.
Mrs. Judece Michael Tisioh.
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And the following personal message from one Susan Williams, entitled “Hello Dear”:
How are you? I must confess that you’re a nice looking gentle man on your profile.Are you married?, Can we be friends?????
The latter is especially engaging because it was marked “To: undisclosed recipients”, which means it was broadcast to a ton of people like myself. You know, guys with that same kind of sensual masculinity that I have. Makes me feel special, because “Susan” knows I’m handsome by the photo of me that is missing from my profile page. Somehow, I have the feeling that any reply will eventually turn to the topic of finances. How is it that my mail program segregated these great opportunities into my junk mail folder?