19 June 2010

summer reading

I just got this in an e-mail. Do people seriously respond to these things? Just in case you're needing a little summer adventure-reading I'm pasting it below.

Hello Dear,
Pleased to meet you ,My name is miss Jenny J******* 21 years old, I am from the origin of Sao Tome & Principe but presently in Abidjan the capital city of Ivory Coast where i was born.

Please i need an honest person to be my partner a person i can count on,I know it is natural for you to wonder why i have contacted you for this when we have not known or met each other before but i must confess to you that life has taught me that there is a time in ones life when she has to trust and confide in a total stranger instead of her people she knows.

It all started when my uncle conspired with my father's business associate and poisoned my beloved father to death just because He wants to claim my father's properties which is my inheritance as the only child of my late parents. My uncle who is suppose to be there for me when my father is not there now became my hunter.

Before the death of my father he told me that he deposited this money (4.8 million U.S Dollars) with a security company in Abidjan the capital city of Cote d'Ivoire but He deposited the money to the security company as a family valueble item in a trunk box, which the security company does not know the content of this Trunk Box, he had an Agreement with the security company that this Trunk Box should be released and transferred to his then Foreign partner.

According to my late father He was to submit His then foreign partner's personal information and datas to the security company later but unfortunately as fate may have it my father died without submitting to the company his then foreign partner's personal information and data's for the transfer of the Trunk Box.

Now based on this, I am obliged to get a foreign partner to be able to transfer this Trunk Box out of my country for investment abroad.
Even as i am talking to you now, i have fled from my family house to the interior area of my country for my hide out in a guest house for my safety untill this transfer is completed then you will withdraw some money from it and send to me so i can get my traveling document to come over and meet you in your country for my safety and to continue my education.

You are my only hope now and i am really counting on you. We will share 60/40% of the profit made from any investment made in your country( 60% for me while 40% for you) please reply me here in my private e-mail address...

Waiting to hear from you,

yours faithfully
miss jenny.

9 comments:

Annie said...

I have gotten a few of these, and fortunately my mother didn't create any dummies (as she likes to say). However, they are intriguing! Didn't you hear about the minister's wife somewhere in the southern US who DID get taken in by one of these Nigerian scams and ended up losing so much money that the family was destitute - when her husband was about to find out she murdered him.... And there was another unexpectedly educated person also taken in, I recall....I think it was some professor somewhere. They really do fall hook, line and sinker for the plot - which just gets better and better and they end up giving these people all of their money....even taking out loans and giving them that! I believe I heard an extended expose of this on public radio one time. The perpetrators are quite clever. They combine those two very strong urges - desire to help someone in trouble, with the desire to be enriched. Hard for some people to ignore. I just recall my parents both saying "If it looks too good to be true, it is." and "You don't get something for nothing." Hanging onto those truisms have helped me any number of times.

nicole said...

I saw on the intervention show on A and E were the man was taken in by nigerian claims of winning alot of money if he paid an amt first..sadly too many people want something for nothing..

votemom said...

we get those at least 3 times a month.

Jojo, Julz, Julianne said...

I felt bad for the longest time because I never got one of those, and then this year I GOT ONE!!!
I told them YES I WILL DO IT>>>>
Gave them my real phone number and guess what? They never called...
They just want your bank digits!!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

i thunk it sounds gooood.

Barb said...

OMGosh . . . I'm laughing so hard. To think that people actually fall for this is beyond comprehension . . .
Hmmm . . I've never gotten one . . .

beckyww said...

Get them every blessed day. And like you - I wonder.

The Holmes Crew said...

You'd be amazed at how many people DO respond!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

I get them--all sorts of amazing variations . . . they make me laugh. And laugh!

The one that comes closest to making me cranky is the guy who sends purporting to be an American in Baghdad who wants to move money home when he comes back to the USA that was SH's money.