Wednesday, October 29, 2008

For Your Delectation

I'm sure you've received some version of this mail some time. This was one of the best I have ever got so if you have nothing better to do, scroll on down:

My dear I am writing this mail with tears,sadness and pains. I know it
will come to you as a suprise since we haven't known or come across each
other before, but kindly bear with me at this moment. I have a special
reason why I decided to contact you. My situation at hand is miserable but
I trust in God and hope you will be of my help. My name is Ishia Bare
Mainassara 25years old girl and I held from Republic of Niger the daughter
of Late General Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara the former President of the
Republic of Niger who was ambushed and killed by dissident soldiers at the
military airport in the capital, Niamey with his driver and a former
Prefect. You can see more detail about my late father here
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/9/newsid_2463000/2463
927.stm

I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment which I am
receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late
father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my
beloved Father. Meanwhile I wanted to travel to Europe, but she hide away
my international passport and other valuable documents. Luckily she did not
discover where I kept my father's File which contained important documents.
I am presently staying in the Mission camp in Burkina Faso.

I am seeking for longterm relationship and investment assistance. My father
of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$17.7 Million in one bank in
Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin. I had contacted the Bank to
clear the deposit but the Branch Manager told me that being a refugee, my
status according to the local law does not authorize me to carry out the
operation. However, he advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my
behalf. I had wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but I am
affraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money.
Therefore, I decide to seek for your help in transferring the money into
your bank account while I will relocate to your country and settle down
with you. I have my fathers death certificate and the account number which
I will give you as soon as you indicated your interest to help me.

It is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your
assitance and the balance shall be my investment in any profitable venture
which you will recommend to me as have no any idea about foreign
investment. Please all communications should be through this email address
only for confidential purposes.

Thanking you alot in anticipation of your quick response. I will send you
my photos in my next email.

Yours Sincerely
Ishia Ibrahim Bare


In particular, the stepmother touch bowled me over.

5 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

Lol.............this certainly takes the cake out of all such posts that I have read!

Anansi said...

You're worse than Tua... does this obsession with bad forwards run in the family ;)

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Hahaha! Has anyone ever checked the origin of this one?

Indian Home Maker said...

I get these too, and many of these. I read on a blog they make money through spam... wonder how does this one help them make money?

Sue said...

Monika -- Doesn't it!

Anansi -- Ah no, I don't aspire to her standards. But I can send you some choice ones now that you've shown interest. Eh?

M4 -- No idea!

IHM -- I believe the idea is to eventually convince you to send them some money to bribe the bank manager/help release the funds/airfare from Burkina Faso or whatever.