Saturday, July 11, 2009

WE WON THE LOTTERY! among many other things...


Now I am not sure if you know this - but SF and I are extremely lucky. In fact, we have qualified - or WON literally fifty swedish lotteries according to our gmail account. Not only that, but several people from places such as Uganda have "discovered" large sums of cash that they want to split with us. Take this girl for example:

Dearest,

My dear I am writing this mail with tears and 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 Hanan Ibrahim Bare 25years old girl and I held from Republic of Niger the daughter of Late General Ibrahim Bare Ma?nassara the former President of the Republic of Niger.

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$11.7 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.

Hmmm... what to do? What to do? I guess SF needs to clean up Duck Camp since apparently she is "settling down with us?!"

Does this ever happen to you?

10 comments:

Katie said...

I am not kidding. I just checked our account and we have like 12 new emails ALL announcing millions of dollars and pounds and euros that we have apparently won?! It is so weird!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

i get these, too! i would be so wealthy if i took them all up on their generosity. all it would take is some bank account info, social security number...i mean, so little for so much?

Graeme Stone said...

Oh if only we could all cash in. I've sometimes teased them by writing back, just to see how long I can string them along. But then again, maybe teasing international pirates in lawless places like Nigeria isn't a good idea. Still, it's tempting to maybe use it as a small project for a blog.

Little Ms J said...

Oh for the love of Pete. As a banker I am cringing. Do you know how many times I've seen versions of this same letter? I actually have people call me, "Hi, um.. I'd like to learn about your services. I'm going to get a wire this week for a billion dollars." Us bankers have this kind of thing where we know fraud before it is fraud. If you tell me you're getting a wire within the first thirty seconds of the conversation it is fraud. If someone is sending 30mm in a plane all cash - it is fraud. And, my favorite of all time - neither Jesus or the US Treasury really want to give you money. If either of them contact you... hang up.

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh man! So I guess that phone call I got from JC was a prank? Guess I shouldn't have given him my social security number.

Katie said...

Jeannette! Of course we know it's fraud! Law-zee child!

But we think it's ultra weirdo that we only seem to get these on our shared account?! I have never received one on my regular email and yet we are FLOODED with them on our joint account.

What shocks me if that people actually fall for it.

Little Ms J said...

Oh, I know you guys know it is fraud! It is the rest of the world... the ones that want me to make sure they have FDIC insurance on all 30mm that kills me!

Paul Ă„ertker said...

Does this mean you're buying the beer?

Hardygirl said...

Say it isn't so!!!! These things are FRAUD??? I've already spent my $30 mil on a yacht, maid in waiting, and a gold flecked entrance hall. Oh, and a heated eyelash curler (you people are crazy, by the way . . can you say BBQ??).

Hey, Paul, I'll buy you a beer in Steamboat. You coming?

sf

Shelli said...

girl i get these all the time.

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