Posted by Thoughts and Ramblings on Friday, July 9, 2004

I used to think that spammers were some of the lowest form of life on this Earth, but I would have to say that the scammers are worse. I received the following scam a few days ago. I swear, I have never seen anything so despicable in my life:

Dear Beloved,

It is a privileged to hear from God and it gives me joy to relate my testimony to you haven received instruction from God through divine revelation.

And I have the pleasure to share my testimony with you, having seen your contact from the Internet. I am George Richard, the legal adviser to late Mr. David duke couple that lived in my Country Nigeria for 32 years before they both died in the plane crash late last year. These couples were good Christians, they so dedicated to God but they had no child till they died. Throughout their stay in my country, they acquired a lot of properties like lands, house properties, etc. As their legal adviser, before their death, the husband Mr.Mark instructed me to write his WILL. Because they had no child, they dedicated their wealth to God.

According to the WILL, the properties have to be sold and the money be given out to a ministry for the work of God. As their legal adviser, all the documents for the properties were in my care. He gave me the authority to sell the properties and give out the fund to the Ministries for the work of God. In short, after their death, I sold all the properties as instructed and I was able to realized $8million US dollars). Instead of giving the fund out for the work of God as instructed by the owner before his death, I converted the fund to myself with the intention of investing the fund abroad for my personal use. I was afraid of putting the fund in the Bank, because I have to give account to the bank on how I got the money. I then packaged the fund in consignments and deposited the consignments with a security company. I did not want the management of the Security Company to know the content of the consignments, therefore I registered the content of the consignments as Gold Bars. Now, the security company believes that what I deposited with them was Gold Bars.

I had encounter with Christ when Pastor Paul was preaching the word of God on television. After hearing the word of God, I gave my life to Christ and became a born again Christian. As a born again Christian, I started reading my bible and one day, the Lord opened my eyes and I discovered that the only way I could have peace in my life is to do what is lawful and right by giving out the fund as instructed for the work of God by the owner before his death.

I have asked God for forgiveness and I know that God have forgiven me. But I have to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God by giving out the fund to the chosen ministry for the purpose of God’s work as instructed by the owner before his death. After my fasting and prayers, I asked God to make his choice and direct me to a honest Christian or the chosen ministry that deserves this fund by his Grace. I then came across your address on the Internet as I was browsing through a Christian site, so this is how I got your contact information, and I then decided to contact you for the fund to be used wisely for things that will glorify the name of God.

I have notified the Security Company where I deposited the consignments that contained the fund, that I am moving the consignment abroad and the security company has since been waiting for my authority for the consignment to leave my country and move to abroad. So if you know that you will use this fund honestly for things that will glorify God’s name, then do urgently contact me back first through this my alternative email address only and the details will be given to you on how you will be able to receive the fund in your country through the security company.

You should also forward to me your telephone and fax number for easy communication and to fax you the documents concerning the consignments. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.

Yours in Christ. Barrister George

It is funny, I didn’t think much strange about it until I read the word Nigeria. These scum-bags have permanently stained that country. Whenever I hear its name, I immediately think of thieves and crooks, because some many of them seem to live there. In some sense, if anyone falls for this, it may be somewhat of a justice, because how many who would go for this would have the honest intention of using the money for God’s work?

On a side note, Brian is heading into town. He is going to stay here for the weekend, so that should at least make things interesting. I suppose I will put up another entry at the end of the weekend saying how things went. Oh well, I guess that is about all that is going on here. Not much new. Until next time.