"I'll be rich but have to use the money a certain way?" Topic
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|jtkimmel ||13 Feb 2012 6:27 a.m. PST|
Got this to one of my work accounts, seems to be relatively recent. Not only are they trying to scam you, but placing restrictions on your ill gotten gains! Love it.
I am Alison Baker. A 65 years old U.S woman, suffering from a long time cancer of the breast, I am a missionary and I have decided to Willingly Donate the sum of $5.5 USD Million (Five Million, Five hundred thousand Dollars) to charity and individual through you for the good work of the lord, and to help the motherless, less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows.
My coming in contact with you is solely by the divine will and no doubt about it. Please like i told you earlier I'm a missionary woman from U.S but residing in Ghana for the missionary works.
My husband was an Engineer with an oil company in Ghana, In fact it is too sad to let you know that i lost my dear husband and two kids in a tragic motor accident, and since then i have been battling with this deadly breast cancer disease which most specialist doctors have confirmed that i may not survive no matter what. All i want to do now is to present you as my family next of kin to receive the $5.5 USD million which me and my husband deposited in a security company. I want you to receive this money and use it to help the less privileges, widows and orphans.
Kindly furnish me your full name and your address also your contact number, so that I will prepare all relevant documents with the assistance of our family lawyer to effect the release of the fund to you.
Mrs. Alison Baker
| GeoffQRF ||13 Feb 2012 7:59 a.m. PST|
Point out to her that the rule against perpetuities prevents a person from putting qualifications and criteria in his will that will continue to control or affect the distribution of assets long after he or she has died.
Then tell her you'll be happy to take the money, but intend to spend it on wine, women and wargames figures.
| RavenscraftCybernetics ||13 Feb 2012 8:54 a.m. PST|
and songs dont forget the songs.
|Karpathian ||13 Feb 2012 7:03 p.m. PST|
Ticks all the boxes: American, old, dying, tragic circumstance etc
The give away might be Hubby died in Ghana (Benin or Nigeria). I wonder why they include that?
|Whatisitgood4atwork ||13 Feb 2012 10:26 p.m. PST|
<and songs dont forget the songs.>
I'm prepared to give up singing if I can keep the wine and women.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||14 Feb 2012 12:04 a.m. PST|
Hubby died in Ghana (Benin or Nigeria).
And tragically no less.
| GeoffQRF ||14 Feb 2012 5:34 a.m. PST|
A little surprisingly, this one does not include his name and the obligatory link to the real tragic motor accident.
Try searching for "i lost my dear husband and two kids in a tragic motor accident" (in quotes) :-)
| GeoffQRF ||14 Feb 2012 9:37 a.m. PST|
What always gets me is
"I shall perfect all legal documents in your name to make you the legal beneficiary of the funds. Once the funds are transferred to your nominated account we will share the proceeds in a ratio of 65% for me, 30% for you and 5% for expenses."
If I am the legal beneficiary, why does he get 65%?