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March 11th, 2009, 11:44 AM #1Oh No You Didn't Go There
I am worried that the author of this email scam letter may actually be struck down one day for playing the God card with their scam. I still can't believe how people fall for this. Although, with this particular copy, I can imagine someone older falling for it.
Beloved in Christ,
Dearest one .Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am Mrs. Theresa Smith, I am 65years old, am suffering from long time liver problem. From all indications, my condition is serious and according to my doctor it is quite obvious that I may not survive the sickness, although as a Christian believe God, and I know that I will not die, I will leave to declare the glory of God.
My late Husband and my only son was killed during the Ogoni Crisis and I am presently Leaving a lone. Our Lord Jesus Christ is my comforter.
My late Husband was very wealthy we have a lot of properties including shares and houses. After the death of my Husband, I made up my mind to travel abroad to leave the rest of my life and continue to do the work of God as a missionary. I called our lawyer and I instructed him to sell all my Husband properties and shares to enable me raise some money to continue my mission.
The lawyer sold the Shares and some of the properties and I was able to raise the sum of($10.300,000.00(Ten Million Three Hundred Thousand US Dollars)The fund Is in cash, for
the safety of the fund till am able to travel out, I packaged the fund in consignments deposited it with a Security Company. Presently, all the documents concerning the consignments are with my lawyer.
Now that my sickness has gone to this stage, I am scared and I want the fund to be used for the work of God all over the world. I have prayed and I told God to direct me to an honest person who will receive this fund and utilize it for things that will glorify the name of God After my prayers, I searched the internet, I found your email address sand I decided to contact you .Please if you are interested in using this fund for the work of God, please send to me your private phone and fax number full names and address to enable me give it to my lawyer for immediate arrangement with the Security company on how the consignments that contained the fund will be delivered to you. I await your urgent reply
Thanks and God bless you.
March 11th, 2009, 11:46 AM #2
Yeah, sort of pathetic, isn't it? With all the legitimate suffering and need in the world to be alleviated, these scammers appeal to the Lord as part of their scam.
I don't know what the subject line was on your original email, but not a day goes buy that I don't get half a dozen spam with "Donation for the Lord" in the subject line. I never bother to open or read them, just let the junk filters do their thing, so I don't know whether that was the subject line on this email or not.Generate more fake news.
March 11th, 2009, 11:48 AM #3
writerguy, the email subject line was "Beloved in Christ"
March 11th, 2009, 12:11 PM #4Originally Posted by SeymourButts
Stuff like this helps me understand things in the New Testament where Jesus will say to some folks, "Depart from me, I never knew you," and that story of Simon trying to buy God's power in Acts 8.
Sure, I know there isn't a direct parallel between those instances and these scammers -- but there's a creepy similarity with these scammers. And you could include a lot of so-called "evangelists" and "televangelists," too.
A scam's a scam. Sad so much of it is done in the name of God.Generate more fake news.