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Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Evolution of the Shark

So, I open my email and wouldn’t you know it? The scammers are evolving. Check out the latest iteration of the “I’m gonna trust a complete stranger to handle my large sum of money” scam. Oh man, they’re pulling at my heart-strings in this one.

I hope you enjoy it. I know I’m still smiling.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a British citizen by birth who was taken to Saudi Arabia by my father 10 years ago when i was only 15 years old. He deceived me that I was going there on vacation and later married me out to a wealthy Prince of the Royal family of Saudi Arabia who is 30 years older than me.

I was thus forced into marriage at such an early age and when I objected I was abused by this Prince. I was locked up in a house for two years after which I submitted and decided to accept my faith, knowing that was the only way out. After I got my freedom back I have been allowed by my husband to have access to his account funds and crude oil businesses.

Over the years i have been able to accumulate and divert $66,000,000.00 (Sixty six million dollars) into a private finance house in Saudi Arabia without his knowledge. Right now I have mapped out a plan to move out of Saudi Arabia and live in a free World.

First of all I want to move the fund out of Saudi Arabia. This is where I need your assistance, I will move the fund out of Saudi Arabia on your name with the help of the finance company to their branch office in Europe to avoid been detected by my husband. After which you will help
me secure the fund before I get out of Saudi Arabia.

If you know you are capable of handling such a huge amount of money respond to me and I will compensate you by giving you 10% of the total fund. Note also that you must keep this transaction secret as my life is at stake if my husband or any of his relatives hear of this transaction they will stone me to death or hang me. I await your quick response.

Yours faithfully,


Sorry Haja…no dice.


At 9:05 AM, Blogger lime said...

sob..sniff...(dabbing my eyes)...oh james, you just have to help...sniff...sob...(honking into a hankie).

Good grief, she needs a better writer. Maybe you could help her in that way.

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

I couldn't express it better than lime has.

At 9:16 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, I guess this is one way to earn money from creative writing. Hmmm, I wonder if Publish America would be willing to put out a compilation of these tear jerkers?

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Bernita said...

They're getting creative now.

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Haja? So is that pronounced - "Ha - Ha"???

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