Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ultimate 419

We've all received them - those e-mails from Nigeria or Ghana telling us about the plight of the widow/brother/son of an ex-government official who has fallen on hard times. But if only you - through God's grace and your Christian love (tough luck if your a Buddhist or Muslim I guess) - will help all will be made right. He/she has not just a million but a hundred million dollars that nobody but little old you can help him/her/it spirit out of their war-torn, corrupt, godless country. And for this help you will receive not 5, not 10, not 15 but 20% of those hard gotten millions.

Its difficult to believe that people give credence to any of these scams but I guess greed clouds judgment more than I realize - otherwise they wouldn't still be popping up every so often. But I have to admit this one that showed up in Laurent's colleague Remo's e-mails has to be one of the most original 419 scams I've every read. 419 Scam
A bit of research indicates that it may have been created as a spoof of 419 e-mails and if it is kudos to the creator. If not, anyone want to contribute to get the poor SOB back to his loved ones while he's still in good humour?

17 lulgio - San Alessio Confessitore

8 comments:

Doralong said...

That really was hysterical!!!!! Damn, now there's coffee all over my desk.

evilganome said...

That was hysterical! I have to admit, I spend a lot of time entertaining the troops here at work reading the more egregious cases of spelling and grammar.

This one however was quite imaginative. I love that the loved one has been on a secret space station for 14 years.

Thanks Willym!

Bev said...

Oh dear that did bring out smiles and giggles...

Always yours...from my own secret space station in Kabul :)

Lorraine said...

Wow. Lost in space!

SubtleKnife said...

*giggles*

PS. you posted about kd lang not too long ago. Guess who I'm seeing in concert on Saturday?

Sling said...

This poor guy has been stuck in space for 14 years??
We must bring him home!

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sageweb said...

Oh that is so good. Poor thing stuck in space...it is really sad someone in this world might believe it. But it is funny they even came up with something like that.