Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A Little Too Far

We've all gotten those emails telling us that we've inherited this great sum of money, or someone needs our help and is willing to pay. I recently got the following in my Inbox:

Dear Beloved in Christ,

It is by the grace of God that I received Christ, having known the truth; I had no choice than to do what is lawful and just in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God & His Mercies and glory upon my life.

I am Mrs.Rachael Davidson,the wife of Mr.Robert Davidson,both of us are citizens of the united state of America. my husband worked with the Chevron/Texaco in Hong Kong for twenty years before he died in the year 2003. We were married for ten years without a child. My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we both got born-again as dedicated Christians. Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is strongly against.

When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 7.5 Million Pounds (Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) with a Bank in Europe. Presently, this money is still with the Bank and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary that our account has been DORMANT and if I, as the beneficiary of the funds, do not re-activate the account; the funds will be CONFISCATED or I rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf (note that you need to activate this account) as I can not come over.

Presently, I'm in a hospital in Hong Kong where I have been undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live. It is my last wish to see this money distributed to charity organizations and NGO anywhere in the World in helping human race.

Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them. Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me Stand-in as the beneficiary and collect the Funds from the Bank. I want a person that is God-fearing who will use this money to fund churches,orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained.

The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband's relatives are not Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused by unbelievers.

I don't want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death since I know where I am going to. I know that I am going to be in the bossom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14: says that the Lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my soundless voice and presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't want them to know about this development. I await your quick response to this mail as this is my last wish to see this funds transferred before my Death. Please my beloved for further communication on how we are going to conclude this, Remain Blessed.

Your Sister in Christ,
Mrs. Rachael Davidson

I removed "her" email so that no one tries to actually look into this. What do you all think of this email? I was SO shocked to receive something like this, and I find it unsettling that someone would go to these lengths to ensnare someone into yet another financial trap. How on earth would they even know I am a Christian? I wonder just how many of these have gone out. Does anyone know how to research something like this? It would be interesting.


Melissa said...

I get them once in a while. I do not think they target just Christians though. They somehow get a list of emails, maybe buy them, and just send them out hoping to get lucky. I think most people know they are scams, they have been doing it for at least ten years. They used to get a lot of people to fall for it. Too bad these kinds of people will never quit.

Tina said...

I get emails like this a lot, but this is the first one the every took the Christian approach. I just find it reprehensible! What people won't do to take advantage of their fellow men. Very sad indeed.

☆Willa☆ said...

well, at least they are from United States. most of the "inheritance" i got is from a country that I didn't even know exist, even the country name is so exotic! :D

Mee2 said...

People are amazing, aren't they? And usually not in a good way.

Kellie said...

It's a spam scam. I get them all the time. I don't respond, I just push them into my junk mail and ban the e-mail address.

Chinaren said...

Yeah, we all get these. They send them out en-masse, knowing that there's a lot of christians out there. I'm about as far from religious as you can get, and I still receive them.

Tina said...

Willa - Good point. Me too!

Mee2 - Yes they are!

Kellie - Oh, I know. I just never got one that went to such lengths before. I, too, delete them.

Chinaren - I kind of figured they went to a large mailing list. Sure wish there was a way to just not get them!


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