I already have three older sisters, one of whose birthdays is today by the way, so my life has been filled with women around.
Janet Graham's email to me seemed typical, predictable for the type of spam/scam it put forward. Her dad owned a company (quick internet search showed this to be false), died in a plane crash (also proven to be false because he never existed) and her cruel step-mother is trying to leave her with nothing (see: Cinderella).
However, why I'm including this email today is because two-thirds of the way through, I had to chuckle because her solution to her problem of not getting access to her father's millions of dollars is: "rather take me as your own sister."
She promises me I won't get into trouble, but that's what one of my sisters said when she locked the car keys in the vehicle my parents had specifically told her not to take and I helped her break in (back in the day, coat hangers were quite useful) to get them out. Another sister suggested we wouldn't get into trouble when we smashed the television remote control into pieces when I got out of the way after she threw it at me.
No, I'm sorry Janet, I've got enough sisters already.
Your millions of dollars will just have to find another sibling... though hopefully, not one who reads this blog.
Just hit delete.
From: janet grahammark [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:26 AM
Subject: Hello my Dear,
Hello my Dear,
It is with profound respect and humble submission,I beg to state the following few lines for your kind of consideration, I hope you will spare some of your valuable minutes to read the following appeal with sympathetic mind.I must confess that it is with great hopes,trust and enthusiasm that I write you this mail which I know and believe by the faith that it must surely find you in good condition of health.
My names is JANET GRAHAM . Age 22 years old, am a, University undergraduate. My nationality is germany and I am the daughter of late Dr.Graham Mark Harry , my father was an international business man the owner of Draper Investment Company and he also own a transport company called (C.T.L) across some countries in africa . My father Dr.Graham Mark Harry, my mother Including other top Military officers and top government officials where on board when the plane crashed on Friday May 02,2008.
You can read more about the crash through the below site: plsease kindly click on the site below
My Father Dr.Graham Mark Harry was with the top government official, they were
on their way back from a political conference he was in the conference to sign an agreement with the Sudan government in other to bring in more company to the country
Some months after the burial of my father, His manager conspired With my step mother and sold my father's properties to an Expatriate.live nothing for me On a faithful morning, I opened my father's briefcase and found out the documents proof that cover the sum worth USD$5.6 million dollars. I saw this documents in the portfolio box of my late father.The contents in the portfolio box are so many documents of my late father's properties and values. The fund USD$5.6million dollars was the one written in my name as the next of kin,and and I have travel from germany to burkinafaso to confirm it and i have confirmed from the bank in Burkina faso.I travelled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the fund so that I can go back to germany and start a better life and take care of myself.
But the Bank manager whom I met in person told me that my father's instruction to the bank was the money be release to me only when I present a trustee who will help me and invest the money overseas and also my refugee status is prohibited by the law of Burkina Faso to withdraw the money. He advised me to seek for a trustee who will represent me and clear the money or transfer to his/her bank account.
Right now I want an honest, trustworthy, sincere and God fearing person to help me and present himself/ herself to the Bank as my trustee so that he/she will receive the money in his/her bank account because I have determined to invest the money abroad where I have chosen to live a peaceful life.I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust.
But rather take me as your own sister
My reason for this decision is because I have suffered lots of pains, sorrows and setbacks as a result of incessant family crisis since the crash that take away my Parent, However, you will help me by recommending a nice University in your country so that I can complete my studies.It is my Intention to compensate you with 10% of the total fund for your Services and the balance shall be my capital in your Establishment.I want to invest the money under your care because I am ignorant of the business world. Please I'm in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards and your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded.
I beg you to consider my situation at hand and see if you can be of my help to actualize my future dream. As soon as you confirm your acceptance to assist me with the transfer of the money into your account, then I will send you my contact details in case of you want to discuss something with me on phone and .In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness of helping me."'