The Spam Report: Day #8: Religious Pitch
So far, most of what I've shared in The Spam Report has made me laugh. I find some of the efforts to swindle me out of my money to be quite humorous, but every once in a while, I get one that annoys me as it seeks to take advantage of people of faith by specifically targeting that faith.
Whatever your conviction, even if you don't believe in God, should not be the reason people approach you for money.
Besides the atrocious spelling below, which frankly a simple spell-check on any computer program would have caught, that's what bugs me about this one. Speaking of the spelling though, my 6-year-old could even recognize some of those words are wrong.
Anyhow, please, please, please don't fall for this.
From: "HUEYINTECHNOLOGYCO.,LTD." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 17, 2013, 9:44:09 AM CDT
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Subject: CAN YOU HELP THE PEOPLE OF GOD
CAN YOU HELP THE PEOPLE OF GOD
I AM MRS. YULIA LUNEL, FROM FRANCE A WIDOW TO LATE FRED LUNEL, I AM 59 YEARS OLD WIDOW, I AM A NEW CHRISTIAN CONVERT, SUFFERING FROM LONG TIME CANCER OF THE BREAST,FROM ALL INDICATION MY CONDITIONS IS REALLY DETERIORATING AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I WOULDN'T LIVE MORE THAN THREE MONTHS, ACCORDING TO MY DOCTORS, AND IN ALL INDICATION REGARDS TO MY MEDICAL ANALYSIS, THIS IS BECAUSE THE CANCER STAGE HAS GOTTEN TO A VERY BAD STAGE THAT NO HOPE FOR ME TO BE A LIVING PERSON AGAIN, MY LATE HUSBAND WAS KILLED DURING THE FRANCE RAID AGAINST TERRORISM IN TOGO, AND DURING THE PERIOD OF OUR MARRIAGE WE COULD NOT PRODUCE ANY CHILD, MY LATE HUSBAND WAS VERY WEALTHY AND AFTER HIS DEATH, I INHERITED ALL HIS BUSINESS AND WEALTH.
THE DOCTORS HAS ADVISED ME THAT I MAY NOT LIVE FOR MORE THAN THREE MONTHS DUE TO MY BAD HEALTH, SO I NOW DECIDED TO USE MY LATE HUSBAND WEALTH TO HELP THE POOR AND HELPLESS PEOPLE AND ORPHANAGE HOMES AND ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH IN AMERICA, AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE ETC, ESPECAILLY CREATE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEM OF LESS PREVILLAGED ONES.
AND I HAVE ALSO WITHNESED IT IN NEWSPAPERS,TELEVISIONS AND INTERNET AND SEE HOW CHILDREN, YOUNG AND OLD PEOPLE ARE WEAPING, CRYING FOR HELP AND I WAS TOUCHED,BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT GOD CREATED EVERYBODY, JUST LIKE ME AND YOU SO I NOW SELECTED YOU AFTER VISITING THE WEBSITE, I PRAYED AND FAST OVER IT, I AM WILLING TO DONATE TO YOU THE SUM OF $4.5 MILLION US DOLLARS FOR YOU TO USE THE FUND FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND AND TO REDUCE THE SUFFERING AND HARDSHIP IN YOUR COUNTRY.
PLEASE I WANT YOU TO NOTE THAT THE FUND IS LYING IN A BANK IN TOGO AND UPON MY INSTRUCTIONS TO THE BANK IN TOGO THEY WILL TRANSFER THE FUND TO YOUR ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY WHERE YOU WILL RECEIVE IT AND USE IT AS I DESIRE,
LASTLY,I HONESTLY PRAY THAT THIS MONEY WHEN TRANSFERED TO YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE SAID PURPOSE EVEN THOUGH AM LATE THEN, BECAUSE I HAVE COME TO FIND OUT THAT WEALTH ACQUISITION WITHOUT CHRIST IS VANITY AND I MADE THE PROMISE TO GOD THAT THE FUND WILL BE USE TO BUILD HIS TEMPLE AND HELP THE NEEDY.
MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, MORE DETAILS WILL BE MADE KNOWN TO YOU UPON YOUR RESPONSE,
PLEASE KINDLY CONTACT ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS
( email@example.com )
THANK YOU AND REMAIN BLESSED.
MRS, YULIA LUNEL