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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:47 PM
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Rich fundie military widows spamming the internets
I got this in my email today. I was expecting the usual widow of a Nigerian president, so I found this new variant kind of funny. I think they better go back to the drawing board on this one. It just lacks the ring of truth. :shrug:

What do you think?

********************************************

Greetings In The Name Of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am mother Diane Smith, a widow to late Richard A.
Smith, I am 60 yrs old, I am now a new Christian
convert, suffering from long time cancer of the
breast, from all indication my condition is really
deteriorating and it's quit obvious that I won't live
more than ten months, According to my doctors. This is
because the cancer stage has gotten to a very bad
stage. My late husband killed during the U.S raid
against terrorism in Afghanistan, and during the
period of our marriage we had a
23 yrs old son who died in an auto crash three years
ago.
My late husband was very wealthy and after his death I
inherited all his business and wealth. The doctor has
advice me that I may not live for more than then
months, so I now decided to divide the part of this
wealth, to contribute to the development of the church
in Africa, America, Asia and also in Europe.
I prayed over it. I am willing to donate the sum of
Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars
(USD$10,500,000.00) to the less privileged. Please I
want you to note that this fund is lying in a security
company and upon my instruction, my attorney who
presently is in Asia distributing relief materials to
the victims of the bomb blast in Hong Kong, will file
in an application for the transfer of the money in
your name.
Lastly, I honestly pray that this money when
transferred will be used for the said purpose, because
I have come to find out that wealth acquisition
without Christ is vanity. May the Grace of our Lord
Jesus the love of God and the fellowship of God
is with you and your family. I await your urgent
reply.
Please, kindly get back to me if you are willing to
help for further details and directive.
Yours In Christ.
Mother Diane Smith

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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:48 PM
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1. scam from Nigeria
You didn't think that was real, did you?
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:52 PM
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3. No, I just thought the new variant was funny
Rich US military widow??? With cancer, a dead son and a dead soldier/husband in Afghanistan? I was expecting a former Nigerian president, not a US soldier. I think they need a new scam. This one's lame.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:01 PM
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5. do Nigerian scammers know so well how the goonies think?
the goonie sounds almost believable, in that texas chainsaw massacre way they have...her hubby was very rich, yet was killed in a raid on terror in afghanistan...hmmm? her 'attorney is distributing relief supplies to the victims of bomb blast in hong kong' sounds far fetched: hong kong is part of china, and they just don't allow either bomb blasts or goonie attorneys to distribute relief to the victims....
i guess she wants a bank account numvber, with a few grand in it (for the lord's work if nothing else)
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:49 PM
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2. Ha, ha, ha. Preying on the ignorant fundies.
That'll help the scam work a LOT better than the Nigerian thing.

The above sentence is serious, and contains NO sarcasm.

Redstone
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:53 PM
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4. I wondered if that would be the case
It cracked me up too.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:03 PM
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6. I wonder if 419 Eater has seen this
Should be good for a laugh or three.

What was the originating email provider?
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:16 PM
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7. I already deleted
thinking I wasn't EVER going to respond. It was a funny email. It doesn't sound like an American wrote it. A little bit off.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:51 PM
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8. "Mother" Diane Smith? Is she a widow or a Mother Superior?
:rofl:

Clearly this is NOT written by anyone living in North America.
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chaplainM Donating Member (744 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:25 PM
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9. If she's sixty,
...she must've have married a much younger man, for him to be eligible to serve in Afghanistan.
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