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Post by Arnieh » July 21st, 2013, 10:18 am

This e-mail just arrived:

The Beneficiary,

Estate of Engr. Terry Williams.

Please confirm your receipt of this mail because previous correspondence have been sent to you but we did not get any response from you. Bear in mind that no execution will be carried out without the endorsement of Rev.MarkRev.Markus Bruce H.us Bruce H.(the overseer of the church where he worshiped before his death here in London)and me the attorney for the execution. On-behalf of the Trustees and Executors of the Will of late of Engr. Terry Williams (ksm), I wish to notify
you that you were listed as a beneficiary to the bequest of the sum of US$4.3M [four Million Three Hundred Thousand US Dollars] in the codicil and last testament of the deceased.

The late Terry Williams until his death was a former Managing Director and pioneer staff of a big construction company in China and later invested in poultry farm and rice. He established himself as a wealthy farmer in Asia where
he exported rice and other poultry produce.

He was a very dedicated man and a great philanthropist during his life time. He involved himself in helping people by giving invest-able loans in agriculture and health care ventures. Late Terry Williams died on 9th December 2011 at the
age of 78. He has since been buried on the 23rd of January 2012. He was an American, lived in Asia all through his active years but later moved down to London due to long term illness where he died in a specialist hospital. He was married but without a child an lost his wife in 2006 due to breast cancer.

He said in his words as stated in his last testament that "it is my desired wish to see that the poor and less privileged are given assistance by any means and limit this token could go, especially in Asia, Africa and South America having
seen it all myself". He therefore advised that this amount be "invested and 40% of the proceeds be used for charity annually, while 60% be retained by the beneficiary for his efforts".I hereby request that you forward your current
telephone for further discussion and your correct forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents of claims at probate registry for the release of this funds to you.

Please inform me if you did receive this notification this time.

Rev.Bonnie Miller.

Yours faithfully,

Estate of Terry Williams


So long suckers!! :P I am off to claim my new fortune. That Terry Williams, what a guy! :D :9:

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Post by Availle » July 21st, 2013, 5:09 pm

In which case you can certainly spare a pesky 50.000 for LV, right?

Enjoy your new life!

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Post by TriciaG » July 21st, 2013, 5:47 pm

Congratulations!

Wow - I wish such an unexpected windfall would come MY way!
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Post by RuthieG » July 21st, 2013, 8:30 pm

The Rev. Bonnie Miller seems busy: http://the419guy.com/2013/05/09/rev-bonnie-miller/

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Post by Darvinia » July 21st, 2013, 8:51 pm

Arnieh wrote:Bear in mind that no execution will be carried out without the endorsement of Rev.MarkRev.Markus Bruce H.us Bruce H.(the overseer of the church where he worshiped before his death here in London)and me the attorney for the execution.
You ain't rich, you're about to be executed!
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Post by fiddlesticks » July 21st, 2013, 9:34 pm

Haha, that was my first thought to :shock: :lol:
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Post by carolb » July 21st, 2013, 11:24 pm

*Deep sigh* :( Sadly the antivirus software on my laptop no longer allows me to receive this sort of very generous gift.
If only I had replied to all the wonderful people who trusted me to look after their money in my bank account in return for an astounding 50% of their wealth.

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Post by annise » July 22nd, 2013, 12:31 am

Bearing in mind that all these bots are searching our forum , do you really think publishing a spam letter that obviously does catch people out is a good idea - some one searching might find a reference to it on Librivox in the search and think it OK ? Long shot I know , but they really aren't funny , they prey on people who are gullible and maybe greedy too, but still vulnerable.

Where's some tar and feathers when you need it?

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Post by icequeen » July 22nd, 2013, 10:01 am

I absolutely hate these letters, just because I know someone will fall for it. But, I always wondered if you could mess with the sender, sending him/her false information just to see what would happen. It would be my luck, though, that whatever false info I send out turns out to be real somewhere. :shock: Oops!
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Post by Arnieh » July 22nd, 2013, 12:16 pm

It was just so funny I felt I had to share it.

No harm was intended annise.

I suppose there are people in the world who fall for this sort of thing. And that is just plain sad. :(

Luckily though, most people realize what it is immediately and do not forward their personal information and instead forward this to the trash where it belongs. :clap:

I was curious my frigid queen, like yourself, and wanted to have a field day with this, but I would only do it using some sort of anonymous or fake e-mail address, it is just too much effort to move stuff into the trash, and I get enough spam as it is.

Anyway I hope it was good for a chuckle. :lol: Please don't hate me. :thumbs:

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Post by CalmDragon » July 22nd, 2013, 12:23 pm

When thousands of these from hundreds of sources hit your e-mail server, it is no longer funny, but work. There is a lot of creativity out there, if only their grammer could catch up.

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Post by Arnieh » July 22nd, 2013, 12:41 pm

CalmDragon wrote:When thousands of these from hundreds of sources hit your e-mail server, it is no longer funny, but work. There is a lot of creativity out there, if only their grammer could catch up.
I actually thought the English was pretty darn good on this one, compared to some of the others I have received.

Oh yes, I forgot:
Arnieh wrote:I suppose there are people in the world who fall for this sort of thing. And that is just plain sad. :(
Let us observe a moment of silence for these folks (hangs head).

There, it is finished!

I hope someone really does have the time and inclination to mess with the sender, it would be a just reward.
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Post by peegee » July 22nd, 2013, 12:43 pm

icequeen wrote:I absolutely hate these letters, just because I know someone will fall for it. But, I always wondered if you could mess with the sender, sending him/her false information just to see what would happen...
There are people who do this to waste the spammers' time and resources. It's known as scam-baiting. It's not something to be entered into lightly though, these are not pleasant people and they are not necessarily as far away as you think they might be!

It's much nicer to spend your spare time here at LV :D

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Post by carolb » July 22nd, 2013, 12:44 pm

CalmDragon wrote: There is a lot of creativity out there, if only their grammer could catch up.
... and the e-mail address is usually a give-away - yahoo/hotmail/google etc dot com!

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Post by Arnieh » July 22nd, 2013, 12:54 pm

peegee wrote:There are people who do this to waste the spammers' time and resources. It's known as scam-baiting. It's not something to be entered into lightly though, these are not pleasant people and they are not necessarily as far away as you think they might be!
I am from NYC buddy, we don't scare easily! :evil: Bring it on I say. :)

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