Fleecing the Gullible: November 2005 Archives

November 21, 2005

Spam du Jour: IN GOOD FAITH

Nigeria: Today's religious spam claims to be from a Roda Williams, who is pretending to be in Kenya, and using a forged Italian address.

From: roda_williams@virgilio.it

I'm in a hospital in Kenya 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 any where in the World. 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 and collect the Funds from the Bank.

I want a
person that is God fearing that 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 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 hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom 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. With God all things are possible.

Please reply to my personal mail:

Yours in Christ,
Roda Williams.

November 17, 2005

Spam du Jour: Dear beloved in Christ ,

Nigeria: It's been a while since I last got a religiously inspired 419 scam e-mail. This one is quite good:

Subject: Dear beloved in Christ ,
From: John Bongo <barr_johnbongo@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: barr_john_bongo@fastermail.com

EMAIL: barr_john_bongo@fastermail.com

Dear beloved in Christ ,

It is by the grace of God that I received Christ, knowing the truth and the truth have set me free. Having known the truth, I had no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God’s mercy and glory upon my life. I have the pleasure to share my testimony with you, having seen your contact during my research for a God fearing person.

I am BARRISTER JOHN BONGO, the legal adviser to late Mr. and Mrs. Bright williams, a British couple that lived in my Country Nigeria for 25 years before they both died in a plane crash late last year. These couple was good Christians, they were so dedicated to God but they had no child till they died. Throughout their stay in my country, they acquired a lot of properties like lands, house properties, est.’s their legal adviser, before their death, the husband Mr. Bright Williams instructed me to write his WILL.

Because they had no child, they dedicated their wealth to God. According to the WILL, the properties have to be sold and the money be given out to a ministry for the work of God. As their legal adviser, all the documents for the properties were in my care. He gave me the authority to sell the properties and give out the fund to the Ministries for the work of God.

To cut the story short, I sold all the properties after their death, as instructed by my client,Mr. Bright Williams before his death.

And as matter of fact, after I sold all their properties, expectedly, I realized a huge amount of money that runs into millions of dollars, and what supposed to be the percentage interest of my right legal fee was firstly deducted by me out of the total amount realized from the sold properties, this was based on the initial agreement between me and the owner of the properties before his death. Therefore, the total amount left to be invested into God's work as instructed by the owner is $12,000,000.00 (twelve million US dollars) only.

But Instead of giving the main fund out for the work of God as instructed to me by my client before his death. I converted the fund to myself with the intention of investing the fund abroad for my personal use. I was afraid of putting the fund in the Bank, because I have to give account to the bank on how got the money. I then packaged the fund in consignments and deposited the consignments with a security company.

I did not want the management of the Security Company to know the content of the consignments; therefore I registered the content of the consignments as Gold Bars. Now, the security company believes that what I deposited with them was Gold Bars.
I had encounter with Christ when Pastor Benny Hinn was preaching on television concerning Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5:1-11. After hearing the word of God, I gave my life to Christ and became a born again Christian. As a born again Christian, I started reading my bible and one day, the Lord opened my eyes to Ezekiel 33: 18 and 19. From the scripture, Discovered that the only way I could have peace in my life is to do that is lawful and right by giving out the fund as instructed for the work of God by my client.

I have asked God for forgiveness on my initial thought concerning the money, and I know that God have forgiven me. But I have to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God by giving out the fund to the chosen ministry for the purpose of God's work as instructed by my client before his death. After my fasting and prayers, I asked God to make his choice and direct me to a honest Christian or the chosen ministry that deserves this fund by his Grace.

I then came across your address on the Internet as I was browsing through a Christian site, and as a matter of fact, it is not only you or your ministry that I picked on the Christian site initially, but after my fervent prayer over it, then you were nominated through divine revelation from God so that was how I received such a divine revelation from the Lord, how I got your contact information, and I then decided to contact you for the fund to be used wisely for things that will glorify the name of God.

I have notified the Security Company where I deposited the consignments that contained the fund, that I am moving the consignment abroad and the security company has since been waiting for my authority for the consignment to leave my country and be moved abroad. So if you know that you will use this fund honestly and wisely for things that will glorify God's name, then do contact me back, ASAP.


This information’s are required by the security company to facilitate the process of the funds receiver's documentation your prompt response will be highly appreciated in my private Telephone number below.

God bless you.
Yours in Christ.

November 2, 2005

Spam du Jour: FOR HUMANITY

It's been a while since I had a religious themed scamming message:

From: JEAN BROWN <savebjean@msn.com>
Reply-To: jean1960@k.ro
Date: 12:46

Dear Good friend.
I don,t really know who you are ,but peace be unto you as you read this letter. My Instinct tells me that I can trust you by my proposition.I got your contact through internet directory and My Instinct directed me to send this money to you.
I am a widow and a devoted christian, my name is MRS JEAN BROWN from UNITED KINGDOM. Since my husband died ,I have been suffering from arthritics and lately doctors have diagonised me with terminal cancer which left me with approximately twelve months to live.
I am currently on wheelchair and being looked after by a nurse and some of my late husband ,s relatives in turns.Before my husband died,he left some money to the tone of USD$4,800,000,00(Four million ,eight hundred thousand dollars)and he made me promised him that it should be used for humanitarian work,because we have no children and he does n,t want his brothers to lay hand on it,since they don’t believe in God, they have a different vision.
This money is currently in a vault with a finance company in EUROPE. If you will promise me that you will use this money to achieve the wish of my husband and me,then I will instruct the bank to release the content of the vault in your name. for us to discuss so that you can go and claim this money before i die.
May God bless you as you walk in the light and glory.
Thank you.
Yours in Vineyard

You know, I'd heard that educational standards in the UK had dropped, but I hadn't realised it'd got this bad. Not only can she not use the English language to save her life, but appears not to know that all she has to do is write her will leaving it all to the humanitarian cause of her choice. Sheesh.

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