Thursday, October 04, 2007

I'm starting to think this may be as good as it gets for me, too

Even though I actually know better.

Stumbled on at this site
(from a very strange site called Married to the Sea).

It's just -- I get these crazy letters so often now.

For a couple of weeks there, I was getting them in French.

(I wish I spoke French so I could see if the letter writers' grammar was any better in that language than in English....)

And the letters are just so darn friendly. Like the one I got just this morning:
Dearest One,

I am writting this letter with due respect and heartful of tears since we have not known or met ourselves previously I am asking for your assistance after I have gone through a profile that speaks good of you. I want to find out if it's possible for you to deal with individual as to investment.

I came across your profile and I feel it's highly reputable that is why I pick an interest getting across to you in respect of investment at my disposal. I will be so glad if you can allow me and lead me to the right channel towards your assistance to my situation now. I would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself to you.

I am Sandra James 22Years Old Lady from (cote d ivore) ,the only daughter of Late Micheal James , My father is now late he was a well known cocoa and gold merchant business man in my country( cote d ivore) ,he was poisoned by his co-business partner a year ago.

The main reason why I am contacting you now is to seek your assistance in the area of my future investment and also for a help hand over some huge amount of money in my possession.

This fund (US5.6 Million dollars) is deposited in a bank in my country in (cote d’ivoire) a years ago by my father he made me the sole beneficiary.I am now asking you to stand on my behalf,to stand as my partner and in time of the claim and investment as well. I have made up my mind to offer you 13%of the total money while the remaining will go into a productive investment.

Pls attach your direct and full information as you reply to me. You can also contact me with this email [deleted].

Thanks and remain bless.

Best Regards

Sandra James
Wow. Bad enough to be poisoned by your business partner. But by a co-business partner? Have to admit the offer is tempting, Sandra, but I think I'll pass....


74WIXYgrad said...

Sad thing about this is people have a tendency to appeal to our greedy side and have probably gotten some poor sucker to bite and their greed has caused them to lose everything they own.

Lahdeedah said...


You've read my blog. So you know what a trustworthy, kind person I am.

Knowing that I'm a harmless stay at home mom with tween issues, I feel comfortable in asking you to just send me an email at

with your bank account numbers, credit cards, and any other personal information that would help me alleviate you of whatever small investments or money you have in your accounts. Also, please include the 3-digit code on the backs of your cards, because I would like to do some shopping online for you as well....


I mean, honestly!

Lahdeedah said...



you seem moved by personal accounts of poisonings, so I just want to assure you that my business partner and his co-business partner both were poisoned...

so you see my plight is more heart rending...

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

funny how they just keep going on and on, is SOMEONE falling for this?

smiles, bee

katherine. said...

did you see the Chris Hanson piece on these scams on MSNBC? very interesting