an oldie but goodie

I use gmail for ~95% of my email.  it is web-based, simple, and most important, has the best spam filters of any email serviced I've used.  I have never had a non-spam email go into the spam folder and only rarely spam gets through to the inbox. 

this has changed over the last two weeks or so.  it is not like an avalanche, but I've noticed that 2-3 spam emails in the inbox most every day.  most all are of the 419 scam variety.  at first I just moved them to the spam folder, but I got curious enough to read one this am.  and of course, want to share it in me blog:


Hello Sir/Madam, 
                                                                                                                      Business Proposal


Since health is the fundamental principle life of human existence therefore, I must not forget to ask about your health and your family as well? Hope all of you are fine, if so splendid. I wish to accost to you with a request that would be of immense benefit, you have been listed as a beneficiary to the sum 25.5m Twenty Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars left by my late by client (Name Mr Dominic Dim Deng ) this is our second letter to you), I got your contact when i was searching for business partner, one fact to know is the essential sadness to pass through life without experience, yet is also sad to pass through life without sharing once experience and weakness to others, if this is truly of me, i remain my humble self " Barrister Mumford T. Danso by name from United Kingdom.

In receipt to your profile, is a pleasure and also necessary to relate this issue before your hearing, my late Client (Mr Dominic Dim Deng) was returning with a military delegation to the regional capital, Juba, from a political conference in the town of Wau on Friday, 2 May 2008, he should had being in (Juba) for a political era, so their plan clash and my Late Client die. See the website for confirmation,


My aim of writing you this email now, is that My late Client should have being in Malaysia for a project on 4th night of these incident a project that worth the sum of ($25,500.000.00), Twenty Five Millions Five Hundred Thousand Dollars, deposited with a Security company in Malaysia, and he was expected to be Malaysia as soon as he return from juba, eventually this incident occurred. I need your humble assistance to retrieve my late Client funds from the security company into your care as we come over for investment as I can not come out for this fund being his personal Lawyer. All the documents of this money and is whereabouts is in my position. I need your urgent update of your interested of being my suitor to this Matter.

Thanks and God Bless.

From  BarristerMumford Danso


I've highlighted my favorite bits it warms the cockles of me old, cold, and shriveled heart to see that some sectors of the economy are still thriving despite the worldwide recession.


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8 thoughts on “an oldie but goodie

  1. well. paul, I haven't quite decided to come on board. I never been "accosted with a request". sounds kinky, to tell you the truth.
    the money may be worth being "accosted". repeatedly. …hmmmmmm…

  2. So you will participate in this healthy perseverance incident?! Please accost us soon with news of the benefit to you!! Be of assistance to the humble barrister, marrister. We wait for our share.–Juba the Hutt

  3. I'm seriously tempted. I'd regretting pass life without experience to sadly share with others, but there is a majorly large obstaculation: being of state married to my non-late husband, wouldn't it be crassed of me to take barrister Danso as my suitor? even in a Matter of Importance such as This?

  4. Well, I wish to accost you, too, but I don't think that's legal. LOL! (Sheesh, do people really fall for this crap, and that's why they keep trying it?)

  5. My gmail spam that makes it through is all in Chinese.They need a filter that just deletes stuff in non-Roman letters and I'd be good.

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