Friendly Email Offer of $20.4 million

Today I received this friendly email offering me a few $million:

>From Miss Aicha Abdullah
E-mail [email protected]

Salam al-Lahkum,

In the name of Almighty Allah, the most merciful, It is a great pleasure that I am writing this letter to you and I know that something positive will come out of it.I am, by the name Aicha, the wife of a prominent business man in KORHOGO the northern part of Ivory Coast.My husband?s name is Abdullah.

He was arrested by some government officials accusing him of funding the rebellion in the country.To our utmost surprise,we found his body in a forest in the capital city dead.We have done all the necessary things concerning his burial and we are through now. The aspect that I want to discuss with you is that my late husband,when he was alive did a business with his foreign partners worth of $20.4 million(Twenty million four hundred thousand US DOLLARS).

This money is being deposited in a security company in Europe before his untimely death,and this is where I want you to come in and help us.We need the help of a foreign partner that has an account so that we can get the money out.I am therefore proposing 25% of the money to you if you can help me get the money out of the security company in Europe because it is not an ideal country for me.And that I shall invest 50% of the money in your country or anywhere you suggest while 5% of the total amount as been aside for any expenses that you might incure during this transaction(telephone, transportion etc)

I have the neccessary documents that proves with me and their contact in Europe for you to be able to talk to Security Company in Europe, i am reallying and putting trust in Almighty Allah and you.kindly help me out for the sake of my three children surfering now, they could not go to school mainly because of the school fees.

I know that something positive will come out for us, both you and me including my three children and i pray with the help of Allah you should help us why because my children do not go to school any longer.

Looking forward to see your reply very soon and let me have your contact address and phone to call you, and may Almighty Allah in his mercy be with you, if i see your reply i will give you their contact of the security company in Europe for you to meet them and discuss on how to retrieve the funds.

Then you will need to send an invitation letter to me and my three children for our comingand try to reply me in private box ([email protected])

Yours in Allah,

Aicha Abdullah.
Tutti i concerti da non perdere!

Here was my response:

Miss Aicha Abdullah,

Thank you for the nice letter. I don’t get many emails these days, so I appreciate your honesty. It is unfortunate that you, being the wife of a prominent business man, are unable to write in English very well. And yet, writing such a sad letter about your husband dying, you are able to keep such a professional demeanor.

Your proposition is an outstanding one. I am surprised your prominent business husband could not pay for school fees for your suffering children. I’m also interested in how you have the ability to call long distance and rack up so many charges but you can’t put your suffering children through school.

Additionally, why would you contact me of all people? And also, why wouldn’t you put my address in the “to” field in your email rather than your own? Are you hiding something?

I do hope your children get better, and I’m sure glad this isn’t one of those Nigerian email scams. Man those really bugged me. Take care, and I hope you eventually get saved by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Nate Ritter

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

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