Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Miss Nina Johnson

I bet we all have a dear friend like Nina. She sent me an urgent message last week. She needed assistance. Poor thing. Nina is in a jam. Or, is it scam? 

I just had a thought bubble. Wouldn't it be funny if I could actually send Nina a can of spam? (a glutenous ham product) I could tell her the check is on the way, arousing thoughts of vacation homes on the French Rivera in her duplicitous mind, and then... send spam. Just a can of spam. To a scammer that ends up in the virtual spammer. Or spam folder. I'll let Nina do most of the writing this week... 

Dearest One,
Good day to you, I hope my mail meets you in good health. Please do not be surprise to receive this letter. I am coming to you in good faith with believe that you will not let me down in this unpleasant situation. I will be thankful to you if you could understand my plight and touch your heart to help me out. 
I am Miss Nina Johnson the only child of Late Chief & Mrs Johnson Nado  of Cote d'Ivoire. My father was a wealthy businessman who deals on  Cocoa and Diamond. My father was killed last year November because he is not in support of our president
I am contacting you because of the sum of US$8.9M (Eight Million Nine Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which my late father deposited in a bank here in my country with my name as the next of kin.

I will be glad to give you 20% of the money for your assistance after the transfer, and furthermore you will have share in the profit of the investments.
I am honorably seeking your assistance in the
following ways:
(1) I will use it for investment purpose such as Music industries or hotel management .
(2) To provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to.
(3) To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 18 years.
(4) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.
Please it is important you contact me immediately for more clarification on the next step on this transaction.

Awaiting your immediate response 
Yours Sincerely 

Nina didn't even sign off. Sniff. And her exotic lineage was my favorite part. If I was Nina, I would sign every thing...

Miss Nina Johnson the only child of Late Chief & Mrs Johnson Nado  of Cote d'Ivoire. 

Ooh la la. That sounds so official. Except for the familiar Nina Johnson part. 

Maybe mine could be...

Mrs Sharon Wagner the only child of the late family chief Sidney Gearing & Mrs Gearing Alma of the drift-less region of the Wisconsin wilderness

I guess she (or he) didn't want to put her John Henry on a curious and poorly written plea for help. I wouldn't either.

I do have a sense of deja vu upon reading it. Her foreign plight sounds all too familiar. Check your folders people. Nina might be your dearest one too!


DJan said...

I think I'll skip checking my spam folder for her email. I am simply amazed that these have gone on for so long. Somebody MUST believe them. Sigh. :-)

doodles n daydreams said...

Oh don't you find them so silly, unfortunately yes, people get fooled by them.


Linda Hensley said...

Nina can keep her problems. I'm not taking them on. I can't believe people go for this kind of thing!

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JD Peixoto said...

I received an email like this one this morning, so I answered it and received another, honestly I do not understand the people who do this.

my email:
Nina Johnson, I'm terribly sorry for your father's death. To be honest I received a contact a long time ago very similar to yours, however of course with different names. My first initiative was to really try to do something good to someone who asked for my help but unfortunately I came to realize that it was a trot that almost cost me some losses.
If you are somebody who somehow has a family and believes in God or at least in some entity superior to our existence you must agree that before him we are all brothers and we are connected. What you do in this life reverberates around the world and you will surely have to retract the events you are causing in this life. In any case, if it was you who caused me a situation in the past, I just have to tell you that I forgive what happened and that I hope that someday you will realize how much you are hurting people who, like you, have children, wives, and family.

Do not leave for tomorrow what you can change today.
Greetings and have a great day.

"she answered:

Thanks you so much for your message which I read afternoon, I really understand your message, I am touched after reading your message, I am honest with you and I can swear with my life, let god kill me if I have any bad intention, I am crying because since death of my late father life is not easy with me, I want to transfer my inherited money and come over to your country for a better life and I promise you will never regret of helping me out from this evil country, I promise to be honest with you all the days of my life and I promise to be a good girl to you when I come over to your country

I thank God that you are a Christian and I believe our faith will help us to achieve this goal, I was born and trained in catholic church and I believe that God will judge me if I do anything against the will of God
I contacted you for good and I believe that God almighty will be with us all the days of our life, please make up your mind to help me and I believe pay you back

I am honest with you, I am crying as I am sending this message to you
I don’t know if you can make it possible to come over to my country so that we will see each other face to face

Please help me because of God and I promise to be honest and be with you all the days of my life