Posted by: Lee | August 3, 2006

How do people fall for this stuff?

Heres a peach of an email that I received in my Junk Email folder the other day. Allegedly some widow wants to donate all her money to me, of course she does!!! I love the attempt to try and sound genuine by sprucing up her vocabulary yet at the same time having no regard for sentence structure or grammar etc, i.e. someone has been hitting the thesaurus (ever see that episode of Friends where Joey tried to do the same??)

I also like the fact that the “From” address and “mailto” address at the head of the email are different:

—–Original Message—–
From: []
Sent: 31 July 2006 13:34
Subject: From: Mrs. Janet Johnson.
From: Mrs. Janet Johnson.

17 Copse Hill, Wimbledon, SW20 0NE, London,
United Kingdom.

My Beloved,

I am the above named person but now undergoing medical treatment in Barnes Hospital, South Wimple Way, SW14 8SU, London, England. I am married to Sir Albright Johnson Who worked with British Judicial Commission in Chelsea England for over a decade before he died on 5th of July in the year 2003. We were married for fifteen years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for two weeks. Before his death he made a vow to use his wealth for the down trodden and the less privileged in the society. Since his death I Decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home.

Please I want you to see this email not as a junk or any other form embarrassing email it is a true story of my person in need of your help and assistance herein.

When my late husband was alive he deposited over US$10.6 Million (Ten Million, Six hundred thousand United States Dollars) with a Finance company (Bank) in Europe. Presently, this money is still with the Bank.

Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next 4 months due to a rare form of cancer of the pancreas. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to Donate this fund to an individual or better still a God fearing person who will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein.

Though I m ay no t know you personally I want to tell you that, through divine word of wisdom from above, I was asked to tell you to do this, not for me but for the Almighty because you are blessed and you have been chosen to do mighty works or the Almighty. I want an individual that will use this to fund and provide succor to poor and destitute persons, orphanages, and widows and for propagating peace in the universe. I understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I do not have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not inclined to helping poor persons and I do not want my husband?s hard earned money to be misused or spent in the manner in which my late husband did not specify.

I do not 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 Al mighty. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and because of the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always. I do not want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of my bank agent and the Finance Company in Europe. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the original beneficiary of this fund. I want you to always pray for me. My happiness is that I lived a life worthy of emulation. Whosoever that wants to serve the Almighty must serve him with all his heart and mind and soul and Also in truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing for an individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that You will act according to my specification herein. I will also be most glad if you can tell me a little about yourself.

Hoping to hear from you. Thank you and May the Almighty bless you.

Yours sincerely,

Janet Johnson 

—–End Message—–

I best email her pronto!



  1. lol, i really love these types of emails, I always try and have a little fun with them… 🙂  great site, keep up the good work… Terminal Funk

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