The Chocolate Lady

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Let's try this one more time....................

As the digital date changed to 2008, it seemed my email inbox was flooded with a number of new letters, letters such as the one below, asking for my help. Well, dont we all try to be kinder, better, more caring with each new year? So, in the spirit of putting out good karma, or, let's be honest, in the spirit of just wanting to try one more time to have some fun with an internet scammer....Ive decided to answer this letter.

I hadnt planned on answering another one, but, this one seemed to egg me on.....

Here is the letter from the dear sweet woman, and my response below.....


I greet you in the name of God Almighty, I am Mrs. Rachel
Saleh formerly known as Mrs. Rukan Saleh, a widow to
Late Abdullah Saleh.I am aware that this certainly an unconventional
approach to starting a relationship. However, I would want you to give
this proposal a good thought. I crave your most desired indulgence. I
am an old woman suffering from cancer. From all indications,
my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that I
maynot live long because the cancer stage is very severe.

My late husband died in an air crash on the 31st
October 1999 in an Egyptian airline Boeing 990 with other passengers
on board. You can confirm this fact from the
website which was aired by the BBC World
and my only son Nasim died with his father in this same crash.

My late husband was very wealthy and after his death,I inherited all
his business and wealth. My personal
physician told me that I may not live for so long and I am so scared
about this. So, I now decided to divide part of this wealth,
by contributing to the well being of less privileged
people in the society like America, Canada, Africa, Europe
and Asian Countries.

I understand my request of you is no doubt is tasking.
I selected you for this purpose and prayed over it.
I am willing to donate the sum of
Eight Million United States Dollars (US$8,000,000.00)
to you for the development of the wellbeing of handicapped
in the society and also as aids for the less
privileged around your country, and I have mapped out
One Million, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars
(US$1,200.000.00) for your own personal use to help me for
this work which will stand for logistic and your compensation.
Please note that this fund is with a security
company in the UK. Therefore immediate application for Change
of Beneficiary in order to make you the beneficiary of the fund
will be put in place immediately I confirm your acknowledgement to do

Please, do not reply me if you have the intention of using this
fundfor personal use, than enhancement of the comfort of the
Lastly, I want you/your home to be praying for me as regards my entire
life and my health because I have come to find out since my spiritual
birth lately that wealth acquisition without God one's life is vanity
upon vanity.

I await your reply.

Mrs. Rachel Saleh

Now, Im sure you all can see why I MUST respond.....she greeted me in the name of "God Almighty" and as someone of strong faith, how could I refuse her request?

Plus, she has cancer, and, my family is connected to the cancer world too (whose isnt?), so, it's like an omen, that I am to carry our her wishes, right?

So, here is my response....


Dear Rachel,

When I received your letter, I knew it was from God, because you sent your greeting in the name of "God Almighty" and that is something I know is true.

I have great sympathy for you, losing your son and husband, and now you are facing your own illness with cancer. May God be with you.

I am a woman of deep belief in God, and pray that He will guide me each day. I feel as if He is guiding me to help you, because I know your heart is trying to do the right thing.

One thing that made me so sure that I should help you, is that you have cancer, and my young son also had cancer. God did a miracle in healing him, and I want to do all I can for God to return the blessings to others. I know that because we both believe in God and also know the pain of cancer, that God has put us together to be partners to help others.

We know many young children who can not afford their medicine or cancer treatment, and I know that if you would like me to use the money to help these children, it would be an answer to God's healing for them.


So, now I will wait, and see if I hear back from Rachel, who claims to be an ill woman. I hope if she sends me pictures that I dont find her practicing pole dancer moves by the pool, like my sweet orphan daughter Sandy

Ill keep you posted....

and, while we are waiting, wont you take my poll? Let's find out how we compare to the frenetic polling that is going on throughout the country.....who is your choice for President?


Grandma J said...

I hope Rachel is more cooperative that Sandy...what a spoiled brat she was. Don't forget, we want pictures..lots of pictures.

I can't take your pole because you only list one Republican, Romney. Since Huckerbee wone the Iowa Caucus, and MacCain won the New Hampshire Primary, I would thing you would have them on your list...and what about America's Mayor, Rudy?

Grandma J said...

oops! I spoke too soon.

heartshapedhedges said...

Grandma J, I think you tried to vote while I was in the midst of posting my poll....., hence, it wasnt completely up....they should all be on there now....go vote!

The Running Girl said...

I love that you have the guts to respond to these emails. It cracks me up. Have a great week.