Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My New BFF: Divine Lemmy

I took the time to read this email on Monday. Three times. What planet are we living on?....

Hello Dear,

Good Day and how are you today? My name is Mrs. Divine Lemmy,

I am contacting you because I want to donate the sum of £3.5 Million to you, I’m seeking for a trustworthy person whom I will give my life time savings to help run a Charity Program on cancer or if possible establish a cancer foundation or orphanage home with the money as I will depart this wicked world soon due to oesophageal cancer. I want to help cancer carriers and the less privileged ones as much as I can especially the motherless and orphans. I am a widow and have no child my husband and our three children died in an auto-crash. I admit that we do not know each other; we are stranger to each other.

God appeared to me in a dream and commanded me to donate all that I have to a total stranger for the help of the less privileged, before I started searching for someone online I prayed over it for 4 days for God to direct me to an honest person, so immediately I saw your contact I developed confidence and decided to trust you and contact you for this donation. [God should have added stupid and without a blog] Please if you can be trusted and sincere to take up this project then I will gladly order transfer of the fund (£3,500,000.00) Three Million Five Hundred Thousand British Pounds to you and 30% of the money will be your gratification as a token of gratitude for handling the project while you will use the remaining 70% for the project. I wish you are that honest and God fearing hardworking type that I desire to donate this money to. Please reply me as quickly as you can for further details on how this amount would be transferred to your account before I depart to the bosom of God my creator, because my health has deteriorated so badly that I can die at any time according to doctors.

Please reply immediately if you are interested and willing to handle the fund and proposed project. Presently I am at the hospital receiving treatment.

Sincerely Yours

Mrs. Divine Lemmy.



I am especially fond of the period at the end of her name here. So definite. So authoritative. Let me hurry up and get all my bank routing numbers to her. And my SSN.

Seriously. Do you think people actually fall for these?

25 comments:

Decadent Housewife said...

Devine Dummy, n'est-ce pas?

Daryl said...

I think that often the elderly do so you are safe for a while ... scam artists come in many forms .. and these emails are getting more and more creative. This one is so much more affecting then the lottery winning one

Drama Queen said...

..."depart to the bosom of God my creator...." ????

I love that line....

I'm going to have that written in my obituary...You have to admit, she/he deserves props for creativity. :)

kim-d said...

Only the ones who are willing to settle for 30% gratification. Not gonna lie. If it's gratification I'm goin' for, I'm not settling for 30%.

Only a Very Divine Lemmy would be able to pound out such an "involved" e-mail whilst on the death bed.

In the word of a wise woman ... GAH!

:)

The Incredible Woody said...

You lucky dog! You get emails for lots of cash to be donated to you. I get emails for penis enlargement.

TSannie said...

The bosom of God. I've never really thought of God with boobies. Kinda freaky.

Nurse Nancy said...

And here I thought that Annie might need to be jealous.....

Oh the drama of this person's life...REALLY????????????

Flea said...

MPM! You're mocking a terminally ill woman! Shame on you!




Bwahahahahaha! Sorry.
Flea.

Keetha said...

I think she gets kudos for the best fake name EVER.

Joanie said...

Wow, you are so special!!! Don't you love those emails?

Grandmother said...

My email offer this morning was for viagra at cheaper prices, although you still have to be careful of those 4 hour erections (but said in a "wow this could be you way!). Who thinks these crazy scams up?

Linda said...

I love the comments! I did see on 20/20 last week about supposedly 'smart' people who were duped out of hundreds of thousands of dollars from some one in Costa Rica. There is a sucker born every moment.

Country Girl said...

I get these e-mails too. And here I thought I was their BFF.

Suz Broughton said...

They must work. That's the only thing I can think of. I get them too. They wouldn't send them if they didn't work right?
Suzanne.

deborah said...

You better jump right on this one...yeah right!

Snooty Primadona said...

Wait a minute! I thought I was her new BFF, LOL!

But, hey - it beats the heck out of all my best friends who write me emails & ask for money. You know, I really have a huge amount of friends in Nigeria, apparently. They write me every day too....

Good grief.

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

so...I shouldn't have sent her my personal information, huh?

~Mad said...

I got one last week - but yours is soo much more imaginative!
I asked the same question?
And - HEY - it only takes one sucker!
~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

Debbie said...

Oh gosh hon...help this poor woman out. Seriously....

LL Cool Joe said...

I assume some people must fall for it! Hard to think who though.

Emom said...

Mrs. Divine Lemmy at your cash.....me thinks.....
smiles...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I bet Ms. Divine Lemmy also sells Viagra and Rolex watches, and if she doesn't she might want to consider it. With a name like that, she just might reach her target audience.

Diane said...

They wouldn't keep doing it if people didn't fall for it. Unfortunately.

Bluebird49 said...

Just consider how very, very, very blessed you MUST be--for Ms. Devine Lemmy ---oops, her Creator---to have chosen YOU----YOU of all people!! Of all the people on the EARTH--Y.O.U.

I am amazed. Sure hope she hasn't croaked yet.....

Hilary said...

Ms Lemmy sure does get around. There are blogs which exist just to display correspondence of folks who mess with these scammers.