How many Nigerian-esque scam emails show up in your inbox per day? I get them every day. Today, I responded:
Subject: Dear Beloved
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 06:24:32 -0500
Dear Beloved in Christ,
I am Mrs.Mary Parker an aging widow suffering from long time illness. I have some funds I inherited from my late husband, the sum of 7.5 Million Pounds and I needed a very honest and God fearing Christian that will use the fund for God’s work, I found your email address from the internet and decided to contact you. Please if you would be able to use the funds for the Lord’s work, kindly reply me back.
Yours in the Lord,
Mrs. Mary Parker
Cc: J. Smith
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2012 10:13 AM
Subject: RE: Dear Beloved
I work all day Monday-Friday with nothing to show for it. My money goes to bills, food, and water. I asked God to bring me 6.5 million pounds so I can do his work. Now I see not only did he hear my prayer, but he delivered even more funding than I requested.
I opened your email and dropped to my knees. I am truly blessed.
I’m cc’ing Sister Judith Smith on this message. She is a nun at my church, but more importantly, my Christian mentor. We’d like to have more fundraisers at St. Christopher’s, and the 7.5 million pounds would allow us to buy more lobster for church sponsored dinners. I’ve noticed people are much more willing to give money for Christ’s work after they eat a 5-star meal. This will work perfectly.
Please email me back so we may move forward on transferring the funds.
Yours in eternal salvation,
Mary Elizabeth aka 79sparrows