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They’re Kidding, Right?

Dear Madam,

I am a secretary from the United Nations. This letter is to inform you that an unknown American soldier has died in Afghanistan and left you a fortune in his will.

I didn’t read any further than that.  Amoeba said it shouldn’t have been sent to me.  It should have been addressed to Gull E. Bull.


  1. Quite apart from the fact that I don’t think that there are too many “unknown American soldiers” in Afghanistan that have “fortunes” to leave to anyone. All things being relative, of course. I’m sure that the military life insurance would be considered a fortune to anyone in Afghanistan.

    Seriously, thanks for the warning. I hadn’t seen that one yet, but unfortunately, it’s probably only a matter of time.
    .-= Cherie´s last blog ..What’s Up with Pluto =-.

    1. Gigi — I don’t have to open the mail. The review gave me enough to see. Aside from that, I have web-based mail so I am safe unless I am dumbe enough to download something.

  2. He’s unknown, soooooo obviously he forgot to put his name on his own will, so they wouldn’t know who he is? Too bad he also lost his dogtags and wallet!

    It’s actually frightening I think, that these scams get sent out because they actually *work* on the dim and/or the desperate, and there are a lot of folks out there in both camps.
    .-= Susan at Stony River´s last blog ..Chocolate Tiger, Valentine Dragon =-.

  3. There are so many generous people out there who left me their fortune ! I also inherited from a african princess ! It’s so annoying that I forgot to buy a new Ferrari, and some diamonds !
    .-= Gattina´s last blog .. =-.

    1. Gattina — I know. I have scads of money, most recently I received a couple mil from a Nigerian widow whose banker husband died and left her with money she could not access for herself, but with the ability to give it away to a total stranger.

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