There is a sucker born every minute–P.T. Barnum
I am on several penny stock lists so I receive many promotions–fertile ground for finding short ideas occasionally. A by-product of this means I am a target of email like this………..
Re: In Good faith,
My name is Mrs. Maimouna Khalid, this as a personal mail directed to you and I request it to be treated as such. I lost my husband during the civil war in November 5th 2010. (Tactic one: build sympathy)
My personal doctor sent a letter of medical checkup last year March 2011 and testifies that I have a lung cancer, which can easily take off my life soon. I found it uneasy to survive myself, because a lot of investment cannot be run and manage by me again. (Tactic two: more sympathy, immediate action and set the hook).
I quickly call up a prophet as my adviser to give me positive thinking on this solution, He ministered to me to share my properties, wealth, to motherless baby/orphanage homes/people that need money for survival, both students that need money. (Tactic 3: provide another reason to help–help the orphanages).
I am writing this letter to you to help me distribute this(USD$12.5M )Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars kept with a Fiduciary fund holder here in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire to motherless babies/orphanage homes/people that need money for survivor in your country. (Tactic 4: A “reason” for me to be involved.)
15% of this money will be for you and your family; you must give 75% to (Motherless homes), orphanages, and widows in your country. (Tactic 5: appeal to my greed)
I will give more information to you as I await your response immediately. You are blessed.
I certainly am blessed!
Mrs. Maimouna Khalid