Holy shit!

Lucky me πŸ™‚

Greetings,

I am Mrs. Al-Ghrari, the only surviving member of a family that was crushed in a bomb-blast during the war in Libya. Currently, I am battling with a (partial stroke) which resulted from the shock gotten from the incident. Please view the below link for details: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/jun2011/liby-j20.shtml When my husband whom was a crude oil merchant was alive, we had plans to use the last days of our lives to disburse part of our resources to charity organization and several unknown individuals because when we were much younger in life as a couple, we received financial help from an unknown individual whom we have not met till this day. The impact we got from such gesture made us want to do same.

Unfortunately, my husband is not alive today to do this with me and my health is deteriorating so fast; hence I have decided it on our behalf. Having donated to several individuals and charity organization from our savings, I have decided to anonymously donate the last of our family savings to you.

Irrespective of your previous financial status, please do accept this kind and peaceful offer on behalf of my beloved family. Please acknowledge my message for more details via this my personal email: aaliyah.h@wildblue.net

Sincerely,
Mrs. Aaliyah H. Al-Ghrari
Email: aaliyah.h@wildblue.net

Too funny. I couldn’t resist reading it. There must be a lot of us lucky people out there too as it was sent to ‘undisclosed recipients.’

I have, however, resisted emailing back. So thanks Mrs Al-Ghrari. Your offer is much appreciated, but I’m not on the streets yet, and I think there are more deserving people for your family charity than a woman with two homes (technically three as the Spanish one is two houses), three Land Rovers, sadly only one dog at the moment, two Applemacs, two bone china dinner sets, solid silver cutlery, etc etc. Oh wait. Is that why you are interested in me? If I didn’t love PinkAgendist to bits I would give you his email as he is far richer (younger, and better looking) than I am. But even he doesn’t deserve that.

Speaking of which I will write about bacon next, but I could not resist sharing this. Anyone short of money may wish to apply to Mrs Al-Ghrari as I have helpfully included her email. Good luck.

ETA: 1) I forgot the bikes. We have six of those.

ETA: 2) She was doing this back in August. Why has it taken her until November to get to me? Huh? There will be no money left by now!

ETA: 3) How can you anonymously donate something when you give your name and email address?

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About roughseasinthemed

I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
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16 Responses to Holy shit!

  1. free penny press says:

    Haha.. I love those emails. On average I get 2-3 a week and have to wonder how many people actually respond. I recall seeing a news story once where this husband/Father fell prey to these types of emails and was so delusional in the end.. Your response would have been priceless!!

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    • I actually don’t get that many. I did go through a phase of getting lots of viagra ads ??uh? This is probably one of the first I have had like this. I daresay the novelty wears off after a while, but I have to say I did laugh.

      I thought my proposed reply was suitably courteous and respectful, so not causing offence and suggesting the charitable funds be directed to a more deserving source.

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  2. bluonthemove says:

    Mrs Al-Ghrari, your husband was the Lockerbie bomber wasn’t he.

    I claim my prize!!

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  3. Ahhhh mannn why did it have to be you! In case Mrs. Al-Ghrari is reading this, my bank account number is 55882-282828-292929 Thanks! Wow–what’ll I do with all the money, Hmmm I hear there are some great investment opportunities in Nigeria. Aat least that’s what my last email said…

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  4. Totty says:

    I went mining in my spam folder for gems, and they were rather few on the ground. Apart from Viagra and Rolex ads, the only ones of a financial nature were asking me to buy shares in dubious companies;

    “I pray you investors are near your PCs, since we anticipate this gold play to explode huge this market open. Reports by particular people aligned with Pengram Gold Corp. are telling us of a major site revelation that will be dissiminated later this week!”

    …that reminds me that I need to disable comments on my blogs while they are dormant; I have had quite a few comments from Anons lately asking me to follow their links…

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    • I don’t usually get them at all, apart from like you Viagra and some other sales drivel.

      The gold people obviously haven’t contacted me as they must know I use an Apple not a PC πŸ˜‰

      Spam filter on wordpress is pretty good, and you can set the number of links allowable in comments – I had it set to one, but people were actually putting up interesting links ie not spam, so I upped it a bit. Blogger was terrible for spam at one point, but they seemed to resolve that one. I can’t remember if I disabled comments on my blogger versions, I may have done.

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  5. Vicky says:

    LOL, your post really made me LOL πŸ˜€

    What a lovely offer from her πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ hhhmmm? I had visions of the longed for Roughseas Animal Sanctuary starting up……..shame on you for not accepting her offer πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ LOL

    Joking apart, I haven’t had any of that type of mail for years, though must admit, my service provider has an excellent spam catcher, plus what does get through is caught by my junk folder.

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    • It gave us a laugh yesterday am, I tell you. I usually delete them when they start with viagra, or Canadian pharmacy (bit of a giveaway those two), but I thought I would have a read to see how inventive people currently were.

      Perhaps I should write and ask her to start an animal sanctuary in Libya in my name? I’m sure there must be lots of street dogs over there who would like a nice warm home and regular meals and water.

      I don’t get a lot either which is why I thought it was so funny, other people have probably read this before and millions of others too. I’ve just had a look and nothing in there this morning. And rarely anything on Hal.

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  6. Umm missed the irony, my first thought was strange, it’s not from an African, prince, princess, general, businessman. I then got it. Doh

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  7. EllaDee says:

    Oh dear… I was hoping Mrs. Al-Ghrari was genuine and heard of your hopes for an animal sanctuary and being an animal welfare advocate was going to generously fund same. Looking to confirm this background I google searched Mrs. Al-Ghrari, and found… scam warning… Really? No? Bugger. Why would Mrs. Al-Ghrari be writing such things? Maybe it’s amistae, and she’s one of those creative writers? Does she want you to write articles for her? If so, good choice. I should refer the senders of the emails I get requesting same to you, as you are a much better writer than me, and qualified which I am not. I’m sure they are sincere but they keep getting picked up by my spam defender, and I haven’t gotten around to replying yet but can do so on your behalf if you wish…

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    • You probably found the same one i did (link included in ETA: 2. So disappointing eh?

      Thank you for your offer, but I think your need is greater than mine. If you accepted one of these generous gestures, you could clear off to TA earlier than planned πŸ™‚ After all, I’ve already dropped out πŸ˜‰

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  8. pinkagendist says:

    HA! Very funny πŸ˜› I get at least one per week. Some are very funny in their choice of language.

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    • I don’t read the ones offering me discount on viagra. But this one captured my imagination as I don’t usually get this sort of drivel. You would think anyone trying a scam like this would pay for a decent translation, (especially if they have so much money). Or maybe they have and don’t know it’s poor? πŸ˜€ Or maybe they think it will be more effective if they display incorrect spelling and mis-use of English?

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