Scam-o-note: for visitors who are neither American nor Canadian, it may be useful to know that what makes this funny - to Americans, anyway - is that Canada is widely admired in the US, where Canadians are stereotypically considered especially polite. Canadian actor John Candy built a whole movie around the concept. And overall, we are lucky to have Canada for a neighbor.
Sent: January 6, 2004Dear Mrs. George, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Please provide me with more information as to how I might be of assistance. Sincerely, Casey Jones
Sent: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 7:01 AM
ATTN:John Luther Jones,
I HAVE RECEIVED YOUR REPLY MAIL AND THE CONTENTS ARE NOTED.I AM HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE AGREED TO ASSIST MY SUFFERING FAMILY IN COLLECTING THE CONSIGNMENT WHICH MY LATE HUSBAND DEPOSITED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY.I WILL LIKE TO TELL YOU ALL THE NECESSARY STEPS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CONCLUDE THIS TRANSACTION:
1)THE AMOUNT IN QUESTION WAS DEPOSITED BY MY LATE HUSBAND AS A FAMILY TREASURE.
THEREFORE HAVING MADE MYSELF CLEAR TO YOU,IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE ABOVE EXPLANATIONS,KINDLY SEND TO ME WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE & FAX NUMBER,AUTHENTIC MAILING ADDRESS,COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP AND A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT.
AS SOON AS I RECEIVE THE AFOREMETIONED,I WILL THEN LET YOU KNOW THE NEXT WAY FORWARD.
YOURS SUFFERING SISTER,
Dear Rosemary George,
As soon as I have your response we can begin our work together.
Sent: Friday, January 9, 2004 11:57 AM
DEAR CASEY THANKS FOR YOUR MAIL CONTENTS WELL UNDERSTOOD. IHAVE ABROTHER INLAW WHO IS AFTER MY SELF AND MY DAUGHTERS IDO NOT WANT HIM TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TREASURE SOTHAT HE WILL NOT KILLUS.THEREFOREIWOULD WANT YOU TO ASSIST ME TO SECURE THAT MONEY AND SECONDLY HELP ME PROCURE AN INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT FOR TRAVELLING SO THAT MY CHILDREN CAN COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY BEFORE THE TREASURE GETS THERE.IAMNOT BAOYANT AS TOFEED THEM TALKLESS OF PROVIDING THEM WITH THEIR PASSPORTS TO TRAVEL.IWILLSEND TO YPU THE DOCUMENTS COVERING THE TREASURE WHICH IS MONEY BU T THE SECURITY COMPANY DO NOT KNOW .THOUGH THE DOCUMENTS MUST COME THROUGH MY LAWYER .MY LAWYER WILL ASSIST YOU TO CLAIM THE TREASURE MONEY .YOU ARE THEREFORE REQUESTTED TO FORWARD TO ME YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBERS MAILING ADDRESS BEFORE ICAN INTRODUCE YOU TO MY LAWYER THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO CONCLUDEON TIME BEST REGARDS. ROSEMARY.
I've received your message, and I'm afraid you didn't answer my question so let me ask you again.
Sent : Tuesday, January 13, 2004 4:30 AM
O DEAR JOHN LUTHER JONES I THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROMPT REPLY AND YOUR QUESTIONS UNDERSTOOD. FIRSTLY I AM NOT A CANAADIAN NEITHER AM I A MENACING RED MAPLE LEAF .IDO NOT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS YOU ARE SAYING.IAM AFULL HOUSE WIFE WITH CHILDREN AND HAVE NOT TRAVELED TO ANY HERE IN CANADA. IAM NOT AN AGENT NOR ACTING FOR ANY ONE ATALL.IAM NOT A CRIMINAL NEITHER DO I WORK WITH THE GREAT WHITE NORTH .I DO NOT KNOW ALL THESE THINGS YOU ARE WRITING . IAM A GHANIAN IN WEST AFRICA. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THIS CALTURE THAT IS IS BOARDED IN MY PRO POSAL LETTER. I THEREFORE SOLICIT TO YOU NOW TO TKE YOUR DECISION IN HELPING ME FOR IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A WAIST.
As soon as I get back to my office, I will look up all the information you need and send it you post haste.
"Stop Canadian Aggression, Militarize Ontario, Resist Alberta's Menace Abroad"
John Luther Jones
(Do you like my slogan? a careful read of the first letters reveals SCAM O RAMA.)
My dearest RoseMary,
Now for my information. I am an American Citizen, through and through. As long as my body draws breath, I will be American- and I will never pledge my alleagence to those would have us become "New Canada". Here's my information:
John Luther Jones
If you need to contact me, please call my personal cell phone number at 1-xxx-xxx-xxxx. If you cannot get through please be patient. My fax number is 1-xxx-xxx-xxxx. As far as my passport goes- it's in a safety deposit box at the bank, so I'll have to get that for you tomorrow. Please be safe and watch out for your murderous brother-in-law, he sounds just like a CANADIAN!
"Stop Canadian Aggression! Militarize Ontario! Resist Alberta's Menace Abroad!"
(The address and phone number are for an organization that puts out anti-government propaganda related to the Montana Freeman)
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