Messing with Liars

How many Nigerian-esque scam emails show up in your inbox per day?   I get them every day.  Today, I responded:

Subject: Dear Beloved
To: 79sparrows@gmail.com
From: parker@googlemail.com
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

My Response:

From: 79sparrows@gmail.com
To: maryparker01@rogers.com
Cc: J. Smith
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2012 10:13 AM
Subject: RE: Dear Beloved

Mrs. Parker,Hello my sister in Christ.Thank you for writing.  Last night before bed, I prayed for a miracle.  Not just any miracle, but a call to arms; I have little money.
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

 

8 Comments Add yours

  1. You are sooooo cheeky, but what a laugh

  2. Mary Beth, that is hilarious. I wonder if you’ll hear back.

    1. MB says:

      Thank you!
      I can’t wait to answer more of these.
      The possibilities are endless.
      If the beloved Mrs. Parker responds I’ll update.

  3. Niamh says:

    Oh please keep going with this…you could start a whole other blog just logging replies to scam emails and the response you get! Could be a new form of creative writing!

    1. MB says:

      I WILL!
      I am thinking of creating a blog just for this. hmmmm…
      Thank you so much for responding Niamh.

  4. AngieAlaniz says:

    Nice 🙂

    That is so crazy, what are the chances that someone would actually fall for that?
    I wonder why they would think someone would actually respond in a ….”oh yes, yes, yes, pick me…..I’m honest!

    lol

  5. very appreciate share this blog, like it

  6. djsmokemusic says:

    ive gotten the same email?!?!

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