Monday, April 14, 2008

More Email Goodness

I get a charge out of what people send me designed to hoodwink me out of some money. Here is one:

European Commission
Enterprise and Industry DG Communication and Information Unit/R4
BREY 13/ 092
B - 1049 Brussels (Belgium)

Released: April 2008.

We bring to your notice the decision by the board of trustees of The European Union to choose you as one of the final recipients of a cash grant/donation for your own personal, educational, and business development (SME funding).

To promote growth and creating new jobs in the European economy, we are giving out a yearly donation of €500,000.00 (five hundred thousand Euros) to 10 lucky recipients who have been selected from over 25,000 websites all over the globe, as funding/aid from the European Union, European Commission, and the United Nations in accordance with enabling acts of Parliament.

For detailed information, please contact paying office (England)

Name: Dr. Dominic Brett

Remember to quote your identification numbers. Find your identification numbers below:


Note that these numbers fall within your location file.

Thank you and accept my congratulations once again!

Janet Williamson
Information Officer and Coordinator,
Scottish European Resources Network

the information in this e-mail may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient or an authorized representative of the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination or copying of this e-mail and its attachments, if any, or the information contained herein is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by return e-mail and delete this e-mail from your computer system. Thank you.

Ooookay. It must be true that the European Union wants to help the worldwide economy by aiding a citizen of the country they formed said union to fight economically. I mean, c'mon, they're just trying to help! Plus, it has that red confidentiality statement at the end. Must be serious.


How do you do?

My name is Peter Hollins, Chief Executive with the BHF Executive
Committee, British Heart Foundation.

There is an Open Vacancy in the Organization. The Board of Directors of British Heart Foundation is willing to offer you a good Part- Time paying job in which you could earn a lot.This job would be based on contract and commission terms, it is a part-time job and it would involve quite a handful of trust and honesty. If you would be interested in including a good-paying, part time job to your daily list of activities and earning up to $4000 monthly.

As I have previously already informed you, my name is Peter Hollins, 42 years of age, 4 kids, all boys and the love of my life, my Wife, Tracy.

The aim of the British Heart Foundation is to play a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death. A UK registered charity based in London which I joined in January 2000.

Our Activities
The BHF is the largest independent funder of heart research in the UK. We play an important role in funding education, reaching the public and health professionals and we provide life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care.

Heart Disease - the facts...

Heart and circulatory disease is the UK’s biggest killer. One in five men and one in six women die from it. Every 2 minutes someone in the UK has an heart attack.
Over 670,000 people in the UK have definite heart failure. 4,600 babies are born with heart defects each year. Around half will need treatment or surgery.

You can read more online at the BHF

presently, the foundation, BHF was granted funds and donations to head a charity support project in the tropical regions of West Africa regarding the fight against heart disease and also supporting the treatment of many childhood Heart Illnesses.

However, Our Donated Funds were by our American counterparts and they mostly come in US based Money Orders, Travelers Checks and sometimes Cashier’s Checks and are also some time done by Wire Transfers.

Getting an accountant in the states or opening an account would have been our best choice but I have a deadline to meet and taking any of those choices would cost our time and a whole lot of other requirements I am not ready to deal with as I would be travelling a lot in the meantime.

So presently, having read your resume and 'assuming' you would be able to deal with cash, I would be willing to employ you on contract basis to be my payment representative / Receptionist / Bookkeeper back in the states, this way I could issue and make these money orders out to you, you could then cash them easily, withdraw Ten Percent (10%) of the total amount on these money orders as your commission for the great service you would be rendering and then send the rest back to me through Western Union Money transfer.

Bear it in mind that we would be dealing with quite a handful of cash and you could be making good money working with us in a short period of time.Like I said, the funds and donations was granted to head a charity support project in the tropical regions of West Africa regarding the fight against heart disease and also supporting the treatment of many childhood Heart Illnesses.

Once you get them in the mail, you would be cashing them at your bank, deducting Ten percent (10% Alongside the Western Union Transfer Charges ) of the total amount cashed as commission to the great effort you are rendering to help build the third world and any other transfer charges incurred during the transaction. The rest fund would be wired to us via Western Union.

I have attached an employment form in this email which you could fully fill on your computer and send back as an attachment, just so I know who and where I would be sending my money orders out to.

Do provide an address where you will be able to sign for the collection of the payment.

Thanks and God Bless.

Peter Hollins
Chief Executive,
British Heart Foundation.

British Heart Foundation.
....................A member of the UK Registered Charity


Cell :

(Information included in this application form is confidential between you and me, and the full name and contact info should be included as it should be written on the payments being issued over to you, you should also include a valid phone number for easy contact)

In agreement to this kindly append signature below:

Peter Hollins
Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation

If you are interested, please email me back so we could make concluding arrangements..

Thank You and God Bless.

British Heart Foundation
A Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office 14 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6DH
Company Registration Number 699547
Registered Charity Number 225971

Wow! A British charity wants me to handle large sums of cash! They don't want to merely deposit their money and have it transmitted electronically from the States, they want liddle 'ol me to handle it for them! With some compensation for my efforts, after all. Check out all those registered numbers! Gotta be legit, right there. Yes, a world famous charity with it's own website uses Gmail for it's officer's email correspondence, rather than an address with their domain name. Sign me up!


Anonymous said...

I am a rational person, always deleting this kind of mails very fast but this time as I have worked for the E.U. in the past, I let the story continue a bit further then ever...
This was their last mail (statement: I will end it right there, right now).
One question: Is there anything we(or I) can do against them?
Thank you for existing...a litle bit of thruth in this crazy world!
Evita in ArgentinaX

This is their last mail after asking them each time why and how ever they got to choose me...

Dear Eva,

This email confirms receipt of the requested details and also indicates that the process of release of your SME grant/funds is now started.

As requested by the Commission, there are specific conditions that need to be fulfilled by you. This includes series of paper works and necessary documents needed to complete the process. Note that it is a process and must be completed successfully, before your funds can be released.

Therefore, you are instructed to complete the Power of Attorney form from our secured website. Note that the Power of Attorney is necessary as it grants me the right to complete/sign certain documents on your behalf.

Please, visit the link below to complete the Power of Attorney form online:

Once your application is validated and approved by the commission, further information will be presented to you.


Dr. Dominic Brett
(EC Paying Office)
EU United Kingdom.

Last comment: BULLSHIT!

Jeffro said...

Well, ya gotta give 'em credit for being bold! Smart or honest, not so much. Sheer brass balls? Yep!