Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

So I just got this email:

Re: Charity Organisations

And I'm thinking, huh. Maybe this is about that Peter Pan thing I was thinking of doing.

Dear Friend,

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.

(Please feel sorry for me.)

My name is Paul Dickson, a merchant in Dubai,

(Not Nigeria? You sure?)

in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer which was discovered very late, due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all forms of medicine,


and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when I have a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it.

(Why do I get the feeling that "Paul" isn't a native speaker of English? There's nothing wrong with his diction; it's just a little... off.)

I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends. I have decided to give arms to charity organizations and give succour and comfort to the less priviledged in our societies, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth.

So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria and Malaysia. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self anymore. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization and to the less priviledged in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be content with what I have left for them.

(Selfish hors.)

The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of Twelve Million Dollars($12m) that I have with a Security company in Europe for safe keeping. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and disburse it to some charity organizations and to the less priviledged, and possibly displaced persons.

(Because, clearly, I don't have a lawyer or a secretary or an assistant or any sort of disinterested business associate who can do this for me. I need you, a grad student in Alabama, to step up to the plate.)

Please send me a mail to indicate if you will assist me in this disbursement.

I have set aside 10% for you for your time and patience.


Please, respond urgently.

("OMG of course I'll help you in exchange for some of the money--wait, isn't this exactly the problem with your family?")


(So urgently that I don't even have time to spell words out.)

Paul Dickson

(Reply To Email address: pdickson_2505@*****.com)
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