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cathy


From Russia, with Love

Monday, May 28, 2007

From my Inbox today...

Greetings from Russia,
I hope this mail doesn't come to you as an embarrassment as I receive unsolicited mails sometimes.

I am KSENIA FOTIANOVA : My husband DMITRIY FOTIANOV was shoot dead
October,19 2006 by his enemies in Dalnegorsk-city , Russia. Both of us were attached and I am now getting better after spending about four (4) months in the hospital.


He has tree-extraction business in Far East of Russia. After his dead, the police and govenment authorities has restricted my movement and watching me, thinking I have a hand in his death.
Before he died, he left $usd 10.5 million with a bank which he indicated me as the beneficiary and next of kin and I am looking for an honest person who will help me secure this money in his account.


This fund being the basis of my future .Your friendship, assistance and advise will be immensely appreciated while your effort will be rewarded. We can talk about that later.
If you can be of help to me, please let me know and we discuss. I will then give you the documents.
KSENIA FOTIANOVA


My response:

Dearest Ksenia Fotianova;
I am so glad to hear that you are now out of hospital after being there for four long, dreadful months. I was wondering what it was that you were "attached" to that could cause such grievous harm?

I was also wondering how I might get involved in the tree extraction business in Russia, as it seems like it is most lucrative.

Most Sincerely,
Cathy in Canada

  1. Blogger All Blog Spots said:

    Great blog, keep the good work going :)

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    she must be Svetlana's friend, the one who sent me a similar message. wealthy people over there e?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    ABS:
    Thank you, I intend to!

    Chloe;
    I went back and saw that you had a post with the exact same title! Great minds think alike...

  1. Blogger Connie said:

    I got something like this a long, long time ago. These kind of people prey on the eldery too and my sister-in-law's father is one who would fall for such a story.

    I loved your response. Good one!!

    Hugs,
    Connie

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Ludicrous! Perhaps she was attached to a mine ;P
    Remember Chloe's post not on the e-mails but those expressions that get on her nerves?
    My expression of choice is From Russia with love - I hate that! lol I'm sorry. But everytime you see something from Russia in the media it is entitled From Russia with love - we need to get a new expression here! ;)

  1. Blogger LZ Blogger said:

    Cathy ~ Your response is HILARIOUS!!!! ~ jb///

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Connie:
    It is so sad to think tht people can be sucked into believing this. Obviously it works because they continue to be out there.

    DM:
    You're right! And after Chloe's comment and went back in her archives and realized that she called her post by the same name! Maybe From Russia with Lust...

    LZ:
    There were so many response to choose from! I could ahve had fun with this all day!

  1. Blogger missy said:

    Last Friday, I got one on the post!! I mean scary.. how did they find my address?! It seems I won the Lottery in Spain even if I didn't enter! I just need to send over my complete bank detail and I am a millionaire. Wow, I'm so lucky.

    I think we should also ask the sender of the email what their company's green policy. Do they plant 10 more new trees for every 1 extracted?

  1. Blogger Lubna said:

    Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. In our part of the world we get these emails not from Russia but from Nigeria. They don't talk about trees-not environment friendly I must say!

  1. Blogger Clare said:

    I got an email like that at work not long ago. I love your response.

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