I received this plea for my help…
I recently received an email from someone in Africa who wants my help. We’ve all received this kind of email from con artists trying to get us to send them cash in exchange for a share in an eventual fortune.
Here is the first page of the two page email:
As I said, the text is typical – but with one difference that stood out as I read. In attempting to elicit my sympathy, the author described the horrors of his situation, including:
Following the brake out of the war, almost all government offices, cooperation’s and prostates were attacked and vandalized.
I’ve never read this sort of pitch before. And, truth be told, learning that “almost all prostates were attacked and vandalized” does elicit a visceral reaction.
Those poor men.