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This blog is where I express myself to the world or at least to those who might stop by to read what I post . Maybe God will use what I post (I am a Christian and this blog will have a most decidedly Christian bent to it) to good effect in the lives of my readers.

I may turn some of my posts into a book. I may cease blogging here altogether. Who knows. But for now..I am content to post away in this, my own little corner of the world.

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The United Nations emails me this morning to advise me against contact with unauthorized individuals in Nigeria!

Posted 06-21-2009 at 09:04 AM by carlos123

Yes folks. That's right.

The United Nations contacted me through email this morning.


Sounds pretty official.

Even the United Nations it seems is not beyond being being cold and insensitive in that they did not wish me good health or anything (don't they read my blog??).

Of course they were gracious enough to warn me against dealing with unduly authorized Nigerians trying to divert funds from me.

"we are aware of ... illegal contact/dealing made to you by some impersonators claiming to be attorneys, bank official and director of different offices, also efcc in Nigeria. ... You are advised to stop dealing with these people as they are trying to divert your fund."
Could have fooled me. I am thankful that someone at the United Nations was kind enough to at least warn me about dealings with unscruplous Nigerians. This is truly a first as I have never known anyone at the U.N. to take any interest in me at all!

They even went out of their way further, to tell me that if I want to continue dealing with Nigerians, to finally receive any of the money that keeps being promised to me...that I am to henceforth deal only with the REV. JOHN W.CLIFFORD who is apparently the Director Telex/Foreign Operation at the U.N. I didn't even know they had someone in charge of such things at the U.N!

Now that they have helped me sort through all the other Nigerians who are trying to get info out of me dishonestly and without authorization and have advised me to only deal with the REV. JOHN, I can now fill out all the personal information that I am being asked without concern!

Surely the U.N. cannot be trying to dupe me!

I've always wanted to see if any of the money being promised to me through various Nigerian spam might actually be there for me but I've always hesitated to give out so much personal information to persons unknown.

Not any more!

Seeing as I am laid up and unable to do much for myself (I wonder how they got to know that if they don't read my blog???) they have kindly taken it upon themselves to monitor any communication to me from "ungrateful Nigerians" and to inform the CIA and FBI to also be looking out for such persons as have contacted me without their authority (I didn't know the CIA and FBI had dealings with the Nigerian government of this sort...that's interesting).

Finally, you have been warned of this great misconduct by this ungrateful Nigerians, ...

From now henceforth, we will be monitoring your payment and calls/ faxes, whether you are still contacting the unauthorized person/local representatives or any other person. We have equally sent a signal to the CIA and FBI in America to assist us in apprehending this great impostor.
They conclude their email by encouraging me to help them "serve me better".

I hesitated to post about this personal correspondance between the U.N. and me but given my desire to have this blog do my readers some good...I thought it best to at least let others know who the authorized contact in Nigeria was, to allow them to also make progress in getting some money out of all this. By contacting the right person!

So we can all trash all the other Nigerian spam now and place all our hopes in REV. JOHN from the United Nations.

At least with respect to receiving any wordly mammon from Nigerians.

Pretty incredible eh? I mean to get an email from the United Nations.

At first I thought this might be just another spam email from a Nigerian but this particular email even included a phone number in London for their office and the name of the person who wrote the email to me. Such contact information is usually not present in spam emails so I think it's pretty legit.

I wouldn't have believed that the U.N. would want to contact me myself had I not seen their email with my own two eyes.

I'd be happy to send anyone wanting a copy, a copy. Just PM me if you want to see it for yourself.

I think I will print this out, when I can afford a printer, and frame it. No agency this important has ever gone out of their way to look out for my interests like this!


PS. I just wish they had gotten their English spelling and grammar right though. It doesn't say too much about the United Stations when someone in such a notable position there writes with such atrocious grammar and mispellings. It makes me wonder if I should even frame their email since such things stand out and make the whole thing almost a laughing matter. Goes to show however that we should never judge a book, in this case an email, by it's cover (or appearance) so I think I will frame it anyway.
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  1. Old Comment
    LOL. Because I have usually been the lead finance person in my company, I have received many of those letters from Nigeria. As a joke, I actually brought one to a budget meeting once and made a proposal to budget some funds to make extra income. Thankfully, they all realized it was a joke and let me off because they knew I have a great sense of humor. I think the last letter I saw was in 1997. A lot of it went bust after 60 minutes did a detailed story on it about 6 years ago. The only thing that pains me is it that they wouldn't keep doing it if some people didn't fall for it. Nobody should underestimate the greed and stupidity of some American people.
    By all means please keep the E-mail as a joke, but think of the poor stupid people who beleve in God and think REV JOHN will be the right way to go. As I didn't get one, I don't think your affiliation with this web site is related, but due to the REV JOHN reference, it is possible your connection to some religious web site may. I hope you do the right thing as your brothers keeper and report it as spam.
    Posted 06-22-2009 at 02:08 AM by yukiko11 yukiko11 is offline
    Updated 06-22-2009 at 02:17 AM by yukiko11
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    I get these things too and pesonally it's probably a scam. For laughs I forward their correspondence to the FBI. Yes, our own Federal Bureau of Investigations. I'm sure they are up on these things but in todays world, in our country, any leg up on the bad guys is a leg up.
    Posted 06-22-2009 at 04:39 AM by JSuwanee JSuwanee is offline
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    Thanks for the input you guys. Much appreciated.

    You I just can't fathom anyone falling for these emails. They are most obviously a scam. My post here was just satire. Made to look like a legit post where I truly believed I got an email from the U.N. but in truth I believed no such thing.

    You brought up something I hadn't thought of yukiko. That someone might actually conclude from how I wrote my post that I truly and honestly believed I got an email from the U.N.

    JSuwanee...thanks for the gracious way in which you broke the news to me that this is a scam. That was very gentle of you...but you should know as I said above...that for sure this email is a scam! No question. And I don't believe for a minute that I got an email from the U.N. LOL.

    The person who thinks these emails up must think that some American's have no brain. I mean an email from supposedly the U.N. telling everyone that the only legitimate person in Nigeria to handle all attempts to get information and money from Americans is...well...someone out of the U.N.? And in that very email to start asking once again for the same kind of information and in the same way as the spammers? Give me a break!
    Posted 06-22-2009 at 10:14 AM by carlos123 carlos123 is offline
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    I never once thought that your post was anything but a satire, but when 60 min did the show about the original letters from Nigeria that claimed to be from attorneys who wanted to transfer funds to the US and needed US accounts to do so. They promised you could keep a certain percentage of the funds, but in order to guarantee your percentage you had to send them X amount of dollars up front. So many people fell for this, it prompted the show.
    Now they are taking a different tact. With the religious angle, I would bet they will be successful again because enough years have passed.
    Did I ever tell you I worked for Circus Vargas for 5 years? One day I was standing on the midway with Mr Vargas and he told me, "See all those people? Their pockets are full of money and they brought it here to give it to us and all we have to do is ask them for it. If we don't, they are going to take it home." He was right. The next day, I came out to the circus location and carted a bag with 150,000 in cash to the bank.
    Posted 06-22-2009 at 12:19 PM by yukiko11 yukiko11 is offline
    Updated 06-22-2009 at 12:32 PM by yukiko11
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    Hi yukiko,

    They promised you could keep a certain percentage of the funds, but in order to guarantee your percentage you had to send them X amount of dollars up front. So many people fell for this, it prompted the show.
    How people fell for that is beyond me. I mean to have some guy come along, by email from half way around the world, and ask you for some money up front so that he can give you more money later and to have people actually respond to that by giving them money...well...what can I say? That's just incredibly naive.

    Give me some money and I will give you 100 times as much next month! That's just the silliest con in the book but apparently it worked enough times to make it worthwhile.

    Now they are taking a different tact. With the religious angle, ...
    You ain't seen nothing yet yukiko. With respect to the religious angle. I've received emails from so-called pastors in Nigeria, committed Christians so-called who are dying of cancer and want to entrust their money to a worthy Christian, and others in recent times.

    Some are almost convincing and I am the type that will never such things at face value. I imagine there are a lot of innocent and compassionate grandmotherly types that have been taken in by such a thing though.

    Did I ever tell you I worked for Circus Vargas for 5 years?
    No you didn't yukiko. What an interesting sounding job. I would love to work at a Circus for a summer or two. I like the people contact and the showmanship required.

    I once tried my hand at hot-dog vending and kettle popcorn selling. It was some of the funnest things I ever tried. Made real good money too just not very consistently.

    Posted 06-22-2009 at 06:23 PM by carlos123 carlos123 is offline
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    Actually, even when I "ran away with the Circus," I was true to myself and was only the financial controller. However, I got the job because I had taken a break from my career previously and spent several years working on the county fair circut selling audience participation arts and crafts. (You never know what will enhance your resume) I still do that to this day with my childrens craft business. My job with the Circus was the hardest job I ever had in my life.
    It was a very interesting job, but Mr Vargas was impossibly demanding. My husband hated him because he demanded so much of my time. One night, he called in the middle of the night to tell me that a driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and a truck had crashed and the driver and passenger were killed along with all of the animals in the trailer including an elephant. The circus had to carry on to the next location and could not stop.
    He left it up to me to call places in Mississippi to convince animal control and towing companies that the story was true and arrange for everything from disposal of the animals to finding relatives of the driver and passenger and arranging funerals when we could not track anyone down. That was painful, but it taught me that if I just put one foot in front of the other and kept on walking, I could do what was expected of me and I carried that over into my walk of faith.
    Posted 06-23-2009 at 01:07 AM by yukiko11 yukiko11 is offline
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    Thanks for being an inspiration yukiko! For another inspiring story please see my new post for today.

    Posted 06-23-2009 at 11:45 AM by carlos123 carlos123 is offline

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