Dear Fund Beneficiary…

Patricia Bradley Life, Readers 10 Comments

Friday afternoon

beachJust wanted to let everyone know when you read this I’ll be somewhere in the South Pacific next week. That’s in case I don’t answer the comments right away ’cause I’m too busy diving, or just sunning on the beach, or relaxing in the hammock.

See the letter I received Friday for the reason why.

Dear Fund Beneficiary

We have concluded to effect your payment of $2.5Million USD, through western union, but the maximum amount you will be receiving each day starting from today is $5,000 twice daily until the funds is completely transferred to you.

Kindly Contact Western union Agent:

MR:  Eric Peters
TEL: +229 99-96-25-78

Also reconfirm your information to them below

YOUR NAME———————-

I have sent $5,000 twice in your name today, but Mr Eric Peters said that you should contact first with your information. So contact Mr Eric Peters or you call him as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5,000.This is from government office payment.

Pls do let me know as soon as you received all your funds $2.5Million,

Thank you.
Mrs. Christiana Michael.

Whoo-Whoo!! Life of leisure, here I come.


I can’t believe it!

Just this Labor Day morning, I received another email, this one giving me another $2,000,000! Read it and weep…

Attention: Dear Beneficiary,

Your Name/E-Mail is selected as one of the scam victims to receive compensation sum of US$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars) which was allocated to you from office of International Monetary Fund (IMF) I was directed to inform you that the total sum of US$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United State Dollars) has been credited through  ATM CARD in your name as one of the scam victims/poverty alleviation beneficiaries, we are however sorry for the delay in contacting you, the reason is that we are following it according to the sequential order given by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Your fund/ATM CARD is now in the United States of America.  You are required to contact…

This is the part I like best:

We sincerely apologize for all what you have gone through in the hands of those  unscrupulous elements and wish to advise you to please avoid further communication any one from any part of African Countries as it may turn to be another SCAM. Important notice, send your information through this email:( for immediately release of your ATM Card. Waiting for your delivery details. Yours Sincerely Mrs Kimberly Benson Head Operational Manager ATM Card Department

So glad I didn’t take off for the Hawaii just yet!

IMG_0487Tuesday morning

I guess you can see I’m not on a beach in the South Pacific. And I’m sure you knew when you read the first part of the post that I wouldn’t be. But when the above letter came into my inbox, I couldn’t resist having a little fun with it. But it did make me stop and think.

Not what idiot thought I’d fall for such a silly email, but if somehow I did fall into $2.5 million dollars, would I then do nothing the rest of my life? Would I just retire from life and go live on a beach somewhere in the South Pacific?

I’m going to reserve my answer to that question for the comments. You see, I want you to answer the question of what  you would do with the balance of $2.5 million dollars after paying all your bills and setting up trusts for your kids, etc? How would it change your life?

 The winner of Tanya Eavenson’s book Unconditional is Sybil Bates McCormack!

Comments 10

  1. Elaine Stock

    Wow, I’d say I’m jealous of your scam offers compared to the ones I receive but I don’t want to encourage these sad lot of people who rather spam in badly written English that make them appear foolish to the extreme, instead of getting a job in the outside world. But, to answer your question: I’d quit my day job without blinking, write full time, throw in a wee bit more traveling, and donate much to churches or other groups who need help.

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  2. jennydtipton

    I’d like to help the orphanage that our church supports in India and secretly help others and take care of our parents.

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  3. kim amundsen

    Would not chance my life much. I have alway been tight with a dollar and will be till I die. Money is nice to have but alot can just make you miserable. Look at all the lottery winners most are flat broke in a couple of years.

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  4. Wendy L. Macdonald

    Pat, you secured my attention with your opening lines. If I were to receive such an enormous gift I would attend a bunch of writer’s conferences after giving to the needs God placed on my heart. Thanks for giving me a moment to dream.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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  6. Edward Arrington

    I no longer have a day job to quit. I would first donate a sizable amount to my church and a few other organizations as I felt led of the Lord. Then I would set aside some funds for my grandsons to go to college. I think I would like to take some college courses to explore some areas I find interesting that might lead to some productive endeavors for the last third of my life. I’m only 69 and enjoying good health.

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    Patricia Bradley

    Edward, that sounds like a plan! I can’t quit my day job–writing is my passion. But I’d like to travel to a few of the places where I sometimes set my books! I had just turned 69 when my first book came out. 🙂

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