Monday, March 23, 2009

“Urgent Appeal”

Josh Marshall reports on the letters that Judge Denny Chin has been getting from people who lost their life savings to Bernard Madoff in order for him to decide how long to sentence the thief to jail. They include one letter from a gentleman overseas.

My Name is Mr. [redacted] but my origin is from Republic of Congo. I have an inherited fund I want to invest in a business in your country with a help of a local. I don’t know about what business but I found it wise to invest the funds in your country with your collaboration with me.

Ever since I move to Dubai due to the problem in my country, I have not been able to invest the funds in Dubai due to security reasons. Now I am seeking foreign assistance to transfer the funds in your country based on the news of their development.

If you can assist, I am willing to give you 10% of the funds that is US$3.5Million. You will understand that my entire life and future depend on this money and I shall be very grateful if you can assist me.

Wow, that sounds like a winning investment plan. What could possibly go wrong?