Prize Winning 419s: I’m blind, also have Diabetes Insipidus, and Diabetes Mellitus

I am a fan and historian of the 419 scam email. I have noticed lately that they seem to be getting better by the day. Now they are written (supposedly) by middle class families in England rather than the usual relative of deposed African dictators (usually West African.) AB & H will henceforth dedicate a prize to one 419 per week selected from those received in my inbox. This week’s winner is Phill Adams whose wife needs a holiday since they have spent all their money on taxi fares to hospital to treat his blindness, ‘Diabetes Insipidus, and Diabetes Mellitus.’ Phill’s real innovation on the 419 email is providing a website from which you can make a donation to his wife’s 2-week holiday. And his decision to go for the heart strings as opposed to greed. Good for you Phill.

Hello,
I’m sorry to bother you but I hope you could spare a few minuets,
I’ve had a lot of ill health and my wife betty has been with my thru out, a real help and support to me, I’m blind, also have Diabetes Insipidus , and Diabetes Mellitus, I’ve had loads of operations on my eyes, and other various operations , and a few years ago I slipped and shattered the bone in my left arm, I’ve had 3 ops on this arm to correct it I still have little use from it, and have to rely on my wife’s help this has put a lot of strain on my poor wife, We live in England and I’d love to beadle to take her on a holiday to Devon in the UK where we live she loves the place and hasn’t had a holiday for some years as most of our money goes on taxis to hospital for me as I cant get around on public transport, could you please help me to give my wife Betty a 2 week break and put a smile on her face πŸ™‚ by making a small donation of small amount. I know she would appreciate a break
Thank you for your time and if you do spare a little to help me by visiting the link below

http://www.wifesholiday.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Many Man thanks for your donation
Phill

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About bulletsandhoney
I read my first book when I was three, then my second one a few weeks later. It has carried on this way for decades with only temporary distractions of eating, fighting, loving, heartbreak and other such irrelevant biographical details.

5 Responses to Prize Winning 419s: I’m blind, also have Diabetes Insipidus, and Diabetes Mellitus

  1. acolyte says:

    These 419ers get smarter and smarter each year!But the typos and errors give them away!
    I am no medicine guru but can one have two types of diabetes at one go?And if they did I doubt they would be able to go on holiday!
    Cheers to free enterprise!

  2. Kenyanchick says:

    This is hilarious! I went to the website: notice how the ‘blind’ writer of the email (how did he write it, by the way?) is looking straight at the camera? Love it.

  3. MMK says:

    My nightmare is that it turns out that this guy is blind and diabetic and in need of that holiday!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This one really did it-

    My name is Abdulla Hassan, A Bahrain national I have been diagnosed
    with Oesophageal cancer.It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have
    only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.I have
    not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for
    anyone(not even myself)but my business. Though I am very rich, I was
    never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my
    business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all
    this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to
    have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me
    a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a
    different way from how I have lived it. Now that God has called me, I
    have willed and given most of my property and assets to my
    immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends .I want God
    to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to give
    alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last
    good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have Distributed money to some
    charity organizations in the U.A.E, Somalia and Malaysia. Now that my
    health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore. I
    once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and
    distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in
    Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves.
    Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended
    with what I have leftfor them. The last of my money which no one knows
    of is the huge cash deposit of Eighteen Million dollars
    ($18,000,000,00) that I have with a finance House abroad. I will want
    you to help me collect this deposit and despatch it to charity
    organizations.

    N/B:KINDLY NOTE THAT 20% of this funds must go to the
    tsunami victims and another 10% for your effort and time.
    Hoping to hear from you as soon as you get this mail.
    My Regards,
    Mr.Abdulla Hassan.

  5. Zephyr says:

    As far as I know, the circle of life gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need, so it is really not upto you mmk to feel guilty about the fact that the story could be true. Unless of course you have had a very strong impression that you need to do something about it. After all even the karmic circle needs real hands and feet to do its work.

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