Is Spam becoming Art ?

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Hello Dear
Wednesday, 10 February, 2010 16:04:18

From:
Hellena Helder Proenca <hellenahelder@gmail.com>

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Hello Dear
 
Please, I know that we haven't known or come across each other before considering the fact that I sourced your email contact through the Internet in search of trusted person who can assist me urgently and save my life. I am Helena Helder Proenca  a 25 years old female from the Republic of Guinea Bissau, the daughter of Late Mr  Helder Proenca. My late father was was a Guinea-Bissauan politician who served as the country's former Minister of Defense during the administration of former President João Bernardo Vieira. On June 5, 2009, My late father, who was a member of the National People's Assembly at the time was shot and killed together with his driver and bodyguard by government security forces on a road connecting the northern town of Bula and with Bissau, the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. What led to the cold blood killing is still unclear but I know that my father life was the target. You can read more about my father in the bbc link below. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8084525.stm or http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8091957.stm 
 
I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment which I am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father. Meanwhile I wanted to travel to Europe, but she hide away my international passport and other valuable documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my father's File which contained important documents. Now I am presently staying in the Mission in Burkina Faso. I am seeking for long term relationship and investment assistance. My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$ 3.5 Million in one bank in Burkina Faso with my name as the next of kin.
 
I had contacted the Bank to clear the deposit but the Branch Manager told me that being a refugee, my status according to the local law does not authorize me to carry out the operation. However, he advised me to provide a trustee who will stand on my behalf.I had wanted to inform my stepmother about this deposit but I am afraid that she will not offer me anything after the release of the money.
 
Therefore, I decide to seek for your help in transferring the money into your bank account while I will relocate to your country and settle down with you. As you indicated your interest to help me I will give you the account number and the contact of the bank where my late beloved father deposited the money with my name as the next of kin. It is my intention to compensate you with 20% of the total money for your assistance and the balance shall be my investment in any profitable venture which you will recommend to me as have no any idea about foreign investment. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes.
 
Thanking you a lot in anticipation of your quick response. I will give you details in my next mail after receiving your acceptance mail to help me.
 
Yours sincerely, 
Helena Helder Proenca.
 

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7 thoughts on “Is Spam becoming Art ?”

  1. Can you believe this story from Denver?

    I just saw this story and had to share it with all of you.

    This poor woman, just can’t believe that this actually happens in this day and age, what a shame.

    I just thought it was important to share.

    (CNN) — Three police cars pulled into Christina FourHorn’s front yard one afternoon while working from home just before she was supposed to pick up her daughter at school. The officers had a warrant for her arrest.

    “What do you mean robbery?” FourHorn remembers asking the officers. Her only brushes with the law had been a few speeding tickets.

    She was locked up in a Colorado jail. They took her clothes and other belongings and handed her an oversize black-and-white striped uniform. She protested for five days, telling jailers the arrest was a mistake. Finally, her husband borrowed enough money to bail her out.

    “They wouldn’t tell me the details,” she said.

    Later, it became clear that FourHorn was right, that Denver police had arrested the wrong woman. Police were searching for Christin Fourhorn, who lived in Oklahoma.

    Their names were similar, and Christina FourHorn, a mother with no criminal record living in Sterling, Colorado, had been caught in the mix-up.

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