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How one person responded to overseas email scam asking for money

If you’ve ever received a scam email that appears to be from overseas, you’ve probably ignored it. The message will tell you that someone has died, and the estate must be settled. Furthermore, if you pay a fee, you will receive a percentage of the money, which can be in the millions. This is how one person answered one of these emails, and it’s very funny. By the way, to protect the identity of the Attorney, I changed the name and email to John Doe, because the original used a valid name and email.


Original Scam Email

From: Barrister: John Doe
Sent: Sat, Jun 20, 2015 12:41 am
Subject: Willie is dead  

This is my second letter to you, once more my name is Barrister John Doe. I am the personal attorney to Willie who died a few years ago, May his gentle soul rest in peace, Before his death, he deposited One Trunk Box/Diplomatic Personal Treasure, containing the sum of $8.752,000.00 (EIGHT MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS ONLY) with a security company here in Nigeria. But he did not disclose the content of deposited diplomatic consignment to the security company, for security reasons. But now the company is anticipating someone with the same surname (last name) specifically referred from my office to claim the money. All my efforts to get his family members have not been successful, so i came across your contact information and decided to ask for your cooperation to present you to the company as his next of kin so that the money will be paid to you for our sharing on which will be negotiated upon your agreement, If you are interested, please reply to me and note that you are the only person I have contacted. Please send your reply only via this email:

Best Regards,

John Doe.

Response to Scam Email

Hi Barrister John Doe,

Oh No, My Poor Willie!!

A few years ago? Really, second email??

I checked my spam folder just now and I didn’t see any emails from you. Are you sure we’re talking about MY Willie? There’s only one way to know that we’re talking about my member. If it’s the Willie I know he has a nick name. It is ‘Goggy’. Short for Godzilla.

Is there any mention of that in his information? Willie was known and loved by many, but we tried to keep it a secret. I didn’t want anyone to know our business. People can be so nosey sometimes. It seems like just yesterday that I took my Willie out to get some fresh air and get him wet. I would put a rain coat on him and force him to go into any hole we could find and do push ups till he puked. Boy you better watch out when Willie came out to play. He’d spit right in your eye and you couldn’t get it open till you used warm water and soap on it. Yep, My Willie was known for that. What do you want me to do? Money?? I’m not really all that interested in money. I’d much rather have my beloved Willie than a few lousy dollars. Just tell me, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my Willie. Willie was a BIG part of my life when I was younger. I used to play with Willie all the time and I never let ANYONE mess with Willie unless they were cute, and played nice with him.

As we got older Willie started to lose stamina and would become fatigued and spent after a little while, and I would have to put Willie in a warm place so he could relax until the next time Willie was stronger and ready to come out and play again. This is really disheartening to hear my beautiful Willie has died. I knew he was aging but I had no idea that he was that close to death. Well, I want to thank you so much for contacting me, and I look forward to your response on what we do next!! You can contact me at you earliest convenience to discuss Willie’s legacy. I can be reached at 1 (222) 222-2222.


Michael (Willie’s closest member.)

My oh My! What a strange world we’re living in!

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