There's GOLD ...
September 16, 2006

in them thar hills!!!


Yeah, that's right ... I'm going to make a ton of easy money in the not so distant future. How, you ask? Because some random artist from the U.K. has decided to trust little ole ME! I'm so excited. Why does Susan Wrights trust me? Well, because she "followed my antecedent from the internet" and then "decided on [me] because [her] confidence reposed on [me] as someone that is responsible and reliable." ME!!! Little ole me is responsible and reliable and that's so obvious from my antecedent on the internet!

Apparently poor Sussan-the-artist has discovered a gold mine of people to fleece in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA who are just so excited to have her artwork that they are sending her TRAVELER'S CHECK or MONEY ORDER or CASHIER'S CHECK as payment. Unfortunately, Susan Wrights has not found a bank in UNITED KINGDOM with tellers whose fingers aren't so far up their own arses that they can be arsed to figure out how to convert and cash such esoteric transactions as these.

That's where I come in! She's gonna send me these payments and I will cash them for her, save 10% for myself and use Western Union to transfer the rest back to her. Easy money! I get paid for just cashing her checks!

I'm a little hurt, though. She also had to go and call the FBI and the Secret Service and they've assured her that if I take too much money, they'll track me down and punish me. I thought she said she trusted me? Oh well, I guess you just can't be too sure about these people you meet over the internet and I should just be glad that she's entrusting me with her money at all.

Boy, if she sells enough paintings to Americans, I'll be able to quit my day job and make cashing checks my full-time job. Sure, there's no health insurance or other benefits ... but maybe if I show her how trustworthy I am she'll let me set up a store for her stuff here in the UNITED STATES and I can just spread the word about the wonderful Susan Wrights and sell more ... wait ... was that Sussan Wrights or Susan Wrights. Oh, and wright here it says Susan Harrison-Tustain. But Harrison-Tustain is a New Zealand watercolourist. Susan Wrights is in London (United Kingdom, in case you had any doubts). And Susan Wrights does work in pencil or "art brush mixed with color pencils."

WAIT ... she wrote "COLOR" ... not "COLOUR." Everyone knows those crazy brits add an extra U here there and everywhere. What's going on here? What's with this? Is it real? Is it memorex? Is it a recycled Nigerian money-laundering scheme?

Damn ... I thought I was gonna be rich. comments/blush.gif

Read the whole thing below:


Welcome to The Art of Susan Harrison-Tustain
304, Parliament Street,
York, YO18SG, UK

Date:22 june,2006.
Greetings to you,
My name is Susan Wrights . I am an artist, practicing with my husband Mr.Fred Wrights, here in the United Kingdom. We own the SUSAN ART WORK INC., here in London, (United Kingdom). I live in London United Kingdom, with my two kids, two cats, one pet dog and the love of my life, my husband, Mr. Fred Wrights. It is undeniably a full house that we keep. I have been doing my artwork since I was a small child, which makes it about 23 years of experience for me in the field. I majored in fine and creative art in high school and in the college I professionalised in the art courses in the advance levels. Most of my works are done in either pencil or art brush mixed with color pencils.

I have recently added designing and creative artwork on the computer, and I have been selling my art works for the past 3 years to my prestigious customers from all over the world. Also, I have had my work featured on trading cards, prints and magazines, I have sold in galleries and to private collectors from all over the world, but I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling my art works to Americans. I have bigger customers from the Americans but most of my America customer's mostly offer to pay me with TRAVELER'S CHECK or MONEY ORDER or CASHIER'S CHECK, which is difficult for me to redeem into its cash equivalence here in London, United Kingdom.

My main reason for sending you this email is that I am looking for a representative in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I am looking for someone who will be working for me, and with me, as a par time worker and I will be willing to pay 10% for every transaction the person assists me in making. Following your antecedent from the Internet, I decided that you should assist me in handling this situation. I decided upon you because my confidence reposed on you as someone that is responsible and reliable. Presently, I am working on setting up a branch in the states so, for now, I need a representative in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA who will be handling the payment aspect for our company. The work you would be doing for me would not have to affect your present business or work. The work I would like you to do for me is simply to receive from me the TRAVELER'S CHECK or MONEY ORDER or CASHIER'S CHECK that my customers are paying me with. Because the cost of coming to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA constantly to redeem this payments is becoming too expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient for me. When you receive the check payments from our customers or my secretary through the postal service, I would like you to cash the checks for me as soon as you receive them. So when you cash the check, I would like you to subtract your 10% and the transfer charges and send the balance to my cashier in the United Kingdom through Western Union Money Transfer.

However, the problem I have is trust. And as a result of that, I have made arrangements with the FBI in Washington and the secret service agents that if anybody representing me gets away with my money they have assured me that they will definitely get hold track the person down, and the person will go to jail for looting my funds. PAYMENT WOULD BE SENT TO YOU THROUGH A TRUSTED POSTAL SERVICE AGENT. AND AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THEM I WOULD LIKE YOU TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT ME, SO THAT I WOULD DIRECT YOU ON WHAT TO DO WITH IT AND HOW TO GET THE BALANCE TRANSFERRED TO MY CASHIER IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

NOTE: All charges of the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER will be deducted from my total sum, so you are rest assured that you wouldn't spend a CENT out of your own personal money. You just have to deduct your interest and send the balance to my cashier for accounting and bookkeeping.
If you are interested in assisting me in this venture pending when our branch would be ready in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for us to work closely together, please kindly get back to me immediately via this my mailbox.

P.S, Please send to me the listed information below:
1. Your Name in Full
2. Your Full Contact Address
3. Your Occupation
4. Your Age
5. Your Marital Status
6. Your Direct Phone Number and Fax Number
I eagerly await your prompt response,I appreciate your fervent dedication and your decision to assist me.
Pls all response should be sent to my private email :

Thanks for your assistant and God bless,

Thanks for your assistance and God bless you for your anticipated dedication,

Director of SUS ART WORK INC,
London, United Kingdom.

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Manic said:

Ohh Ender the galerie owner, I can picture me that. Well have a nice income ender, hope you'll be happy with it. Ohh you could finally get married, Belgium is waiting for you, coz it's legal here so, hop on over

September 16, 2006 12:36 PM


brettbum said:

That's pretty funny and a pretty good idea posting it here.

The spam bots will sniff out her email and now the spammer will get spammed back.

Kind of like forwarding junk mail to a different junk mailer at their expense. :)

September 16, 2006 3:43 PM


Ananke said:

That's almost as good as the one I got from one Jane Coxen, "widow" of a British Wing Commander killed in Iraq who just so happened to come into some big bucks just before he died. And I got the honor of helping her claim the money!!! How exciting for me.

You gotta love these spammers, they've moved from Nigeria and settled in the UK. I wonder how many people actually fall for this crap?

September 16, 2006 8:06 PM


spacemonkey said:

I love how they always want someone trustworthy to help them smuggle out the money.

September 18, 2006 8:48 AM


6000 said:

Susan Wrights is not in London. She is in York (200 miles north), according to her address. Aside from that, this seems a perfectly reasonable scheme to me.
Try googling her postcode YO18SG. It makes interesting reading.

September 18, 2006 9:19 AM


Kyle Korleski said:

Humm, I think I saw this one before.

September 20, 2006 3:33 PM


renice said:

I just got this email, and your post comes up when googling Susan Wrights -- nice job! I especially like Susan's apparent use of a thesaurus :)

February 17, 2007 3:06 PM
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