Tuesday 6 September 2011

Hooray, I'm rich!!

You will not believe this. This is fantastic news. Here I am, getting all worked up about going to work and earning a crust, giving up my bum lifestyle, and wearing ties. I had another interview lined-up for tomorrow, but my circumstances have unexpectedly changed, just like that, so I may not go. I just got this email, what luck!

I am Mike Dan, an attorney at law. A deceased client of mine, who shares the same last name as yours, died as the result of a heart-related condition on March 12th 2005.His heart condition was due to the death of all the members of his family in the tsunami disaster on the 26th December 2004 in Sumatra Indonesia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake

I can be reached on (
mike_dan@aol.com ) for more information. My late Client has a deposit of Three Million five Hundred Thousand Dollars (US$3.5 Million Dollars) left behind.

Best regards,

Mike Dan (Esq)

Of all the people that this could happen to, I am up there with the most worthy. Two and half years of domestic slavery, with barely a penny earned that whole time, severly limiting my purchase of L lenses, and now, on the cusp of returning to paid employment, I get this out of the blue. Fan-bloody-tastic! I fully intend to follow it through, what could possibly go wrong? I've heard all about various scams, but they're all Nigerian, and anyway, this guy has the same surname as me!

Whaddaya mean Lethbridge isn't a common name in Sumatra? Anyway, if as many of you as possible could email Mike, or phone him (several times if you like!), to thank him on my behalf, that would be great. Woohoo!


  1. Cheers Jonathon, I've sent him my bank details and pin numbers just in case he finds one of my relatives too.

  2. Suggest you look up scambaiting and give it a go. Maybe you could come up with a creative birding / twitching related version!

  3. See http://listverse.com/2010/09/11/10-great-scam-baiting-operations/

    Maybe a variant on number 7, involving some Sumatran rarity carvings...

  4. Jono - you look like you've lost weight.