I've only been invited to the ceremony
MissEmilyPosts · 13/04/2011 23:27
have name changed for this.
I mean - where's the dignity in that? Mahossive big do. Three events. DH and I bottom of the pile - ceremony only. THIRD TIER?! Historic occasion my ass. No lunch, no after party and dancing for 300, she just wants a full house as she comes down the aisle.
What's worse - 'invite' came via email. From Nigeria - they've outsourced it! Asking for moneydonation to enter the church. BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS given.
Bubbaluv · 14/04/2011 00:02
Kofi Annan emailed me the other day and invited me to attend a gala dinner with him. All I had to do was send $2000 to cover air fares. So nice of him to think of me. Apparently I was selected because of my intellect to share my opinions on how to eradicate world hunger!
He outsourced his email to Nigeria too. They must be doing great deals over there at the mo.
HecateQueenOfTheNight · 14/04/2011 06:57
oh my god. You have to admire them in a way, don't you?
Sadly, however, there are people who are indeed so very very stupid that they will actually fall for that.
Hell, they fall for the lottery they've won despite not having entered it, and the long lost relative in outer mongolia...
I just don't understand it.
gorionine · 14/04/2011 07:10
"Sadly, however, there are people who are indeed so very very stupid that they will actually fall for that."
I would say gullible and desperate for money rather than stupid but yes they do it because it work. Got a phone call from SIL who had won £1'000'000 in a Guiness competition. I asked her if she had taken part in it to which she answered "no, but someone must have done it for me, they know my address and everything..." She faxed me the letter and believe it or not, the main office for Guiness seems to be in Cotonou, Benin!
nolita · 14/04/2011 08:16
I read a story somewhere about a woman who was notified of a big inheritence from a previously unknown relative. She only began to believe it when she recieved an email from the US President urging her to claim the money. The email address the 'President' was using was [email protected] .
I love 419 slip-ups.
WMDinthekitchen · 14/04/2011 11:45
We get these, 'I will share my fortune with you if you give me your bank details,' emails in our work email accounts. We now reply and thank them nicely but say we are so rich already that we don't need their money and suggest they donate to a local AIDS charity.
muminthecity · 14/04/2011 12:46
My friend works in the Ritz in London. They had a couple booked in for the weekend of the Royal wedding, the woman phoned up the other day to ask the hotel to book them tickets to St. Paul's Cathedral on 29th April so that they can go to the wedding. She was most put out when my friend kindly explained that he could not get her tickets to the wedding. "WHAT?! But it says in your literature that you will book your guests tickets to any event! That's the only reason we booked a room with you - I've already bought my outfit and told all my friends we're going!"
I hope she doesn't receive one of these e-mails, she'll fall for it straight away
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