Sometimes, very rarely, I am happy that the spam filters in my personal mail server are so far from perfect.
Many of us were amazed, some days ago, news broke that Amelia Earhart's plane was found in the Southwestern Pacific. The news is amazing and worthy in itself. But today, I got this mail, proof that Amelia lived through all those years: (all addresses obscured, of course)
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:38:59 -0700
From: Amelia Earhart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
With due respect to humanity, i am compelled to write to you on a humanitarian ground, however, it has been my wish to execute in life.
Please, I am contacting you based on my desire to create a charitable fund in your country with this sum of EURO € 3.5 Million which I inherited from my late husband (Dr. Ahrens Earhart).
It is my desire to see that this money is invested in any organization of your choice in your country and distributed each year among the charity organizations, the house mother of the child, mosques, churches, schools, support for disadvantaged older men and women or in whatever way you intend helping the less privileged.
I took this decision because I was raised out of the house of mother and baby at the moment, i am admitted in a hospital in London were i am taking severe treatment to my cancer illness.
Please answer as soon as possible to confirm your agreement with this proposal, so I’ll give you all the necessary information that will enable you to have access to this funds my personal accountant will be aware of my arrangements with you.
Thank you for your attention and I hope to hear from you soon. Please contact me through my this email- email@example.com the nurse helping me will attend to you i have been restricted from touching the computer due to my illness i will direct you through her she is a nice person.
Ms. Amelia Earhart.