E-PREDATORS ATTACK

This e-mail arrived a few minutes ago:

Dear Sir/Madam,

With sympathy and heavy laden hearts, we hereby appeal to your sense of generosity to assist by donating any amount you can afford towards The “TSUNAMIS DISASTER HELP FUNDS”, which is aimed at assisting the victims of the Asians Tsunamis which took place on Sunday the 26TH December, 2004 .

We are a non- governmental charity organisation with offices and members across 5 continents namely Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Our goal is to assist poor, innocent survivals of both man-made and natural disasters. Our officials and members are scattered in places in needs of human and material relief as seen in cases of Sudan ( Darfur ) and Haiti etc.

We would appreciate it, if you can send us an email. For further enquiries on how to make donations towards the Tsunamis Disaster Help Funds ( T D H F )

Yours Sincerely
Mr. Cedric Hyzy
Chief Coordinator

It’s a scam, obviously. You’d be better off donating to the Human Fund.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/30/2004 at 06:06 AM
    1. Also Mr Hyzy will allow you to keep 20% of the 250 million dollars that he needs your help to get out of Nigeria.

      Mr Hyzy’s father, a fighter for human rights in Nigeria, was assasinated by the governmet to get access to the human rights fund.

      He has to get it out of the country to be able to help tsunami victims, but he can’t do it without your help.  Send him your bank account details NOW!

      Only an evil capitalist RWDB would be deaf to this appeal to the heart.

      Posted by jlc on 2004 12 30 at 07:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. That’s odd, jlchydro. I thought the exact same thing as I was reading the email. Wouldn’t suprise me if it’s the same people trying to take advantage of the situation.
      Is life much easier without any shred of a conscience?

      Posted by rinardman on 2004 12 30 at 08:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. These people should be shot. I am serious. Shot.

      Posted by m on 2004 12 30 at 08:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. For another twist on exploiting the tragic deaths of tens of thousands, see the lawyer representing a girl with Steven Johnson Syndrome in California.  He described the lack of a warning label on a bottle of Motrin as a “medical tsunami.”
      Hey, how topical!  What a scumbag.

      http://investing.reuters.co.uk/stocks/QuoteCompanyNewsArticle.aspx?type=companyNews&symbol=PFE.N&storyID=13933+29-Dec-2004+RTRS

      Posted by Joe Geoghegan on 2004 12 30 at 09:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hell, you’d be better off giving your money to the Human League.

      Posted by Mike G on 2004 12 30 at 11:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. off topic international “scum*: Today with Gerald on Radio National– Sean Dorney sneers at “middle class snobs in rubber thongs (flip flops) using cheap air fares to get to Pacific destinations.”He fears their environmental and sociological impact.———Yesterday back on Bush baiting again.Dem talks of “re-districting”.Tim DeLay?-former pest exterminator and Bush’s hatchet man who apparently resembles Newt Gingridge on viagra (chortles all round), sopported by Rove.Changes in Colorado Legislature and now they want Texas.This would give the Right wing legislature more power.Back to today.”next up-Tne cost of war in Iraq by a war correspondent.

      Posted by crash on 2004 12 30 at 12:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. I hope someone finds “Mr Hyzy” and persuades him to give some donations. Both corneas and a kidney sounds appropriate.

      Fortunately, the account has already been de-activated.

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2004 12 30 at 01:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. I like how hopeless the names they use are.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2004 12 30 at 01:14 PM • permalink

 

  1. Tim,

    I note from Instapundit that you favour World Vision as a reliable fund for donating to. And that you sponsor a kid in Zimbabwe.

    I’ll take this opportunity to also plug CCF, who also send the bulk of donated money to people who need it. We have the letters from our sponsored kid in East Timor to prove it.

    Regards to Obvious.

    Posted by Zoe Brain on 2004 12 30 at 01:25 PM • permalink