Toccata and Fugue in Scam Minor
Toccata (from Italian toccare, “to touch”) is a virtuoso piece typically for a keyboard featuring lightly fingered passages.
Fugue is a contrapuntal composition in two or more voices, built on a subject (theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation and recurs frequently in the course of the composition.
We present variations on a theme by unknown performers intent on parting you from your money. The works below are by unknown authors, identified only by their Fraud names.
The openings appeal to us as dear beloved friends.
Movement Number One in its original form.
From: Mrs Rebecca Van Horn
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:27 PM
Subject: Dearly Beloved in Christ,
My Dear Beloved One,
Movement Number Two in its original form.
Subject: $450.000.00 INHERITANCE FUNDS.
From: HMONG DAW
To: undisclosed recipients:
Date Sent: 2/26/2011 11:40:07 PM
Movement Number Three in its original form.
Subject: Once Upon A Lifetime.
From: Elizabeth Rich
Date Sent: 2/28/2011 11:10:07 AM
Attention: Dear Beloved,
We are treated to a brief and touching biography of our friendly correspondent and asked to feel pity for their terrible plight. We are to be uplifted by their courage in the face of difficulty and should feel inclined to have mercy on their pitiful beings as they cry out to us for help.
It is by the grace of God that I received Christ,Having known the truth, I
had no choice than to do what is lawful and right in the sight of God for
enternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God?s mercy and glory
upon my life. I am Evangelist Mrs Rebecca Van Horn, age 53 and the wife of
Mr Dan Van Horn,i am from Netherlands, my husband worked with the
Chevron/Texaco for twenty years before he died in the year 2003.We were
married for twenty-nine years without a child.
I am the above named person, who is now undergoing medical treatment; I was married to late Mr. Vikrom Daw who worked in the United Kingdom for Nine years. We were married for Twenty four years without a child and my late husband Mr. Vikrom Daw died on the 15th March 2008
First, I must apologise to you for using this medium to communicate to you about this project I am the above named and I was married to Mr. Ronald Rich who worked with the British embassy in Kuwait for nine years before he died in March, 2007.We were married for eleven years without a child.
Oh my, three rich childless widows need our help. Mrs. Horn has been doing fine without us for eight years, Mrs. Rich has been on her own for four years and Mrs. Daw has been fending for herself for three years.
Next on the program, the details of the distressing news.
My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted or only four days. Before
his death we were both born again Christians. Since his death I decided not
to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is
[Mr. Vikrom Daw died] at a hospital in Central London after a brief illness that lasted for only four Days. I decided not to re-marry or get a Child outside my matrimonial home, because as a good Christian my religion is against it says the Bible and I lived a happy and good Christian life with my late husband
He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
All three husbands seem to have gone quickly, thankfully for the rest of us it doesn’t seem to be contagious, and they didn’t suffer long. All three died without heirs, although Mrs. Rich defers that information until later.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US
$9.5million dollars.(Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars) with a Security and finance Company, this money is still with the Security and
finance Company and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary to come
forward to sign for the release of this money or rather issue! That somebody
to receive it onmy behalf if I can not come over.Presently
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $450.000.00 Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars with one Finance house Presently in Bangkok Thailand.
When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (USD$8.5 Million Dollars) with a bank . Presently, this money is still with the bank,
Mrs. Van Horn’s husband seems to have been the best businessman of the lot at $9.5 million, with Mr. Rich a close second and Mr. Daw, who tripped coming out of the gate.
Now comes the part we like the most, where they tell us why they suddenly feel the need to burden us with their woes.
I’m in ahospital in Netherlands where I have been undergoing treatment for cancer of the breast and Pneumonia. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks to live. It is my last
wish to see this money distributed to charity organizations anywhere in the
World. Because relatives and ! friends.
I have been in the hospital for eight months suffering from breast cancer. The 1st surgery has been conducted and I lost one of my breast and still have the pains that makes me crying every day and night looking up to God to save my life. Recently my Doctor told me that another surgery will be conducted and I may not survive it because, the cancer has grown to bad.
my doctor told me that I would not last due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke.
I want a person that is God fearing that will use this money to fund
churches, orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure
that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that
blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don’t have
any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not
Christians and I don’t want my husband’s hard earned money to be misused by
unbelievers.I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an
ungodly manner.I am afraid since so many things are happening in the world
now,like:hurricanes,earthquakes, bird flu and the Innocent and homeless
people of the Tsunami disaster.I just want you to be open minded and help me
so that my funds can make a great change in the affected people’s lives.
Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death
hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of
the Lord.Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case
Having known my condition, I decided to donate the $450.000.00 Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars my late husband deposited with a Bank here in Bangkok Thailand to a charity and the less privilege organization through your help. For Example the Orphan, Old people’s home and also to the homeless I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit these Funds. I want you to always pray for me as I have no life again says my doctor. It will be my pleasure to receive your sincere response and promise that you will carry out this task as a good Samaritan and to the glory of GOD. I will direct you to my late husband attorney who will help you to secure the necessary legal documents for the $450.000.00 Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars to be transferred to you and I want you to assure me that you will use this funds judiciously.
Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to cancer research centers I am therefore looking for any individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct.The person must also donate to orphanages, Research centers and widows propagating the word, I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money. I don’t want a situation where this money gets into the wrong hands of my husband’s relatives hence I am taking this bold decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I don’t need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health and the presence of my husband’s relatives around me always as they are very greedy and only hope that I die soon to enable them claim the rest of my husbands wealth hence I don’t want them to know about this development
As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the bank where the said funds is for the immediate release of the funds to you by a telegraphic wire transfer. I will also issue a letter of authority that will empower you as the new beneficiary of this fund.
Please assure me that you will act accordingly as stated herein. Hoping to hear from you. Be assured that it will not take more than 7 working days for you to receive the funds from the date you acknowledge receipt of this mail.
What a sad world we live in. Three lonely wealthy widows, with $19.5 million dollars between them and they are forced to solicit aid on the internet by sending emails to random people. Of the three, only Mrs. Daw seems free of greedy money-grubbing relatives. Perhaps they feel $450,000 isn’t worth the time or maybe they’ve been in touch with Mrs. Van Horn and Mrs. Rich.
Three sick women in hospitals and no one is able to help them find a worthy charity where they can donate their money. Not a single person at the hospitals knows of anyone in need, or is aware of any sick children. The hospitals have all the latest technology and have nowhere to expand or upgrade.
This is a terrible state of affairs indeed.
Note: I anxiously wait your response on my email address below:
Yours in Christ,
Mrs Rebecca Van Horn
I anxiously wait your response
I am waiting for your response to my humble request.
God bless you and your good family
Mrs. Hmong Daw.
Email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
By his grace, all things are possible.
Email me directly to my private email address: email@example.com
All three sign off with truly heartfelt closings.
We feel Mrs. Van Horn may be in for the worst of it as she neglected to let us know how to contact her.
Mrs. Daw, at least, has Hotmail to keep her warm.
Why Mrs. Rich ended up in the Czech Republic is a mystery for another day.
As we have previously lamented there is little originality left in the world, but not all is lost.
While we must clearly brand all three of these women as recycled Frauds, there are still some who strive for new ways of doing business as you will see should you decide to join us next time when we present “Ripped from last week’s headlines” here at HowToSpotAFraud.com.
That is all.