Monday, November 28, 2011

Ok, who forgot to tell me to lie down?

Some of the emails I get are quite laughable, and the one I'm about to cut & paste is no exception. I received it about an hour ago, so if you were supposed to tell me that I have to lie down and not get back up failed!

I've added a few comments within the body of the email, in purple so as to point out which bits that made me giggle.

Her Majesty Customs Revenue
Payment Certification Department
2 Marsham Street. London.
SW1P 4DFWLondon, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44-7005-961-487
Fax: 44-7005-961-752

Dear Beneficiary,

I am Gordon White of Her Majesty (I may have bottle blonde hair, but even I know that "Liz" is referred to in this case as Her Majesty's) Customs Revenue. Please be informed that there is presently a counter claim on your funds by M. Jutin Edward. The aforementioned person has presented a death certificate, claiming that you are dead (This sure made me giggle - I mean, seriously, who finds out they've died this way?). Consequently, he is claiming to be your next-of-kin therefore the beneficiary to your funds (Funds, I have funds? If that's the case, why didn't I know about them when I was still alive to have fun spending them?) Please be informed that Jutin Edwards has provide the account stated hereinafter for the receipt of your funds.

Bank Name: Bank of New York Mellon
AC/NUMBER: 6503809428
Name of Beneficiary: Jutin Edwards
7 High gate Rd, Gansevoort, NY 12831
United States

Having exhausted other means of communication (Wonder if they tried a medium? lol), we have decided to send this message (Ummmmm HULLLLLO, you just told me you have a death certificate for me, why would you waste time emailing me?).

Do we release the funds as Mr. Jutin Edwards instructed? (Do we seriously think a dead person has access to their email account? Oh wait, we've emailed you, so obviously we do think everyone checks their emails, even in the afterlife) As a matter of urgency, you are hereby advise to revert to us within the forty two four hours (Forty two four hours??? WTF? Is that kinda like beer o'clock? ROFLMAO). On your failure (OMG, first they tell me I'm dead and now they're implying I'm a failure), we shall initiate payment.

We await your prompt response (And again I say, HULLLLOOOO you have a copy of my death certificate, don't be holding your breath waiting for my 'prompt response' or you too will be getting emails in your own afterlife!).

Yours Truly,

Gordon White
Her Majesty Customs Revenue

On that happy note, I'm gonna take my zombie body back to the cutting out table! Peace out!


  1. hahahaha. My mother, many years ago, had her credit card denied. So she went to customer service to inquire about it (always had good credit) and they came back and told her thy found out why. She was dead. Rude way to find out, I'd say.

  2. Love it! Thanks for a pre work laugh Gorgeous xoxox

  3. The lengths some scammers take to get your personal information!
    I get dozens of these types of emails every week... if any of them were true I would be a Billionaire!
    Hit 'delete' fast.

  4. so how is life on the other side? good to see you can still blog !! !! !!

  5. Wow! You could have at least invited me to the funeral! Hey, why don't you tell him to send the funds to your "afterlife" account!! At least that way you can have fun spending them while you are dead.

  6. hmm dodgy people!...

    Glad your still alive :)


  7. Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin Revathi


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