Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Well Isn't That Lucky?

It would appear that all of my problems are solved.

I've just received word from the Russian Ministry of Finance that I'm entitled to receive an "outstanding payment valued at $5,350.000.00 USD (FIVE MILLION THREE HUNDREED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)." Obviously, I've never seen an amount so large in my life, so it was thoughtful of Mr. Anton Siluanov to type out the amount in actual words, but I was a bit disappointed that he spelled "hundred" wrong. Don't they have spell check in Russia?

I also don't understand why a letter of such importance was marked as spam. I need to notify Yahoo! to make sure that all future emails of this nature be sent to my inbox where they belong. What if I had just hit "Delete" and missed this opportunity?

Clearly, I'll never in my lifetime be able to spend this kinda money, so I thought I'd share it with all of you. Just leave a comment letting me know how much you need and as soon as the check clears, I'll pass it on to you.

Now excuse me while I go fax some personal information to Moscow.

18 comments:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Tammie, boy are you a lucky shit!
If you could loan me a million I'll pay it back as soon as my money from the African Prince sends me mine.

Tammie said...

ha ha ha ha ha! consider it done.

Dani said...

Amazingly, someone will do just that.

**eye roll**

jenny said...

LOL! Perfect post! I love this... my sentiments exactly. you go get you some of'dem hundreeeds of united states dollars and enjoy'em. :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Believe it or not -- there are a lot of people duped by this scam. I work at a financial institution and just last week we had a 68 year old come in with a lottery check from Nigeria. He just had to deposit the check in his account and send funds back to get his full pay-out. My question was....Have you been to Nigeria and while you were there, did you actually play the lottery?

Some days, I just suck the fun out of everything. He was heart-broken when he realized it was a scam.

victoria said...

LOL @ Peggy's comment. :-)

Oh, I could spend that in a lifetime! Hmmm, I'm going to daydream about what I'd do with 5 million. First, I would definitely pay off your bills! Then we fly every one in blog land to the perfect destination for a good Martini ... or margarita. Of course, in this fantasy, I'm not 31 weeks pregnant and suffering from a hemorrhoid the size of a halfway deflated kumquat!

See how I just go and get carried away? Way too much information! :-)

Lia said...

I'd like a large chunk please. Did you see that your lover boy is hosting the Oscars?

Tammie said...

dani: i know. its sad isnt it?

jenny: ha ha ha. thank you!

jodi: im glad you were able to stop him!

victoria: ha! i nearly just choked on my bean salad. you seem to be good at this, i may have to refer to you for advice as to how to spend the millions.

'roids suck. i feel your pain. figuratively of course. if taken literally, that would be nasty.

lia: i know! so excited. im hoping the money comes before then so i can buy a dress.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I'm so envious. I've deleted those messages before. What a fool I was...I would enjoy more United States dollars.

Just think of the Oscar party you can throw (in LA) when you get your $$.

It's Me, Theresa said...

lmao! i'll take a couple hundred. i still want a wii! lol

R.H. Ducky said...

I always have fun emailing those people back and just screwing with them. I think I may have too much time on my hands.

Tammie said...

mag: your loss is apparently my gain. ill share some of my united states dollars with you though.

my oscar bash is gonna rock.

theresa: i have millions! i can spare more than a couple hundred!

ducky: ha ha ha! i think id be too scared the russian mafia would come and get me. im too paranoid.

Penny said...

make sure you send you SSN and maybe a blank check, I think they need that.

Daphne said...

Awesome. Thank you, my day has been infused with the sort of people who would actually fall for this. Maybe I should start handing out IOUs for projects I owe? "I'll have it done in three weeks, promise. Just pay me in advance."

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Just one little million would do me just fine, thanks.

Not Your Aunt B said...

Don't forget us, your loyal blog followers, now that you're a bazillionare!

alisha said...

just 100k would do. thankssss!

actually, it is incredible how many people fall for that stuff. that's why they keep passing that crap around. so sad.

Nowheymama said...

I think Papa Smurf brought you this good luck. :)