September 24, 2008

Request for Urgent Business Relationshiip

Category: Humor — Biella @ 4:41 am

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We can not directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to so that we may speedily transfer your commision for this transaction. After I receive that information I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson


The source of this? A former U of C graduate anthropology classmate. This actually may be the original source, or like all really good spam, somewhat (seemingly at least) sourceless.


  1. [...] I plucked this from somewhere on the net: Dear [...]

    Pingback by ~ G O W E R O P O L I S ~ » Blog Archive » US market crisis — September 24, 2008 @ 6:15 am

  2. utterly brilliant.

    Comment by Stephen Problem — September 24, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

  3. Poor Phil Gramm. Repealing Glass-Steagall has actually made the problems less serious: banks that have investment and retail sides have been safer than pure investment banks. Hence JPMorgan Chase taking over Bear Sterns. See for a more detailed economic discussion.

    Comment by M. Grégoire — September 26, 2008 @ 2:20 am

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