How exactly was I going to get rich?
The person who offered to solve all my financial problems, claimed he had a large amount of money in his bank (shame he didn’t say which bank it was), left behind by a man bearing the same surname as mine. The owner of the said pile of cash apparently died in a horrible earthquake a few years ago and there was no-one who could claim his inheritance. The poor (or rather rich) man’s soul would probably never get to the place of eternal rest unless his fortune was put to good use.
I was the chosen one.
I could become a beneficiary of a substantial fund left behind by an unfortunate man I’d never heard of before. All I needed to do to become rich in an instant, was to contact the mysterious stranger on his private email address, so that he would send me all the necessary details on how to proceed.
His proposal was going to be of ‘great mutual’ benefit, so surely I should be interested?
Well, not really.
I don’t want to be rich.
Becoming rich overnight may cause a lot of problems:
– First of all, instead of people writing to me with promises of money, I would be getting tonnes of letters asking me for money instead. That would be annoying.
– Secondly, the taxman would most likely become interested in my newly acquired wealth and start asking questions. That would be even more annoying.
– Thirdly, I don’t believe a word of it – it’s a SCAM.
So, Mr. Stranger, thank you, but no. I won’t be getting in touch with you. I am not that greedy and I am not stupid.