Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Depths.



I recently received this kind (snail mail) letter from Mr Huu Hann offering me the opportunity (I imagine) to make lots of easy dosh.

As tempted as I am by the thought of instant wealth, I think I may decline his generous offer. Although Mr Hann claims to be a 'dear friend', I don't actually remember him meeting me.

I do like the way (in the final paragraph) he puts the onus of trust on ME, when I myself was almost wondering whether I could trust HIM; silly me!

Mr Hann does sound awfully nice, but this time I think I'll leave the easy money to someone else who really needs it. 

I noticed that it cost Mr Hann 53 pence to send this tempting letter; I do hope he hasn't sent lots of them. His telephone number (+8270) suggests he lives in South Korea.

Have YOU been tempted by the delightful Mr Hann?

22 comments:

  1. Have heard of this type of thing but no offers as yet.
    I am trustworthy too so if you want to give your bank account details and share your wealth with anyone, pick me !

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  2. He didn't enclose a reply-paid envelope? Tch!

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  3. No I haven't heard from him, but I get lots of emails from various Nigerians.

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    1. And they are often equally generous!

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  4. NO, however Mrs H did have a strange phone call from Irish Water asking her if she was going to reply to their letter - which incidentally they have yet to send...

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  5. Do people really believe this claptrap? Unbelievable!

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    1. I suppose the likes of Mr Hann wouldn't bother if no-one took the bait, but it's hard to imagine what sort of person would.

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  6. Mr Hann has never tempted me, but mr halitosis once did in a bus stop in Sheffield

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  7. I have not received a letter from Mr. Hann, but the king of Nigeria once sent me a letter offering me free money. There are so many kind, generous people (scammers) out there.

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    1. If you can't trust The King of Nigeria; who CAN you trust!

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  8. I wonder what their percentage of return on those mailed out letters is...you know....postage and paper and envelope costs as compared to income derived. Do they just send this kind of old fashioned mail out offer to seniors, assuming that they probably don't have computers? Did it come with a return postage paid envelope? If it did I would stuff it with useless papers and send it back to them.

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    1. No, the old skinflints didn't even send a stamped addressed envelope.

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  9. I get three or four a week from his Nigerian cousins via email. Never been so honored to receive an actual paper letter though. I smell an opportunity to turn the tables on Mr Hou Hann. A few have played upon the greed of his kind rather successfully. Usually by leading them on and sending them a "high value commodity" package they must pay customs for before receiving it.

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    1. I think I would begrudge even the price of a stamp, but I like the idea.

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  10. All the snail mail we get tends to be brochures - clothes for me (if I took something from each one every wardrobe in the house would be bursting) and farming bits and bons for the farmer (he has shed full of such things). Really, snail mail has gone downhill since the days when we really wrote to one another.

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    1. I can hardly remember when I wrote my last actual 'letter'. I use snail mail quite often, but rarely for newsy communication.

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  11. We have heard from them all.

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  12. Some people are daft enough to think these letters are genuine. A few years ago, when I worked in a bank, an " older" lady, but not " old" by any means….brought one in to ask what we thought about it. It was one of those saying a long lost relative had died and quoted the surname……which is what she thought made it OK !!! Aaargh.

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  13. Also, an elderly lady we know was told, by phone call I think, that she had to pay £9000 towards having the road dug up outside her house. She went to her bank to ask about it, and subsequently received a phone call purporting to be from the bank manager saying that it was OK to pay it..she didn't, and sorry but don't know if anyone was caught for the scam. She was however, half prepared to pay the money!

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  14. And, finally….My Mum, in her mid 90's and living on her own, opened the front door to a man who asked if she had a pencil. My dear old Mum, being the helpful sort, toddled off to the back of the house to get one. Not sure if he nipped in at that point, but she came back and gave him the pencil at the door, and he started talking about the caged finches that he could hear in the house. Luckily there was a plumber in the kitchen who was monitoring the situation from the back of the hall, and when he appeared the man quickly scribbled something on an envelope and ran off. If he had not been there I am sure Mum would have invited him in. Police were called and gave her advice, but she wouldn't have taken it in!

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