Santa Faith Beckton me hace rico (gracias gracias gracias)
Pásmense bien pasmados, y retuérzanse de envidia.
Una tal Mrs. Faith Beckton, que agoniza de cáncer en un hospital y que sacó mi nombre, al buen tuntún, de una «business list», acaba de recibir nada menos que del Espíritu Santo la orden de legarme 9,8 millones de dólares. A cambio, lo único que tengo que hacer es invertir el dinero a la mayor gloria de Dios y rezar por el alma de mi benefactora. Como ven ustedes, mi fe, por fin, se ha visto recompensada. Ahí va la carta íntegra, para quienes lean inglés:
My name is Mrs. Faith Beckton. I am 63 years old. I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you for charity/ motherless babies/less privileged in the world. I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago. I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for good work of God. I have asked God to forgive me and believe he has because he is a merciful God. I will be going in for an operation next week.
I got your contact from a business directory and picked you randomly for this project. I decided to donate the sum of US$9.8 Million dollars to you for the good work of God. I know this may come as a surprise to you as you do not know me at all but I have prayed over this and out of all the contacts I was able to get from the internet, the holy spirit has directed me to donate these funds to you. I do not want to take credit for any of these as life is vanity. We came to this world empty and will surely return back to the lord empty. I have lived my life in sin and have prayed to God to forgive my sins. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives (That have squandered the funds I gave them for this purpose before) are around me and my health status also.
If you will accept this offer, I will be very grateful. My family lawyer will make take care of the legal procedure to complete the transfer of the funds to you. I want you to reply me with your full name, address and telephone number so that I can give it to my lawyer. Once I receive your response, I will also give you my lawyers contact details for you to open communication with him. All I ask of you is to make sure that you use this money for the work of God and service to humanity. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this by God. I wish you all the best and may the good God bless you abundantly as you work toward this humanitarian mission.
Lastly, I want you to pray for me regarding my health, because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without God in one’s life is vanity upon vanity. If you have to die, says the Lord: keep fit and I will give you the crown of life. I believe we serve the same God and that we are all going back to him when we die. May the Grace of our Lord, the love of God, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever more, Amen. You can reply directly to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your sister in the lord
Mrs. Faith Beckton
Ni que decir tiene que ya le he enviado mi nombre, mi dirección, mi teléfono, mis dígitos, etc., para que ella tenga la amabilidad de pasárselos al abogado de su familia. Qué menos, ¿verdad?
[Curiosa variante del viejo timo nigeriano. No la conocía.]