Is it wrong to take pleasure in the mocking of people who are trying to defraud you? A friend of a friend forwarded an email discussion where a would-be scammer from Ghana gets the tables turned. This friend of a friend is a big fan of the New York Mets baseball team (who are usually pretty terrible, including this year), and in particular, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza.
Transcript follows below:
I got this picture yesterday. It’s a scammer from Ghana that thinks $6000 is coming his/her way for holding up this sign for me..
Overseas hazing is AWESOME.
For a little more background, here’s one email exchange I had with a scammer. She had originally emailed me with one of those standard you-can-get 10 million dollar scams, but I got her off that topic quickly.
I am “Rusty Trombone”, she is “Gloria”, and Jack Hass is a side character. She thinks that “Lord Piazza” is the leader of a religion, and that I’m going to pay her money for starting up a branch of the religion in her home country.
> Dear Gloria:
> I have spoken with Jack Hass and he will be sending you email on Tuesday
> which is tomorrow. Today, he has a few seminars with several leaders of
> the Faith, but tomorrow he will put aside some time to explain more about
> Lord Piazza to you. Jack Hass will be happy to provide his write-ups to you
> and your brother about Lord Piazza.
> Most importantly, Jack will ask you if you are able to secure a proper
> building or space where a temporary Hall of Fame can be established. Jack
> has the money for this purpose but it will be your responsibility to obtain
> a proper Hall. Can you accomplish this? In this faith, the Lord Piazza is
> worshipped in what is called a Hall of Fame.
> The idea is that you and your brother will enable Lord Piazza to “catch”
> souls, You will toss these souls towards Him, and Lord Piazza symbolically
> digs them out of the dirt and into his Holy Glove of Righteousness.
> May the Strong Arm of Lord Piazza be with you,
> RUSTY TROMBONE
Thanks for your email.i have gone through your email and it is well
noted.i am glad that Jack Hass will be sending us his write up and
also he will be sending an email to me.
Yes Rusty we can handle this very Task of finding a temporary Hall of
fame.i have told my brother that i would want the Hall of fame to be
located in the capital city.
As soon as i get the write up from Jack Hass,i and my brother will
study it carefully and know more about Lord Piazza, Catcher of
Souls.with the write ups and teaching we will get from Jack Hass,that
would enable us to explain and toss soul towards Lord Piazza, Catcher
of Souls .
Rusty i would like to know if there is any religious book,like the
christian uses Bible,the muslim uses Quran and i want to know what we
use and also i would like some to be sent to us so that we read and
meditate on it to enable us know more about Lord Pizza, Catcher of
Tomorrow i will be expecting my brother to visit me and he will be
coming with a house agent whom will help us in finding a good location
in the city for the Hall of fame.
Waiting to hear from you.
Lord Piazza Catcher of Souls, bless us all.
———- Forwarded message ———-
They are supposed to be dressed up like Mr. Met in celebration of Lord Piazza’s upcoming birthday feast day.
They decided to give him a powder blue face which was NOT in my instructions.
Too bad this technicality is going to deny them $7000….
How are you doing today? I hope all is well. We have been able to take pictures of ourselves and the new place. The landlord went with us to the place and he has the keys so we were able to see the place and the area but cannot begin to explain to him about wearing costume in the hall and taking pictures with masks. Nobody will understand that. You can go through the pictures and see what we have been able to do. The No. 8 pledge couldn’t come on that day because her mother was ill and she was with her plus the countryside is far from the city and the transportation costs money. I want you to see that we have done all you asked for and then you can let us know where to go from here.
May his strong arm be with you.