Décidément, les arnaqueurs africains ne manquent pas d’imagination ! On en viendrait presque à espérer que ça marche, histoire de ne pas gâcher un tel talent. Celui-là c’est juste un peu trompé de cible, mon anticléricalisme viscéral ne me permettant pas de répondre positivement à sa demande !
Je me demande si, un de ces jours, un auteur de polar va se saisir de cette arnaque. Malheureusement, depuis la mort du regretté Ross Thomas, les récits d’arnaques se font rares. Il va sans dire que je n’ai pas touché un seul mot de la prose ci-dessous.
Sinon, à venir ici, deux romans exceptionnels, de deux grands humanistes et deux grands romanciers, les deux chez Rivages, le nouveau John Harvey et le second de Gianrico Carofiglio.
Bientôt également un petit complément sur Le combat ordinaire de Larcenet, et, sans doute en deux ou trois parties parce que l’entretien a quand même duré plus d’une heure, et que je n’avance pas vite, la retranscription de la rencontre avec Pascal Dessaint.
Et maintenant, place au spectacle ! Il y a quelques mois, curieux, j’avais entamé une correspondance avec un de ces arnaqueurs, qui m’avait envoyé, pour me convaincre, une superbe photo montrant un coffre empli de billets verts. Malheureusement, je n’ai pas gardé l’ensemble de notre correspondance.
DEAREST BELOVE IN CHRIST.
Dearest in the Lord
I am Victoria Graham from Australia. Please dear, remember dearest one, children of God is every where, and the wicked shall go on punish. I am married to Mr. William Graham who worked with Kuwait Embassy in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2002. We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. I am 56 years of age now, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $8.5
Million (eight.five Million U.S. Dollars)in a PRIME BANK here in Abidjan, into A SUSPENCE ACCOUNT, and adviced me that he used my name as the next of kin.
Recently, my Doctor told me that I have serious sickness which is cancer problem. The one that disturbs me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church or individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct herein. I want a church that will use this fund for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that, Blessed is the hand that giveth, I took the decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money and I don't want my husband’s efforts to be in vain.
I don’t want a situation where this money will be used in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace and I know with this development With God all things are possible. As I want you and the church to always pray for me because the lord is my shephard. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian.
Whoever that Wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in sourcing another church or individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I Stated herein. I will like you to send your personal informations, so that the changing of ownership can be carry out on behalf of you as the next beneficiary, next of kin, because Ii want this money to get into your bank ACCOUNT, before I die ok.
I am in the hospital now. please get intouch with me with the hospital number on. I thank Dr VIVIAN NANCY for providing me with his laptop computer in my ward to contact my well wishers. Dearest one, I am in pains right now, but I pray that this money should get to you before I die. Our god is good all the time
millard specialiste hospital, room 202 rue 10 avenue 1496 bolivier de' Marseille de plateau.
Cote d' ivoire abidjan west Africa
director..DR VIVIAN NANCY.
Please get intouch with the bank director or attorney to the bank now. Please get intouch with him immediately, because my situation in the hospital now is very critical and I want this money to get to you before I die. That was used to deposit they bank is requesting the following informations of yours now, to enable the transfer to take place without any delay.
Your full name and address, phone and fax number,
your account informations/bank full contact
To enable them to transfer the money into your bank account for you to carry out my wish to you, as I am in pains now in the hospital, and please always put me in your daily prayers now and for ever.
Hoping to receive your reply. Remain blessed in the Lord. Yours in Christ Victoria Graham