They say God works in mysterious ways. So it would seem. I received a letter from Anika Sander from England. She’s dying and plans to give millions to charity.
The catch? She wants me to handle the money for her.
From what I can tell of Mrs. Sander’s letter, I’ll get a handsome commission for managing her money, distributing it through various charities, “all for the good work of the Lord.” How much? 30-percent. That sounds fair to me.
I wonder how many people fall for such outright idiocy. Here’s Anika’s letter:
My name is Mrs. Anika Sander from England, I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to charities through you. You may be wondering why I chose you. But someone has to be chosen. I was diagnosed for cancer about 2 years ago, after the death of my husband who hadleft me everything he worked for.
I have been touched by the Lord to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to charity through you for the good work of humanity, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband’s hard earned funds inappropriately.I have asked the Lord to forgive me all my sins and I believe he has, because He is merciful. I will be going in for an operation in few weeks , and I pray that I survive the operation. I have decided to Will/Donate the sum of 6,500,000.00 pounds(Six Million Five hundred thousand pounds) to charities through you for the good work of the Lord, and to help the motherless,less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows.
Presently, I have informed my consultant about my decision in willing this fund to charity through you. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. If you are interested in carrying out this task, I will inform my consultant of your contact, so that he can arrange the release of the funds to you. I know I have never met you but my mind tells me to do this, and I hope you act sincerely. I decided that 30% of this money should be taken by you from the total sum upon the success release of this fund, because I am now too weak and fragile to do things myself because of my cancer.
NB: You will be given the right to verify this directly with the Bank where the fund was deposited.
I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished, as I don’t want anything that will jeopardize my last wish, due to the fact that I do not want relatives or family members standing in the way of my last wish.
Mrs. Anika Sander
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE/FAX NUMBER ON YOUR REPLY FOR EASY AND IMMEDIATE COMMUNICATION WITH MY CONSULTANT.
I don’t know where Anika got my name but I’m glad she made the effort to contact me. Her money will be in safe hands. Let’s see, that’s almost $13-million, so my share is around $3.9-million. Anika forgot to provide me with a return email address or any way to contact her.
What a pity. I could have used the money. May she rest in peace.