I was just awarded $100,000 from the United Nations Foundation!

July 11, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More

I was just awarded $100,000 from the UN Foundation, according to the email I just received.   If anyone wants to go collect it for me, you can keep 90% of it for doing the footwork

Image by Erich Vieth

Image by Erich Vieth

It is a bit strange that they awarded me $100,000 without taking the trouble of knowing whether I’m a man or a woman (see the “Dear Sir/Madam”).  Here’s the email:

United Nations Foundation
Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

Dear Sir/Madam,

UN Foundation Grant.

This is to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of Trustees of the above International (Charity & Human Developmental Organization) as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation of $100,000.00 (one Hundred Thousand Dollars) for your personal development. The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners’ historic $1 billion gift to support UN activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world?s most pressing problems and broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. The UN Foundation is a public charity.

The ITIL Foundation, UK has been appointed to oversee this development affair. You are required to expeditiously contact the Executive Secretary of The ITILFoundation with the details below for documentation and release of your cash aid, your Qualification number is (UNI/ITIL-816-1119G-987-94) quote it in all discussions.

Executive Secretary:ITIL Foundation, UK – Barrister STEVEN CARLOS

Email:itil.ungrant@yahoo.co.uk,
itilfoundation11@gmail.com
Phone: +447045769825

On behalf of the Board,

faithfully,
Cherryl Oconnor
Unit Co-ordinator
UN WORLD GRANT DEPT.

Maybe it’s time to call Paul Kinsella, the guy who excels at scamming the scammers.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Angy says:

    I just got this e-mail as well… what the hell? I so wish I could believe it. Into the junk mail it goes!

  2. Robert Brown says:

    Got the same email they wanted $1.500 from me to send the grant by UPS within 12 Hours ,It has to be a scam when you get a grant, and you have to put money up front before you get the grant
    Cheers

  3. Ginger Alflen says:

    I think they got me today but oi didnt give any info i asked a lot of ?s. But never got back to me.

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