East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

This time I’m gonna strike rich!


I just received a mail that promises to solve all my economic problems, and set my writing career on the right path.
No really!
Judge for yourself…

Dear Friend,
An oil business man made a fixed deposit of $26M in my bank branch where I am a director and he died with his entire family in Syria war leaving behind no next of kin. I Propose to present you as next of kin to claim the funds,if interested contact me with your full name, and telephone number to reach you and most importantly, a confirmation of acceptance from you.
Please reply with this Email: xxxxx
Your Truly ,
Ling Lung

Now I’m here preparing a letter for mister Ling Lung.
I think I’ll mention to him that I still have here his grandfather Kai Lung’s wallet. Maybe he’d like to have it back.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

6 thoughts on “This time I’m gonna strike rich!

  1. Sorry Davide, but I got the same email and already claimed the next-of-kin status.:-) What’s sad (truly!) is that people must fall for these scams because bad guys keep sending these emails!


    • Curses!
      There go my dreams of riches! šŸ˜€
      It’s sad and sometimes ridiculous: a few years ago a group of university teachers from my own town fell for a Nigerian scam; they actually pooled their resources to be able to pay the fee necessary to retrieve a fortune in diamonds. Crazy.


  2. I wonder if Mr. Lung has any relatives that happen to be Nigerian Princes? ; /


  3. Hahaha,you should so do this. Just like Iā€™m going to hook up with the hot Asian girl who loves my big penis.


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