Wednesday, December 07, 2005


I've recently been involved in correspondence with the one and only George Jones. I didn't realize until this week that he's not only one of America's greatest entertainers, he's also an important official with the government of Mauritius. Not only that, but he has a plan that could make ME some money.

Here's the e-mails we've exchanged the past few days:

Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 5:34 AM
To: (Me! Steve Terrell!)
Subject: Funds for keeps/investment


My name is Mr George Jones, chairman of contract award and monitoring committee of the ministry of industry and international trade development, my duty as empowered by the Mauritius government is to provide the basic amenities, social recreational activities in urban and rural areas.

This program includes assistance to deprived local communities and to co-ordinate projects and development at the national level. Furthermore,from this projects were able to realize some reasonable amount of u.s.$21.8 (Twenty one million eight hundred thousand US. dollars only) as commission from various contractors resulting from over invoicing of payment receipts/vouchers hence all the necessary approvals has been completed.

These approved funds were packaged and dispatched through a security company for onward delivery to its destination in Europe. The money was first deposited into a security vault before we arrange for its movement to Europe through diplomatic channel using decoy purporting that the fund belongs to an expatriate/company.

As we are government officials, the oath of office does are not allowed us to operate foreign bank account, hence we need you to stand as the beneficiary and claim the fund on our behalf from the security company.

Presently I am now in Europe to search for a reliable person/company of high integrity /dignity and one with conscience who will claim this fund on our behalf as the beneficiary.

We have agreed to give you 30% of the total sum as commission for your assistance/effort and 5% will be used to settle every expenses incurred, we will use 65% to invest under your recommendation/guide and go into joint venture business with you.

I would greatly appreciate your assistance and I look forward to your response as soon as possible through this e mail

Best regards,

Mr George Jones

(To which I replied ...)

From: (me)
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 5:34 AM
Subject: Re: Funds for keeps/investment

You can't fool me, George! You're America's greatest country singer.


(Then today, George wrote back ...)

Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 2:40 AM
To: Steve Terrell
Subject: information from Mr George Jones.

y will be required to come with their official handling charges.{NOTE: That's how it actually starts, "y will be required ..." Must be some Mauritian slang.) The fees representing the handling charges will be paid in the office on your arrival, and receipt will be given to you immediately before your funds is subsequently released to you.

On your acceptance of all the above, the contact details of FORTIS security company is below:


Please due contact them and get back to me,I will be waiting for your response including the requested information of your personal data(full names, address, phone/fax numbers) or do you want us to use your official contact information below.

Note : the motto of this business is trust , secret and confidence. I will expect your phone call as soon as you receive this mail.


George Jones

(Wow! George Jones is sharing secrets with ME! And I notice his e-mail changed too. So I wrote back ...)

From: (me)
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 2:40 AM
Subject: Re: information from Mr George Jones.

I love the way you do "Window Up Above."

Possum, you are a genius.



Remember folks, the motto of this business is "trust , secret and confidence," so please don't tell anyone.


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