Sunday, April 02, 2006

Political SPAM

Have you ever received spam e-mail from some leader in a far-away African country claiming to have millions of dollars in hidden funds, and that he needs your help to withdraw it? When I do get such a message, it goes straight to the trash bin on account that it's a hoax designed to get your private contact details for nefarious purposes.

This version below however got me laughing - because its setting is quite close to home. I've reposted it unedited (save for the numbers and e-mails which I deleted lest someone be duped into contacting "Dr. Mrs. Luisa Pimentel Estrada".



Dr. Mrs. Luisa Pimentel Estrada

Hello Friend,

Greetings and peace of the lord unto your household.

This email correspondence may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not met. . The message could be strange but real, if you pay some attention to it. I could have notified you about it at least for the sake of your integrity. Please accept my apologies in bringing this message of goodwill to you; I have to say that I have no intention of causing you any pain or harm.

I am Dr Luisa Pimentel Estrada, the wife of Joseph Ejercito Estrada, former president of Philippines. I have children with my husband, Jose, Jacqueline and Jude. Two sons and a daughter. This mail may be coming to you as a surprise or an article but it is very real. I will want you, the receiver to read through it and think very well if you can help or render us any assistance.

My husband Joseph Ejercito Estrada was elected as the 13th President of the Philippines in May 1998 by the people of Philippines due his popularity in the film industry made him to win the largest popularity in the history of election in Philippines. He attained the position of Senate in 1987,then vice-president in 1992 and later become the president 1998.My husband was made mayor of his home town, San Juan in 1969 but it was 1972 that he had a string of public successes. My husband was named one of the ten Outstanding Young Men in Public Administration. He was also named Most Outstanding Mayor and Foremost Nationalist and Most Outstanding Metro Manila Mayor. My husband is recently accused of illegally acquiring the some of four Billion Peso (80Million Dollars)during his 31 months in office as President backed up by an uprising of mass Demonstrators and Senate traitors. They also said that he has skimmed off tobacco excise Taxes benefiting from government business deals. Most of them benefited from my husband's generosity when he was in office. But they just turned around to be the ones to impeach him. I have tried every possible means to get him out of Detention without success. The Despotic forces in power appear bent in deriding him rubbishing his achievements while freezing all his known Bank accounts. He has been accused of economic plunder carrying the maximum penalty of death. To the worst of it all, all other wives of my husband especailly Guia Gomez and some of her children born outside wed lock are testifying against us. In conjunction with the PCGG funded by the recent President Arroyo Macapagal Gloria.

These are some of the allegations filed before my husband in the impeachment trial;

1. Gov. Luis Singson, a longtime friend of my husband, said he provided my husband with more than 8million in payoffs from illegal gambling and 2.7million dollars from tobacco taxes.

2 Witnesses testify one of an account in the Philippines third largest bank held millions of dollars in bribes collected by my husband. Equitable PCI Bank President George Go resigns. The banks senior vice president, Clarissa Ocampo, said she saw my husband sign a false name to documents withdrawing 10 million dollars from a secret personal account.

3.On Dec 31 Five synchronized bomb attacks kill 22 people and injure more than 120 in Manila, days before the trial is to return from holiday recess. Police accuse Muslim rebels but many fear the bombs may be linked to the trial.

4.That my husband received about 8.5 million dollars in pay-offs from illegal gambling operators.

5.That my husband participated in a real estate business controlled by me and my son Jose despite a prohibition on outside business interests while in office.

My husband is presently suffering from bronchitis and emphysema and he is been detained at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City in hospital prison outside Manila where the life of my husband is in danger .I will let you to know that it is political motivated by Gloria Arroyo. Meanwhile, the government has said that it may drop rebellion charges against my husband allies Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and the former ambassador to the United State Ernesto Maceda because they were on the side of my husband, both men were later jailed by the government of Gloria Arroyo that they instigated a march on the presidential palace by 50,000 supporters of my husband. These are all political. All these are done to have my husband dead. Presently life has not been easy for my children and I, my traveling documents have been seized by the government and they restricted me and my children to have access to my husband. You will get more details on the story through this links

Haven seen the way things are going with us. He decided to let me know that he deposited some money with security companies in Asia and Europe. He said that he deposited the sum of Eighteen Million United states Dollars (18million Dollars )in my name (Luisa Pimentel Estrada) in Europe, the money was deposited with a security firm that transports valuable goods and consignments through diplomatic means. He declared that the consignment was solid gold and owned by his foreign business partner. Now I have decided to start a new life with the money. I want to invest the money outside Philippines. What I am begging you is to assist me in receiving the money on my behalf. You will have to represent me in receiving the money from the security company. I have discussed with the security company about this arrangement. I can not leave manila for now and they assured me that the money will be released to my representative. In this regards, I have gone to collect the documents needed from Gomez Carlos who my husband kept the documents with. If you are willing to assist me in receiving the money.

I am contacting you because I want you to go to the security company and claim the money on my behalf since I have declared that the consignment belong to my foreign business partner. You shall also be required to assist me in investment in your country. I hope to trust you as a God fearing person who will not sit on this money when you claim it, rather assist me properly, I am willing to offer you 25% of the funds for your sincere assistance. When I receive your positive response I will let you know where the security company is and also my son (Jude) will contact you with the details of this project. For now, let all our communication be by e-mail because my lines are right now connected to the Philippines Telecommunication Network services. But you can send me a fax on my number-63-2-******* or call my son Jude Carlito Estrada on his mini-satellite phone +88*********** for further communication. Please do send me your private telephone/ fax number so that we can have a smooth communication. Please treat this vital information with maturity and sincerity.

Your due cooperation in this regards, will be duly appreciated. I look forward to your urgent reply.

Thank you and god bless us all.

Warmest Regards

Dr. Mrs. Luisa Pimentel Estrada.