Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/21/royal_419/
419er needs $2k to buy portrait of Queen
Lad from Lagos in a right royal state
Calling all true patriots: one of the Lads from Lagos has got himself into a right royal state and needs a quick $2k to fulfil a lifetime's ambition to hang a pic of Her Imperial Majestyness Queen Liz II on the wall. Read on...
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 18:15:52 +0100
From: Deepak Behera
Subject: A pleseant day to you
A pleseant day to you, how are you doing,i want to ask you for a favour that is very important to me, though i dont know your state, and how you"ll take it, but honestly it is very important to me, pls can i get $2,000 from you, i need to purchase a 1960 state of the art portrait of the queen of england, it is about the oldest and best around specially when she was young, i have been longing to see one all my life, study and work on it, it was recently Auction by the museum of Lagos, Nigeria west africa.themyths of the painting is that it was painted and presented to the museum by the queen during her visit the country,during the their colonial years.
They are actually giving it away for $2,500 , i have deposited $500 so that it can be put on hold for me, and i have been fax a contract to fill. though i have pleaded with my friend Prince TJ Allens to keep an eye on it for me, he is a painter too, Prince TJ Allens called this morning to tell me that they have threatened to give out the painting if i dont balance up the money according to the contract, that the department of art university of liverpool is gravely interested in it too, and they are willing to pay $3,000 for it. i just received a fax from the museum too with this same threat so i decided to seek your assistant, this is a dream come true for me cos i know i am going to make history out of it,i wont forgive myself if i dont get it. pls let me know if i can get the money from you, i promise to pay back soon. Thanks Deepak
Ah yes, it's an acute case of the gawd bless yer ma'ams and no messing. Naturally, we're sure that once Deepak's acquired this undoubtedly splendid representation of Her Maj he will, as promised, return the short-term loan. ®
Thanks to Simon Prentagast for the tip-off.