Friday, 27 March 2009
Freya is coming along with leaps and bounds, she bimbles around the house like one of the lost tribes of Israel, and unless you keep a very sharp eye on her she is gone in a flash..... and takes great delight in not answering you when you call her name....good game.... "terrify the parent"
I can't be cross with her though she is a good as gold and always has a smile for her Dad ... and anyone else come to think of it ... The other kids are ok, the Xbox recluse is still having girlfriend problems (I use the term Girlfriend loosely) and he has considered joining the Army so I took him to Army Careers, he seems interested but that's this week, next week is a whole different ball game, he wanted to go into the Marines, but I told him straight that he very probably wouldn't make it through selection, his thumbs would because of his Xbox intensive training but alas the rest of his body would snap.... the Army Careers bod steered him towards the Royal Signals, stating that if he really wanted to be a grunt then he could ask for a transfer after he had finished his basic training..... he seemed to go off the idea of being a Marine when I told him the majority of soldiers killed in Afghanistan were actually Marines.... but I don't think he even knew they were front line troops... he does now....besides if he does go into the Royal Signals he'll come out with qualifications which he can use in civvy street... so it's all good.
Anyway he's off to his Dad's next weekend and the other kids are going a day after, so a week of relative peace will descend on Chez Brabrook :)
Friday, 13 March 2009
Office of the Director
British Finance Monitoring Unit.
Direct Tel#: +44-7024010618.
It has come to our notice that a huge sum of money has been credited in your name for transfer and is currently floating in the international banking community.
Under the stipulated Law of the Government of Great Britain and other member countries of the United Nations,any huge amount of money that has been found in the international computer data system waiting to be transferred without claims for a period of 6 months or less, shall be confiscated and forfeited to the United Nations account.
STRICT NOTICE:You are warned and advised for your own good and for the delivery of this commission,to desist from any calls,emails,faxes and posted letters from any where in the world purporting to be assisting you in receiving your payment.No organization,Individual or groups of people are responsible for making your payment realistic except the British Financial Monitoring Unit, be wise please. Note:The British Financial Monitoring Unit is making this payment possible base on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached with the United States Government,British
Government,the European Union (EU),The Asian Government and the Arab World.All of them are all signatories to this payment procedure of which the United Nations has been officially and legally notified.
Our official dealing code with you is(BFMU2009).This code will guide and protect you from the intending scammers who would want to use this commission as a cover up to fraudulent activities. Any message you receive from any where in the world without our dealing code should be discarded and disregarded for your own good and we should be notified immediately because we don't want to take chances with this payment. We do hereby ask you to contact this office immediately for ratification within the 3 days of this notice or consider your fund confiscated.
FRAUD ALERT:Be careful from the messages that comes to you from all over the world through email,fax,telephone and posted letters purporting to be in charge of this payment or of assistance of any kind to you.Be informed that such messages are fraud traps set by the imposters to their to be victims.Such messages are normally purported by the so called imposters using bogus names,offices,banks,organizations and establishments acting to be the paymaster General in charge of your payment,beware please.There is no other body,office,banks, organizations,lawyers,or Government establishments that has been empowered, authorized and mandated to handle
this payment except this body and the Lloyds TSB bank in London under Rev.Dr.M.W.G.Roberts here in the UK of which we will be directing you to their right contact information to finalize your payment.We would not want you to fall a victim in the hands of all these illicit malpractical imposters, hackers and scammers.Please be warned and forward such illicit information’s to us for proper investigation, verification and advice.
We appreciate your urgent co-operation.
Mr. Ian Reed.
British Finance Monitoring Unit.
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:THIS COMMUNICATION AND ITS ATTACHMENTS MAY CONTAIN NON-PUBLIC,CONFIDENTIAL OR LEGALLY PRIVILEGED INFORMATION.THE UNLAWFUL
INTERCEPTION,USE OR DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION IS PROHIBITED.IF YOU
ARE NOT THE INTENDED RECIPIENT OR HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION IN
ERROR,PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER IMMEDIATELY BY REPLY EMAIL AND DELETE ALL
COPIES OF THIS COMMUNICATION AND ATTACHMENTS WITHOUT READING OR SAVING
or maybe not .... this has got to be the very worst "we want to make you very rich" email scams I have EVER received.... the spelling is however brilliant... the grammar is a bit dodgy though ;)
Friday, 6 March 2009
URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL
I AM FREDERICK GOODWIN, LATE OF THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, ENGLAND.
AFTER THE LOSS OF MY PRESTIGIOUS JOB MYSTERIOUSLY AS A RESULT OF POLITICAL INTERFERENCE BY GORDON BROWN, I WAS INFORMED BY OUR LAWYER, BELLO GAMBARI THAT, MY HOUSEKEEPER WHO AT THAT TIME WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL WOMENS INSTITUTE CALLED HIM AND CONDUCTED HIM ROUND HER APARTMENT AND SHOWED HIM FOUR METAL BOXES CONTAINING MONEY ALL IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND SHE EQUALLY MADE HIM BELIEVE THAT THOSE BOXES ARE FOR ONWARD TRANSFER TO HER BROTHER IN SWITZERLAND FOR PERSONAL INVESTMENT.
ALONG THE LINE, MY GOLDFISH DIED AND SINCE THEN THE BRITOSH GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN AFTER US, MOLESTING, POLICING AND FREEZING OUR BANK ACCOUNTS AND EVEN MY PET DOG, "WUFFLES" RIGHT NOW IS IN DETENTION. MY PERSONAL PENSION FUND WORTH US$22,000,000 HAS BEEN CONFISCATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE SWISS GOVERNMENT IS INTERROGATING MY HOUSEKEEPERS BROTHER ABOUT HER INVESTMEMTS AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS. IT WAS IN THE COURSE OF THESE THAT OUR LAWYER SAW YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FROM THE PUBLICATION OF THE SCOTTISH BUSINESS PROMOTION AGENCY. THIS IS WHY I AM USING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SOLICIT FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE TO HELP ME AS A VERY SINCERE RESPONSIBLE PERSON. I HAVE ALL THE TRUST IN YOU AND I KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT SIT ON THIS MONEY.
I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN CARRYING THE FOUR METAL BOXES OUT OF THE COUNTRY, WITH THE AID OF SOME TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, WHO STILL SHOW SYMPATHY TO MY FAMILY, TO A NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY (JERSEY) TO BE PRECISE. I PRAY YOU WOULD HELP US IN GETTING THIS MONEY TRANSFERRED OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY. EACH OF THESE METAL BOXES CONTAINS US$5,000,000 (FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) AND TOGETHER THESE FOUR BOXES CONTAIN US20,000,000.00(TWENTY MILLION UNITED STATESDOLLARS ONLY). THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT WE HAVE MOVED TO JERSEY.
THEREFORE, I NEED AN URGENT HELP FROM YOU AS A MAN OF GOD TO HELP GET THIS MONEY IN JERSEY TO YOUR COUNTRY. THIS MONEY, AFTER GETTING TO YOUR COUNTRY, WOULD BE SHARED ACCORDING TO THE PERCENTAGE AGREED BY BOTH OF US.PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MATTER IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT STILL HAS ME UNDER SURVAILLANCE.
YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH MY FAMILY LAWYER AS INDICATED ABOVE AND ALSO TO LIAISE WITH HIM TOWARDS THE EFFECTIVE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION ON TEL/FAX N0:xxx-x-xxxxxxx AS HE HAS THE MANDATE OF THE FAMILY TO HANDLE THIS TRANSACTION.
THANKS AND BEST REGARD
SIR FRED GOODWIN