Thaksin Needs Your Help


For those of you who thought the former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was living it up in Europe buying soccer teams, you’re wrong. He’s having serious financial problems and needs your help, according to this email I just received in his name:

Good day.

This may appear a bit surprising to you but very sensitive; as a matter of urgency, I am desperately looking for a foreign partner whom I can trust to handle some investment or fund movement under is control for security reasons. I am Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, Former Thailand Prime Minister, I went on exile for some months over allege assassination of me and my family, and was charge for corruption and purchasing of Government lands. They also confiscate (froze) my 21 bank accounts, wealth and money I deposited with a bank firm in Thailand,

See the web link for more details:
http://www.voanews.com/burmese/2007-06-16-voa4.cfm

I have pleaded to be allowed to live freely, and with dignity, but Mr. Surayud has urge my assassination when returned to my own land for abusing the rule of law, been the current Prime Minister in power I have known objection than to remain on exile. While in exile, I have decided to move the fund I deposited with a security firm here in Europe for a reliable business purpose and also gain access to fully support the less privilege which the government of my country is against. I am calling your attention for partnerships deals towards assisting me invest this fund under your custody for security purpose till the accusation levy against me is cleared off.

All further communication of this transaction would be referred to my lawyer in your next mail to scrutinize the legitimacy of my partner (you), and also assign to you the legal protocol and modalities of this transaction.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra
thakshinw@tiscali.co.uk

Please see what you can do. Of course, there’s an off-chance this could be one of those scams, but I’ve read it carefully and checked the VOA link, and it rings true to me. Really.

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22. September 2007 by jeremy
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Comments (6)

  1. They just won’t stop. 🙂

  2. Do be careful, Jeremy, old chap. I’ve been told that even in some English speaking areas of the world the archetypal light British sarcasm can be misconstrued as a ringing endorsement.

  3. Tom, you may be right. Already it’s been suggested that I’m being lured into a classic Nigerian scam and I’m a fool not to realise it.

    So here’s one of those wonderful ‘your hot beverage is hot’ warnings: Don’t reply to any email from someone who is not known to you, and who is offering you money.

  4. Well, at least you get to learn something : Shinawatra is actually nigerian.

  5. Jeremy – send him details of your Northern Rock bank account and see how he responds!!!

  6. Thought some of your readers may find this interesting given the subject of your post.
    http://thaksinskeptic.wordpress.com/