Patterico's Pontifications

11/16/2003

DEMAND LETTER MADE PUBLIC

Filed under: Humor,Infotel,Morons — Patterico @ 10:24 am

I have obtained that demand letter from Infotel lawyers to Justene. (For background on this, go here. Briefly, the situation is that a blogger has been threatened with a lawsuit for comments made by other people on her site — despite clear law saying she can’t be held liable under such circumstances.) I think that the demand letter should be published for all to see:

FROM:MRS. M SESE-SEKO

DEAR FRIEND,

I AM MRS. SESE-SEKO, WIDOW OF LATE PRESIDENT OF MOBUTU SESE-SEKO AND ALSO ATTORNEY FOR INFOTEL. WE HAVE REVEIWED YOURE STATEMENTS ON YOU’RE WEB SITE. WHAT THE PEOPLES ARE SAYING IT IS NOT THE TRUE. MY SONS JAMES KONGOLO AND BASHER NZANGA SAY ALSO THE STATEMENTS ARE DEFFAMATORY. SO I AM MOVED TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER.

COMMENTS ON YOUR SITE ARE SAYS OUR COMPANYS HAVE SCAMMING CUSTOMERS. I AM NOT SEEING SUCH OUTRAGEOSITY SINCE I ESCAPED OUT OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) TO ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE. ALL THESE THINGS ARE NOT SCAMMS. BETTER BUSINESSES BURAEU SYAS YES BUT IT IS NOT IN KNOWLEDGE OF EVERYTHING> AS YOU ARE OPERATING WEBB SITE THIS IS NOBODYS FAULT EXCEPOT YOURS.

OUR COMPANY HAS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO SPNED ON LAWSUITS, COLLECTED FROM SETTLEMNT WITH LAURENT KABILA AFTER MY HUSBAND DIED OF CANCER DISEASE. DO NOT BE ENTANGLED WITH US OR WE WILL BURY YOU.

AFTER LAYING LOW AND STUDY THE SITUATION, WE DEMAND THE SUM OF EIHGTEEN MLLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS(US$18,000,000,00.) FOR THIS DEFFAMATION. MY SON ( KONGOLO ) SHALL PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE OF WHERE THE FUNDS MUST BE DEPOSITED AND DISCUSS THE OUT MODALITIES WHICH WILL INCLUDE TO PLACE THE MONEY DEPOSITED IN SWISS BANK AND OTHER COUNTRIES INTO OTHER FORMS OF MONEY CODED FOR SAFE PURPOSE.

NO COPS.

BEST REGARDS,

MRS M. SESE SEKO

It’s worse than I’d thought.

(Caution for irony-impaired: may not be actual letter. Beware possible parody.)

UPDATE: If you have never heard of the Nigerian e-mail scams, and you really need the joke explained to you, click on this link.

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