Way to Millionaire
Diane, I've received the above letter.
Yes, I realize that, but something is fishy.
What do you mean?
First of all, Erik thinks you're a woman.
I know... Most people living in North America quite often consider my Japanese first name to be feminine... That's why I insist that my Canadian name is Kato Akira Kaato.
Kato, do you really think you'll become a millionaire?
Yes, I do... Once I reply to the above letter, I'll be able to receive more than one million USD... That's what it says.
Do you really believe that?
Yes... Why not?
Don't be an easy prey, Kato.
What do you mean by that?
Have you ever heard of a Nigerian letter scam?
If you reply to the above letter, Erik will ask you for an up-front payment---probably, a couple of thousand dollars---to obtain 5.1 million USD specified in the above letter.
No kidding! How come you're so sure about that?
That's the way the fraudster makes some money... Look at the above video clip.
I don't believe it.
To be on the safe side, I'll show you another video.
You see, Kato, there are so many victims out there... If you're greedy, you'll become an easy prey for the fraudster.
What if the above letter is a genuine offer?
I'll tell you, Kato, it is a letter for an advance-fee scam.
How come you're so sure about it.
Firstly, Erik writes as follows:
Erik is stupid enough to consider you as a female. The executive of the Central Bank is NOT that stupid and find out that you're a man. He will never release the fund to you.
What if I disguise myself as a female?
Don't be ridiculous... You'll never be able to fool the executive of the Central Bank.
Then I'll ask you to take the money for me.
I don't want to get involved in this scam... Secondly, how many persons named "Kato" are living in Canada?
Probably, quite a few.
Look at the following search result:
Wow! 11,900,000 ... I can hardly believe that.
Anyway, Erik must have sent the same contents to many people whose family name is "Kato."
By now, Erik might have been arrested... I searched the news for you:
Gee... There are 196 results.
Erik Gunnar must be dealt in one of the above news.
I've cheked the above articles briefy one by one, but Erik Gunnar of UK hasn't shown up in any article.
Well... Believe me, Kato... He will... He will appear in the near future.
If you've got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
■"Happy New Year"
■"Merange & Sabina"
■"Beauty in Spa"
■"Love @ e-reading"
■"Love & Loyalty"
■"Amazing Two-legged Pooch"
■"Life with Music"
■"Biker Babe & Granny"
■"Heaven with Mochi"
■"Travel Expense Scandal"
■Happy Gal in Canada
■Roof of Vancouver
■Better Off Without Senate
■Trump @ Vancouver
■Otter & Trump
■Fiddler on the Roof
■Flesh and Bone
■Romeo & Juliet
■Trump @ Joke
■Halloween in Shibuya
■Happy New Year!
■Life or Death
Hi, I'm June Adams.
Kato is a real movie lover, who tries to watch 1001 movies.
As a matter of fact, he has already accomplished his goal.
Kato watched "The Arabian Nights" or "One Thousand and One Nights" as his 1001th movie.
You might just as well want to view it.
The stories in "the Arabian Nights" were collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa.
The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature.
In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Caliphate era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hazār Afsān which in turn relied partly on Indian elements.
What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves.
The stories proceed from this original tale.
Some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord.
Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more.
■『軽井沢タリアセン夫人 - 小百合物語』