Dear Lucky Friend

Dear lucky friend, This is a personal email directed to you.

[Yes, being addressed “Dear lucky friend” is soooo personal. Makes my heart beat faster to hear from my good friend… uh… George Traykov again.]

My name is George Traykov and I have decided to write you to share my fortune to two (2) lucky winner.

[Two (2) is more than one, George, so it would be the plural “winners,” not “winner.” Just saying. With all that money you have, you should hire an editor.]

I won the lottery twice but I’m still not happy being labelled the world’s most ungrateful winner hence I have voluntarily decided to donate $500,000.00 USD to you as part of my own charity project to improve the life of 2 lucky individuals all over the world.  

[Here’s where some punctuation might be useful, Georgie boy. Do you mean: “I won the lottery twice but I’m still not happy, being labelled the world’s most ungrateful winner.” or “I won the lottery twice, but I’m still not happy being labelled the world’s most ungrateful winner.” See the difference?   Also, you want to “improve the life of 2 lucky individuals all over the world.” What the hell does that even mean? As before, “life” is the singular form, while “lives” would be more in line with those 2 (two) lucky individuals. But more important, how can those 2 lucky individuals live “all over the world?”]

If you have received this email then you are one of the two lucky recipients and you are to send your response to my legal counsel < Peter Littlefield Esq > with the email address [ peterlittlef@gmail.com  ] for more info on how you can redeem your prize/donation. You can verify this by visiting the web pages below: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/384307/Millionaire-George-Traykov-hits-the-jackpot-twice-as-he-scoops-TWO-lottery-wins Yours Sincerely, George Traykov

[So here’s what it all comes down to, George. I clicked the link you provided, and the story of your hitting the jackpot twice is apparently real. However, judging from the comments on that page (pasted here), it sounds like somebody is using your (I assume) good name in a prank email, or you are a two-timing worm. 

To wit: 

Mare23 days ago
I received an email stating that I am one of two people chosen as beneficiaries. Could this possibly be true? If so, this donation is a Godsend! I will be able to get back on my feet and do the same for others.  Thank You.
guitarreddog*27 days ago
I recently received an e-mail that states I am one of the lucky beneficiaries. Can this really be true? Wow! My e-mail address is milsten@bresnan.net  Thanks in advance!
 
alex47 days ago
I received email also…So three of us already received emails from George.  What we are doing next?  Here my email: victorcher@yahoo.com  I can not afford to be spammed down, but if it is truth, then sow me there is a money is.  Thanks. 
 
Mare8 days ago
I was contacted by littlefield directly, he tried to call me without success. Unfortunately I was recently robbed and could not pay for the courier so a wire transfer has to be done, the cost is minimal, about 25.00 US dollars. and since I don’t have more than that in my account Im not worried about getting ripped off. I haven’t told anyone not even my spouse. If this is real then I will be debt free and can do the same for someone else. Good luck to you all.
  

Angel_eyes4424057 days ago
I received an email from a person saying they were George Traykov and he wanted to give me money. It said to contact his attorney peter_littlefield22@yahoo.com. I have no money for these people to scam but I have a copy do the email at angel_eyes44240@yahoo.com very sad to take care of misfortunate people.
 
 And here I thought I was your dear lucky friend. How disappointing.]
 


UPDATE: See the comment below from someone who took the initiative to write back to George and got a response!
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3 comments

  1. tHIS IS WHAT I GOT FROM THIS JERK

    Dear Beneficiary,

    First and foremost, I gladly appreciate your response to my e-mail in respect to my donation of $500,000.00 USD to you. I am George Traykov – Twice lottery winner of the Euro million Jackpot. I am really happy to hear from you as I believe this is a life time opportunity for you and your family. This email is to inform you that I have won the Euro Million Jackpot twice and as such I have decided to share my fortune with two lucky beneficiary of which you are one of them. After seeking financial advice from my legal counsel(Jimmy Charton), we decided to commence our 2014 charity foundation/projects, and also use the opportunity to give out cash grant of $500,000.00 to two lucky beneficiary of which you are one of them. Since your email address was among the emails which was submitted to me by UK The Lottery Board, U.S Defense Contract Management Agency, World Census Bureau & the Charity Assembly, to be considered as one of the beneficiary, I was happy to receive your information’s and then decided to give you a chance to live a more comfortable life. This is a life time changing opportunity for you & your family and you can only achieve that if you make wise use of this donation.

    I also want to launch a scholarship fund, and will donate to charities, particularly those supporting adoption, However, since I won the Euro Million Jackpot Lottery, I wasn’t really that bothered,””Nothing compares with skydiving. I have been investing ahead of the future for my only daughter – Elaine who I have enrol in a private school and maintaining her skydiving training sessions. “I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. The truth is I love where I live. I didn’t know anyone at that time and I didn’t have much money – the only place I could afford a home was Alford. “I love my neighbors and I love the neighborhood. I live the perfect life already so money will not change that. “I’ve always worked very hard and never spent more than I have so money has never been a major problem for me.”YOU could say the sky’s the limit for anyone lucky enough to win the lottery twice.

    It is also my intention to make out this donations to charity projects and the less privileged all over the world. I have decided to assist the local fire department, the Red Cross, Haiti,philippines, some hospitals majorly involved in cancer treatment, and some other charity organizations in The U.S, Asia, Europe, South America and most especially in Africa. I am certain of the fact that the funds will not only benefit you and your family but also the less privileges around you.

    Kindly send me the following details for onward action.

    ============
    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Sex:
    Mobile/Tel:
    Country:

    ============
    Please peruse the link for due confirmation in lieu to the subject matter.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9930671/George-Traykov-Double-lottery-win-I-would-rather-skydive.html

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/10/17/george-traykov-i-won-the-lottery-twice-but-im-still-not-happy-4150822/

    Once again, congratulations & happy celebrations in advance.

    Kind Regards,
    George Traykov.

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    1. I especially like George’s comment: “I have been investing ahead of the future for my only daughter – Elaine who I have enrol in a private school and maintaining her skydiving training sessions.”

      Don’t we all need skydiving training lessons?

  2. I also received the “Friend” letter. I must be number 5,000 by now. Seems everyone has received it, or soon will. I played along with him for a while with my own emails. Told him this was a god-send and this money will help me get back on my feet. He replied back and asked me to immediately contact his bank so the money transfer could begin. I told him I was so broke that I don’t even have a bank account. Haven’t heard back from him since. I guess I ruined my chances at the $500,000. Oh well, easy come, easy go. Bye George.

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