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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Bible Scam?

The Holy Bible English Standard Version (ESV)UPDATED: See bottom of post

Please do tell if you think that this is another scam in the making or if I am just a cynical person. It sounds innocuous enough starting with an introduction using the Name above all names - Jesus Christ. What gives me hesitation to accede to his request is that I simply don't know him.

Plus, his address gives one pause - he is from Nigeria.

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Not to be disparaging to our Nigerian friends, but Nigeria is particularly known for *ahem* confidence artists.

I have attached the copy of his request, please tell me what you think in the comments.


Dear Friends in Christ,

I greet you out there in Jesus Lovely name. I am the way, the truth and the life, no man
cometh to the Father but by me John 14:6. Jesus Christ is our salvation! I was searching for a
study material when I came across your email and convinced you are a Christian.

Please do not be angry at this letter and undermine me because I am reaching you through
the internet. God led me to your email and I know I’m blessed having to know you. I am a
member of Living Faith Church. By His grace I’m a believer born again and blood bought(
blood of Jesus). I am married with six children. I have a great passion doing the work of the
master especially now I work on my own having not to be disturbed like when I was working
10 hours in the clerk office work.. I am not rich in this wordly riches but rich spiritually in
Christ. I came to know Christ in 1984 and since then serve Him with commitment. I live in an
area where there is much hunger and crisis but the Lord keeps us from them all. Our church
is a small church with about thirty people. I am the church secretary as well as Adult Sunday
school teacher. As you can see I can speak and understand English well as we are British
colonised country.

I am writing you because I need your help for bibles. Bibles are costly here and many
Christians do not have bibles. Most get theirs from people in other countries when they can
reach to other Christians there. My friend told me to go internet where I can get some to help
and I know God has directed me to you. My wife and I needs the super giant print bibles
which has very large print and we need this due to reading difficulty. Please kindly send us
two copies. Also I’m using this medium to request for additional 6 super giant print bibles
for the aged ones in the Sunday school class. king James Version would be preferable as we
mostly use this during service. If other version is what you have we would appreciate them.
The bibles could also be used bibles as long as the pages are correct we would use them. All
bibles are needed in English and please you can send them through registered or insured air-
mail through post office. Post office EMS post is also very fast and safe. Please kindly help
us and sow this seed to our lives here. Where a seed is sown, harvest will surely come and it
will come to you. I would prayerfully wait to hear from you.

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be
gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

In His service

Collins Izekor

My address is

45 Izalogha Street, NIPQSTG-PO 3023,



My facebook friend, who is a Pastor, noted that there are better ways to send bibles to Africa, such as through
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