It’s not often that I come across a new spam or scam message, but I was a little thrown by one I received earlier this week. I know families who adopt and how difficult and expensive the process is. I know that there are scammers out there looking for prospective victims and am sickened by this message.
From: Kemi Taiwo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Child for Adoption
My name is Ms Kemi Taiwo from Delta State, I gave birth to triplet, 3 baby boys at once but I can;t take care of them, am orphan so I ve’ decided to give up the babies for adoption, two has been adopted by different families through the lawyer in-charge remaining one with me. Bear this in mind am not selling my baby but you will paid for adoption fee. Can you adopt and take care of him?
If you want to adopt, please go through legal means. Contact a lawyer or agency in your area. Do not fall for unsolicited messages. I know how much love you have to give and how much you want a child. This is not the way.
Adoption is no joke. People tie themselves into knots and nearly into bankruptcy just so they can earn the opportunity to provide a home for a child. People who desperately want to be parents and to bring love and a well-deserved family to a child who does not know what those things are. When this email showed up, I was sickened and disgusted. Scamming people is foul enough, but to dangle the possibility of parenthood in front of someone is unforgivable! Full content, return address, and all ahead.
My name is Mrs Yetunde Owolabi from Republic of Benin, I gave birth to triplet, 3 babies at a time after the death my husband on 18th of November 2011 by auto car accident. Already we have received 3 children from God, right now I can’t take care of them so I have decided to give them out for adoption, if you are interested let me know, I am not selling them but you will only pay for adoption fees to the ministry in concern.
Mrs. Yetunde Owolabi
It started making the rounds late last year and then she had twins, not triplets. I suppose adding a third child somehow sweetens the pot? I hope this slimeball just drops off the face of the earth.