Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Lucky Recipient of an Unsolicited European Union Grant

I just received the following announcement by e-mail:
European Commission Enterprise and Industry DG
Communication and Information Unit/R4
BREY 13/ 092
B - 1049 Brussels (Belgium)

Released: May 2009.

We bring to your notice the decision by the board of trustees of The European Union to choose you as one of the final recipients of a cash grant/donation for your own personal, educational, and business development (SME funding).

To promote growth and creating new jobs in the European economy, we are giving out a yearly donation of £402,000.00 (four hundred and two thousand pounds) to 10 lucky recipients who have been selected from over 25,000 websites all over the globe, as funding/aid from the European Union, European Commission, and the United Nations in accordance with enabling acts of Parliament.

Please contact Dominic Brett
Claims Department.

Name: Dominic Brett

Remember to quote your identification numbers. Find your identification numbers below:


Note that these numbers fall within your location file.

Thank you and accept my congratulations once again!

Janet Williamson
Information Officer and Coordinator,
Scottish European Resources Network

the information in this e-mail may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient or an authorized representative of the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination or copying of this e-mail and its attachments, if any, or the information contained herein is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by return e-mail and delete this e-mail from your computer system. Thank you.

Well, this announcement apparently didn't originate from Nigeria.

But does the EU have a board of trustees?

Would the EU pass out grants in British pounds?

And, notwithstanding my high opinion of myself, I wonder if the EU and other governments and entities would decide to give me the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of dollars (more?) without even forcing me to go through the indignity of asking for the money?




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