Thursday, March 27, 2014


 Luciano Pavarotti -- or, as dubbed by the New York Post, "The Tubby Tenor" -- went to that great opera house in the sky seven years ago. But only now is his dough going to the right people. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the stupidest scam email I've ever received:

From: Terri Robson <>
Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 4:14 AM
Subject: From Terri Robson of Terri Robson Associates Ltd

63-64 Leinster Square,
Paddington, London, W2 4PS
England, United Kingdom
I am Terri Robson of Terri Robson Associates Ltd. I am the Manager of Late Luciano Pavarotti of Italy, based here in London, U.K. I wish to notify you that late Luciano Pavarotti made you beneficiary to the sum of Fifteen Million, Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling (Ј15,800,000.00) before his death. This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true.
Luciano Pavarotti was known for his humanitarian work. He was the founder and the host of the'Pavarotti & Friends' annual charity concerts and related activities in Modena, Italy. There he sang with international Howstars of all styles to raise funds for several worthy UN causes and charity homes. Pavarotti sang with Bono and U2 in the 1995 song Miss Sarajevo and raised $1,500,000 in his charity project 'Concert for Bosnia'.
He also established and financed the Pavarotti Music Center in Bosnia, and raised funds in charity concerts for refugees from Afghanistan and for refugees from Kosovo. Pavarotti made two Guinness World Records one was for receiving the most curtain calls at and the other was for the best selling classical album of 'The Three Tenors in Concert' with Placido Domingo and Joseph Carreras.
Late Luciano Pavarotti until his death was a very dedicated Christian who loved to give out. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time, late Luciano Pavarotti died at the age of 71 years. According to him this money is to support your activities and to help the poor and the needy.
Read more about him on this web(
Please you should fill the information below for more clarity and identification of you. Reply to this e-mail:
1. Full Name
2. Mobile Telephone number,
3. Age, Sex
4. Contact address/Country
5. Occupation
Yours In Service,
Terri Robson
Luciano Pavarotti's Manager.
London - England.
 Sometimes I at least try to put on a serious front, at least in the beginning. But this was too good to pass up without at least one obvious joke in my reply:


Mar 21 at 5:20 PM

Holy ravioli! Luciano Pavarotti left me 15 million pounds? Isn't that how much he weighed? I'M KIDDING!

Really, I'm honored, shocked and flatulented that Pavarotti remembered me in his will. We met backstage after his concert in Singapore. I had just eaten a dinner of spaghetti & meatballs and I guess he saw a bit of sauce I had on my chin so he demanded to give me any I had left. That guy had an appetite that made Dumbo look like a Somalian orphan!

But before I give you my information -- and believe me I want to get my hands on that money more than Pavarotti would a Hummer-sized cannoli -- why did bucket-butt choose me?
A week has gone by and I've yet to hear from the manager to the stars. Did i say something rude?