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By Lou Marzeles

Let me help you with that fortune, Mrs. Lucy Cart



The message was full of phrases designed to tug as much at the heart as to the wallet. Here’s how it started:

“Dearest in Christ” (not merely “dear,” you note, but a full level higher than that—and in the name of the Savior, no less).

“Calvary Greetings in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. My name is Mrs. Lucy Cart, wife to the late Gerald Cart from Europe, i am old i have no family no kids, i lost my husband and my only two kids in a motor accident five years ago it’s so sad for me right now, i am very ill with cancer, doctors says i have short time to live, i have decided to give my wealth to an honest person that can use it to glorify the name of the lord.”

I’ve ma...

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