I received the following letter the other day. Not having the chance to open it due to the large pile of voting pamphlets and phonebooks, I found it last night it reads as follows:
Greetings. My name is Tim Kunkel, PHD. I have found you to be quite an interesting person. It may surprise you hearing this, but don't worry. Our secret is safe. I bet you want to know how I met you? Ah, a "normal" response. You see I have been active in the online community known as "facebook" for at least 6-8 months. In doing so I have created several persona's with which I network. You friended, my persona "Czech Fraud" in July. I presented myself as a broken hearted man who had his heart destroyed by a mail-order bride from the Czech Republic. And you bought it. There are things about our friendship which I appreciate. First that you sent me $529 for a plane ticket to Prague so I could collect my things from our place. Second, thanks for taking the time to answer personal questions about yourself. When I said that you were important to me I meant it. Of course we always used to jest a lot. I am sure it was meant as a "pick me up" for "Czech Fraud." on the other hand I found you touchy when I called you at 3 last Thursday night. Do you hate me?
Best Regards, Tim Kunkel, PHD
Dear Tim. I find this whole affair a bit confusing. Who are you? Can you please send back the money? I thought I was helping out an old bro! Are you insane? Are you really a doctor? Help me, I have a lot of questions! I hate you Dr Tim Kunkel, you are tearing me apart! You make me mistrust the goodness of humanity! Never again will I believe the internet! My dreams are crushed. You are a terrible person!
Best Regards, Ian "Buzzsaw" Barnes
Note: I just mailed the letter today. And I feel downright terrible! To be defrauded, on the internet of all places!