Nina Guo

Experimental Singer

“Who are the people that send corona spam emails? How do they end up in such tragic, unusual,and extraordinary financial situations? I will explore the hidden lives and dramas of email spammers through a shadow play performance.  In a series of short vignettes based on actual collected spam emails, the audience is led through the series of events that culminate in the fated email asking for one’s name, address, and bank account information. Part radio play and part absurdist film noire combined with pure imagination, this performance uses spam-sourced text to tell stories so ridiculous, they might
just be true.”

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Spam Letters from Nina
 
1. Mrs. Bella Fishman

I am Mrs. Bella Fishman and I know my message will come to you as a surprise but don’t be because I need your help in the disbursement of my family last funds ($9,200,000.00 USD) my husband last wish. And as a victim of Corona-Virus (Covid-19 Virus) i am sending you this mail from my hospital bed. Please do contact my lawyer for more information. Barrister Adrian Peters

2. Miss Felicia Saitoti

My dear hear the cry of an orphan as i have noticed that I am orphan, first of all, let me introduce myself to you before I will go ahead for my reason of contacting you,

My name is Miss Felicia Saitoti 22yrs old female the only daughter of George Saitoti the former Kenyan Internal Security Minister,  My beloved father George Saitoti and his assistant Joshua Orwa Ojodeh were killed in a helicopter crash in Ngong Forest in Kenyan East Africa. The accident happened on June 10th, 2012. On Sunday a few minutes after they had taken off from Wilson Airport Kenyan with a new police helicopter, heading for a fundraiser in Ndiwa constituency. 

You can read more about the incidence through the below website,

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/10/world/africa/kenya-minister-killed/index.html

throughout when my father was alive, his wife which I took as my mother and his son as my blood brother without knowing they are not my biological  mother and blood brother, because I noticed that my mother doesn’t visit me in school as my father did also she don’t show me any motherly care and love, and my brother doesn’t come close to me even if I called him on the phone he doesn’t like to pick my calls, infarct they all behave strangely, to me it was only my father that took care of me and showed me love, and I never knew that my father adopted me and I never knew that the person I called my biological mother is not my mother and my brother is not my blood brother before the death of my father, After the burial of my father, my mother started changing all my father’s property to her son personal name been my brother as I thought. I said nothing because I know my mother doesn’t love me, few months later our family lawyer visited us and said that she wants to see me alone and my mother pick offence about that and said that the lawyer should explain why in public, and the lawyer refuse to do that, finally the lawyer called me out and see me alone, also hand over to me my father will certificate about me and a deposit certificate of a huge amount of money $5.5 Million United State Dollars, in one bank with my name as the legal next of kin to inherit the fund in another country called Burkina Faso.

but due to fact that the person I called my mother don’t love me I have to hide the documents away before going home, on my return my mother called me with my brother asked me what happened and I explain to them, and she was angry with me and my brother, because of this the person I called my mother explained everything to me and told me that the money did not belong to me, because I was adopted by my father, also that she is not in support of the adoption, and said for that reason I must give her the fund documents, and look for someone to live with, I cried with agony and the person I called my brother beat me merciless and necked me with all kind of maltreatment and locked me in the toilet for 2days, finally I escape from our house to a nearby city with the documents,   Now I am constrained to contact you because of the abuse and maltreatment I am receiving from the woman and her son because I will not call her my mother again hence I have noticed that she is not my mother. So I decided to I travelled to Burkina Faso to withdraw the money for a better life so that I can take care of myself and start a new life, on my arrival, the Bank Director whom I met in person told me that my father’s instruction/will to the bank is that the money would only be released to me when I present a foreign trustee who will help me and invest the money in a foreign country.

Presently I am seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Ouagadougou, Republic of Burkina Faso. Because I don’t have money to lodge in a Hotel, I am in search of an honest and reliable person who will help me and stand as my trustee so that I will present him to the Bank for transfer of the money to his bank account in overseas. I have chosen to contact you after my prayers and I believe that you will not betray my trust. But rather take me as your own sister or daughter. So my father of blessed memory deposited the sum of (US$5.500, 000) Dollars in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I will forward to you the necessary documents on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer to the country. As you will help with the investment, and I will like to complete my studies, as I was in my year (1) in the university when my beloved father died. It is my intention to compensate you with 40% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my capital in your establishment. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above. I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to

Handle this transaction sincerely.

Please don’t disclose it to anyone until I come over because I am afraid of This woman who has threatened to kill me and have the money alone, I thank God Today that am out from my country (KENYA) but now In (Burkina Faso) where my father deposited this money with my name as the next of Kin. I have the documents for the claims.

Yours Sincerely

Miss Felicia Saitoti

3. Mr. Kingsley Idisi

Dear Sir/Madam

My name is Kingsley Idisi, I am a born again Christian and owner of Fovida Pty Ltd in Johannesburg south africa.

 I am being directed by God to contact you and seek your help during this pandemic period which we are currently in a lockdown where i am an immigrant here who finalized his divorce 2018 and the Xenophobia attacks and now this pandemic  has taken all i have and my business was crippled and will solicit any kind of assistance to help me in this trying moments if even offering me a job to be able to sustain and live and still take care of my children, please help if you can and i pray God richly bless you.

 I would also be happy to assist other brethren in the body of Christ in my church if God will instruct you do his will.

 God bless anyone that can help and pray they are rewarded by God for their good deeds

Enjoy!

 
warmly,
Nina