Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player


Chutzpah

Monday, 18 April 2011

I got an email today, via my agent, that really annoyed me.

It said:

“Dear Sir, I’m writing to you in regard to my husband Kenny
who has gone through surgery. My husband is a very big
fan of Victoria Coren. I would like to ask if you could please
send him an autographed photo of Ms. Coren. If you could
I know he would be thrilled and I would be forever grateful
to you. Thank You Very Much Sandy”
  [and there was a name, Kenny Thrun, and a postal address in New York].

  Now why, you might wonder, would this annoy me? How much of an evil old cow am I? Lovely Kenny, big fan of mine, all weak and ailing after surgery, why shouldn’t his kindly wife write for an autographed picture?

  Well, as it happens I never send out autographed pictures. I’d feel silly doing it, as if I mistook myself for a proper star. I don’t have any photos to sign. But this email annoyed me because it rang a distant bell. I went back through some old emails from two years ago, and oh look…

  “Dear sir, I’m writing to you in regard to my son Kenny
who has gone threw surgery. My son is a very big fan
of Victoria Coren. I would like to ask if you could please
send him an autographed photo of Ms. Coren. If you
could I know my son would be thrilled and his Mom and
I would be very greatful to you. Thank you very much.”
  [and there was a name, Kenny Thrun, and the same postal address in New York].

  I remembered being a bit surprised by that first email, because why would an American child be a “very big fan” of mine? The only thing I do in America is play poker, which isn’t huge among children. But I couldn’t say no when there might really be an ill child so, not having any photos for signing, I signed some playing cards and sent them back.

  And what do you know! Two years later, Kenny’s father (Kenny) has also had surgery, and is also a big fan, and his wife is writing with (oddly?) no mention of the signed stuff I sent before. I had a quick look on Google and found the EXACT SAME EMAIL - only this time not addressed to me - posted on the website of an American model and actress called Carol Alt in 2008. (Try searching the page for “Kenny”.) Poor old Kenny and Kenny, they’ve clearly been having non-stop surgery for years.

  My agent wrote back to the recent email from ‘Sandy’ saying it was odd that she hadn’t mentioned us sending stuff previously when her son was ill, and how confusing that they both seem to have had surgery, both have the same name and both are fans of mine. ‘Sandy’ replied, “My Husband had an appendicitis attack and had to have an appendectomy. Two years ago my son had knee surgery.” It remains a mystery which surgery either of them had THREE years ago, when they wrote to Carol Alt.

  Neither does it mention the particular ill luck of Kenny senior, suffering this emergency appendectomy in the spring of 2011, so soon after the surgery he had in 2010. What surgery in 2010, you might wonder? I don’t know the specifics. All I know is that after it took place, his open-minded wife Sandy wrote to request a cheering-up autograph from the porn star Dana DeArmond. You’ll find the same email if you scroll down that page, of course. I stopped Googling after that.

  Weird, isn’t it? How valuable could it be to accumulate a collection of random autographs addressed to Kenny Thrun? I wouldn’t think you’d get much for that on eBay. Do people who are nicer than me send a proper gift, or money? Is that the idea? It seems a pretty small-scale scam (call me a suspicious old poker player; it is a scam, right? There isn’t really a father and son pair of Kenny Thruns having constant surgery? Sorry, Kenny and Kenny, if there is.) This isn’t even Terence Jolley level. And yet, it’s seedy to cite illness and surgery to get anything, even just an autograph, when it isn’t true. At some level, I’m grudgingly impressed that anyone in the world is so completely un-superstitious.

  Me, I’d be nervous of the karma.

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BaseMetal at 7:13 pm on April 18th, 2011

Dear Ms Coran,
I am your biggest fan - 6’11’’ and was recently taken ill after my aces were cracked 3 times in a row. I was wondering if you could send me a signed playing card to help me get over this terrible indisposition.

Pete.
P.S. If you want to be really kind, could you sign it Vanessa Selbst


lili at 8:32 pm on April 18th, 2011

karma is a bitch. :D
If they only requested autographs from females, i would guess there is some sexual interest. Especially considering porn star.


harry at 8:50 pm on April 18th, 2011

I love you.


Steve Brecher at 8:58 pm on April 18th, 2011

A few times I’ve been asked via Full Tilt for an autograph.  (I think I’ll not be this week, nor next… ) And sure enough this post reminded me of a request that reminded me of a previous request…

My only hypotheses are:
—they just like to collect as many as they can;
—they collect in the hope that one or a few will become valuable in the future.


Alan C at 9:17 pm on April 18th, 2011

Hi Victoria. This may be a family full of Kennys, you may soon hear from Kenny’s dad’s dad, also called err Kenny, who is just recovering from let me guess surgery. I can see why you would be annoyed, sounds dodgy and something to be ignored.
No photo required for me,  just to see more of you on TV.


Alan at 9:34 pm on April 18th, 2011

For 5 points teams your first clue is Carol Alt….alright for 3 then Madoka Ozawa ...still nothing? ...so for 2 points now Donna DeArmond…

Buzzzz

Yes Librarians?

Well, all three have nude photos or videos on the internet and the order is increasingly explicit. So we’re looking for a woman with a body made for sex who’s up for pretty much anything and doesn’t mind who watches.

I’m going to have to hurry you…


palladian at 10:06 pm on April 18th, 2011

http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=11319

...Here he is in 2009 asking the same of President Kirchner of Argentina on behalf of his sons ‘Jordan and Jason’ - great fans of ‘World Leaders’, no mention of any surgery on anyone this time.

The one thing you all have in common is that you are all highly attractive women, and each very strong in your different ways.

So if there is some NY saddo who yearns for your proxy company I wouldn’t be too harsh on his fantasies.

Me, I’d take a signed copy of FRFP anyday. Address on application. :)


Jonathan at 11:08 pm on April 18th, 2011

I guess that’s the price for being a bit known!

It’s funny you posted this because I found myself here after reading your Observer article today, and the very sentence that stood out for me leads on to some points you’ve made here.

Anyway, when you get fed up recieving the likes of these e-mails, then you’ve now got my (anonymous!) address, which I’m sure will entail some slightly more interesting discussions…. swings and roundabouts!


jim carr at 11:13 pm on April 18th, 2011

Victoria, you are the victim of the notorious “ANAGRAM BANDIT”, one “ken h. runt, N.Y.”  Why not punish him by sending him a picture of MICHAEL WINNER?


Jonathan at 11:19 pm on April 18th, 2011

But it is such a refreshing change from “I am barrister George Washington Churchill and am writing to inform you that your great uncle Wilbur who owned an alligator farm has recently passed away leaving you $100,000,000.00 US dollars and all you have to to to claim this money is to help me (a noble law professional) sneak it out of the country…” blah blah.


Philip at 7:31 am on April 19th, 2011

Be fair, there’s only a certain number of times a pack of playing cards can be wiped clean. I imagine.


Sian at 8:48 am on April 19th, 2011

What an unfortunate family. And it must be so confusing for them to have the same name, and obviously several million genetic defects.
I, however, have just recovered from a serious operation, so would really appreciate an autograph. My name’s Eleanor Bay, but you can just make it out to Ebay.


palladian at 9:18 am on April 19th, 2011

@ Anagram Jim:

‘Coin. River. Coat.’ - Final table. Tension electric. She bets her set of Aces all-in on the turn, only to be busted by a frigging inside-straight on the river! Grabs her coat and storms out of the tourney in a blind, yet perfectly reasonable, fury. Can happen to the best of us.

‘Car. Vino. Erotic.’ - Roars off to favourite bar, downs a consoling bottle or two, spots hunk, the rest a happy blur. Who hasn’t been there?

“Can I cover riot?” she scribbles in her diary next morning. Fear not, her secrets are safe with us.

“I covet carrion” she murmurs as she heads back to the Vic seeking her next prey. So it goes.


The Tim at 10:23 am on April 19th, 2011

I’m surprised she didn’t claim KT was suffering from hep C as he’s on the awareness site. I’ve always been grateful for having a very common name and feel sorry for those double barrels whose every activity on the Net can be carefully scrutinised.

I think you should keep a supply of photos for genuine people, however. You may not see yourself as a celebrity, but it would be good PR.

JC, the other anagram I got from KT was “Hunk ‘n’ Entry,” and while I was on the site also got ‘I over narcotic,’ and ‘I’m arc Jr.’
Jonathan, I had a friend who fell for one of those scams. He was initially conned of £25,000, and then got an email from a solicitor to help him get it back – costing him a further £10,000. Sad, isn’t it – they only need be lucky once.


David B at 12:54 pm on April 19th, 2011

The idea of the scam is so that even if they can sell your signature for $20 on eBay (not that it’s worth more…), that’s $20 they’ve got from an email that’s cost them nothing but a minute of their time to send. Beats coal mining for a living, for sure.

For this to work, obviously they hope that you write just your name on the photo, or that your agent takes it from a stack of pre-signed photos, as a dedication will reduce the value.

There are some Premiership footballers who refuse to sign memorabilia without adding a specific dedication to ensure that the ‘real’ fan is the beneficiary of their pen pushing.

I’m sure a similar scam operates when people email websites or celebs asking for things to auction at their next ‘charity event’.


Thomas C at 3:44 pm on April 19th, 2011

Hello - I’m your biggest fan. Please could you send me an autographed fifty pound note?

If you can’t find a pen, just send the note.

 


SpringerCharlie at 4:07 pm on April 19th, 2011

It saddens me to think how you can be so cruel & heartless towards that unfortunate family :)

  But anyway, I’ve a GENUINE one - my dog has developed a limp & the vet has told me only a permanent diet of intravenous fish and chips will cure it! I have negotiated with the local chippy a five year supply but the blighter wont take money - he wants amazingly enough a signed photograph from you, dressed in a QPR top mouthing the word “haddock”! What am I to do? Only you can help! As proof of my wretched situation I will send the used fish heads in a jiffy bag via courier.

Yours Fishily
SC


RomanticRecluse at 10:32 pm on April 19th, 2011

Think “Kenny Thrun” is weird?  Try Googling for “Ashley Kirilow” or “Dannille Vanderpool” or “Trista Lathern” or “Tausha Marsh” or “Dina Leone” or “Jessica Ann Leeder” or “Terri Edkins” or “Keele Maynor” or “Christopher “Kip” Gordon” or “Melissa Rice of Idaho Falls” or “Heather Faria of Boston” or “Caroline Bull of Worthing” or “Tina Sammons of West Virginia” or “Janel Ochoa of Carson City” or “Melanie J. Brown of Glens Falls” or “Nicola Williams of Bristol” or “Elizabeth Wagstaff of Stevenage” or “Emma Charlton formerly known as Emma Golightly” or “Dr Emad Massoud and Gehan Massoud”.

And, last but certainly not least, try Googling for “Michael Guglielmucci”.

People are complicated, aren’t they?


Stuart Murphy at 12:54 am on April 20th, 2011

Hi Victoria,

Yeah that does sound like a dodgy scam or something, idiots that they are. Liked your Kenny Rogers Muppets link. Do you have a favourite iconic smoker? Gary Cooper? Robert Mitchum? Bill Hicks? Oh I’ve added you on facebook, but just realised you don’t use it. . do’h!

Stuey x


VM at 6:00 am on April 20th, 2011

The joys of fame… You handled the situations well. I consider you a proper star and I don’t feel one bit silly :P

Hope things are going good for you.


Victoria Coren at 12:07 pm on April 20th, 2011

Hi Stuey. Well, I certainly think Bill Hicks was a great comedian. The coolest smoker on camera was, of course, Lauren Bacall. But you can’t admire people for smoking in this day and age; it has to be an unfortunate incidental thing *sigh*.


Stuart Murphy at 12:35 pm on April 20th, 2011

Ah Lauren Bacall, good choice. I don’t smoke myself, but there’s something about seeing a cigarette in a painting, like the Chuck Close photorealist self portrait where he has a cigarette hanging out his mouth and the ‘Interior at Paddington’ by Lucian Freud. Iconography I suppose.

Stuey.


jim carr at 10:56 pm on April 20th, 2011

cool smokers on camera…...... steve mcqueen, george harrison, noel coward, and not forgetting princess margaret. sad they all died relatively young, still that’s cool eh?


Victoria Coren at 1:25 am on April 21st, 2011

Those interested in smoking on film might enjoy this article by Euan Ferguson from a recent Observer.


jim carr at 10:49 am on April 21st, 2011

Journalists have always been vociferous in their support of smoking, especially broadsheet columnists. Writers at the daily telegraph were particularly keen to laud princess margaret, one going so far as to refer to her “heroic public smoking”. When she appeared in a wheel-chair, not long before she died, looking pathetic, those same sycophants were silent. Cowards all.


palladian at 11:58 am on April 21st, 2011

How do you cope with not smoking at the table? Are you so ferociously focused on the game that you can ignore the cravings, or do you get increasingly manic and just desperate for the tourney break and a swift gasper?

In my day it wasn’t a decent game if you could see the cards for the fug or hear yourself think for the wheezing. But now they all seem wretchedly clean living types - all bottled water and raw carrots - especially the Scandinavians. No fun.


The Tim at 12:38 pm on April 21st, 2011

They should definitely put a ban on smoking on film - it melts the celluloid and does strange things to the sound track.


Stuart Murphy at 1:30 pm on April 21st, 2011

Good article. Forgot about Maggi Hambling, always sparks up a cig for every photo she’s in.  If you haven’t already, check out the films Smoke and Blue in the Face (a loose sequel to Smoke). Both star Harvey Keitel and cameos from the likes of Lou Reed and Jim Jarmusch - whose film Coffee & Cigarettes is ace.

Stuey.


Ian Wilson at 9:02 am on April 22nd, 2011

If you recieve further e-mails from Kenny you can always sign them ‘do not resuscitate, love VC’.


Jon MW at 11:17 pm on April 23rd, 2011

@palladian I can only imagine that Vicky copes better than a player I was once on a table with at a World Series of Poker tournament . Every 3 hands or so he had to leave the table to get a cigarette

It would have been a great strategy when in a hand with him to take a long time over every decision as he’d have likely folded in a rush to get his nicotine fix. Sadly, I only just thought of that strategy and the tournament was 4 years ago.


Rog at 1:04 am on April 24th, 2011

Dear Ms Vicky

Having been a personal fan of yours for the last twenty years and having watched all of your movies (you were particularly good in Pirates of the Caribbean), I have since suffered from RSI (repetitive strain injury) as a result of sending you emails requesting a signed autograph.

I would be very grateful therefore if you could assist in paying my internet phone bill for the last 12 months and sending me a free signed copy of your latest book, with free tickets to the next available session of Only Connect…

Your biggest fan

Rog


RomanticRecluse at 3:22 pm on April 24th, 2011

Victoria, I know you like quizzes so here’s a quiz for you on the subject on chutzpah.  The following are quotes but the names of the people involved have been removed:

X: “With Y beside me I cannot go wrong.”

Y: “I am positively delighted and frankly amazed that X is prepared to take me on.”

Interviewer: “And, I suppose, in love?”
X: “Of course!”
Y: “Whatever ‘in love’ means.”

Here’s your question: who are X and Y and what are they talking about?

And there’s a bonus if you know the date.


Victoria Coren at 9:59 pm on April 24th, 2011

Too easy, that quote’s too famous! David Baddiel used it as a book title...
  (There: an extra little clue for other guessers).


The Tim at 10:46 pm on April 24th, 2011

It was 24th February 1981.

How did we all miss this? - anyone who’s ever been in love KNOWS what it means, along with the other tell when he wiped an imaginary tear away just when he was exchanging vows.

(You really do choose your security words carefully - Charles was also going 33 at the time.)


jim carr at 11:06 pm on April 24th, 2011

X is tony blair, and Y is gordon brown. 1994 at the “GRANITA” restaurant. Like most relationships based on romantic love, it didn’t last, and their love-child ED is left to pick up the pieces.


The Tim at 8:53 am on April 25th, 2011

No, confidentially, it’s going to take place on 29th February 2012 when Vicky asks Alex Guttenplan to marry her, or is it me? I’m not sure.


Stuart Murphy at 1:53 pm on April 25th, 2011

That’s the smart bloke that was on University Challenge, yeah? And Only Connect I presume? Also Victoria, that book you’ve recently written, is it a novel? I keep thinking it’s like a guide to poker or something. I know nothing of poker! Do you have a favourite book?


RomanticRecluse at 4:02 pm on April 25th, 2011

“How did we all miss this?”  Thinking we all missed it is an assumption and projection.  Diana missed tells but some people, including poker players, aren’t good at reading people.  “Everyone is complicated”.  Except they’re not.  Most people are simple.  It’s life that’s mostly complicated.

I missed the tells because I ignored Charles (Y) and Diana (X) as I’ve never believed in the monarchy, fairytales or marriage but their fairytale was a sham and a scam and the biggest cad that Diana loved was Charles.  “All meaningless hindsight”?  No.  Diana’s life was a series of avoidable car crashes but crying and leaving flowers after her death doesn’t make the rubbernecking during her life okay and it takes some chutzpah to argue it is.

As Neil Hannon sang “We should really all know better”.


Nothing was proven at 4:23 pm on April 25th, 2011

Ooh can I do one? Here’s an extract from a short story that immediately made me think of you as a 14 year old girl… wait, that sounds dodgy… I mean you as that precocious 14 year old, taking inspiration from Jo’s “Little Women.” I wasn’t thinking about you as a 14 year old girl… Who said I was?! They’re lying! If anything, I like older women. Have we cleared that up? Good.

  So, to clarify: reveries of a 14 year old Victoria Coren entered into my consciousness, as I read this particular passage in question….........naked

“Don’t you think common kindness—”

“Oh, please don’t quote ‘Little Women’!” cried Marjorie
impatiently. “That’s out of style.”

“You think so?”

“Heavens, yes! What modern girl could live like those inane
females?”

Maximum 2 points for: Author and title of story…


Victoria Coren at 4:53 pm on April 25th, 2011

Hi Stu. My book (FRFP) isn’t a novel - it’s not fiction, it’s a true story - but it’s not a poker guide either. It’s an autobiography about my life in poker, sort of like Fever Pitch but it’s a card game rather than football.

  I have lots of favourite books, but if you read FRFP you’ll see there are lots of references to Alice Through The Looking Glass in it, and that would probably be top.

  (NWP: No points for me on the Marjorie extract, I don’t recognize it.)


The Tim at 12:09 pm on April 26th, 2011

OK, to put Vicky and everyone else out of their misery it’s from ‘Bernice Bobs her Hair’, by Scott Fitzgerald. I just googled the phrase so don’t give me any points.

Now would NWP state what connects this quote with Victoria Coren, royal weddings and poker for a bonus point.


NWP at 6:34 pm on April 26th, 2011

Congrats Tim! It is indeed from Bernice and etc. This lovely new edition has recently come out: http://tiny.cc/wtxfp target=“blank”

Right then, points… “Little Women” is the main (and quite possibly the only) connection to Victoria Coren. Didn’t you say that you modelled parts of FRFP on “The Great Gatsby” VC? I’m sure there’s some connection… That’s actually what inspired me to read some of old Geralders, but I thought I’d start on his short stories first as I have a very short attention sp you see, I like to think of VC as my teacher. Is that ok Miss Coren? Can I be your student? Mmmmmmmm

So, “little Women” and F. Scott Fitzgerald can be connected to VC, but I can’t see a link to Royal weddings, and I’m afraid I haven’t the faintest idea what ‘poker’ is.

Surely I get SOME points…


The Tim at 9:30 pm on April 26th, 2011

So, have we all applied for our 2012 tickets, then?

Are you entering the Olympic poker, Vicky?


The Tim at 1:44 pm on April 27th, 2011

Thanks for clearing some of that up Nothing Was Proven. I, too have a very sho


Jean le Solo at 11:54 pm on April 27th, 2011

Mes amis ‘ave show me zis tweke, ker vusavay written?

‘Yes, but it’s impossible to write “en route to Radio 4” without sounding like a wanker. Anglicization takes the edge off. xx 16 Apr ’


What is zis twettre, ker permits sucks nonsense to be expressé!

Say impossible for les words written to sound at all unless you speeak.
May zis twettre is not voicemale, n’est-ce-pas? You would sound like “bouche plein des nois”, on pense, I think.  Or ‘ave you “new digital sheewee with silent action”?

It is not German, not American. Big insult of you suggester Franglais is edgy.  Non!  Franglais est belle, tres elegant, even sans accents.  Zere is no edge for taking off.  Anglicization non, non, non!  et consider les simpletons.  Mon ami Euan Kerr, il est tres offendé by “le mot - W”.
lolxx


The Tim at 9:32 am on April 29th, 2011

So, Vicky. Were you invited to the Royal Wedding?


Tahiticora at 12:20 am on May 1st, 2011

Hi Victoria,

I am a model, you can see my portfolio here: www.tahiticora.book.fr ... anyway, I just got that same e-mail 10 minutes ago. I googled the name Kenny Thrun and ended up on your blog. In the contact form he/she actually left a phone number which I called but it was an answering machine. I have recently been stalked on the web by this crazy dude… maybe it happened to you. If yes hit me up.
Best regards

Cora


Victoria Coren at 1:52 am on May 1st, 2011

Hi Cora. No I haven’t been stalked by him (as far as I know) - just the two emails. But I’m glad if my post has helped you realize there’s a scam involved here. Good luck, V

(PS. Tim, no of course I wasn’t invited to the royal wedding! More’s the pity…)


Euan Kerr at 8:00 am on May 1st, 2011

Jean le Solo -  you meant singletons, non?

Yes, I’ve an unfortunate name.  I did try a nickname (Nick), but then I just got called “panty”.  I much prefer the Russian sounding responses to my real name (Osodov is a favorite).
However, I am now considering changing my name to Rich Erforpawrer, so I would have a book dedicated to me by a famous author. 

Hi Victoria,  you may well find scams annoying, but I must assure you that you ARE a real star.  Perhaps, in a remote part of the sky, where only the connoisseurs (a word for you Jean) know to point their telescopes, but there they find such breathtaking beauty, delightful wit and cleverness, and an underlying thoughtful kindness which winks naughtily at them, that they don’t doubt that they have found a proper star.


LC at 8:17 pm on May 1st, 2011

Don’t be cruel, Victoria. Kenny Jr. clearly reads The Observer every week and downloads old episodes of Balderdash and Piffle after school. Obviously.


The Tim at 8:26 pm on May 1st, 2011

O, I knew you hadn’t been invited as you’d have said, I was just hoping you might come up with some witty comment about it. My attempt at being your foil has failed.


The Tim at 8:51 am on May 2nd, 2011

I, for one, will not be celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden in the streets.

(Mr. Security Word - I’m 46 not 44)


Victoria Coren at 9:27 am on May 2nd, 2011

Hi Tim. The security word is different for each person each time, it’s randomly generated (not set for the day or anything like that) so nobody else is seeing the same one as you!


Wenslydale at 1:41 pm on May 2nd, 2011

This Kenny may be related to the Kenny off of South Park. He dies every week but has had more comebacks than denim flares.


The Tim at 2:15 pm on May 2nd, 2011

Oops, but you’ve got to admit it does seem a bit spooky at times (including the next one).


jim carr at 10:39 pm on May 2nd, 2011

in britain we have street parties to celebrate a wedding, in the USA they have them to celebrate someone being executed. Churchill said Britain and America were two nations divided only by language, I think our differences are much deeper.


Ken Singtone at 9:05 am on May 3rd, 2011

Chutzpah.  Have you recorded the Have I Got News For You yet?  If not, I dare you to see how many references to your book(s) you can sneak in.  e.g. “when I was writing my book..”,  “For Richer, For Poorer was the most interesting bit of the Royal wedding… (sermon a bit boring etc.)..”,  “I confess I’m ..a player..”  “my love affair.. with poker”, .....“Osama Bin Laden should have read my book”,  “once more, with feeling”,  “take a page out of my book…”
“Jedward, .. the naughty twins.. ”  Have fun, we will cheer you on!  Think “page 327”


Osama Bin Laden at 12:40 pm on May 3rd, 2011

I’m not really dead - it was all a conspiracy - I’m now working undercover for the Americans.


MDW at 9:17 am on May 4th, 2011

I asked Kenny Thrun to get the signed picture for me as I was too embarrassed to ask myself - great bloke Kenny, he does a lot of charity work that he does not like to talk about. I’d like to put yours on my wall next to the signed picture I have of Duncan from Blue.


The Tim at 5:31 pm on May 6th, 2011

Well, I’m disappointed that the AV motion wasn’t passed - I voted ‘yes’, but at least I got my second choice.


Kila Jager at 3:54 pm on September 18th, 2012

THANK-YOU for posting this!!! I just received this same exact email wanting an autographed picture of me! I am a model and I have received these emails before but something about this seemed odd to me so I did a search! Guess what!?! You aren’t the only one posting this scam. What I don’t get is WHY would this person want all these autographed pics?


Kathy Jean at 1:54 am on October 24th, 2012

Hello, Victoria, congratulations on your terrific success and thank you for posting about the Kenny Thrun e-mail. I just got one, too. haha Cheers, Kathy
- From: kkrantz55@aol.com
Date: Tue October 23 2012 7:32 pm
To: [REMOVED BY MODERATOR FOR PROTECTION OF POSTER]
Date: 10/23/2012
From: Sandy Thrun
Email: kkrantz55@aol.com
Message: Dear Kathy, I’m writing to you in regard to my husband Kenny who is disabled. My husband
is trying to collect autographs of models and other of his favorite celebrities. My husband thinks you are very beautiful. I would like to ask if you could please send him
an autographed photo. If you could I know my husband would be thrilled and I would be forever gratful to you. Thank You Very Much Sandy

Kenny Thrun
40 Clifford Street
Buffalo New York USA 14210
Sender’s IP: 205.188.116.66
-


Sky at 6:57 am on March 20th, 2013

How crazy ! I got the same email right now ... ! Googled the name n your thing popped up! Scammers .. I wonder if they do it just to get your adress since you’d put it on your letter and then stalk you. Creepy


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