My Mum phoned me this afternoon. She's been staying with me this week and she got back home to find a letter from America waiting for her. This woman who wrote it says that she wanted to make contact with someone that had the same name as herself so she googled it. My Mums name matches hers (first and last) including quite an unusual spelling of the 1st name,and they are about 6 years apart in age from the discription that this woman gives of herself. Some other details match as well such as they both have a holiday cottage that they let out.
Mum thinks it's great I think it's suspicious. I googled my Mums name and she came top of the 1st page and appeared twice in the 1st four entries on the 1st page,due to the hoilday cottage website. This proves that she is very easy to find so that goes in the letter writers favour. I'm just waiting for Mum to write back a few times and a sick relative then suddenly appear who needs expensive life saving treatment. I am being too cynical or is it likely that this woman is genuine? Would be nice if she is.