Here's another follow up email from a supposed barrister.
Another funny thing, he says he is in Korea right now but the IP says he's in Sudan a place called Hamrat El Wuz.
----- Original Message -----
From: "john" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 4:58 AM
Subject: Send Him Your Information
How are you doing. Hope you have not forgotten me, I
amBARRISTER /MR Williams AGUDO, the man from BENIN who
contacted you some time ago to assist me secure the
release of some money accrued from the over invoicing of a
contract/inheritance that was awarded by my government
sometime ago during the militry regime.
Though you were not able to asisst me conclude the
transaction, I'm happy to inform you about my success in
getting those funds transffered under the assistance and
cooperation of a new partner from brazil.Presently i'm in
South Korea for investment projects with my own share of
the total sum. meanwhile, i didn't forget your past
efforts and attempts to assit me in transffering those
funds, I made sure you are not left out the benefit of the
transaction hence I kept aside for you sum of Eight
Hundred and Fifty Thousand United State
I and my new partner agreed to compensate you with that
amount for all your past efforts and attempts to assist me
in this matter.I appreciated your efforts at that time
very much,so feel free and get in touch with my secretary
Mr.EMMANUEL RAPHEAL and send him your address where to
send the Bank draft to you.
Please do let me know immediately you eceive the Bank
Draft so that we can share the joy together after all the
sufferness at that time. In the moment, i'm very busy here
because of he investment projects which me and my partner
are having at handfinally,remember that i had left
instruction to my secretary so as soon as you contact him,
he will send the Draft to you,so feel free to get intouch
with MY SECETARY NOW. with your full contact address and
your telephone number and your occupation.
Below is contact infors of my secetary: Mr EMMANUEL
With best regards, BARRISTER WILLIAMS AGUDO.
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31 May 2007, 02:28
Waste his time and money!
Get him to send the bogus check! All you need is a PO BOX.
Check it out...
Here is how it all started.
I posted an add on the Internet to help boost my Hard Drive sales at work...
I received a response almost immediately.
I am an dealer agent interested in immediate purchase of your item.After several consideration over the advert placed on the website,my client has really shown interest in it and would really want to issue the payment in form of Cashiers Checkor money order.Will you be accepting a Cashiers Check or money order? The cashiers check that will be drawn by my client would include the cost for shipping this item to my client and my commission would be included on the same Cashiers Check or money order.We shall solely be responsible for the shippment of the item. Please contact me asap via email for futher questions as regards this transaction or call me on +2348050478723 if you really show willingness in selling this item asap.Thank You and I am expecting your response asap
Sounds too good to be true...
Send me the check and del address and I'll be glad to ship your item out.
Thanks so much for your fast response... The Cashiers Check,money order and bank transfer that will be issued will include the money for the sales of your item + the shipping cost and my commission.I would like to restate clearly that this item will be shipped to Africa and I have a shipping agent who would take good care of this.
You are required to cash the cashiers check,momney order and bank transfer same day you recieve and deduct the funds for the sales of your item and have the excess funds sent to the shipper via Western Union Money Transfer at one of their outlets around you in order to schedule the pick up of the item.
All neccesary transfer papers will be dully signed by the shipper on behalf of my client when the shipping agents comes for the pick up of the item.
I will be willing to entertain more of your questions that mught arise and you are free to call me on my cell phone +2348050478723 .If you really show willingness and would really want to sell this item fast,please provide your CONTACT NAME,ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER so that I can have it forwarded to my client for immediate payment issuance.
So by now we all know that this is a scam.
I figured that I would try to con the con artist.
Yo yo yo, Olu James...
I can and will do what needs to be done dude.
The Hard Drives cost $249.00 ea.
Just let me know how many you need and I'll order them for you.
You can send payment to:
#### Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
I NEED THE SHIPPING ADDRESS SO I CAN GET THE TOTAL COST WITH SHIPPING.
This is the shipping address;5 ayo alabi oke-ira
Thats is the shipping address..i will look forward in hearing from you soonest............
If anybody ever asks you to send a package to Nigeria... Tell them to F*** OFF!
CAN YOU PLEASE WRITE OUT THE ADDRESS EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD APPEAR ON THE PACKAGE???
I'M NOT SURE WHY IT LOOKS LIKE THAT BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR SHIPMENT.
This is the shipping address;
5 Ayo-Alabi street ,
Thats ho the address will be on the package..
I LOVE MESSING WITH THIS GUY!
The total will be $847.00
Please send ASAP!!!!
How are you?I hope all is well?Sorry for not replying you fast..What i will like you to understand is that is because of the Easter you will have recieve the payment..What am telling you now is that you will recieve it thurday and i will get you the tracking number today or tommorrow for the payment to know that is on it way to you..Because i really need the item...Pls if you recieve the payment you know next thing to do....I will look forward in hearing from you soonest..THANKS
How dare he make me wait!
Now it's time to make him wait a little.
Why that have not hear from you for the paste two days...I need to hear from you to know what is happen with my item because the payment will get to you this week as soon as possible...I will lok forward in hearing from you soonest..........
I let a week go by and then I send him a small note to show him how serious I am.
WHERES THE CHECK?
I HAVE 3 DRIVES READY TO GO FOR YOU...
How are you ?Thanks for that....This is the tracking number J2051932675 you will track it at www.ups.com...I believe the payment will deliver to you today..But the problem i have now is that the there will been holiday in West africa on monday and i want my coomission and the shipper money too because i want the shipper to come over to come an pick the item up for saturday,I been very greatful isf you can send the shipper money first $1000 or $1,500 to the shipper to come over for saturday to come an pick the item i will been very graetful...
This is the information you will use in sending the money through Western union.
ADDRESS..........55 AWOLOWO WAY,
I will been waiting for the western union information that i will use in picking the money up..I will look for ward in hearing from you soonest...THANKS
Is he getting crazy with me??
He's asking me to send him $1000 or $1,500 before I get his checkâ€¦???
Let's see how bad he wants his money...
STILL WAITING FOR THE MONEY ORDER OLU!
THE ITEM IS NOT YOURS UNTIL YOU PAY FOR IT!
DID YOU SEND THE MONEY ORDER YET OLU?
YOUR EMAIL CLEARLY STATES THAT YOU WILL SEND THE MONEY ORDER FIRST.
"You are required to cash the cashiers check, momney order and bank transfer same day you receive and deduct the funds for the sales of your item and have the excess funds sent to the shipper via Western Union Money Transfer at one of their outlets around you in order to schedule the pick up of the item."
THEN I WILL SEND THE BALANCE TO YOU VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY ORDER. THEN, AND ONLY THEN, WILL I SHIP YOUR ITEM OUT.
DID YOU WANT ME TO SEND THE EXTRA CASH WITH THE ITEM? I CAN PUT THE MONEY IN THE BOX OF PRODUCT IF YOU WANT ME TO.
Send me your "momney order" BIAAAATCH!
I did get the check a few days later.
Woo Hoo! I hung that bad boy up on the wall by my desk!
I'm not sure what I should do next... So I just wait.
It did not take good ol' Olu long to shoot me another email.
The payment delivered to you nad i ahve not had from you why..The payment sign by CHO..Who is cho..Pls get back to me.......
Cho is THE MAN...
That's who Cho is!
I'm not sure who CHO is... I don't know any CHO. I'll ask my neighbors
How did you send it? UPS? FEDEX?
I really, REALLY want to make him send it again...
Do you think he will?
NO CHO'S HERE OLU...
I DON'T KNOW WHO CHO IS.
YOU BETTER CANCEL THE MONEY ORDER AND SEND IT AGAIN.
Am very sorry for the delay of the payment..but at last,here is the payment tracking number 1ZTV63410190008695
by UPS..so i want you to update me asap..i will mail you on other necessary information later today...
And sure enough, Olu was as good as his word.
The new check came a few days later.
Cha Ching! On the wall baby!
I need you to Update me asap with the payment that was been delieverd to you....have you cashed it yet?
This back and forth has been going on for a couple of months nowâ€¦
I'm getting tired of this game...
I'll reply later...
And then I get this...
From: olu james [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 12:54 AM
Subject: Update me within 24 hours
payment have been deliverd for the past 4 days now,and you refuse to update me..if you refuse to update me within 24 hours,i will report you to sheriffs or FBI...
I got caught conning a con artist...
The only thing left to do was fess up to it.
YOU ARE AN IDIOT!
I HAVE YOUR TWO CHECKS HANGING UP ON MY WALL LIKE TROPHIES!
I LOOK AT THEM EVERY DAY AND SMILE!
I HAVE ALREADY CALLED THE FBI AND THE FRAUD DEPARTMENT IN LAGOS, SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL WHEN EVER YOU WANT.
YOU SEE OLU... I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE SCAMS COMING OUT OF LAGOS.
I HAVE TAKEN GREAT PLEASURE IN MAKING YOU SPEND YOUR TIME AND MONEY SENDING ME YOUR FAKE CHECKS.
I'M GOING TO POST ALL OF YOUR EMAILS ON THE INTERNET TO WARN OTHERS AWAY FROM YOU. I'LL MAKE SURE TO SEND YOU A LINK TO THE WEB SITE WHEN IT'S DONE!
SO... IN CONCLUSION... YOU ARE STUPID.
HAVE FUN WITH THE LAGOS POLICE!
RUN OLU, RUN.
I don't think I'll be hearing from Mr. Olu again...
Thousands of people get caught up in scams just like this one every year. Maybe if we all made it a little harder and more expensive for the scammers to operate, they would think twiceâ€¦
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