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 The perhoudous lad

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is my first scam bait that I did last year. It isn't bad for a beginner, I think. I did get the lad to place a long-distance call to a police station in Illinois, so that's something. One day I will get a trophy.

Of course, it begins with the standard scam. I received this in my actual e-mail, and pasted into a new e-mail from my bait e-mail:


FROM: PATRICK LAHORDA
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC
36/40 MARINA LAGOS.

Dear sir,

Request for Business Partnership

I am Mr. Patrick Lahorda, a manager with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. I
got your email during a personal research on the Internet in my bid to
look for a reliable foreign partner to transact a deal with.

In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$22 million
(twenty two million united states dollars only) in a domiciliary account
belonging to one of our foreign customer Dr. Thomas J. Walter an American
oil consultant/contractor who died in the sosoliso airline plane crash,
which occurred late last year 2005 in Port Harcourt on his way from
Abuja.

Since we got the information about his death, we have expected his next
of kin to come forward and claim the money as it cannot be released
unless someone applies for it as the next of kin or relation to the
deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately we learnt that
all his supposed next of kin or relations died along with him at the
plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. it is upon this
discovery therefore, I and some key officials in my department now decided to
make deal with you, so as to present you to the bank as the next of kin
or relation of the deceased, for the money to be released for our
mutual benefit and disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we do not
want this money to be recycled into the banks bounded account as an
unclaimed fund.

The request for a foreigner as next of kin in this business is as a
result of the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Nigerian cannot
stand as his next of kin. We have agreed that 30% of this money will be
for you as remuneration for partaking in this deal.

Thereafter, we would want you to advise us on the best area of
investment because we are considering investing the greater proportion of our
share in your country. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of the
fund to you as arranged. Please kindly indicate your interest for
further details.

As soon as you receive this mail, do contact me immediately on
"[email protected]" and furnish me your telephone and fax numbers for
effective communications.

Trusting to hear from you immediately.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Lahorda.


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Standard scam stuff. But I decided to see if my pal Patrick would note the complete absurdity of the notion that I know the deceased:

Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 00:59:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Tom Walter
To: [email protected]

Dear Patrick,

I knew Tom Walter. Not really well, but I met him a few times. He was a good man and an excellent ballsack muncher.

I was under the impression that his estate was taken care of, but if you say there is this money, then I believe you. As you know, his family was killed in the soslitiso airlines crash and the word I got is that the estate was hard to deal with. The estate manager, Soren Kirkegaard, ripped his shirt trying to manage it all!

So I think I can help you. Please call me at 941-003-2121 as soon as possible. My fax machine only works for existentialists, so let's stick to phones.

I await your call.

Ralph Barnett
CEO, Ballsacks2Munch, Inc.
2222 That's A Big Cheerio, Dr. Jumponmywife Drive
Miggiddy Giggidy, IL
09121

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Not surprisingly, he did not note the above-mentioned absurdity. Perhaps he didn't even read my response:

Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 22:00:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>
Subject: TRUST/URGENT
To: [email protected]

DEAR FRIEND,Ralph Barnettn

I RECEIVED THE REPLY YOU SENT TO ME AND APPRECIATE THE
CONTENT VERY WELL.

MEANWHILE, I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE
TRABSACTION IS 100% RISK FREE AND REQUIRES MUCH TRUST
AND COMPLET CONFIDENTIALITY BETWEEN BOTH OF US.

ALL WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW IS VTO FORWARD TO ME THE
BELOW INFORMATION:

1. YOUR FULL NAME TO BE USED AS THE NEXT OF KIN
2. YOUR OFFICIAL MAILING ADDRESS
3. YOUR BANK NAME AND ADDRESS.
4. YOUR ACCOUNT NUMBER
5. YOUR ACCLOUNT NAME

AS SOON AS I RECEIVE THE ABOVE REQUESTED INFORMATION,
I SHALL USE THEM TO SECURE THE LEGAL APPROVALS THAT
COVERS YOU OFFICIALLY AS THE RIGHTFULL NEXT OF KIN TO
THE FUNDS.

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE TRANSACTION DOES NOT
REQUIR ANY ATOM OF DELAY SO PLEASE DO FORWARD THE
INFORMATION TO ME IMMEDIATELY.

MY PRIVATE CELL PHONE NUMBER IS: 234 806 2239468.
ALWAYS BE CONTACTING ME VIA MY NEW EMAIL ADDRESS AS
STATED ABOVE. FIND THE ATTACHED COPY OF MY PASSPORT.

SINCERELY YOURS
MR. PATRICK

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Call me cynical, but something about that screams boiler plate to me. Anyway, on with the fun:


Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 23:07:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>Subject: Re: TRUST/URGENT
To: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>

Mr. Lahorda,

In the future please be more perhoudous about reading my e-mails. I gave you each item you asked for in the previous e-mail.

Please refer to that. It is sensitive information andi don't wish to send it to two different e-mail addresses. I think you can understand that.

Just "Ralph Barnett" should suffice, but if you truly need my full name it is Derwight Flimbitest Gehouly Gehouly Mastraphone Ralph Yellowtuck Edgerton The Three Musketeers Barnett.

- Ralph.

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The lad was not nearly “perhoudous” enough for my taste, but to be honest I had not in fact given him each item requested, so that’s my bad. I did give him a phone number, albeit a completely absurd one, but he could not know that. By the way, I’d like to know why these guys always use “Mr.” with first names, is that a Nigerian custom?


Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 00:48:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>
Subject: IMPORTANT
To: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>

DEAR FRIEND,

I RECEIVED YOUR MESSAGE AND HAVE TRIED TO CALL YOU BUT
YOUR NUMBER IS INDICATING A WRONG NUMBER ON MY SET.

GIVE ME A VALID NUMBER TO CALL YOU BCAUSE I CANNOT
RISKY THE FUNDS OR MAKE ANY MISTAKE ON YOUR
INFORMATION WHILE PROCESSING THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON TO
YOUR NAME.

YOU CAN CALL ME ON MY NUMBER: 234 806 2239468.

SINCERELY YOURS,

MR. PATRICK

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Three key words to remember while baiting: Annoy annoy annoy.

Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 01:09:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>Subject: Re: IMPORTANT
To: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>

Try the second number I sent you. The first one was a test. I don't mean to engender mistrust, but you have already proven a bit perhoudous, and I wanted to make sure you were really going to call me. I am available now. I can't sleep tonight.

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Of course it goes without saying that I never gave a second number. But perhoudous people (note the complete opposing meaning of my made-up word here) deserve the utmost of foolery. Anyway, without waiting for a reply, about 25 minutes later, I sent another. The phone number is, I believe, for the some police department in Illinois (note the true statement attached to the number). So, the absurdity thickens:


Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 01:34:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: IMPORTANT
To: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>

Patrick,

I cannot call you. When I try, I get a Mrs. Edwina Malfutta or something like that (in Africa somewhere?), she says she works for Sprint Malfeasance in Ulambatonga(? - I may not have heard her exactly right). I asked for you by name and she said my service is restricted from calling there. What is that about?

Anyway, I am going to resend this stuff because I realized that I didn't send it to you right the first time. I sent it to Walt Disney on accident! Can you feature that? Anyways,

1. Full legal name: Derwight Flimbitest Gehouly Gehouly Mastraphone Ralph Yellowtuck Edgerton The Three Musketeers Barnett-Aircraftnoise

(in my religion we are born with these very meaningful names, but we usually only go by a very short version- thus I am Ralph Barnett. See?)

2. Contact Phone: (847) 982-5900 NOTE: This is the non-emergency number

3. Address:
2222 That's A Big Cheerio, Dr. Jumponmywife Drive
Miggiddy Giggidy, IL
29121

I have an alternate address, but this has to be kept very confidential. You can send correspondance there, and it is guaranteed to get there, but you must not tell anyone about it. I work for a private entity doing business with the Emir of Tanglang, and this is very very sensitive.

Jessica Alba Pinkett-Smith
7 Laws of Attraction Blvd.
Tweaker, TX
U.S.A.
zip code withheld by order of the NSA (<- you must write this on the envelope!)

I am not going to give you my bank account information yet until we have established a deeper trust. In fact, let's work out you sending me two items to establish trust.

I run a very successful ballsack munching business, and anything bearing that information will get to me in either Texas or Illinois. You send me a photo of yourself (same as the passport photo, of course) holding a hand-written sign that reads "MUNCH MY BALLSACK, MR. BARNETT" in large letters, and I will then give you my banking information. Send one photo by e-mail, and another to the Texas address. When I receive these, you will have my banking information immediately.

- Ralph Barnett
CEO Ballsack2Munch, Inc.

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Perhaps I jumped for the trophy too swiftly, or at least should not have combined it with a call to a police station. There will be no trophy this time, but he did call Illinois, at least.

Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 22:39:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>
Subject: WRONG NUMBER
To: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>

DEAR FRIEND,

I CALLED ON THE NUMBER YOU SENT TO ME BUT WAS TOLD BY
A LADY THAT IT IS A WRONG NUMBER.

PLEASE I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO PLAY AROUND.

REGARDS,

MR. PATRICK

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But there may be time for a bit more fun. Perhaps by adding some bait to the trophy line.

Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 02:13:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: WRONG NUMBER
To: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>

You need to understand the sensitivity of my position. Did you follow my instructions exactly? Do you understand that I am involved in some very confidential dealings and the utmost subtlety is required?

I think you gave me a false number. I wonder about you now. But let's forget about talking by phone for now.

Send me the required material (the photo with the sign as I described before) both by mail and by e-mail, then I will be pleased to give you my banking information. I have several hundred thousand dollars in these accounts, and I am not going to give the account numbers to just anyone. Send me the photo, and then I will know you are serious and trustworthy.

And above all, be more perhoudous.

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But the other call for the trophy fails. Has this guy been baited before, perhaps? Here is his next response:

Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 14:45:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>
Subject: YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS
To: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>

DEAR RALPH,

I DID AS YOU SAID BUT WAS TOLD THAT IT IS A POLICE
DEPARTMENT.

I THINK I WILL LOOK FOR SOME ONE ELSE SINCE YOU ARE
NOT CAPABLE AND I CANNOT RISK MY FUNDS.

REGARDS,

MR. PATRICK

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I tried a few more tactics, apologizing for my failure to give a proper phone number, etc. Mostly it’s uninteresting. Here is an exceprt as an example:

I figured out what was wrong, and I am really sorry. The number I gave you was a police dept. I thought that was my new answering service number, but they gave me the wrong number. So, obviously now I am getting a new answering service. If you are still willing to get this done, I will give you the new answering service number as soon as I get it.

But in the end he sent this and then that was all:

Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 12:35:05 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Patrick Lahorda" <[email protected]>
Subject: THANKS
To: "Ralph Barnett" <[email protected]>

DEAR SIR,

I CONFIRMED THAT YOU ARE NOT RELIABLE SO GO YOUR WAY

PAT


I know I did a few things wrong if I wanted to prolong this thing, but it was fun anyway, and I’ll do a better job next time. He might have been a bit smarter than the average scammer too, I don’t know, but he wasn’t buying my apologies.

And he must have spent money on that call, so, there you have it. It’s a first try.
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