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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:35 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This was a throwaway response and I didn't expect anything back, but I'm quite fond of Tony now:

I got this in my catcher account (thanks to the shuttle)..
Tony wrote:
You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally. I am Mr. Tony Marawa the first son of Mr. Abram MARAWA, who was recently murdered in the land dispute in Zimbabwe.

I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you. Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to Deposit the sum of US$12Million (Twelve Million United States Dollars), in one of the private security companies, as if he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe.

This money was deposited in a box as gemstones to avoid much demurrage from the Security Company.

..and very shortly got an invitation to South Africa to pick the box up - not such a big journey as I have decided to live in Kenya again for a while. (Ah, memories)

Tony asked if I knew Africa and assured me the plan was '100% risky free'. I'm not completely proud of my using the recent crash in Cameroon, but..
Gordon Bennett wrote:
Yes, I know Africa - at least East Africa - and I know things are done differently than in Europe or the US. All the same, there is no such thing as 100% risk free, especially not in Africa, so drop the crap and be real and we'll get along just fine.
At the moment I am in Kenya working on behalf of xxxx xxxx. At least I was until his plane crashed. Now I am waiting to hear what news there is out of Cameroon, but it doesn't look good. If he is dead, which I suspect he will be, then my plans will change because I will be free for the next three months. If he is alive then I will have to fit you around our business.
To answer your questions:
Your full names and address - Gordon Bennett III
2) Your occupation and age - I 'fix' things for people, legally or otherwise. Age is none of your business, but old enough.
3) Address of work - like I said, Kenya, and I'm moving around a lot, sorry.
4) Your private phone and fax number for more communication and information’s concern - I'll let you have this when you need it. At the moment I'm busy with this plane crash thing, and I don't need the distraction of an excited South African phoning me up every 5 minutes telling me he thinks of me as part of his family. No offence, but I don't want to be part of anyone's family. The only phone I have is a mobile which routes calls through a UK number, so it would be horribly expensive for you anyway. I'm saving you money, be grateful!

Give me the name and address of the security company, as well as your name, address, age and some proof of ID and we will take it from there.

Tony offers me proof of his honesty in the form of a bank site and contact
Tony wrote:
The Bank Name is African Merchant bank.
Email:[email protected] Person: Mrs. Shall Gabon
(Account Department)
Telephone: 27:-11-236-41252
(PSN) PHONE: 27:83670-6950
FAX: 27: 86 609 6664

Of course I did what every helpful philanthropist would do - I set about closing his fake bank (I wanted a flag), but stalled him meantime
Gordon Bennett wrote:
Remember I asked you this: Give me the name and address of the security company, as well as your name, address, age and some proof of ID and we will take it from there?

You seem to have missed the bit where you give me your details. Fair's fair. You got mine. Also before I start country-hopping, I want some ID from you.

Meanwhile back at the ranch
Gordon Bennett wrote:
ABUSE ABUSE ABUSE To whom it may concern: The following domain(s) are hosted on your servers or is within your IP block.

A few days later he comes back
Tony wrote:
Compliments, I am sorry for the late response to your mail. Firstly let me start by asking if you have contacted the Bank where the money is kept at the custody of there security .Anyway I have attached depositor slip, certificate of ownership, my fathers passport and my passport as well.

Remember that presently I am residing here in South Africa as an asylum seeker and am staying with my wife and son with my father’s friend who is a lawyer and the address is as follows no xyz xxxx, xxxx xxxx in Johannesburg South Africa. Please do contact the Bank immediately so that we can conclude the transaction immediately. Call me on my direct line which is +27-83-xxx-xxxx.

Despite my having not given him anything at all, Tony kindly sends me his genuine fakes. Note that Tony's passport is valid from when he was 9 years old and is still going strong, nearly 25 years later Exclamation

Introducing dad (dead)

The goods, including RSOT

Even more stamps - a red oval of truth and a black shield of truth Exclamation

Plus the lad himself

I decide to try a safari. Out with the map and up comes the halfway house, Malawi:
Gordon Bennett wrote:
Thanks for your documents.
I haven't been in contact with the bank, but I don't expect it to be a problem. I'm sure if what you were saying couldn't be corroborated by them then you wouldn't give me such details. Very Happy
I'm still tied up a bit in Nairobi because of this plane crash mess, but I should be flying to Lilongwe on Wednesday or Thursday next week.
That's about halfway between us, so how about we meet there? I'll tell you where exactly and when as soon as I know the details. Suffice it to say that it is a business deal that would pay rather well, and I could certainly make sure your stay is comfortable.
What do you say?
The reason I ask, apart from the fact that I have to be in Lilongwe, is that I have found in my years that if you ask someone to move from their comfort zone and they come up with excuses, then they usually can't be relied upon. Your passport is up to date, so you shouldn't have a problem there, and you can go through Zim - and you can take some stuff to sell on the black market, so you can cover your costs.

Nice touch, the Zim bit - I have relatives there (used to anyway) and that's what they called it. All old Africa hands know that Cool

Meanwhile back at the ranch
The site hosts wrote:
Abuse ticket: #271393: Our client who hosts a co-located server on our network has removed the domain from their servers

..and then, silence.. The next day I try a jab
Gordon Bennett wrote:
Tony - slight change of plan. I WILL be flying to Lilongwe next week some time, but from there I have to fly to Pretoria before flying back to Nairobi.
I still want you to get your arse over to Malawi to meet me - if you don't shift yourself, then I obviously can't trust you to be a man of action at some time in the future when I might need you to move fast. I've had plenty of lazy fuckers let me down and I've always ditched them on the spot. The good ones I treat well because you can't buy loyalty and friendship, it has to be cultivated.
So my offer is this. Get your backside to Lilongwe when I tell you and I will fly you back to Pretoria with me, business class of course, and we can talk business. That is, if you have any SERIOUS business to talk.
Let me know quickly so I can make the hotel and travel arrangements soon

Another day, more silence, another jab:
A menacing Gordon Bennett wrote:
Hi 'Tony'
As you probably know, I have shut down your fake bank site.
This is just a small demonstration of what I can do and how you can't fool me. To think I would fall for the old trunk full of money game is really funny. I have been 'fixing' things for people for years. That requires brains, not gullibility.
I checked on where you live - which is indeed in J'burg - and know that you aren't a Zim refugee: your passport is fake for one thing, but I won't tell you how I know.
But I'm not telling you this so I can give you a hard time - although I know your exact street address and had you watched the other night Twisted Evil - the reason is that I need someone to do some work for me.
As I said in one of my earlier emails, I treat my loyal friends VERY well indeed. If you want to be one of them I have a job for you. I know you are good for it because I have made some enquiries about you. If you are interested in making some REAL money (about $100,000) within two months let me know. I have a job for you.
If not then reply and ask me to leave you alone. If I get no reply, I get cross, and you wouldn't want that..

Two more days and I've pretty much given up - I'm very impatient. But I fire off another jab
Gordon Bennett wrote:
Why aren't you talking to me?
Is it because of this?
>Dear Gordon
>Our client who hosts a co-located server on our network has removed the domain
> from their servers.
>Please feel free to contact us should you require additional assistance.
>Kind regards,

Another day - four now - and then THIS plops into my lap:
Dear GB,
Ok you have got me.The Bank site that you close was the only thing left for me .Therefore what do you want me to do becuase i dont have job or any way that i can get my dream that i have always wanted Crying or Very sad

I feel.. dirty. The poor lad. He deserves a hug.

Well, that's one suggestion. Any others? Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 12:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tell him you are an art dealer, and can he sculpt in wood as you are offering scholarships to talented artists...

"The walking sticks is a sign of prince hood. I am not blind."
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 1:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sounds like another potential surveilance mugu for hire
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Learn from him!

Ask him about himself and others he works for, ask about whatever you wanted t know such as how he got into scamming - why - who how etc, ask him about the internet cafes how they run, other gangs there, all the good bits of info you can mill from him become your tools to get others

then add insult to injury and bleed him dry sending him on pointless tasks - if he gives up scamming you get to have a good victory.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Psch. He says his dream is over, even when he's attempting to scam others (namely, being baited by me.)

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

LOL, send him to [email protected] to meet up with m0ses! Twisted Evil

They can both sit being miserable together.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

How about using your 'muscle' to convince him that he can help you with a big time scam?
You are looking to score big but you need someone who'll produce the goods in exchange for some serious wonga.
All he has to do is a couple of 'little' things,like dig some building foundations. Put up a large sign to help you convince the Company (Big foreign corporation that has really hacked you off) that you are doing some major building work, then when they pay for the ground works ($$$MILLIONS) he'll get a big cut.
Work on him being very clever really, and use his suggestions but 'tweak' them up a bit.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 4:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hmm, I think you should show your kind hearted religious side and help him repent of his sins in your church or the "mortal purgatory." Personally I think he's trying to draw on some mercy scamming.

Beat him down he's already in submission, that's for sure. If you can get information out of him that would be good but don't forget to whip this one into the dust and leave him there gasping.

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

A little foreboding is good for the soul as long as it's accompanied by a carrot:

Gordon Bennett wrote:
Tony, I'm glad you wrote. First of all, no lies: you might get away with them for a short while, but I will always find out in the end. On that subject, is there anything you want to tell me about what you have said so far?
Secondly, what is your dream? Perhaps we can do something about that. What I have to offer is no more legal than what you were trying to do to me, but a lot more organised and better paid.
I presume you are okay with that sort of deal?
I have to get to Malawi now - damn hotels are all full for some reason, so it's just as well you aren't coming - I have to fly in and out for a couple of days, unless I can get some decent accomodation when I get there.
I'll contact you when I get back, but I expect an answer to this email waiting for me.

Tony is just a babe and is very reluctantly doing this to try and scrape a few bucks together so he can make a living as a soccer star Crying or Very sad . Maybe I should put him in touch with Sir Alex Cool
Tony wrote:
Hello Friend,
I am sorry for replying your mail very late.About my dream that i was talking about it has to do with me looking for money to go and register with the FIFA Football Agent and i only wanted to reaise money through this shit.You i dont really know how this things work becuase it was only my first time to do this and the Bank that you short down i used the only money that i have to open the BANK thinking that i will raise about US$7,000.00 Dollars to register as a Fifa Agent and as well as coaching curse Shocked here in South Africa becuase i am a footballer but did not realise my dream of becoming a great football becuase i do not have a contact that will have givening the support or asisstance in becoming one great footballer.

Think I should tell him that at 34 he is past his prime as a soccer player - or is he going to concentrate on coaching curse? Exclamation

Can't find his name using Search - is anyone else baiting him? I need to freak him out with quotes from other converstaions he's having with you guys - thanks Nitro already - and to put him on the back foot.

Still can't think exactly what to do with him; he seems special, I have a good feeling about this one.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 4:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tony wrote:
my dream of becoming a great football


Maybe you should have him gather information about scammers operating from internet café X. Have him find a good spot where he can see the door, and stay there for 24 hours, making notes and physical descriptions of everyone who enters and exits the café, and any deliveries that are made. Then have him scan on and email you his notes, so that you can 'deal with' these scammers.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have no idea where the hell I'm going with this..

Hi Tony
Sorry for getting back to you a bit late but I ran into some problems in Malawi.
My employers had a problem with a certain priest and wanted him removed. Now the court case has started and they want to make sure the priest's chef is found guilty. It is all rather interesting - take a look Incidentally the cook didn't do it and the three poisons are ricin (from castor beans), cyanophoric glycosides (found in cassava) - both of which will never be identified properly - and Monkshood, which my employers thought was a particularly appropriate way of dealing with him.
Obviously I'm telling you this so you know what sort of work I do - and I know you can't trace me.
You on the other hand are easy to trace and I have already hacked into your email account. Busy boy, aren't you? But you'll never make money that way - do you want a real job?


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

GordonBennett, you are my hero.

"I am Joy Camara. from adbijan. And i am a Deaf and Blood cancer. i Got your information in internet site."

"thank you for all your hillarious effort towards this ongoing transaction"

"Please i humbly plead with you to stop writing me."

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks like he scraped together a few coins
Website to go live soon

Seems a bit lazy to use the exact same name.. never mind I'm sure I can close it again. Cool


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