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mrsbean
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

This is currently, my longest running bait, and it's still going. It's shocked me, because this was started back in October, and it still has steam, I've burned the orignal contact gang, yet the bank is still going, and the scammer has been wonderfully shameless about wanting the money.

I apologize for the lengthiness, and I do hope I haven't accidentally misfiled any of the emails or deleted them.

I'll try to fill in a bit of commmentary (as best I can recall, lo these many months after it began...) as I go.

A typical next of kin scam, from the desk of Kelly Sanko.

Quote:
FROM THE DESK OF KELLY SANKO
BANK BICIA-B BURKINA-FASO.
BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER,
PRIVATE CONFIDENTIAL

I am the manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department
of Banque Internationale pour Le commerce L, Industrial et de la Agriculture
Du Burkinafaso, I got your contact through
Burkinafaso information network online services,I know that this message
will be a surprise to you and it is coming to you with good intention which
will be of mutual benefit for both of us.

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $ 20m US dollars ( Twenty
million US dollars) . In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer
who died along with his entire family in December last year in a plain crash
in Cotonu when going on Holiday with his family.Since we got information
about his death, There is nobody to stand as his next of kin to come over
and claim his money because the bank cannot release it unless somebody applies
for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking
guidelines. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make
this business proposal to you and release the money
to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent
disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don´t want this money to
go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill and it will not be augur well
for the fund to be unclaimed.

The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained
unclamed after one years, the money will be transfered into the Bank treasury
as unclaimed fund.
The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by
the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Burkinabe cannot stand
as next of kin to a foreigner. 50 % of this money will be for you as foreign
partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 50 % would be
for me . There after I will visit your country for disbursement according
to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer
of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relations
or next of kin of the deceased.

Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text
of the application which you will fill and send to the office of the Director
Foreign Remittance Department ,I will not fail to bring to your notice that
this transaction is hitch free and that you should not entertain any atom
of fear as all required arrangements and informations are on my desk. You
should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter in my alternate
Email:[email protected]
Trusting to hear from you immediately.
Your´s faithfully,
KELLY SANKO
Bill and exchange manager,
BANK BICIAB Burkinafaso



As usual, my reply is simple and direct.

Quote:

Sure. What do I need to do?

Hannah


I get this enormous blob of a reply from Kelly, who is soon slated to retire.

Quote:

Dear Hannah,

Thank you for your interest in this transaction,I am happy to share this transaction with you ,Let me emphaze that as partner in this deal you and I must allow MUTUAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCIALITY to mark the foundation of our relationship as these are the minimal basis that will enable us work together.
The deceased account holder with our bank was Mr Abdul MASINGA ,Dealier in the exportation of Gold and Diamond and supplier of Agricultural Mechinnaries. He held account number 090036101101 with our bank . As the bill and exchange manager of this bank, l have studied this transaction very carefully and l have noted that there is no risk involved.I am here to protect all your interests in this transaction until this money hits your account.
To commence this transaction you will fill the text of Application which I will send to you,This include:where you want the fund to be transfered,Address,Telephone and Fax numbers and Nationality.This informations is to put up letters of claim/Application in the bank BICIA-B,where Approval will be issued in favor of you for our mutual benefit,the approvals of your application by the bank will confirm you the bonfire beneficiary of these funds,take note that this remains the only legal means to process these fund in order not to violate the financial laws of Burkinafaso or any international banking laws,since we shall procedure valid documentation legitimizing this transaction as you will be purported,presented/recognized as the next of kin having business associate with our late client,l shall be giving you all the developmental information´s from the bank as soon as the transaction commence, after the processment of your application/banking data´s. l know that you will not disappoint me when this money enter into your account, I have all my hope in this transaction because l shall soon go on retirement, I am a simple banker whose credibility is still intact and with my maturity and understanding , I promise to give the best co-operation.

You can call me on:00226-70-23-71-14

KELLY SANKO.


Not finding "confidenciality" in my dictionary, I assume it means to exude confidence. Hey, I'm confident I can bug this guy!

I get the usual, lazy, copy/paste form that isn't a form in the body of an email.

Quote:
Dear Hannah

Please fill this text of application and send it to the office of the Director foreign Remittance to unable us proceed in obtaining this fund.





ATTN:DR.MICHEL BELLOT,
DIR.FOREIGN REMITTANCE(BICIAB)
TEL:+226-78-85-23-70
FAX:+226-50-42-18-67
EMAIL:[email protected]


Sir,
APPLICATION AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO ACCOUNT HOLDER
N0 :TAB/090036101101.ROUTING No 91002211 ACCOUNT NAME ABDUL MASINGA.
------------------------------------------------------------

I humbly apply to the bank BICIAB as next of kin to your deceased customer,Mr ABDUL MASINGA , who died in Plain crash last year December 2003, I humbly apply and put claim over his balance with the bank,Which is Valued at $20.000.000.00 USD (Twenty million United States Dollars ,Left in his secret and confidential account still unclaimed. Until his sudden death, we have been business associates, Jointly in Exportation and buying of gold and diamond.

I wish to advise your bank to kindly return the funds to me:

MY PERSONAL CONTACT ADRESS:------------------- TELEPHONE ---------

FAX----------------------E-MAIL---------------------------------------

NATIONALITY...........................................................

Wishing my application will be given an attention , as l wish the balance be released and transferred into my account details .Accept my apologies for the late application ,it was due to some logistic problems, Which have been just settled.
Thanking you for your anticipated co operation

Yours Sincerely,
Hannah Lanham.






This drives me mad. At least give me an attachment, lad! I don't reply for a bit, I'm so peeved. Which nets me the following.

Quote:




DEAR HANNAH

PLEASE I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE SEND THE APPLICATION TO THE BANK??

THANKS
KELLY.


Oh, what the heck, Hannah naively plays along.

Quote:

ATTN:DR.MICHEL BELLOT,
DIR.FOREIGN REMITTANCE(BICIAB)
TEL:+226-78-85-23-70
FAX:+226-50-42-18-67
EMAIL:[email protected]


Sir,
APPLICATION AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO ACCOUNT HOLDER
N0 :TAB/090036101101.ROUTING No 91002211 ACCOUNT NAME ABDUL MASINGA.
------------------------------------------------------------

I humbly apply to the bank BICIAB as next of kin to your deceased customer,Mr
ABDUL MASINGA , who died in Plain crash last year December 2003, I humbly
apply and put claim over his balance with the bank,Which is Valued at
$20.000.000.00 USD (Twenty million United States Dollars ,Left in his secret
and confidential account still unclaimed. Until his sudden death, we have been
business associates, Jointly in Exportation and buying of gold and diamond.

I wish to advise your bank to kindly return the funds to me:

MY PERSONAL CONTACT ADRESS:300 Crichton Court, Charrida, Washington 91785
TELEPHONE 206-666-3170

FAX Can be faxed at 206-666-3170 E-MAIL [email protected]

NATIONALITY American
.....................................

Wishing my application will be given an attention , as l wish the balance be
released and transferred into my account details .Accept my apologies for the
late application ,it was due to some logistic problems, Which have been just
settled.
Thanking you for your anticipated co operation

Yours Sincerely,
Hannah Lanham.


So, there you have it. Application duly submitted to the banker. I notify Kelly.

Quote:
The application has been filled out and sent to the bank.

Hannah


Hannah eagerly awaits the bank's reply. She doesn't have to wait long. More on that later, though, as I need a nap right now.

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Location: North of the Rio Grande, South of Alaska


PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hannah gets this lovely... um... thing... from BICIAB as a Word document, and the following, very business-like email.

Quote:
Attn:Hannah Lanham,

There is an attachment message from the bank BICIAB.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.

Accédez au courrier électronique de La Poste : www.laposte.net ;
3615 LAPOSTENET (0,34€/mn) ; tél : 08 92 68 13 50 (0,34€/mn)


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Hannah forwards it to Kelly, asking...

Quote:
So, the bank sent me this. Do I need to do anything?


Whew! Off the hook for now, according to Kelly.

Quote:

DEAR FRIEND

THERE IS NOTHING TO REPLY TO THE BANK YET,BUT THIS SHOWS THAT THE BANK HAVE ACCEPTED YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO INHERITE THE FUND SO LETS WAIT FOR MORE INFORMATIONS FROM THE BANK.

THANK

KELLY.


And the bank leaps into action again, letting me know to contact my ridiculously named barrister. I get this as a Word document.

Image

And a rather trite and pointless message.

Quote:

Attn:Hannah Lanham,

There is file attached to you from the bank BICIAB.

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot.


An attachment? No! I wouldn't have guessed if you hadn't pointed it out!

I reply politely to the bank, and forward the whole business to the lawyer, including the last email and attachment.

Quote:
Just wanted to assure you that although I don't currently have the
certificates, I am working on getting them as quickly as possible.

Hannah Lanham


I also get Kelly up to speed.

Quote:

Just got this from the bank. We need some certificates, apparently.

Hannah


Kelly is prompt in responding, as always. And very LOUD.

Quote:


DEAR HANNAH,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR EFFORT IN THIS TRANSACTION,EVERYTHING IS MOVING NORMAL GOD IS IN CONTROL,WITH HOPE THAT VERY SOON WE WILL REJOICE IF THIS FUND HIT YOUR ACCOUNT,AND YOU HAVE TO PREPARE A LETTER OF INVITATION FOR ME TO OBTAIN MY VISA TO MEET YOU IN USA FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF THE FUND WHEN THE FUND HASBEEN TRANSFERED TO YOU.

NOW FROM THE MAIL YOU FORWARDED TO ME FROM THE BANK,WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO NOW IS TO CONTACT THE LAW COMMISSION OFFICE BURKINAFASO AS BEING DIRECTED BY THE BANK SO THAT THE COMMISSION WILL ISSUE TO US THE DOCUMENTS DEMANDED BY THE BANK FOR THE RELEASE OF THIS FUND,PLEASE WRITE MAIL AND TELL THE LAW COMMISSION THAT YOU WANT THEM TO RENDER TO YOU LEGAL SERVICE IN PROCURING THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THE BANK BICIAB FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND FORWARD TO THEM THE MAIL YOU RECEIVE FROM THE BANK I HOPE THEY WILL ASSIST US FOR THE DOCUMENTS.
DO THAT QUICKLY DO NOT DELAY.
THANKS
KELLY.


You get a visa and come to my country when they're skinnydipping in Antarctica. Invite this.

My wacky lawyer gets in touch with me. Funny, his mails look a lot like the bank's... pithy and to the point. Don't waste time, do they?

Quote:



ATTN:Hannah Lanham

This is international Law Commission office
Burkinafaso,We received your mail dated 5th of November
2004 but can just understand actually what you need
from this chambers,please explain clearly.

Yours in service,
HON.BARR.YACOUBA OUATTARA.


Hannah, meanwhile, plays the innocent with Kelly.

Quote:
Who or how do I contact the Law Commission? And what's a letter of
invitation?

Hannah


She also panics and sends Kelly the message from the lawyer, who doesn't seem to have a clue what we want.

Quote:
This guy from the Law Commission office replied, but he doesn't seem to
understand what we want. Is this the right person? Do I need to talk to
someone else? How do I make him understand what we need? I sent him what the
bank sent me. Same attachment I sent you.

Hannah


Kelly, helpful and LOUD again.

Quote:


DEAR HANNAH,

YOU HAVE TO CALL OR SEND MAIL TO THE OFFICE OF THE LAW COMMISSION AS DIRECT TO YOU BY THE BANK THAT YOU NEED THEIR LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN PROCURING THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THE BANK BICIAB FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR INHERITANCE FUND.
YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU HAVE FORWARDED SOME MAIL RECEIVED FROM THE BANK TO THEM.

THANKS
KELLY.


In fact, he's helpful in two emails in a row! He replied to both.

Quote:
DEAR HANNAH

HOW TO CONTACT THE LAW COMMISSION IS VERY SIMPLE,THROUGH THE MAIL YOU FORWARDED TO ME FROM THE BANK BICIAB THERE IS AN ADRESS OF THE LAW COMMISSION, YOU HAVE TO USE THIS ADRESS TO SEND MAIL TO THE COMMISSION AND EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT YOU WANT,I THINK THAT I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN IDEA ON WHAT TO WRITE TO THE LAW COMMISSION TO RENDER YOU A LEGAL SERVICE FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND IN THE BANK BICIAB WITH THIS THEY WILL UNDERSTAND ACTUALLY WHAT YOU ARE DEMANDING FOR.

ABOUT THE INVITATION,I SAID THAT YOU WILL PREPARE AN INVITATION LETTER FOR ME TO ENABLE ME OBTAIN MY VISA TO VISIT YOU IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF OUR FUND WHEN THE BANK TRANSFER THE MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

BECAUSE I WILL RESIGN FROM WORK AND MEET YOU OVER THERE IMMEDIATELY THE TRANSFER TAKES PLACE.

THANKS
KELLY.
N.B please send me your telephone number so that I will call you and we discurse in person.or you can call me on +226-70-23-71-14


Hannah even helpfully forwards the whole shebang to the barrister, hoping to get Kelly to freak out about her being so lax with security.

Quote:

You said in your last email that you didn't understand what I wanted. I
attached the document from BICIAB to that message. If you read that, and the
explanation from Kelly Sanko below, I think you will understand.

Hannah

------ Original Message ------
Received: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 06:04:19 AM EST
From: kelly sanko <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: URGENT PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DEAR HANNAH,

YOU HAVE TO CALL OR SEND MAIL TO THE OFFICE OF THE LAW COMMISSION AS DIRECT TO
YOU BY THE BANK THAT YOU NEED THEIR LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN PROCURING THE
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THE BANK BICIAB FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR INHERITANCE
FUND.
YOU HAVE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU HAVE FORWARDED SOME MAIL RECEIVED FROM THE
BANK TO THEM.


HOW TO CONTACT THE LAW COMMISSION IS VERY SIMPLE,THROUGH THE MAIL YOU
FORWARDED TO ME FROM THE BANK BICIAB THERE IS AN ADRESS OF THE LAW COMMISSION,
YOU HAVE TO USE THIS ADRESS TO SEND MAIL TO THE COMMISSION AND EXPLAIN TO THEM
WHAT YOU WANT,I THINK THAT I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN IDEA ON WHAT TO WRITE TO THE
LAW COMMISSION TO RENDER YOU A LEGAL SERVICE FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF THE
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE RELEASE OF YOUR FUND IN THE BANK BICIAB WITH THIS
THEY WILL UNDERSTAND ACTUALLY WHAT YOU ARE DEMANDING FOR.


THANKS
KELLY.



Hannah lets Kelly know, and hopes for some funny lad explanations of what a letter of invitation is.

Quote:

I contacted the law commission againa nd sent them your explanation. I still
don't understand how to prepare an invitation letter. What does an invitation
letter look like? I don't think I've ever seen or heard of one before.

Hannah

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Location: North of the Rio Grande, South of Alaska


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Good ole Yacouba sends me a lovely letter, with not one, but TWO scales of justice and truth, so you know he's for real. He, liike the bank, seems to assume everyone has Word and he loves his attachments.

Image

Quote:

ATTN:Hannah,

This chambers have confirmed from the bank BICIAB this
morning the existence of the account and it was
positive,we attached to you the condition of our
services,you should confirm to this office the
receiption of this mail.

Yours in service,
HON.BARR.YACOUBA OUATTARA.


Meanwhile, I snicker every time I see his name, because it's occurred to me that it sort of looks like "BARRY COUDA", or "barracuda" when you're kind of sleepy and your monitor's gone fuzzy.

Kelly's answer isn't too amusing, unless you read it like it's coming from an emotionless automaton, but, hey, it's something.

Quote:
DEAR HANNAH

THERE IS NO PROBLEM I WILL TELL YOU ON HOW YOU WILL WRITE THE INVITATION LETTER FOR ME TO GET MY VISA WHEN THE TIME BANK WILL TRANSFER THE MONEY TO YOU.



Hannah, of course, is thorough and asks for clarification from the barrister.



Quote:

I received your mail, but I do not have an international passport, and the
United States does not issue national id cards. States do ID cards and
licenses, but the national government doesn't. Would my driver's license do?

Hannah


Boy, this lawyer sure is anxious to get his fees.

Quote:


ATTN:Hannah Lanham

Your Drivers Licence or State ID is ok,you should send
it to us by scann and with our fees for immediate
issuance of your required Documents.

Yours in service,
HON.BARR.YACOUBA OUATTARA.


The ole bank checks in.

Quote:

Attn:Hannah lanham

This is to inform you that the bank requested your account details to enable us
transfer your fund to your nominated bank account in America.
These include your Bank Account,Swift code and Adress of your bank.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Somebody's got to get this boy some Valium. He's way too excited. With the extremely excitable subject "FROM KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!", he sends me this. (What's that joke about using more than two exclamation points being the sign of a diseased mind?)

Quote:


DEAR HANNAH

HOW ARE YOU?

I HAVE NOT HEAR FROM YOU SINCE THIS DAYS,PLEASE I WANT TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANY GOOD NEWS FROM THE BANK,SO WHAT IS THE LATEST?WE HAVE TO HURRY UP IN THIS TRANSACTION BECAUSE THERE IS NO MUCH TIME FOR US THE YEAR IS ENDING LETS FINISH THIS VERY FAST.

THANKS
KELLY


Hurry, dude! There's no much time! Huh?

Hannah also points out that the barrister really should tell what his fees are if he wants them paid... (Hannah's not very observant. Makes for more questions...)

Quote:

I got a friend to scan my license and save it to a floppy. It's attached. I'm
sorry, but if you've told me how much your fees are, and how to go about
paying you, I can't find it in a previous mail. Could you please give me the
details on the fees?

Hannah


Hannah also busies herself making up some crap to send to the bank.

Quote:

I don't think my bank has a Swift code. Do American banks have those?

At any rate, my bank is Charrid Finance, 1100 Northwest Main Aerynn, WA 98712
and the account is HWO2477.

Hannah


And she keeps dear Kelly up to speed. Anything to keep away those excited subject lines.

Quote:
I sent the law commission my id and an email requesting they give me the
details and the amount of the fees I need to pay them. If they provided them
before, I can't find them.

Hannah


Ye olde lawyer replies with his fee structure.

Quote:
ATTN:Hannah Lanham,

Here is the informations of payment as writen in our
previous mail,


The international consultation fee to this Chambers is
as Stated below .
Category A, -international legal consultation fee
=US$1,200.00
Category B- Mobilizations fee= US$320
Category C-Procurements of documents Required .
1) Issuance of Affidavits of Claim /Certificate of
legality in the High Court of Justice Burkinafaso =
US$850
2)Issuance of Anti-Terrorist Certificate
Clearance=US$1,700.00.
TOTAL=US$4,070.00
You should send the fees in the Name of my secretary
Mr.Mark Sabeller through western union money transfer
Via OUAGADOUGOU BURKINA-FASO to enable us Issue your
required document.

Yours in service,
HON.BARR.YACOUBA OUATTARA


Whatever happened to good old billable hours?

Right so. Anyway, the bank gets even more attachment-happy, sending me the following message.

Quote:


Attn:Hannah Lanham,

This is to inform you that the bank have signed you fund release,there is a file
attached due for payment.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.



And this lovely accompaniment. I love the flamboyant signature.

Image

And so, in a flurry of attachments, the stage is set.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hannah pulls the "Aw, jeepers, I can't open it, could you resend?" delaying tactic with BICIAB.

Quote:

Sorry, but the graphic won't seem to work. I keep getting the error "Can't
Determine Type". Could you resend, please?

Hannah


She even sends back the attachment, helpfully corrupted, so they get the same error if they try to open it.

The barrister gets all snippy when I start asking about his education! (I believe I've lost the email where I did so. Oops. Anyway, suffice it to say I insisted on having some proof of my representative's bona fides.)

Quote:
ATTN:Hannah Lanham,

Did you want to access my educational back ground,You
requested a legal assistance from this chambers,what
comes about asking for my qualifications.

Iam the Director of the law commission Burkinafaso and
will not tolerate such derisive altitude you are trying
to impose,I do not know whom you are,only that you send
mail to this office for assistance for the procurement
of your Required documents of your fund release in the
bank BICIAB.
Listen,I have to go to the bank and trash out this
rubish.
Yours in service,
HON.BARR.YACOUBA OUATTARA.


Wow. I was hoping someone with those qualifications could spell "rubbish".

The bank, little darlings that they are, resend the perfectly good attachment they sent earlier.

Quote:

Attn:Hannah

We resend the attachment message from the bank BICIAB.

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Twice in a row, in fact.

Hannah pushes her luck with them a bit more.

Quote:
Sorry, it's still not working. Could you send it as a bmp instead?

Hannah


I believe I lost the email where I said, in a nutshell, "My friend who is a lawyer said if you were real, you should be happy to provide a copy of your qualifications." meekly. It worked, as the barrister came back much more compliant.

Quote:

ATTN:Hannah,
I did not mean to hunt you or being angry with my
client but it was your manner of approach,there is no
problem I will send to you what you requested ASAP.

Yours in service,
BARR.YACOUBA OUATTARA.


And come back he does, with this message.

Quote:

ATTN:Client,

Please click your attachment and see my certificate of
service,sorry for the inconvinences.

HON.BARR.YACOUBA OUATTARA.


And this certificate! A whopping 976K of certificate, yet!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Amazingly, my number always goes to the answering machine! Those amazing K7 numbers...

BICIAB sends me another lovely attachment. They seem to be in love with their attachments.

Quote:
Attn:Hannah,

This is to inform you that the telephone number you gave to this bank always
enter answering machine when ever we call,you should send us the Number to reach
you,confirm if this file attachment is well received.

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot



Once again, the attachment is ginormous by scammer standards, a healthy 891K. It is indeed the same attachment from earlier. Bless their hearts, they actually understood and sent it again! Must have been a fresh scan, even!



Image

Hannah dutifully confirms that she received it and can view it.

Quote:
Okay, I received it and can view it. Now what?

Hannah


Ever pithy and economical with words, my contact at the bank replies.

Quote:









Attn:Hannah Lanham,

You are required to provide us with those certificate to enable us transfer your
fund to your bank account.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


'Kay.... so, Hannah blames the lawyer.

Quote:
And I'll have that as soon as myself and my attorney get his payment worked
out.

Hannah


Kelly sends me yet another wacked out subject line, Re: FROM KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Seriously, I am not making up the number of exclamation points. Well, okay, as I replied to him each time, I did sneak a few extra ones in, but he never removed them!)

Quote:

DEAR HANNAH

HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

PLEASE I WANT TO KNOW HOW FAR YOU HAVE GONE WITH THE LAW COMMISSION,ARE YOU THROUGH WITH THEM??

THANKS
KELLY.


How far have I gone? I'm not that kind of girl, Kelly...

Rather bored by Kelly, and new to scambaiting at the time, and experimenting with a new modality, Hannah decides to twig.

She sends him this reply.

Quote:
> DEAR HANNAH
>
> HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

Oh, we're dandy, no thanks to you.

>
> PLEASE I WANT TO KNOW HOW FAR YOU HAVE GONE WITH THE LAW COMMISSION,ARE YOU
THROUGH WITH THEM??
>
> THANKS
> KELLY.

Yes, I'm through with them all right. And the bank. And you. I went to the
Western Union to send the fees to the "lawyer" Mr. Yacouba Outtara, and found
a very interesting pamphlet. After a bit more research, I think I can safely
say that I won't be going any further with this transfer.

Hannah


Hannah attaches the following:

Image

Now, this was one of the first times I used this modality, but I love it. You can believably twig during a straight bait without blowing cover, it requires little effort on your part, and to the lad's horror, you twig when you were following instructions to the letter. Even funnier, some of them try to explain it away, which is great. You just toss out this fake pamphlet and hilarity ensues, most of the time. For good measure, Hannah includes ole Yacouba in the fun, too.

Kelly, of course tries to explain it away. And his subject line grows ever longer. Re: FROM KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Quote:
DEAR HANNAH,

I COULNT UNDERSTAND ACTUALLY WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT,IAM NOT A NIGERIAN IAM A FULL CITIZEN BURKINABE,HERE IS MY I.D ATTACHED TO YOU FOR YOU TO KNOW ME IN PERSON,ALL MY HOPE ARE IN THIS FUND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO AGAIN IF YOU LET THIS OUR TRANSACTION FAIL,ALREADY THE BANK KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE NEXT OF KIN TO INHERIT THIS MONEY,PLEASE WRITE TO THE BANK IF THIER IS WAY THEY CAN TRANSFER THIS FUND TO YOU,THIS IS REAL I DO NOT WANT US TO LOOSE THIS FUND IT IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME AND YOU PLEASE PLEASE.

KELLY.


Oooh. All caps panic mode. Nice. And the lamest excuse ever. I'm not Nigrerian, so I can't be crooked! And look! I have I.D.! With, like, authentic postage stamps and everything! And me with my size 18 neck stuffed into a size 15 collar on a hideous shirt! How could you not trust me?

I ask you, people, how could you not trust this face? Especially when it came in 1945K of bitmap?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I decide to make a fairly lame bid for a trophy. What the heck?

Quote:
That ID could belong to anyone. Or be fake. You don't need to be from Nigeria
to be a 419 scammer, anyway. If you're really Kelly Sanko, prove it. Let's see
a picture of you, the same person on that ID, holding a sign that reads "Kelly
Sanko - A Golden Opportunity".

Now, I'm going to bet that picture on that ID isn't you any more than it's me,
and you will go scurrying away from this request like a cockroach in daylight,
never to be heard from again, because you're a fake. But if you're not a fake,
prove it. Let me see that photo. You and your little scammer friends aren't
going to see a cent from me just because you've got a fake ID to send me.
Prove you're for real or get lost. Your choice.

Hannah


In the meantime, I get a rather terse email (what else?) from the bank.

Quote:
Attn:Hannah Lanham,

This is to notify you that we have waited to receive Documents
required from you or your Attorney as regards to your claim in this
Bank,Due to your inability to meetup with the Banking guidelines and
its requirement procuring validity Documents for the release of your
inherited fund,This bank has made it imperative and resorted to its
OPTION (B)METHOD of transfering such fund as yours to our offshore payment
security service center in Holland.
This was because of non certificate to clarify the fund from laundry
drug money and Terrorist sponsors fund.
You are therefore urged to go to Holland to collect your fund cash
from our payment security service center,it will take 48hrs for your fund to
arrive Holland you will dully be contacted by them.
You have to present to them your Drivers licence of international passport for
identification.
Best Regard

DR.MICHEL BELLOT


And another. Yay! My nonexistent fund has arrived!

Quote:


Attn:Hannan Lanham,

This is to inform you that your inheritance fund have arrived Holland today,The
payment officer will surely contact you,Congratulations.

Best Regards,
Dr.michel Bellot.


And now, Zennitt Securities comes to the fore!

Quote:
Dear Sir,

This is to inform you that we are in receipt of your payment file from the
BANK BICIAB in Bukina Faso-Ouagadougou for the immidiate payment for your
claim of us$20m.

Kindly go through the attachment carefully and get back to us as soon as
possible.

We await your urgent response.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


As usual, they goof on the gender. But they give me a tasty flag-earning opportunity! And a lovely attachment.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Quote:
And me with my size 18 neck stuffed into a size 15 collar on a hideous shirt! How could you not trust me?


Good God! I just want to squeeze his disgustingly oversized head like a gigantic pimple! SPLORUSHHHHH!! You should tell him to quit fooling around, since there is no such place as Burkina Faso. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hon, I burned Kelly off this bait so long ago, I barely remember him. I could probably rebait him using the same address and name and he wouldn't remember me by now. Heck, I'm actively trying to get rid of "Belliot" from the bank right now, and he's just like gum on my shoe on a 90 degree day. He doesn't want to let go. You'll see why I called this one "no shame" by the end.

Anywho, where I left off in the bait...

New to site-killing, I posted the site here and let the experts take it to its grave.

As usual, my character takes exception to being addressed as "sir". Maybe it irks me so much because I couldn't possibly be mistaken for a "sir" in real life. I have to go "out of country" to get a bra that fits, for Pete's sake.



Quote:


I am not a Sir, but a Madam. Kindly correct that in your paperwork and send me a corrected copy.



Hannah Lanham




You fix that now, Dan'l!

And Kelly's big comeback. Dude, Don Rickles would be... well, he'd be rolling on the floor laughing, I think.

Quote:

DEAR HANNAN

I REGRATED TOO MUCH OF EVEN CONTACTING YOU IN THIS TRANSACTION,LOOK HOW YOU ARE INSULTING ME SIMPLE BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE THIS DEAL WITH YOU,WELL THEIR IS NO PROBLEM I DO NOT WANT TO LOOSE MY JOB IN THE BANK,THIS PARTING IS WELL MADE.

THANKS
KELLY.


You... you regrate that cheese, Kelly! You show it who's boss!

Bless Daniel and ZSFI's little buttons, they do correcct the paperwork and resend it. If these guys are in a cafe, I'm costing them a lot of spending money in attachments alone.

Quote:

Dear Madam,

Kindly go through the attachment carefully and get back to us as soon as
possible.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


Image

And you didn't think Hannah would let Kelly have the last word, did you? In an effor to get Kelly riled, I use what most lads consider the worst insult. This bears, of course, no relation to my real life views. Some of the nicest people I know are flaming homosexuals... I don't mean to associate them with scammers at all.

Quote:


You don't HAVE a job in the bank, unless it's as the janitor. I doubt the bank
employs an officer that can't SPELL!

And it's "Hannah", you flaming homosexual.

Hannah


And it starts to become apparent that Kelly does not communicate very well with the rest of his gang. Because the bank blindly carries on with me. So I play along, too.

Quote:
ATTN:Hannah Lanham,
This is to inform you that you should notify this bank any time you are to carry
your consignment from our offshore security payment service center in Holland.
Best Regards,

Dr.Michel Bellot.



As usual, poor little Hannah needs to ask some questions, being uniniiated into the world of finance.

Quote:
Well, I've been reviewing the document you sent. What is a swift code? I'm
unfamiliar with the term.

Thanks,
Hannah Lanham


And it's promptly and well answered. I'm impressed. Most lads would just keep blindly saying "Gimme the Swift code... gimme the Swift code... I don't know what it is, but give it to me..."

Quote:


Attn:Hannah Lanham,

The content of your mail well noted,The swift code simply means the code in
which the banks pin fund transfer to other bank, without the swift code number
of a bank fund can not be transfered from one bank to another bank,with the
swift code money will be wired very easily.

I hope you understand clearly,

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


The security company, as usual, hucksters for my contact info. Don't any of these lads talk to each other efficiently?

Quote:
Dear Madam,

This is to inform you that we are in receipt of your email regarding the payment of you claim from Burkina Faso.

Please contact us with you complete details to include your telephone and fax numbers so that we proceed.

Regads,
Daniel Peterson


I hand over the old K7 number.

Quote:
My phone number is 206-666-3170. I can also be faxed at that number.

Hannah


I also make some crap up to send to the bank. I make sure it's not a valid swift code, first, of course.

Quote:
Apparently my bank's swift code is CHAR US 49. What else do you need to know
about the bank in order to complete the transfer?

Thanks,
Hannah

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Zennitt is on the case!

Quote:

Dear Hannah,

Sequel to the receipt of your telefax number, I wish toinform you that we haveconcluded our verification and vetting exercise on your inheritance details.

Therefore, we hereby furnish you with the payment requirements and options

Option A

You shall be required to come over to Amsterdam in person to sign thefinal release documents to this huge sum in question.

Option B

An attorney shall be norminated for you from our legal department but youshall be required to pay some servie charges before the signing ceremony.

In the light of the above, you are urgently requested to confirm by areturn email your prefered option so that we can give details of the charges invloved.

We await your immediate response.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson



So I figure that's the end of it, right? They'll tattle to the bank, drop me like a hot potato. But no! My buddy at the bank... puzzlingly... sends me an email that seems to blame... the bank! Or something. I guess he hasn't heard from Yacouba and Kelly, so he moves to stage B of Parting A Maga From Her Money. The Come and Carry!

Quote:

Attn:Hannah Lanham

We received your mail,the informations about your receiving bank in America is
completed but the issue now is that your fund is no more in Burkinafaso your
inheritance fund is in Holland,I hope that you are informed about the movement
of your fund to holland,this was due to your inability to meet up with bank
requirements,Have they not contacted you to come and carry your fund in Holland?
Please respond urgently for us to know what to do because we will not violet the
international banking laws.

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Since I usually like to piss off lads by traveling, I respond to the security company.



Quote:

I'll travel. I've always wanted to visit Amsterdam, and here's my chance.

Thanks,
Hannah


And I let bank boy know that I've been talking to the security company, which is, I presume, what he actually meant in his last email.

Quote:

Yes, I am in contact with Zennitt Securities.

Hannah


But, dang it, he wants to know more detail.

Quote:
Attn:Hannah lanham,

As you has been in contact with our offshore payment security service center in
Holland,What did you decide?Are you to go there and carry your inherited fund
cash or did you still want the bank to transfer the fund direct to your
nominated bank account in America?let us know immediately.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


And Daniel at Zennitt is being a big noodge about wanting my ID an' stuff.

Quote:
Dear Madam,

This is to aclnowledge the receipt of your email.

Please forward a copy of your valid legal identification to enable us schedule you for immediate payment.You may send it by email attachment of by fax.

We await your immediate response.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


I let the bank know a smidgen more.

Quote:

I'm traveling to Amsterdam.

Hannah


I send Zennitt my ID.

Quote:
My identification is attached.

Hannah


Attached is 332K of corrupted jpg.

BICIAB bank's rep is equally minimalist.

Quote:
Right,keep us posted with informations till you collect your fund from the
securities,Date of your arrival in Amsterdam for our Refrences is necessary.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Next, I get an invitation. *claps hands and jumps up and down. * Or that's what they called it in the subject...

Quote:

Dear Madam,

This is to inform you that we have conclude our verification in your
inheritance details.

Kindly go through the attachment carefully and get back to us as soon as
possible.

We await your urgent response.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson



The security company kindly includes this attachment. You know, I think my favorite bit of lad fantasy is this tale they spin about not being able to take fees and taxes and things out of the account itself. Bull. Do you see your local bank shying away from sucking you dry of money you don't even have in there if you bounce a check? Neglecting to take out their fees when you go over the number of checks you're allowed per month? I think not! The creative spelling in these things is always fun, too. The beneficiary's what?

Image

As usual, nothing Hannah attempts is easy.

Quote:

I can be there with the payment on the fifteenth, but I can't fax you my
travel itinerary. I don't have a fax machine. Could it be emailed instead?

Hannah


Daniel offers an alternative, but reminds me of two important things. Bring the cash and... what was the other one?

Quote:
Dear Madam,

This is to inform you that we are in receipt of your email regarding your
inheritance claim.

be reminded that the flight intineries can also be emailed but ensure that
you come with the complete requirements to include two small size passport
photos recent copies and the charges payble in preference by cash.

We await your immediate response.

regards,
Daniel Peterson


Okay, security company. A little cut/paste from a flight booking site, and a lovely word problem about exchange rates.

Quote:

Here is my inbound flight information

Depart Tue, Dec 14

1:10pm Depart - Seattle/Tacoma, WA (SEA)
7:50am Arrive - Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
Total travel time: 9hrs 40min
Northwest Airlines 34
Nonstop

How much is the fee in US dollars? I'll need to bring the cash in my currency,
then exchange it.

Thanks,
Hannah


As hoped, the lad quotes a dollar figure over $10,000. Which gives me a ready made excuse, later on, as to why I didn't show.

Quote:



Dear Madam,

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your email together with the flight
intineries.

However, we shall send our protocol officer to pick you up at the airport.

Tried to call you today but only met your answering machine and voice mail.

The total amount you have to come with in your local currency will be
US$12,568.37 .

Call me urgently on my direct telephone number +31 642 193 145.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


I believe there's a message of mine that went into the black hole. I asked how I would know this protocol officer, or how he would know me. Daniel readily responds.

Quote:

Dear Madam,

We have arranged our protocol officer to pick you up at the airport and he
shall carry yourr name on a placard.Therefore, you should confirm your
arrival.

We wish you a safe journey while wishing you a Happy Christmas and a
Prosperous new year.

regards,
daniel Peterson


Oh, this is too good. A lad volunteering to hold a sign. Anyway, Hannah lays low until nearer time for her flight, then emails the security company again.

Quote:
Everything is still on schedule and I should be there on time. Soon to leave
for the airport.

Hannah


Then she fails to show. And stays out of touch for a couple of days. Daniel from the security company wants to know what's up.

Quote:

Dear Hannah,

We regret that you could not make yourself availabe for the signing
ceremony for the release of your claim.

Kindly forward to us a reachable telephone number.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


He's quite calm for a stood-up lad. Hannah has a reasonable explanation, though.



Quote:

I tried to make myself available, but I ran into some trouble. You told me I
could bring the cash in my country's currency. But evidently, you are unaware
of the law that prevents anyone from leaving the United States with more than
$10,000 in cash. I was carry more than the $12,568.37 you told me I needed for
the fees, and the airport security decided to search me.

They questioned me for hours upon hours as to why I was carrying that much
money and what my travel plans were and why I was going to Amsterdam. I was
held overnight and the police are still investigating. I gave them as little
information as I could, but they are not done questioning me yet. I regret
that I couldn't make the flight, but I'm sure you understand it was out of my
control. It was extremely harrowing. I'm still shaking from the experience. Is
there any way we can make alternate arrangements, or is it too late?

Hannah


On the sad side, Daniel never got to see it. On the happy side, this is how I found that the host had finally pulled the website.

Quote:

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

The Postfix program

<[email protected]>: Host or domain name not found. Name service error for
name=zsfi.com type=A: Host not found


Undaunted by this little setback, Hannah forwards the bounce to the Yahoo address helpfully provided on all those attachments.

Quote:



What's going on? The following message to you at the main address bounced back
to me, and the website seems to be down.


That, too bounces.

Quote:
I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

The Postfix program


Jeepers, at this point, I'm corresponding more with Postfix than the lads! Never fear, though. The bank soon gets hold of me.

Quote:
Attn:hannah lanham,

This is to notify you that your inheritance fund in Holland has limited time to
stay in Amsterdam,the bank will recall the fund back to our bank coffre if we
did not receive your attempt message to carry the fund within the instructed
period.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Hannah files a perfectly reasonable customer complaint.

Quote:

The security company's website and email addresses are all shut down and they
won't respond to me. What can I do about that? Zennitt Securities seems to
have gone out of business without notifying me.

Hannah


Trouble in the lad gang?

Quote:

Attn:hannah lanham,

This Bank will be in contact with the payment officer in Neitherlands today to
know what is the problem and we shall notify you.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot


And that fool Daniel has the cheek to get back in touch with me from another Yahoo address! Why, the very idea!

Quote:
Dear Hannah,

This is to inform you that we have waited for you but all to no avail.

Similarly, we did requested for a reachable telephone number but you never provided any.Please get back to us as soon as possible on how this consignment will be released because our webpage is having a technical problem which will take a while to be put in place.

We await your immediate response.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


Seeing as my story was too good to waste, I reply. Politely, even.

Quote:

I tried contacting you, but both messages bounced after the website
disappeared.

Here is the message I sent:

I tried to make myself available, but I ran into some trouble. You told me I
could bring the cash in my country's currency. But evidently, you are unaware
of the law that prevents anyone from leaving the United States with more than
$10,000 in cash. I was carry more than the $12,568.37 you told me I needed
for
the fees, and the airport security decided to search me.

They questioned me for hours upon hours as to why I was carrying that much
money and what my travel plans were and why I was going to Amsterdam. I was
held overnight and the police are still investigating. I gave them as little
information as I could, but they are not done questioning me yet. I regret
that I couldn't make the flight, but I'm sure you understand it was out of my
control. It was extremely harrowing. I'm still shaking from the experience.
Is
there any way we can make alternate arrangements, or is it too late?

Hannah


Daniel makes a bid for the security company to get paid. It infuriates me so, that I embarked on my first successful lad-firing.

Quote:

Dear Hannah,

Thank you for your email.

Now that you cannot make it to Amsterdam, I will advise that we use the attorney option so that this transaction can be concluded.

Please send the money via western union money transfer but you have to send it two times because the maximum amount accepted by western union is below $10,000, hence I will advise that you send it $6,000.00 each in the name of our senior accounts officer as stated below,

NAME: BARRY ORAGE
CITY:AMSTERDAM
COUNTRY:THE NETHERLANDS.

Forward the evidence of this payment by email attachement so that we can have an attorney sign the documents on your behalf and the funds transfered into your account without further delay.

We thank you for your anticipated cooperation while wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


Hell, no, I'm not sending any money! I'm calling the BBB and demanding my money back. Wait... I haven't given you any. Okay, then, I'm going to get my entertainment out of you. In the meantime, the bank chimes in again.

Quote:


Attn:Hannah lanham

This is to inform you that your fund is stable in Holland we have contacted the
payment office to ask him why you have not been paid,He inform us that you have
not yet come for your fund,therefore you should try to carry your fund within
specific time for the fund is not suppose to encounter Dumorage.

Please notify us if you havebeen connected with the security company.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Dumorage? Is that some kind of fungus?

Hannah lays the groundwork, slowly, gradually, for pitching a hissy and getting the security company sacked. She also makes a bid for a trophy of some sort. Or at least a bad fake ID.

Quote:

As soon as you send me a copy of Mr. Orage's ID, I'll make the transfer
payments. I'm sure you understand why I can't make payments to someone without
seeing a copy of their ID.

Also, what attorney? I'd like to know who is doing the paperwork. And please,
when will the website be back up?

Hannah


She lets the bank know things are being taken care of. Vaguely. Very vaguely.

Quote:
I've contacted the security company, updated them, and they're making
arrangements.

Hannah


The lads acknowledge the message as received at the bank, and they notify me they'll be on short hols for a while. Later, the security company takes some rather longer hols...

Quote:
Attn:Hannah lanham

The content of your mail well noticed,we have two days holliday,
therefore keep us posted from 27th Dec 04 on your updated with the securities.

Best Regards,

Dr.Michel Bellot.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Aaaaages later (okay, December 29), the bank checks in to see if I've been fleeced, yet.

Quote:
ATTN:Hannah lanham,

We want to confirm from you if you are through for the clearing of your fund in
Amsterdam,please notify us urgently.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Hannah seizes the opportunity to lodge a complaint.

Quote:
I'm copying this mail to the security company as well. I've been away from
home for a lot of the holidays, but Zennitt Securities doesn't seem to have
contacted me, either by phone or by email since I contacted them on the 22 of
December. I sent them the following message. Since they want me to make a
payment to one of their representatives, I want to see some ID for this
representative. The representative, after all, must have ID, or they won't be
able to collect the payment when I send it. They haven't been forthcoming with
the ID. I assume they have either been out of the office for the holidays and
will get back to me shortly, or their representative has no ID.

The security company also offered a lawyer to help complete the transfer, but
I asked for information on the lawyer, as well. I'm sure you understand why I
at least want to know the identity of the lawyer I am paying for.

"As soon as you send me a copy of Mr. Orage's ID, I'll make the transfer
payments. I'm sure you understand why I can't make payments to someone
without
seeing a copy of their ID.

Also, what attorney? I'd like to know who is doing the paperwork. And please,
when will the website be back up?
"

Please, Zennitt Securities, get back to me. Your website still isn't
operational.

Hannah



Reasonable enough, right?

Apparently, the lad(s) playing the security company went AWOL or something, because by December 30, the bank is offering an alternative.

Quote:
ATTN:Hannah lanham

The content of your mail clearly noticed,We leant that the security company were
on Holliday,We wish to inform you that the spicific time for your fund to stay
in the offshore payments office in Amsterdam is approaching its expiration
date,Due to some inconvinences that is occuring now the bank will recall the
fund back to our bank coffre and transfer your inherittance fund direct to your
nominated bank account in America,you should reconfirm your account number to
enable the bank wire your fund once the fund is back to this bank.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Just to keep up communication, Hannah replied on the 3rd of January.
Quote:


Have you recalled the fund yet?

Hannah


The bank lad is indeed alive.



Quote:

ATTN:Hannah lanham

We have not yet recall the fund,We are waiting for you to reconfim your
receiving bank account number before the bank could carry out the consignment.

You should forward to us the necessities for the transfer to take place
immediately we recall the fund.

Best Regards,

DR.MICHEL BELLOT.


Hanah, of course, tries to comply.

Quote:


Which bank details do you need? Just the bank account number and the bank
name?

If so, I have an account at Charrid Finance Account # 914673BM.

Is that all you need before you recall the fund?

Hannah


I love how these twits also ask for the bank's physical address, like that really matters.

Quote:



ATTN:Hannah lanham

It will take 48hrs for your inheritance fund to rest in our bank coffre and the
bank shall transfer the fund direct to your nominated bank account once we
recall the fund.you are require also to send to us the complete address of your
receiving bank to avoid mistakes during the wire process.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.



Like usual, Hannah wants to make sure she gets it right.

Quote:


Do you need the address of the corporate branch, or the local branch, where I
do business?

Hannah


The bank replies again. Apparently they're doing freaky things with Hannah's money...

Quote:


ATTN:Hannah lanham

We need the address of the bank you gave us the account number to avoid mistake.
We are about to transfer your inheritance fund,you should not contact the
security company any more for the fund is closer to our brest.

send the information quickly,

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot.


It's like pulling teeth getting an answer, so Hannah gives a bit and takes a bit, what with getting in a jab at the security company.

Quote:
You still didn't answer my question about which branch, so I'll just give you
both. My local branch is located at 453 W. Main Street Deliaburg, Washington
while the main branch is at Suite 1135 Portenstrauss Building Seattle
Washington.

I hope you lot are more reliable than the security company.

Hannah


Ho hum. More attachments.

Quote:

ATTN:Hannah lanham,

The informations we need for the transfer of your fund is ok,
We attached to you the fund transfer approval,you should confirm to us the
receiption of this document.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Image

At least they're mixing up the paper colors. I also love how lads always congratulatie you on your distant relative's death... But you're rich. What do you care about sympathy or empathy or anything like that?

Understandably, Hannah's a bit nitpicky.

Quote:


I received it and reviewed it, and there are some errors you need to fix.
Minor ones, of course, just typos. For a start, in the first paragraph it says
"his nominated bank account", when it should read "her nominated bank
account".

I also can't seem to find a copy of the Financial and Allied Matters Decree
anywhere. Would you mind sending me that, so I can review it? I like to read
any legislation or rules that affect me. Same with the Provision of Financial
Regulation, and the rest of the regulations referenced in the document. I'm
not quite sure about some of the capitalization and the fact that three
paragraphs aren't spaced out, either. That makes it very hard to read.

Luckily, I have a friend who is well-versed in these sorts of things, and he's
promised to review the copies of the decrees you provide and explain it to me
in terms I can understand. I do like to know what I'm getting into, I'm sure
you understand. Especially after all the trouble with the security company
going missing and the money being moved around and so on.

The bit at the bottom, with the empty Date.... and Sign...., inside the
Foreign Remittance Department stamp, am I supposed to sign that, or did
someone there fail to sign it when they stamped it? I want to make sure
everything goes right this time, so I know you understand my wanting to be
thorough and cautious.

Thanks for being so patient with my questions and answering them,
Hannah


Like usual, the dense lad says a lot of nothing.

Quote:


ATTN:Hannah Lanham,

The content of your confirmation mail is well noticed,the banking rules and
financial regulation are well stipulated.
Nominated bank account means your account number which you have given to us as
your receiving account in Washington.

You have to sign the payment slip of your fund release order of transfer or
your local representive,or Attorney to sign on your behalf,but this should take
place during the process of the payment on receiption of the cost of transfer.
However you should pay the tax fees through the blow account:
RECEIVING BANK NAME:BICIAB
ACCOUNT NUMBER:09064-044453-010-11
SWIFT CODE:BICIBFXXXX
BANK CODE:C0023.
BURKINAFASO.

upon the the receit of your tax fees,it will take 72hrs for your fund to clear
in your bank account.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Except "pay me".

Thw SWIFT code appears to be a typo, since the real bank listed uses a slightly different one, but just to be safe, I pass this along to Rian and company.

To delay further, Hannah points out the SWIFT code error.


Quote:
Could you recheck the Swift code? I went to the bank this afternoon and spoke
to them about doing a transfer, but they seemed to think the Swift code wasn't
correct. Too long, maybe? It was nearly closing time, so they didn't have much
time to explain it to me. They told me to reconfirm the Swift code with the
payee. Is the Swift code a typo?

Thanks,
Hannah Lanham


Ah, yes, they jump right on correcting that.

Quote:




ATTN:Hannah Lanham

There was a little mistake in the swift code We are sorry,below are the correct
code.

SWIFT CODE:BICIBFBX
or BICIBFBX(XXX)

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.





Conveniently, the bank is about to take a holiday.

Quote:

Thanks, I'll see if I can send the transfer tomorrow. It's a bank holiday here
today. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.

Hannah


Originally, I was just going to pull my usual "Hey, the bank teller warned me you're a scammer!" routine, but I decide to stretch my skills and work up to a terrible end for Hannah, and a new beginning for another character.

And a voice from beyond the grave! Fecking Zennitt finally gets back to me. On January 19th! Damned long 2-day hols, Daniel!

Quote:
Dear Madam,

This is to inform you that we are in receipt of your emails.

However, we do understand that this transaction has taken too long a time as such we are advising that you should proceed to sending the requested fee to Mr.Barry Orage as sending copy of the identification is insignificant at this juncture.

Also, we had tried to reach u over the telephone but all to no avail and we intend to forward your file to ur administartive headquarters in Spain.

For more information on this, contact Carlos Rodriguez +34 618 724 865.

Regards,
Daniel Peterson


Taken too long. No shiznit, Sherlock! Oh, Hannah's going to play Mugu vs. Mugu on this one! Hannah lets fly.

Quote:

I'm copying this to Dr. Michel Bellot, because I want him to see what a
ridiculous group of incompetents Zennitt Securities really is. I apologize for
my anger, Mr. Bellot, it's not directed at you, but at the incompetence of
Zennitt. I think they need to be told how badly they have handled their
professional duties, and I think you need to know so you can avoid them
mucking up transfers with your clients in the future.

------ Original Message ------
Received: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 05:41:14 AM EST
From: Zennitt Securities <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: NEEDED QUICK RESPOND

> Dear Madam,
>
> This is to inform you that we are in receipt of your emails.

Well, then, why did it take you so long to respond? Is this your idea of a
QUICK RESPONSE? The bank had to contact me themselves, and they told me not to
contact you any more. Acording to them, "Due to some inconvinences that is
occuring now the bank will recall the fund back to our bank coffre and
transfer your inherittance fund direct to your nominated bank account in
America" And where the hell has your website gone? Have the lot of you gone on
holiday for almost a blooming month and not told the bank?


>
> However, we do understand that this transaction has taken too long a >time
as such we are advising that you should proceed to sending the >requested fee
to Mr.Barry Orage as sending copy of the identification is >insignificant at
this juncture.

I'm not sending anything the bank doesn't tell me to send. I'm through dealing
with you.

>
> Also, we had tried to reach u over the telephone but all to no avail and >we
intend to forward your file to ur administartive headquarters in >Spain.
>
> For more information on this, contact Carlos Rodriguez +34 618 724 865.
>
> Regards,
> Daniel Peterson

Sorry, but you can get lost, as far as I'm concerned. The bank is handling the
money themselves. You have been incompetent beyond belief, and you ignored me
for weeks. The money is no longer with Zennitt Securities, or don't you know
that? The bank has recalled the money to Amsterdam. If you think I'm going to
trust a bunch of loons who disappear for weeks at a time, who tell me to come
overseas with an illegal amount of money, and who don't even have a legitimate
website any more, when the bank is already dealing with me, you've got another
think coming. I'm heading off down to the local bank right now, to make the
bank transfer as directed by Dr.Michel Bellot. You people apparently can't
find your own behinds with a map, hired guide, flashlight and both hands.

BICIAB, please instruct this ridiculous excuse of a "security company" to stop
playing around at getting my money, when they don't even have the fund in
their possession any more, please. I do hope you have hired a more competent
firm to handle transactions like this in the future.

Hannah Lanham


Ah, but sadly, this may be the last we hear from brave Hannah. At least on this bait.

On the same day, I get a lovely reminder from the bank.

Quote:



ATTN:Hannah Lanham,

We wish to notify you that you should send to us the slip of the payment by
scann to enable us trace the transfer.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


But Hannah stays silent. On the 21st, BICIAB replies to her complaint.

Quote:


ATTN:Hannah Lanham

The content of your mail clearly noted,
We have send the Zennitt securities strick warning on this useless writeup to
our clients,and they have appologies for the inconvininces.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


You tell 'em! But the 25th comes. Still no slip. Maybe Hannah's forgotten?

Quote:

ATTN:Hannah Lanham,

We are still waiting to receive the tax fees of your fund transfer to enable us
wire your fund to your account by Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer (KTT) with
immediate effect as indicated in our previous mail sent to you.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Finally, on the 29th, the bank hears from Hannah's account. But it's not who they were expecting.

Quote:

Hi,

I'm not sure what business you had with my sister, but I regret to inform you
that Hannah passed away and was buried a couple of days ago. She was involved
in a serious car accident on January 19, sustained a head injury, and was in a
coma for over a week. Sadly, she slipped away after being declared brain dead
with no hope of recovery and being taken off life support. I'm taking care of
her estate and affairs, and I'm currently cleaning out her email account and
shutting it down, sometime in the next couple of months. If you need to
contact me for some reason, you can email here. I should be checking this
account for a while, yet, until we get Hannah's affairs in order.

Lauren Lanham,
Hannah's sister

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

But this lad doesn't disappoint in the "Being a heartless, unfeeling bastard" department. Oh, no!

Not surprisingly, the bank hardly misses a beat.

Quote:
ATTN:Lauren Lanham,

We are very sorry over this incident that Hannah is dead,What a big shock for
this sudden death?
We sympathise for her death may her soul rest in perfect peace Amen.
However we will not fail to inform you that Hannah was having the volume sum of
($20mUSD)Twenty millon united state dollar with her business associate late
mr.Abdul Masinga.
This above mentioned sum we are about to transfer to her nominated bank account
in washington,but due to the fact that we are waiting to receive the cost of the
transfer of her fund before the money could be remitted.
Whereas you are the family of Hannah lanham,this bank will not violet the
international banking laws we are to remit this fund to you as the next of kin
to inherit her money.
Moreover we shall reach you when ever you are ready to collect the fund.

Please accept our warmest sympathy.

Best Regards,
Dr.michel Bellot.
DIRECTOR FOREIGN DEPARTMENT BANK BICIAB BURKINAFASO.


The (gag) prayer's just lovely, right? And I love how he 1) figures Lauren won't blink at the fact that her sister has been doing multimillion dollar business with someone she's never heard of 2) turns the word "violet" into a verb and 3) lets his typing degenerate even more. I mean, the man doesn't even wait until Hannah's cold in the ground before he starts asking for more money, and he doesn't even question how Lauren got into the account. I ignore him a few days, to maintain some modicum of decorum and respect for my late baiting character.

I decide to see, once again, just how much like vultures these bastards are. If anyone new to the board ever takes us to task about taunting "poor people who are just trying to make a living, boo hoo, how could baiters be so heartless?" I swear I'm gonna point them to this bait. Because anyone who really believed this email from Lauren, and still continues to run the scam, is truly heartless. After a few days, Lauren mails the bank.





Quote:


It's going to be at least a couple of weeks before her estate is settled and I
can take control of her former accounts. At present, the will is still in
probate and we're attempting to take care of her belongings. If you can keep
in touch, I'll try to keep you apprised of the situation. Thank you for the
wishes. We're all just completely devastated by her death. She was so young
and full of life, and that's all been taken away, now. Her three-year-old girl
just can't understand where Mommy is and why she's not there to tuck her into
bed any more or to read her a story.

Lauren


So, is a scammer willing to plunder a devastated sister and rob a three-year-old who has just lost her Mommy? Damned skippy! He's still so hot to get his hands on the money, he keeps in touch even though I soundly ignore him.

Quote:


ATTN:Lauren,

Keep us posted with informations when ever situation is regulated.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Quote:
ATTN:Lauren

You are entitle to call the office of the foreign Remittance at the working hour
GMT on:+226-78-85-23-70 for more informations.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Just for fun, I finally give him a pointless update.

Quote:


We should have the will and the estate wrapped up by Wednesday or Thursday of
this week.

Lauren


As always, they want my freaking passport. I'm an American, darn it! We don't have passports if we can help it! (Just kidding.)

Quote:




ATTN:Lauren
First thing you should do after the will is to send to us the first two pages of
your international passport or National identity card by scann for
Identification.

Best Regards,
DR.MICHEL BELLOT.


Okay, fine, you insist. I'll be literal. Or rather Lauren will.

Quote:

I don't own a passport. And Americans don't have a national identity card.

Lauren


He replies.

Quote:


ATTN:Lauren,
You should send us prove of yourself,what about your state Identity? we required
evidence that will clarify us really that your are from HANNAH family to inherit
her fund.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Mmm hmm. So, my license is supposed to prove I'm next of kin? Isn't the fact that I'm in her email proof enough? [/sarcasm]

Okay, I'm going to drag this out at least one more mail.

Quote:



State identity? You mean my driver's license? We usually don't have a
state-issued identity card unless we don't have a driver's license.

Lauren


BICIAB gets ever more minimalist. All those attachments must really take it out of 'em.

Quote:


ATTN:Lauren

Yes your drivers licence is well tolerated.



Once more, he beats me to the send button. Man, he wants to rob that motherless three-year-old.

Quote:

ATTN:Lauren,

As awaiting for your Driver's Licence,you have to forward to us your receiving
bank where we will transfer the fund.

Send us the following informations;

RECEIVING BANK NAME:
SWIFT CODE:
ACCOUNT NUMBERS:
COMPLETE ADDRESS OF THE RECEIVING BANK:

I hope you are well informed.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.



Unfortunately for BICIAB, Lauren is every bit as inept at scanning and attaching as Hannah was, God rest her soul.

Quote:


I don't send many attachments. I hope it's been attached properly. I got a
friend to scan it for me.

Lauren


There is nothing attached. At all. Persistent little bugger, isn't he?

Quote:

ATTN:Lauren

We did not receive any attachment,if it is difficult for you to scann and attach
the file you can write out the informations in your Drivers licence and send to
us by email.

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot


Nope, I can't scann it. Because that's not even a word. Sigh. Anyway, I take an even more crap way out. I make up a bad license number and fork it over.

Quote:

So, you should just need my Driver's license number, right? That's
ECK44356MN.

You should be able to verify my identity with the DMV with that.

Lauren


Amazingly, it's accepted! BICIAB just wants the bank info, now.

Quote:

ATTN:Lauren

You should also forward to us your personal contact address with phone
numbers,your bank account number where we will transfer the fund.

The Receiving bank name,
Swift code of your bank,
Bank address, this informations will enable us transfer the fund to your
nominated bank account in USA.

Best Regards
Dr.michel Bellot.


I've seen it before, but the ruthlessness of this scammer still makes me gape. I decide to see how low this scammer will sink in trying to steal from babies and a grieving family. The answer? Pretty damned low.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Lauren gamely tries to complete the transaction. After all, she wants Hannah's legacy to get passed on to the kids, right?

Quote:
> ATTN:Lauren
>
> You should also forward to us your personal contact address with phone
numbers,your bank account number where we will transfer the fund.
>

For the moment, I can be contacted at Hannah's address. I'm staying there to
help with my nieces and nephews for the time being.

> The Receiving bank name,
> Swift code of your bank,
> Bank address, this informations will enable us transfer the fund to your
nominated bank account in USA.
>
> Best Regards
> Dr.michel Bellot.
>

Leopold Merchant Bank
750 Warkin Way
Mitigawi, WA

I'm not familiar with what a SWwift code is. My account number is TRE8756287B
if that's any help.

Lauren


The bank responds. And people, brace yourselves for the most incredibly shite and insensitive attachment in my entire baiting career.

Quote:

ATTN:Lauren,

There is an attachment message from the bank BICIAB.
Your inheritance fund hasben approved for transfer to your nominated bank
account by the board of Governors of this bank,you should confirm to us the
receiption of this approval.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


First one, not so offensive. Generic lad blah-bitty-blah.

Image

Second... what the fork? They have sent Lauren the exact same uncorrected document as before, unless you count where they WROTE IN THE FEES WITH A FELT TIP PIN, and they refer to the "mysterious death of our client". Lauren prepares to throw a fit over this injsutice upon seeing this. I mean, is this an insult to her sister's memory, or what?

Image

Lauren takes them to task over it.




Quote:
I received the documents, but surely these aren't the final copies, are they?
For a start, the beneficiaries section should also contain Hannah's husband
and minor children, as well as mine. His name is Brian Wickett, and the kids
are JoAnna Marie Lanham-Wickett and Timothy Bennett Lanham-Wickett.

The second document is positively riddled with typos, and some of the
"corrections" have been done in hand with an ink pen. Why not type up a new
document? And how incredibly insensitive the language is! How dare you refer
to my sister's death as "mysterious" when you know very good and well she was
killed in a car accident! And "Once again accept our warmest
congratulations"?! On what? The fact that my sister got killed when she was
probably going to the bank to make that transfer to you? That she suffered for
days before dying? That her babies are left to grow up without their mother,
when one of them is only three? Dear God, man, that is the most incredibly
insensitive and boorish letter I've ever had the misfortune to receive. Shall
I tell the kids you congratulate them on having their mother die as well?
Unbelievable!

Lauren


But this guy is like a broken record. He apologizes, sort of, but keeps pushing for the money. I've seen rats with more remorse and conscience.

Quote:
ATTN:Lauren
The content of your mail clearly noticed,first we are very sorry if you
misunderstood our write up,Any body who is happy over some ones death is not a
human being,non of the bank officer are happy over Hannah's death please accept
our sympathy.

The rules and regulation of this bank does not warrant two or three persons to
be the beneficiary of fund remittance to a deceased client, hence you have
provided us the informations needed for the transfer of Late Hannah's fund to
your receiving bank in USA we do not need another account numbers or persons
name as second beneficiary to inherit the fund.

We are still waiting to receive the tax fees of your fund transfer to enable us
wire your fund to your account by Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer (KTT) with
immediate effect as indicated in our previous mail.

You have to sign the payment slip of your fund release order of transfer or your
local representive,or Attorney to sign on your behalf,but this should take place
during the process of the payment on receiption of the cost of transfer.
However you should pay the tax fees through the blow account:
RECEIVING BANK NAME:BICIAB
ACCOUNT NUMBER:09064-044453-010-11
SWIFT CODE:BICIBFBX (or) BICIBFBX(XXX)
BANK CODE:C0023.
BURKINAFASO.

upon the the receit of your tax fees,it will take 72hrs for the fund to clear in
your bank account and we should send to you the transfer slip by scann or
through DHL mail delivery.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Oh, but Lauren is not budging. And she's going to show that this guy is positively hearless. He doesn't give a rip about these poor, motherless kids. He just wants his payday.

Quote:
> ATTN:Lauren
> The content of your mail clearly noticed,first we are very sorry if you
misunderstood our write up,Any body who is happy over some ones death is not a
human being,non of the bank officer are happy over Hannah's death please
accept our sympathy.
>
> The rules and regulation of this bank does not warrant two or three persons
to be the beneficiary of fund remittance to a deceased client, hence you have
provided us the informations needed for the transfer of Late Hannah's fund to
your receiving bank in USA we do not need another account numbers or persons
name as second beneficiary to inherit the fund.
>
> We are still waiting to receive the tax fees of your fund transfer to
>enable us wire your fund to your account by Key Tested Telegraphic >Transfer
(KTT) with immediate effect as indicated in our previous mail.

Not before you redraft that horrid letter and remove that insulting, hurtful
language. And I want a copy with the correct number actually typed on it, not
scribbled in with a pen, like it's a receipt for a bike at a garage sale, or
something, and not my dead sister's inheritance. I can't even make out the
number properly.

Her husband saw that letter by accident when he was using the computer, and
he's taken to the bed and popping Valium ever since. I've had to assure the
children over and over that he's just sad about Mommy and something he read
about her, and that he's not going away like she did. There has been absolute
pandemonium in this house, thanks to you people and your insensitive letter.
They were all traumatized enough by Hannah's death. I've hardly stopped crying
for the last few days. The least you can do is respect my sister's memory
enough to send me a copy of the letter about the tax fees that doesn't looka
as though it was tossed off without a single thought as to how it would look
to the family that lost her.

Lauren


Heaven above! This guy wants his money so bad, he does the unthinkable! (At least for a lad.) He actually works for it. I receive a more sensitive redraft of the letter.

Quote:

ATTN:Lauren

View the corrections made for the approval of your fund release.

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Oh, it's still crappy and riddled with typos and it's generally hideous beyond measure, but at least it doesn't congratulate me on the death of my sister.

Image

He can smell the money now. But he's not getting off that easy.



Quote:
Turns out our local bank can't handle a KTT of that size. But they do
Moneygram transfers, so I sent the money that way, to you, personally,
instead. Which bits of information do you need off the Moneygram receipt to
collect it?

Lauren


I bet he's tearing his hair out by this point. Fair enough. He's already down one heart and one sense of shame. What's hair in the bargain?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

By now, he's probably just dying to get his hands on the money. But to his credit, he maintains the "banker" front. I'm to send it to his secretary.

Quote:







Attn:Lauren

Ok you can send it to us through moneygram in the name of my secretary Madam
Gladys Edua, Via Ouagadougou Burkinafaso.
Do not fail to send to us the informations of the transfer slip,the password and
the control number.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


I guess he failed reading comprehension, especially that bit about me already having sent it.

Lauren sticks to her story and delays another day.

Quote:


But I already sent it in your name. Do I need to go stop the transfer and
change the name?

Lauren


I'll give him this, too. He maintains his calm, when he probably just wants to scream "AAAAAGGH! Gimme the slip already!"

Quote:

ATTN:Lauren,

No,Hence you have sent it in my name there is no problem only send to me the
informations of the moneygram transfer slip.

Best Regards

Dr.Michel Bellot.


I wait a bit, of course. He's getting antsy.

Quote:

ATTN:Lauren

We are still waiting to receive the tax fees for the transfer of your inherited
fund,could you please indicate to us the Name used for the moneygram transfer,
GAZA MOHA (CHAIRMAN)
IBRAHIM ALFA(ASST.F.R)
MICHEL BELLOT(Dir.F.R)
or MADAM.GLADYS EDUA(SECRE.GR)

This informations will help us collect the tax fees and with the control number
and password of the moneygram is also needed.

Upon the receiption of this fees the bank will transfer your inheritance fund to
your nominated bank account with immediate effect.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


I ignore that last and just opt to reply to the one where he says I can send it to him directly.

Quote:
The control number is 522521088. I'm not sure what you mean by password. Is
there supposed to be a password on my slip?

Lauren


Notice that's nine numbers? With two doubles? Oh, my, I believe I've made a typo.

BICIAB is all over this mistake.

Quote:



ATTN:Lauren

We are unable to collect the taxfees because the tracking numbers 522521088 is
invalid,send to us the appropriate reference number,the moneygram reference
numbers are suppose to be 8 but yours is 9 maybe their is a mistake somewhere.

Best Regards
Dr.Michel Bellot.


Ohhhhhh, but Lauren smells a rat!

Quote:
>
>
> ATTN:Lauren
>
> We are unable to collect the taxfees because the tracking numbers 522521088
is invalid,send to us the appropriate reference number,the moneygram reference
numbers are suppose to be 8 but yours is 9 maybe their is a mistake
somewhere.
>

I think I typed one of the numbers twice, but I've recalled the payment. I
spoke to a lawyer about making sure the kids get their fair shares, and
putting it in trust for them, and so forth, and he advised me that the whole
thing is a scam. I showed him the correspondence that Hannah had with all of
you (what I could find of it, in her email account) and the documents, and
everything. The lawyer says there is no account, there is no inheritance, and
had Hannah made it to the bank, you would have simply taken her money and
given her nothing in return. He showed me newspaper stories and police reports
on similar scams. They all looked very familiar.

Needless to say, I'm very upset. If it's true that this is a scam, my sister
died for nothing. For worse than nothing. For a lie from a bunch of theives.
If you really were trying to scam my sister out of her money, you don't even
deserve the luxury of eternity in Hell. That would be too good for you, if
lying and thieving led to my niece and nephew losing their mother in that car
accident.

The lawyer has promised to contact the bank in question and confirm whether
it's a sham or the truth, but he doesn't hold out much hope for this
transaction being genuine. In the unlikely event that it does prove to be a
legitimate transaction, I will send the fees in a different transfer. For
right now, though, I'm hanging on to the money pending the attorney's
investigation.

If you are trying to scam me, please, be honest about it right now, as it
would save a lot of time and trouble in the long run. I'm just trying to hold
everything together for my brother-in-law, and my sister's babies. If the fund
is not real, then for God's sake, have a shred of decency and tell the truth
about it. Save us from having the heartache last any longer than it has to. I
have a very bad feeling about all this. You didn't even seem to care when I
told you Hannah had been killed. I think you were more concerned about getting
these "tax fees" out of us, and I was too tired, stressed out and sad to see
it at the time. It seemed like such a Godsend for the children, this windfall.
Somehow, I think it's too good to be true, though.

Lauren


I get the usual Shock, horror, dismay! reply from the lad. They're so innocent when they want to be...

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ATTN:Lauren

We are surprise about this your write up with your Attorney adivice,how can this
bank scam you??well only that we do not want to violet the international banking
laws that is why the bank wishes to remit your late sister fund that has been in
our bank coffre.
If you do not want to reclaim her money with us we will cancel the transfer and
remit the fund to Government tressure as unclaimed bill,Or we can equally
transfer the fund to our offshore payment security service center in Spain where
you can go and carry the fund cash.

Best Regards,
Dr.Michel Bellot.


He attempts to get Lauren to go for the come and carry as well, but at this point, I've been so disgusted by his actions and think I'm beginning to stretch believability as a real victim. So I'm not terribly receptive. I also want to see if he will stoop even lower or try to talk his way out of this.

Quote:


The attorney called me. He's spoken to banking authorities and the police.
You're a lying, thieving scammer, and I hope you rot in hell for getting my
sister killed with your lies. If God has any mercy in his heart for people
who lie and steal and try to take money from motherless children and grieving
husbands and sisters with no remorse, you had better get down on your knees
and beg he shows you some. Don't bother contacting me again. You're frauds and
criminals. They showed me documents just like yours used to scam someone else.
You would take the tax fees and disappear, and we would get nothing. If you
aren't sorry for what you've done, I'm sure the devil has a special little
corner of Hell set up just for people like you.

Lauren


Will he respond? You bet! The enormous ass still wants to carry on business as usual!

Quote:
Attn:Lauren,

The Attorney is leading you astry you do not know what you are doing,you should
think well and let nobody deceive you.
To prove to you that this bank can not scam any of our client We are going to
use our (option B)Method of transfering such fund as yours to our offshore
security payment service center in spain or Holland where you will go and carry
your fund cash,please choose between this two countries in Europe you would like
to go so that we send to you the contact Address where you will receive the fund
cash,Hence you do not want the fund to be transfered through swift or bank to
bank transfer.
Best Regards,

Dr.Michel Bellot.


I decide to pretty well slam the door on him. I figure if he wants the privilege of being baited by me further, he needs to prove himself truly worthy. And he must come bearing gifts!

Quote:
That proves absolutely nothing. You still haven't shown me a shred of proof,
or a single penny. You've just asked for money from me. Do you still want
money from me to pay these supposed taxes? I bet you do. Have you shown me any
identification or anything to prove you are who you say you are? No. I am not
going to have any further contact with you unless you can prove you are who
you say you are. If you're legitimate, you should have no problems proving
that you are. The attorney and the police showed me documents almost identical
to what you sent to Hannah and me. I won't believe you're not a scammer
without some proof.

What are the names of these offshore centers? Where are they located?
Addresses, phone numbers, photo ID. I want some proof, damn it. Otherwise,
I'll just assume that you are every bit the lowlife thieving bastard that the
police say you are. I'm going to call the local authorities and have them
check out the addresses you provide for those payment centers, you hear?

Lauren


So, as of March 7, 2005, I haven't heard a peep. I almost expect to hear from him any day now, with some crap ID and a lame story trying to scam Lauren again. If he does, I'll add on to the bait. As it is, I'm thrilled to have dragged a bait out this long and not have the lad twig I'm a baiter.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Heeeee's baaack!

Guess what crawled out from under a rock and sent Lauren an email today?

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Att;Lauren

We are about to tranfer the fund to spain where you have to go and carry the
fund,only that you should cooldown with us in other to receive the money not
violency,We shall give you the contact address as soon as the fund get there.

Best Regards,

Dr.Michel Bellot.



Ahh, Lauren gets to insult and demand some more!

Quote:
Just don't fucking listen, do you? I refer you once again to what I said in my
last mail. You are obviously a fraud if you cannot show any proof. You don't
give a name for this place in Spain. You don't give me an address up front.
You have yet to show me any identification, or a website where I can
independently verify your employment with BICIAB, or fuck all.

You have proven bsolutely nothing. You still haven't shown me a shred of
proof, or a single penny. You're just trying to get more money out of me with
this stupid story about sending the money to Spain. You're a liar. You were
either lying in your last email to me whan you said, "If you do not want to
reclaim her money with us we will cancel the transfer and
remit the fund to Government tressure as unclaimed bill" or you're lying now.
Or you were lying both times, you filthy, rotten, thieving bastard.

Have you shown me any identification or anything to prove you are who you say
you are? No. I am not going to Spain unless you can show me some proof If
you're legitimate, you should have no problems proving that you are. What are
the names of these offshore centers? Where are they located?
Addresses, phone numbers, photo ID. I want some proof, damn it. You are every
bit the lowlife thieving bastard that the police say you are, aren't you? I'm
going to call the local authorities and have them check out the addresses you
provide for those payment centers, you hear? I'm not buying any more of your
shit stories just because you say so.

Lauren


I'm hoping for some more trophies or at least a bit more of an exchange. I love when the lads protest their "innocence".

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Great read! It just sickens the mind at how far these scammers will go to get money. Just heartless people. On a side note, I really enjoy reading your baits. The naive woman approach is hilarious!! Keep up the great work on driving these lads MAD!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks! Actually, I need to tack on the last exchange. I wouldn't put it past him to contact "Lauren" again. Why the stupid lad playing Bellot doesn't just invest in some crappy fake ID and send it to shut this woman up is beyond me. All she's asking for is ID in that name. It's not like it would be all that hard to rustle up. Maybe he's too poor to afford it (I hope).

According to BICIAB, I've been misbehaving. (shock, horror)

Quote:

Attention please,

We have receive this insult too much from you,if your late sister was still
alive she will not misbehave like you do,you misplaced your self completely from
getting the fund from us.

It seems as we are begging you to collect your sister's fund,we put it clearly
to you that we will send you the complete address of the offshore payment center
in spain if the fund arrived there now you are messing up.

if you don't care for the fund just tell us we will cancel the transfer
immediately.

Dr.Michel.


He didn't bring goodies, like an ID, so Lauren lets him have it with both barrels.

Quote:
IF YOU CANNOT MEET MY REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE A FUCKING, LOWLIFE SCAMMER!

PUT UP OR FUCK OFF!

You're a fucking goddamned liar, aren't you? You don't have ID because the
police were right about you. You're a two-bit con artist in a filthy little
internet cafe without two dimes to rub together. I bet all you do all day is
try to scam innocent people and play with your testicles. Assuming you can
find them.

I've told you. Show me some proof of this shit, or fuck off and burn in hell.

Lauren.


Sadly, it's not yet generated any "proof" or a death threat, but it felt good to tell him off. It totally stuns me that this guy obviously buys that this woman lost her sister and is caring for two small children who lost their mother, and he doesn't give a rat's behind that he's taking money from them.

The naive part's always easy and fun. If there's room for a question, ask it, and just ask one at a time. Make the lad explain everything from nuclear fusion to bank transfers. (Really, who in the States makes bank transfers on a regular basis?) The tough part is finding new and believable ways to twig without letting on you're baiting. So many times I wanted to tell this one I had been playing with him for months.

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