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mrsbean
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Location: North of the Rio Grande, South of Alaska


PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

One of my longer running baits, and quite fun, as it was one of my first forays into audio baiting. Unfortunately, I haven't yet found the magic words to get the calls recorded, so you'll have to settle for descriptions.

Timothy Appiah sends me the usual blargle.

Quote:
Dear Sir,
I do hope the letter will not come to you as a surprise. It was borne out of
my desire to share a mutual business relationship with you. My name is Mr.
Timothy Appiah, 42yrs, a Secretary, a Ghana national married with a wife and
four children. I work as an administrative Secretary to STANDARD SECURITY
AND SERVICES LTD. in Accra-Ghana. I got the information concerning you from
the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and after due consultation with my spiritual
adviser, I decided to contact you believing that by the grace of God, you
will accept to be my partner in this business.
I earn a salary of ¢1.8M – 200 USD equivalent monthly. I joined the
services of this company in 1991 as an office assistant.
I have been working with this company for nine years. Within this period, I
have watched with meticulous precision how African Heads of States and
government functionaries have been using STANDARD SECURITIES to move huge
sums of money USD, Pound Sterling, French France – (Cash) to their foreign
partners. They bring in these consignments of money cash and secretly
declare the contents as jewelleries, gold, diamond, precious stones, family
treasure, documents etc. Gen. Sani Abacha of Nigeria (dead), Mobutu Sese
Seko of Zaire (dead) Foday Sankoy of Siera– Leone. Gen. Ibrahim
Babangida(Rtd.) of Nigeria etc.
All these people have hundreds of consignments deposited with STANDARD
SECURITIES. Their foreign partners, friends and relatives, are claiming most
of these consignments. A lot of them are lying here unclaimed for as much as
15 yrs. No body may ever come for them because in most cases, the documents
of deposit are never available to any body except the depositors most of
them dead.
Since the inception of the 2000 millennium, STANDARD SECURITIES MANAGEMENT
changed the procedure of claims of consignments. As soon as you are able to
produce all the secret information as contained in the secret file of any
consignment, it will be released to you upon demand.
From our record, more than 120 consignments belonging to Gen Abacha / Mobutu
Sese Seko, has been claimed in the past six months. This is why I am
soliciting for your co-operation and assistance. Late Gen. Abacha has 85
consignments deposited with several names and codes. 35 have been claimed in
the past six months. Since he’s dead, his first son is dead in a plane
crash, the second son is facing trial for murder and embezzlement, the
family members are under restricted arrest without communication.
I have finished every arrangement for you to come and claim consignment No
1201 containing USD 9M and consignment No 1200 contain USD 15M. My duty is
to supply you with all the information and documents by fax. You will deal
directly with the management. The procedure is simple: - You will apply
officially to the Director of Operations of STANDARD SECURITIES for the
release of consignment No 1200 and No 1201. They will demand some documents
and secret codes. You will then Call me, I’ll supply you with every
detailed information. Fax it to them.
As soon as they are confirmed correct. They will invite you for the
collection. If you do not want to come to Accra, you can arrange with them
to transfer the consignment to anywhere on agreement. No body will
ever know I am involved in the deal except the Lawyer who will write an
agreement for us.
I’ll suggest upon conclusion we share 50 – 50. At the successful
conclusion of the deal, you’ll arrange for me and my family to come over
to your country. Iassure you that the business have been hatched for 5 Years
now, it is very very secure and risk free. You can get back to me on same
e-mail address including any alternative and more secured telephone and Fax
numbers for further Explanations and directives on the procedure. I have
secured a telephone number 233 2431 53 907 purely for this transaction.
Always call me on the number and email me your responce on my prive email:
[email protected]
God Bless you.
Mr. Timothy Appiah
Private Email: [email protected]



Sir? Dude, a girl could get a complex baiting these scammers…

Quote:
I am not a sir! How DARE you spam me out of the blue and then insult me by getting my gender wrong, as well.

How incredibly rude. Apologize, or don't bother responding.

Trina


What can I say? I had a lot of lads at the time. First reply slap was almost required.

Isn’t he… poetic?

Quote:
Dear Trina Perkins,
I am so so sorry for the gender mistake. Please accept my deepest and sincere apology. I never meant to insult you in any way and if I did, please find it in your heart to forgive me. I am very sorry. How are you doing. I hope you can give me a smile for this sunday once you get my mail. It is important to me that you smile. I also feel you have a wonderful smile too. I did not spam your address per say. I am an African and do not really get the names so well and having not done anything with any foreigner previously, I made the terrible mistake. Once again accept my apologies. I hope to hear from you telling me that my sins are forgiven. Bye for now.

Best Wishes,
Timothy.


Heh. Yeah, I’m smiling now. Is it just me, or does he come off as a sort of scammer version of Joey on Friends? (How yoooou doin’?)

I decide to go for more groveling.

Quote:
>Dear Trina Perkins,
>I am so so sorry for the gender mistake. Please accept my deepest and sincere apology. I >never meant to insult you in any way and if I did, please find it in your heart to forgive >me. I am very sorry. How are you doing. I hope you can give me a smile for this sunday >once you get my mail. It is important to me that you smile. I also feel you have a >wonderful smile too. I did not spam your address per say.


Then when the hell did I give you permission to email me? I don't go around signing up for mailing lists, so where did you get my address? I don't recall ASKING you to email me.

>I am an African and do not really get the names so well and having not done anything >with any foreigner previously, I made the terrible mistake. Once again accept my >apologies. I hope to hear from you telling me that my sins are forgiven. Bye for now.

>Best Wishes,
>Timothy.

You're forgiven for calling me "sir", but you had better be explaining where you got my email address and why you emailed me.


Whoa! Look! A scammer actually sharp enough to refer me back to his first letter AND do an extract in bold and quotes. Color me duly impressed.

Quote:
Dear Trina,
Once again I must apologise and thank you for your forgiving me. As a catholic, forgiveness from someone I offended is very important. If you go back to my first corresponse of which I state again "I got the information concerning you from the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and after due consultation with my spiritual adviser, I decided to contact you believing that by the grace of God, you will accept to be my partner in this business". My wife is also having some characteristics like you. A good heart but very careful. She also prayed over this and gave her blessings to contact you as she says you have a good spirit and can be trusted. Already I see signs that you are not moved by money and that is a good sign that you can be trusted. Please do not turn your back on us.
Timothy.


How cute. He’s comparing me to his wife. I bet she has a nice smile, too.

I smack, then beckon.

Quote:
>Dear Trina,
>Once again I must apologise and thank you for your forgiving me. As a catholic, >forgiveness from someone I offended is very important. If you go back to my first >corresponse of which I state again "I got the information concerning you from the >Ghana Chamber of Commerce and after due consultation with my spiritual >adviser, I decided to contact you believing that by the grace of God, you will accept >to be my partner in this business".
WHY and HOW would the Ghana Chamber of Commerce have my contact information? I don't do business with Ghana, I have never visited Ghana, and I don't know anyone in Ghana. Why would the Ghana Chamber of Commerce know how to contact me in the first place?



>My wife is also having some characteristics like you. A good heart but very careful. She >also prayed over this and gave her blessings to contact you as she says you have a good >spirit and can be trusted. Already I see signs that you are not moved by money and that i>s a good sign that you can be trusted. Please do not turn your back on us.
>Timothy.

I won't turn my back if you give me a reasonable explanation as to why the Ghana Chamber of Commerce would have anything on record about me. So far, your explanation leaves a lot to be desired.


Trina Perkins


Okay, now Timothy’s just smoking dope. I mean, honestly!

Quote:
Dear Trina,
You see Ghana chamber of commerce does not only have
access of people who do business alone but also from
there you can get other business who have either a
third party connection in other countries chambers of
commerce or individuals who have names similar to a
particular name you register with their network. I and
my wife chose a name with patricia and tina and that
is when your name came up. we took three names and
prayed over the three and finally chose your name. It
was a long shot but we needed someone and we asked God
to give us someone with a good heart who will not run
away with the money without giving us our due share
and someone who loves charity as welland if you think
this person is you, then know that God has answered
our prayers. Will you help us, please!!!

Timothy.


Ooh, three exclamation points. This calls for something special.

Quote:
>Dear Trina,
>You see Ghana chamber of commerce does not only have
>access of people who do business alone but also from
>there you can get other business who have either a
>third party connection in other countries


I do not own a business. I am not affiliated with a business that does anything internationally, much less with Ghana.

>of
>commerce or individuals who have names similar to a
>particular name you register with their network. I and
>my wife chose a name with patricia and tina

My name is not Patricia, nor is it Tina. If you're going to ask my help, especially feeding me this wild story, at least get my name right. My name is TRina. Not Tina. My last name is Perkins, not Patricia.

>

>and that
>is when your name came up. we took three names and
>prayed over the three and finally chose your name. It
>was a long shot but we needed someone and we asked God
>to give us someone with a good heart who will not run
>away with the money without giving us our due share
>and someone who loves charity as welland if you think
>this person is you, then know that God has answered
>our prayers. Will you help us, please!!!

>Timothy.


Tell you what. I'll pray over it. I'll agree to help you for now, but if I get even an inkling that you are not on the up and up, or that you're feeding me a line of complete and utter bull, you'll be sorry. What now?


Here we go with the privacy talk and the solicitation for fax and phone.

Quote:
Dear Trina,
I never addressed you as Tina or Patricia but just wanted to explain something to you on how the name came about. I have started setting everythin in order. I will want us to discuss on the telephone so please forward your telephone and fax numbers immediately, I will call you later. It affords us more privacy. Thank you.

Timothy.


Again, not real encouraging.

Quote:
You still aren't making any damned sense. There is no reason the chamber of commerce would have my information. Where did you REALLY get it? Either start telling the truth or stop contacting me. These stories are ridiculous.

You can phone me at *K7 number removed*, but if you're just going to feed me another line of complete bull about how you got my contact information from the Ghana chamber of commerce, don't bother. Call only if you're going to finally tell me the truth.


Oh dear. Me original K7 number expires while I’m waiting for Timothy to get up off his arse and actually leave a message.

Quote:
Dear Trina,
I have tried to reach you at the number provided but each time they say I have reach an invalid mailbox. Is there another number because I really need to speak with you.

Timothy.


I do give him props for being persistent, though. Or at least he sent me the previous message twice… I make excuses about the number.

Quote:
You didn't need to send me TWO messages saying exactly the same thing.

Great, the fucking phone company has screwed up my number again, and I'll need to get it straightened out. Remind me tomorrow to let you know what's up with the number.

Trina


I get a new one.

Quote:
Damned phone company toasted my number. They had to issue me a new one.

*K7 number removed*

Trina


He just won’t leave a message!

Quote:
Dear Trina,
I just placed a call to you and your new number was on voice mail. I will call back much later. Have a nice day.

Timothy.


From July 21 to Nov 23, I totally ignore and generally forget about him, and he seems to do the same to me. What the heck, on the 23rd, I email.

Quote:
Helloooo. You stil haven't called me.


The bait arises from the dead. Or as Timothy says, “MASSAGE RECEIVED”! Well, yay for him…

Quote:
TRINA,
I AM SUPRISE YOU ARE SOUNDING THIS WAY.
YOU KNOW I TOLD YOU EALIER ON THAT I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO SPEND AS REGARD THIS TRANSACTION.

I TRIED ALL MY POSSIBLE BEST TO PLACE YOU A CALL ON THE TELEPHONE NUMBER THAT YOU GAVE TO ME,BUT ALL EFFORT SEEMS TO BE FRUSTRATING.
SO I HAD NO OTHER CHOICE THAN TO MOVE THE FUNDS TO PARIS WHERE IT WILL BE MORE SAFER SINCE THE SECURITY COMPANY HAS RELEASED THE CONSIGNMENTS.

FOR NOW,I AM LOOKING FOR A TRUST WORTHY PARNER WHO COULD STAND FOR ME WHEN I AM NOT THERE IN FRANCE OR ANY PLACE TO CLAIM THIS FUND ON MY BEHALF.

MOREOVER,I HAVE QUIT WORKING WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY IN ACCRA GHANA AND HAVE RE-ALLOCATED TO NIGERIA FOR SECURITY PURPOSE UNTIL THE FUNDS ARE BEEN CLAIM IN PARIS SO THAT I WILL TRAVEL FROM NIGERIA.
FIND MY NEW MOBILE NUMBER IN NIGERIA 234-803-8055463.

REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.


So, as usual, the lad still miraculously needs help. And the money can be moved, just not anywhere useful. That’s okay. I like Paris.

Quote:
> I TRIED ALL MY POSSIBLE BEST TO PLACE YOU A CALL ON THE TELEPHONE NUMBER
> THAT YOU GAVE TO ME,BUT ALL EFFORT SEEMS TO BE FRUSTRATING.

You tried calling me ONCE, damn it.

 SO I HAD NO OTHER CHOICE THAN TO MOVE THE FUNDS TO PARIS WHERE IT WILL BE
> MORE SAFER SINCE THE SECURITY COMPANY HAS RELEASED THE CONSIGNMENTS.
>
> FOR NOW,I AM LOOKING FOR A TRUST WORTHY PARNER WHO COULD STAND FOR ME WHEN I
> AM NOT THERE IN FRANCE OR ANY PLACE TO CLAIM THIS FUND ON MY BEHALF.
>
> MOREOVER,I HAVE QUIT WORKING WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY IN ACCRA GHANA AND
> HAVE RE-ALLOCATED TO NIGERIA FOR SECURITY PURPOSE UNTIL THE FUNDS ARE BEEN
> CLAIM IN PARIS SO THAT I WILL TRAVEL FROM NIGERIA.
> FIND MY NEW MOBILE NUMBER IN NIGERIA >234-803-8055463.
>
> REGARDS,
> MR TIMOTHY.
>

If you can move the money to another security company, then why do you
still need a partner?


Darn my logical side. I always have to ask that question. Why can they shuffle the money around the world like a darned game of checkers, but can’t get their hands on it? And I’ve never gotten a good excuse, either. I guess I know why, not. They don’t anticipate you actually asking that question.

Quote:
MASSAGE RECIEVED AND WAS ACKNOWLEDGED.
WELL,I DON'T EXPECT TO HEAR THIS KIND OF QUESTION FROM YOU.

I MOVED THE MONEY TO ANOTHER SECURITY COMPANY BECAUSE I WAS CAPABE OF DOING THAT,I AM A STAFF IN THE PREVIOUS SECURITY COMPANY IF YOU WILL REMEMBER.

CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF AN ASSISTANCE,JUST LIKE I HAVE EXPLAIN TO YOU EALIER ON.THESE HEAD OF STATES WHO DEPOSITED ALL THESE MONEY, NORMALLY USE FORIEGN BENEFICIARY OR PARTNER TO CLAIM THESE MONEY ON THEIR BEHAF.AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO.

FOR NOW I AM LOOKING FOR A FORIEGN PARTNER WHO CAN TRAVEL TO PARIS AND CLAIM THIS MONEY ON MY BEHALF,IF YOU CAN DO IT PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO LET ME KNOW, SO THAT WE COULD STOP WASTING OUR VALUEABLE TIME.

I HOPE WITH THIS,YOU WILL KNOW WHY I NEED AN ASSISTANCE.

AWAITING YOUR CONFIRMATION.

BEST REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.


Look, dude, I’m real tired of hearing about all these massages you seem to get in your off hours. And of course you didn’t expect it! You’re not all that bright, are you?

Anyway, I decide to play around with my SkypeOut credit. I basically call up, shout “Hello?” a bit at my headset mic, which is a good six inches away from my mouth, annoying him well into the night local time, and then complain.

Quote:
> MASSAGE RECIEVED AND WAS ACKNOWLEDGED.
> WELL,I DON'T EXPECT TO HEAR THIS KIND OF QUESTION FROM YOU.

Why not? YOu left me hanging for months once, and then you still don't
answer me when I asked the question again.

>
> I MOVED THE MONEY TO ANOTHER SECURITY COMPANY BECAUSE I WAS CAPABE OF DOING
> THAT,I AM A STAFF IN THE PREVIOUS SECURITY COMPANY IF YOU WILL >REMEMBER.

So why not move it to a security company here in the States, then?
That would be a lot more convenient than Paris.

>
> CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF AN ASSISTANCE,JUST LIKE I HAVE EXPLAIN TO YOU EALIER
> ON.THESE HEAD OF STATES WHO DEPOSITED ALL THESE MONEY, NORMALLY USE FORIEGN
> BENEFICIARY OR PARTNER TO CLAIM THESE MONEY ON THEIR BEHAF.AND THAT'S
> EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO.
>
> FOR NOW I AM LOOKING FOR A FORIEGN PARTNER WHO CAN TRAVEL TO PARIS AND CLAIM
> THIS MONEY ON MY BEHALF,IF YOU CAN DO IT PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO >LET ME
> KNOW, SO THAT WE COULD STOP WASTING OUR VALUEABLE TIME.

What's in it for me? Who pays the travel expenses? Where and when
would I be traveling exactly? Paris is a big place. What is the name
and address and contact information for this security company? I need
some DETAILS before I can answer you.

Oh, and I just tried calling you twice. The connection was totally
crappy and it either dropped or you hung up after a few seconds. Your
ringer sounds like a foghorn or something.

Trina



He tries to correct me! Hah!

Quote:
DEAR TRINA,

SORRY FOR MY LATE RESPONSE.

POINT OF CORRECTION,I DID NOT LEFT YOU HANGING AT ANY TIME.
YOU COULD CALL IT FAILURE DUE TO COMMUNICATION AND NOT MY FAULT.
BESIDES,I DID NOT SEE THE SERIOUSNESS IN YOU THEN,SO I THOUGHT I WAS WASTING MY TIME BY HOPING ON YOU.
THAT'S WHY I STOPED COMMUNICATING WITH YOU.

THEN,THE ISSUE OF NOT TRANSFERING THIS FUND TO STATES AS YOU SAID.AS YOU MAY KNOW,IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME THEN TO RAISE MONEY THAT COULD LEAD THE FUND TO STATES SO I DECIDED TO USE THE LITTLE SUM WHICH I HAD THEN TO TRANSFER IT TO PARIS BECAUSE FOR THE FUND TO BE TRANSFERED TO PARIS IS MORE CHEAPER THAN THAT OF STATES.AND MOREOVER YOU DID NOT ASSURE ME THAT YOU COULD CLAIM THE FUND WHEN IT GETS TO STATES.

WELL,CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF TRAVELING,IF YOU REALY WANT TO ASSIST YOU SHOULD ARRANGE FOR YOUR TICKET TO PARIS.IF YOU ASSURE ME THAT YOU WILL TRAVEL TO PARIS THEN I WILL FORWARD YOUR CONTACTS TO THE DIPLOMAT IN PARIS,THEY WILL BE IN GOOD POSITION TO GIVE YOU DETAILS ON HOW YOU WILL ARRIVE IN PARIS.

OR,IF IS GOING TO BE MORE DIFICULT FOR YOU GOING TO PARIS,THEN I COULD GIVE YOU THE E-MAIL AND PHONE CONTACTS FOR YOU TO CONTACT THEM IN PARIS AND NEGOCIATE WITH THEM CONCERNING HOW THEY WILL TRANSFER THE FUND BACK TO STATES,IF THE BILL THEY WILL GIVE IN TRANSFERING THE FUND TO STATES MATCH WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF YOUR FLIGHT TICKET THEN I SUGGEST WE DO IT THIS WAY INSTEAD OF YOU TRAVELLING TO PARIS.

ANY ONE YOU LIKE PLEASE DOI LET ME KNOW IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ASSIST ME.

I MUST APOLOGISE FOR NETWORK FAILURE THE TIME YOU WERE TRYING TO CALL ME PHONE,NETWORK WAS VERY BAD THAT DAY.
BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU YOU WILL GET THROUGH TODAY IF YOU CALL.
I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR CALL.


Senator, you’re out of order.

Quote:
> THEN,THE ISSUE OF NOT TRANSFERING THIS FUND TO STATES AS YOU SAID.AS YOU MAY
> KNOW,IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME THEN TO RAISE MONEY THAT COULD LEAD THE
> FUND TO STATES SO I DECIDED TO USE THE LITTLE SUM WHICH I HAD THEN TO
> TRANSFER IT TO PARIS BECAUSE FOR THE FUND TO BE TRANSFERED TO PARIS IS MORE
> CHEAPER THAN THAT OF STATES.AND MOREOVER YOU DID NOT ASSURE ME THAT YOU
> COULD CLAIM THE FUND WHEN IT GETS TO STATES.

You never bothered to ASK!

>
> WELL,CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF TRAVELING,IF YOU REALY WANT TO ASSIST YOU
> SHOULD ARRANGE FOR YOUR TICKET TO PARIS.

When? How long would I be staying? Some details would be nice.

>IF YOU ASSURE ME THAT YOU WILL
> TRAVEL TO PARIS THEN I WILL FORWARD YOUR CONTACTS TO THE DIPLOMAT IN
> PARIS,THEY WILL BE IN GOOD POSITION TO GIVE YOU DETAILS ON HOW YOU WILL
> ARRIVE IN PARIS.

How about you tell me when I would have to go and how long I would
have to stay? Then I could actually make a decision.

>
> OR,IF IS GOING TO BE MORE DIFICULT FOR YOU GOING TO PARIS,THEN I COULD GIVE
> YOU THE E-MAIL AND PHONE CONTACTS FOR YOU TO CONTACT THEM IN PARIS AND
> NEGOCIATE WITH THEM CONCERNING HOW THEY WILL TRANSFER THE FUND BACK TO
> STATES,IF THE BILL THEY WILL GIVE IN TRANSFERING THE FUND TO STATES MATCH
> WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF YOUR FLIGHT TICKET THEN I SUGGEST WE DO IT THIS WAY
> INSTEAD OF YOU TRAVELLING TO PARIS.

Again, you'll need to give me a time frame for when I would need to be
there, how long I would stay, and so on. I have some frequent flier
miles I could cash in and it's cheaper during some time periods than
others. I need some INFO before I can decide what to do.

>
> ANY ONE YOU LIKE PLEASE DOI LET ME KNOW IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ASSIST ME.
>
> I MUST APOLOGISE FOR NETWORK FAILURE THE TIME YOU WERE TRYING TO CALL ME
> PHONE,NETWORK WAS VERY BAD THAT DAY.
> BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU YOU WILL GET THROUGH TODAY IF YOU CALL.
> I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR CALL.


I don't have time to call today, but I'll call tomorrow if I get a
chance. But you have to assure me that you'll have answers to my
questions. Like how long I will need to stay in Paris. I'm not wasting
the money on a phone call if you're just going to stutter at me and
not give me any answers.


--
Trina Perkins


I love how they are amazing vague. It’s always just “Can you travel to Paris?” No specific location, dates, times, or anything, just “Hey, when you get a minute, could you wander over to Europe?”

So, anywho, of course, on Dec 2nd, he says he wants me there by the 8th. Do these guys think airline tickets grow on trees? I’m busy. I don’t even reply until the 6th.

On the 5th, Timothy gives me a poke to see if I’m still alive, even.

Quote:
DEAR TRINA.
HOW ARE TODAY,IS EVERY THING OKAY?
I WAS JUST WONDERING IF EVERY THING IS OKAY BECAUSE YOU PROMISE TO CALL BUT I DID NOT HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN.

WELL I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW FAR YOU HAVE GONE WITH YOUR PREPERATION AS REGARD TO YOUR TRP TO PARIS ON WEDNESDAY.

THE DIPLOMAT WILL BE CONTACTING YOU ANY MOMENT FROM NOW,I HAVE GIVEN THEM YOUR E-MAIL CONTACT.

THEY ARE GONIG TO GIVE TO YOU EVERY DETAIL YOU NEED BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO PARIS.

PLEASE GET BACK AT ME AS SOON AS YOU CAN,I WILL BE ALSO WAITING FOR YOUR PHONE CALL.

BEST REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.


Okay, okay, I’ll reply. Eventually.

Enter the rude nutcase.

Awilo Yenegeni emails me. He’s so stunningly vague, that at first, I’m not sure he’s attached to this particular bait. He emails me twice on the 5th.

Quote:
DEAR TRINA PERKINS,
PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT YOU HAVE SOME CONSIGNMENT TO CLEAR IN OUR OFFICE.
FORWARD YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER IMMEDIATELY.
REGARS,
AWILO YENGENI.


Some consignment? Man, that’s so descriptive. And in our office. Our who? Where office? Moo?

Anyway, like I said, I reply on the 6th to Timothy.

Quote:
> DEAR TRINA,
>
> YOUR E-MAIL WAS ACKNOWLEDGED.
> SEQUEL TO YOUR POINTS ON THE E-MAIL,I WOULD WANT YOU TO BE IN PARIS BY NEXT
> WEEK WEDNESDAY,THE 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER,2005.

Sorry, but that's impossible. I apologize for the delay in responding,
but I've been down with the flu for a few days. Would it be possible
to push the meeting to next week? Or even the end of this week? And
which did you mean? Wednesday, which is the seventh, not the eighth,
or the eighth, which is Thursday? I might could get a flight on
Monday, but this week would be very difficult. I certainly can't be
there by tomorrow.


>
> AS SOON AS YOU MEET WITH THE DIPLOMAT BY THAT NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY,

Make up your mind. Next week Wednesday would be the 14th.

>AFTER DUE
> VERIFICATION IF YOU WERE TRUELY SENT FROM ME,THEN THE NEXT PROCEDURE IS FOR
> YOU TO CLAIM THIS FUND ON MY BEHALF THEN THE NEXT DAY BEEN THURSDAY OR THAT
> SAME DAY,YOU WILL HAVE TO DEPOSIT THE FUND INTO YOU ARE ACCOUNT FOR SECURITY
> PORPOSE.

And how is he to verify that you sent me?

>
> AS SOON AS THIS IS DONE THEN YOU ARE TRUE WITH THEM,THEN YOU CAN DECIDE ON
> THE DAY YOU WILL LIKE TO GO BACK TO SATES.
> THEN WE WILL NOW MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT ON HOW I WILL COME OVER WITH MY FAMILY.

So I can stay in Paris as long as I like, then?

>
> THE FUND WILL REMAIN IN YOUR ACCOUNT TILL I AND MY >FAMILY COME TO STATES.

Have your visas and passports all ready, then?

>
> I SHALL BE WAITING FOR YOUR PHONE CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.
> AFTER OUR DISCUSSION ON PHONE TODAY I SHALL FORWARD YOUR CONTACTS TO THEM IN
> PARIS SO THAT THEY WILL CONTACT YOU STRAIGHT FROM PARIS AND MAKE AN
> ARRANGEMENT WITH YOU ON HOW YOU WILL COME TO PARIS.
>
> I AWAIT YOU PHONE CALL.
>

I'll try to call you tomorrow, perhaps. My voice was fairly
non-existant while I had the flu. It still comes and goes a bit, due
to the sore throat. But I'll try to call you tomorrow. Frankly, just
crawling out of bed has been difficult these last few days.

--
Trina Perkins


Timothy also tries to argue with me about dates. Doesn’t he know better by now?

Quote:
DEAR TRINA,
I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR ILLNESS.I PRAY YOU WILL GET MORE BETTER.

WELL,CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF YOUR TRIP,I WILL HAVE TO WRITE THEM IN PARIS AND EXPLAIN TO THEM WHY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT THIS WEEK SO THAT WE COULD PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE ANY HINDERANCE TO YOUR TRIP TO PARIS NEXT WEEK MONDAY AS YOU SAID.

FOR THE ISSUE OF DATES,HERE IT READS 7TH OF DECEMBER,2005 TODAY.SO AS I SAID BEFORE THAT TOMORROW BEEN WEDNESDAY IS THE 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER,2005.I AM CORRECT OVER HERE BUT THAT SHOULD NOT BE THE ISSUE.

I WANT YOU TO BE READY BY NEXT WEEK MONDAY.
I SHALL INFORM THEM NOW IN PARIS THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE TOMORROW,THEY SHOULD BE EXPECTING YOU NEXT WEEK MONDAY.

MOREOVER,HAVE THEY CONTACTED YOU AT ALL?BECAUSE I HAVE GIVEN THEM YOUR E-MAIL CONTACT ONLY,FOR I DID NOT HAVE A VALID PHONE NUMBER OF YOURS.

I SHALL BE READY TO JOIN YOU AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THIS FUND BEEN DEPOSITED IN YOUR ACCOUNT OR HAVE IT CLAIMED.


PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH.

BEST REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.


Apparently not.

Anyway, I decide to take on the diplomat first. On the 7th, I go on the offensive with him.

Quote:
Firstly, who the hell are you? Identify yourself. How terribly unprofessional of you, to go emailing me from a Yahoo account, out of the blue, without introducing yourself or identifying yourself, demanding my phone and fax number. What consignment? Who are you? Who do you work for? Why are you contacting me? Which office? Which company? The damned Yahoo office?

You identify yourself and explain yourself first. Don't you come barging into my inbox, demanding things without even a speck of common courtesy.

Trina


He replies the same day.

Quote:
Dear Trina Perkins,
In refference with our first message to you today,please it is urgent we have your phone and fax numbers for direct communication with you.
You have some consignment to clear in our office in PARIS -FRANCE and please confirm you readiness to be with us in PARIS soonext.
Note,as soon as we recieve the above informations the manager clearing services will speak with you.
Regards,
Awilo Yengeni.


Not good enough. I interrogate further in my reply to Rude Nut… I mean, the diplomat.

Quote:
Where's your contact information? Where is the information on where
your Paris office is located?

Trina





On December 7, (which is a freaking WEDNESDAY, thanks) I email my flight plans to Timothy. My character is from Alabama, for no particular reason.

Quote:
> DEAR TRINA,
> I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR ILLNESS.I PRAY YOU WILL GET MORE BETTER.
>
> WELL,CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF YOUR TRIP,I WILL HAVE TO WRITE THEM IN PARIS
> AND EXPLAIN TO THEM WHY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT THIS WEEK SO THAT WE
> COULD PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE ANY
> HINDERANCE TO YOUR TRIP TO PARIS NEXT WEEK MONDAY AS YOU SAID.

Some nutcase keeps emailing me and claiming he has some consignment
for me to claim in Paris, but he hasn't identified himself, the
company he works for, or anything else. Just barged in and asked for
my phone and fax. He's very rude.

>
> FOR THE ISSUE OF DATES,HERE IT READS 7TH OF DECEMBER,2005 TODAY.SO AS I SAID
> BEFORE THAT TOMORROW BEEN WEDNESDAY IS THE 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER,2005.I AM
> CORRECT OVER HERE BUT THAT SHOULD NOT BE THE ISSUE.
>

Then your calendar is wrong. Check this out.
http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=2005&country=1 Wednesday,
December 7, 2005. Wednesday is NOT the 8th.


> I WANT YOU TO BE READY BY NEXT WEEK MONDAY.

Monday? Are you kidding? That's a really tight schedule.

I'll try to get this flight, though.

Sun, Dec 11

Depart:
Arrive

4:55pm
11:20amnext day

Birmingham,AL (BHM) to
Charles de Gaulle, (CDG)

Northwest Airlines
Flight2881 / Flight50
Operated byNORTHWEST AIRLINK
Thu, Dec 15

Depart:
Arrive

1:55pm
8:19pm

Charles de Gaulle, (CDG) to
Birmingham,AL (BHM)

Northwest Airlines
Flight49 / Flight1735

> I SHALL INFORM THEM NOW IN PARIS THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE
> TOMORROW,THEY SHOULD BE EXPECTING YOU NEXT WEEK MONDAY.
>
> MOREOVER,HAVE THEY CONTACTED YOU AT ALL?BECAUSE I HAVE GIVEN THEM YOUR
> E-MAIL CONTACT ONLY,FOR I DID NOT HAVE A VALID PHONE NUMBER OF >YOURS.

Some rude nutcase who didn't identify himself did. Is that supposed to be him?


>
> I SHALL BE READY TO JOIN YOU AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THIS FUND BEEN DEPOSITED IN
> YOUR ACCOUNT OR HAVE IT CLAIMED.
>
>
> PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH.
>
> BEST REGARDS,
> MR TIMOTHY.
>
> ________________________________
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> Find Great Deals on Gifts at Yahoo! Shopping
>
>


--
Trina Perkins


On the 9th, I finally wring the “diplomat’s” (aka the Rude Nutcase) name out of Timothy. Twice, because he sends me this same message twice.

Quote:
DEAR TRINA,
I AM VERY SORRY FOR ALL THE CONFUSION I HAVE PUTTEN YOU THROUGH.
I THOUGHT YOU ALREADY HAVE HIS NAME,BUT IT'S OK THAT SHOULD NOT BE THE PROBLEM.

HIS NAME IS Very HappyR.AWILO YENGENI

NOTHING WILL CHANGE YOUR ALREADY BOOKED FLIGHT TICKET, YOU WILL BE LEAVING ON SUNDAY THE 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER AND ARRIVE ON MONDAY THE NEXT DAY.I AM VERY PLEASED WITH IT,I MUST ALSO SAY THANK'S FOR ALL YOUR EFFORT SO FAR.

KEEP ME INFORMED IN EVERY DEVELOPMENT AND I WILL ALSO LIKE US TO SPEAK ON PHONE BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO PARIS.

BEST REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.

NOTE:WE ARE ALL MATURE PEOPLE,I DO NOT LIKE SOME OF YOUR WORDS WHICH YOU USED ON YOUR PREVIOUS MAIL TO ME.


Geez, man, like pulling teeth to get a name out of these people! Which is why I always insist upon it, of course…

And isn’t Timothy a crybaby?

I phone him, quite late his local time, and tell him I will definitely be in Paris, but I would rather go straight to the hotel than be picked up by the diplomat at the airport. I also have to beat him over the head many times about the need for me to have a contact number for the diplomat so I can phone him. (I’m not springing for a SkypeIn number, you see… And it’s quite convenient that U.S. CDMA phones don’t really work in Europe.)


On the 10th, Awilo the Diplomat mails me this.

Quote:
Dear Perkins,
Your message recieved and thanks for your observations,and i use this mail to tender my appology for not introducing my person to you .i hope my appology will be accepted.

Now note i am the PERSONAL ASSISTANT to the DIPLOMAT that is handling your matter as regards your consignment numbers 1200 and 1201 to be deliver to you personally in PARIS.

Kindly send your identity for verification before your arrival in PARIS,you may reach His Exelency in person DIPLOMAT PATRICK G. WILLIAMS on his phone 0033675906034 for talks if you wish and for arrangement proper before your arrival.

Awaits your reply urgently.

Best regards,

Awilo Yengeni.


Since I’m supposedly already in Paris on the 12th, I delay further by questioning the response. I copy Timothy on this reply to Awilo.

Quote:
So make up your minds, people! Is Awilo the Diplomat or the Assistant
to the Diplomat, and who should I actually be speaking to? Who is
Patrick G. Williams? Who is he and why did neither of you mention him
until this late date? Why do all the names I am supposed to be talking
to keep changing?

And where is the address of the courier's offices? I've asked for that
repeatedly.

Trina


Dude, I’m not wandering around Paris until you answer me! Awilo the Diplomat forwards me this. Twice. Both on the 12th.

Quote:
Note: forwarded message attached.

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: AWILO YENEGENI <[email protected]>
To: Trina Perkins <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 04:17:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: APPOLOGY.
Dear Perkins,
Your message recieved and thanks for your observations,and i use this mail to tender my appology for not introducing my person to you .i hope my appology will be accepted.

Now note i am the PERSONAL ASSISTANT to the DIPLOMAT that is handling your matter as regards your consignment numbers 1200 and 1201 to be deliver to you personally in PARIS.

Kindly send your identity for verification before your arrival in PARIS,you may reach His Exelency in person DIPLOMAT PATRICK G. WILLIAMS on his phone 0033675906034 for talks if you wish and for arrangement proper before your arrival.

Awaits your reply urgently.

Best regards,

Awilo Yengeni.


Perhaps he had to have someone compose it for him. Yuh-huh. So, Diplomat Patrick G. Williams. Check. I add him to my SkypeOut contacts and wait to pounce. Soon as I recover from my nonexistent flight to Paris, of course.

Soon after I “arrive”, Timothy is emailing wanting to know where I am.

Quote:
DEAR TRINA,

PLEASE CONFIRM TO ME WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW,IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

I RECIEVED A CALL FROM DR AWILO IN PARIS ABOUT FEW MINUTES AGO SAYING THAT SOMEBODY NAMED TRINA IS IN PARIS TO CLAIM THE FUND ON MY BEHALF, BUT AFTER DUE CONVERSATION WITH HER SHE SAID THAT SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHO I AM BECAUSE DR AWILO ASKED HER, DOES SHE KNOW WHO MR TIMOTHY APPIAH IS AND SHE SAID NO.


PLEASE CONFIRM TO ME IMMEDIATELY,AND ALSO CALL OR E-MAIL DR AWILO. IN PARIS TOO.

ARE YOU THE ONE IN PARIS?

REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.


Honestly. This is pathetic. Does he really expect me to believe that the diplomat, contrary to my instructions, just went to the airport and randomly picked up someone named Trina, kidnapped her, and the woman is not screaming blue bloody murder, but is calmly trying to claim “my” consignment on Timothy’s behalf? Sure! Why not! Must they be so dramatic?

I give them the usual lecture.

Quote:
> DEAR TRINA,
>
> PLEASE CONFIRM TO ME WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW,IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

I'm in Paris at the hotel.

>
> I RECIEVED A CALL FROM DR AWILO IN PARIS ABOUT FEW MINUTES AGO SAYING THAT
> SOMEBODY NAMED TRINA IS IN PARIS TO CLAIM THE FUND ON MY BEHALF,
> BUT AFTER DUE CONVERSATION WITH HER SHE SAID THAT SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHO I
> AM BECAUSE DR AWILO ASKED HER, DOES SHE KNOW WHO MR TIMOTHY APPIAH IS AND
> SHE SAID NO.

Well, considering he hasn't talked to me, that's not surprising.

>
>
> PLEASE CONFIRM TO ME IMMEDIATELY,AND ALSO CALL OR E-MAIL DR AWILO. IN PARIS
> TOO.

Unless he's given me his damned phone number, that would be difficult.

>
> ARE YOU THE ONE IN PARIS?
>
> REGARDS,
> MR TIMOTHY.

I'm in Paris. But if the Trina he's talking to doesn't know you, why
would you think it's me? What did he do? Go to the airport and have
all the Trinas paged? Yeesh. I said I would contact him once I had
rested up. It was a long flight.

Trina


Jehosephat, man. Keep yer shirt on. He’s all antsy. If he would adhere to the KISS principle, he would have better luck at this. Why do scammers seem so enamored of introducing a cast of thousands? They can’t keep them straight anyway.

On the 14th, Timothy replies.

Quote:
TRINA,
PLEASE NOTE,DR AWILOYENEGENI IS THE PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO MR PATRICK G. WILLIAMS.

MORE IMPORTANTLY,WHY ALL THIS DELAY FROM YOU?

TIMOTHY.


More email exchanges on the 12th. Timothy’s so happy I’m in Paris, he could just squee, apparently.

Quote:
DEAR TRINA,
I AM HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU BECAUSE I HAVE BEGINING TO THINK THAT I AM ABOUT LOOSING THIS FUND.

DR AWILO IS THE ASSISTANT DIPLOMAT AND PATRICK G. WILLIAMS IS THE CHEIF DIPLOMAT.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN COMMUNICATING WITH THE TWO OF THEM.

PLEASE TO CONTACT THEM AFTER TAKING YOUR REST IN YOU HOTEL.

BEST REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.


On the 13th, I reply to this squeeage, and copy Awilo.

Quote:
I'm going to try asking this one more time, because you people don't
seem to listen or actually read my emails.

WHERE IS THE OFFICE OF THE DIPLOMAT LOCATED? I don't want another
mobile number, I don't want forty-nine new names given to me as
diplomats or assistants to diplomats, I want a STREET ADDRESS of where
the COURIER OFFICES are LOCATED.

Plain enough?

Trina


On the 14th, Timothy replies. He still just gives me a damned street and no number. He’s too dopy to even just make something up.

Quote:
Dear Trina,
This is the offices address of the diplomat that you requested for,
The address is the Embassy's clearance office on Rue VICTOR HUGO,in PARIS-FRANCE.

Please contact directly to the DIPLOMAT,Excellency PATRICK G. WILLIAMS on telephone No.0033675906034.

Awaits your reply.

Regards,
Mr Timothy




Prepare yourself for one of the most pathetic excuses of all time, people. Why can I not go to the offices in person? Fire? Terrorist attack? Aliens? Anthrax? Ingrown toenails? No! I can’t go for this reason, Awilo tells me on the 14th.

Quote:
Dear Trina,
Thanks for your messages,please note we are too busy as a result of the end of the year clearance in our office and we are sorry for the delay in replying to your mails.

The address is the Embassy's clearance office on Rue VICTOR HUGO,in PARIS-FRANCE.

Please contact directly to the DIPLOMAT,Excellency PATRICK G. WILLIAMS on telephone No.0033675906034.

Awaits your reply.

Regards,

AWILO YENGENI.


We’re too busy with year end? What? You might accidentally crush me under some year end files or something? Pathetic. Really pathetic.

Timothy further proves that he is a giant puddinghead by sending me this on the 14th. How many times can I say I’m in Paris!

Quote:
DEAR TRINA,

PLEASE TELL ME WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.ARE YOU IN PARIS OR YOU ARE STILL IN YOUR COUNTRY?

THE DIPLOMAT'S CONTACT ADDRESS IS NOT THE ISSUE,I HAVE TOLD YOU THAT THEY WILL BE PICKING YOU UP FROM THE AIRPORT AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE.

IF REALY YOU ARE IN PARIS NOW,WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO CONTACT THE DIPLOMAT MR PATRICK G. WILLIAMS ON HIS No.0033675906034.

PLEASE CONFIRM TO ME WHERE YOU ARE.

REGARDS,
MR TIMOTHY.


Damn it, at least stick to your sucky lie, if you’re going to lie. Don’t keep changing the plot in the middle.

I decide at this point, that I’m going to “twig”. I set the stage for my twiggage in this email to them both.

Quote:
Do you have cotton wool in that head of yours? I've already told you a
dozen times, that I'm IN PARIS.

Why all the delay from you people in providing a street address? It's
a simple request. A street address. Why do you people act like you
don't want me in your office? Why all these ridiculous excuses of "Oh,
we're too busy with year end"? That's ridiculous. Totally ridiculous.

And that is not a valid street address. Where is the street number?
What are you people trying to hide? By the way, I'm waiting on a call
back from a very nice gentleman whom I spoke to earlier today. He
agreed to do some research for me, and he's supposed to call me at
around 8 p.m. with what he's found out. After that, we may go out to
dinner, but I'll call before I leave for dinner this evening, while
he's on his way over. Right now, I need go get back to the hotel room
so I'll be there when he phones.

Trina


Uh oh! Someone in Paris is gonna warn meeeee…

I wait until it’s extreeeeemely late in Paris. Then I Skype. I am a right royal pain in the derriere, because I have just been tipped off by the gent that I’m being scammed. I call up, demand to know the guy’s name, and if he’s the diplomat. Obviously, this is a wary lad, because he denies it. And I was even fairly nice to start with… He keeps saying he’s not a diplomat, he’s an “English speaking man… no… no diplomat… not a diplomat…” I think he thought I might be the fuzz.

Allllllrighty then. You two are getting new ones ripped, because you either gave me the wrong number (exceedingly doubtful) or your damned diplomat doesn’t even know what part he’s supposed to be playing. I also Skype Timothy, and give him a good tongue lashing, call him a scammer, liar, thief, and am generally un-nice. I even throw in a poke about how I hope, if he doesn’t change, he has to look God in the eye and explain why he thought being a liar and a thief was okay. Right before he gets shipped off to burn. Then I hang up on him.

On the sixteenth, he dares to email me.

Quote:
Dear Trina,
I just got a call from the diplomat that you have been saying some urgly things to them i want to assure of one thing and that is for you behave yourself while in paris because this not a childs ply at all trina,i don't know why your the way you are.
You talk urgly and say things that your main to say it is wrong for you to do that.
I want you to behave yourself and do the wright things that you main to do.
Regards
Mr Timothy


Dude, you don’t know who you’re dealing with. I have not yet begun to be “urgly”.

Quote:
> Dear Trina,
> I just got a call from the diplomat that you have been saying some urgly
> things to them

That's odd. He claimed he WASN'T a diplomat when I CALLED him. What's
the matter? Did you not pay him enough or warn him ahead of time that
he should act like a diplomat when I called? You're both fucking
liars, scammers and thieves. Now shut the fuck up and stay out of my
life.

>i want to assure of one thing and that is for you behave
> yourself while in paris because this not a childs ply at all trina,

No, it's a SCAM. It's a LIE. Children usually learn not to lie.
Evidently you didn't pay attention to that lesson. Either of you.


>i don't
> know why your the way you are.

Because you're a shitfaced, 419 scammer who tried to steal my money, that's why!

> You talk urgly and say things that your main to say it is wrong for you to
> do that.

It's not wrong for you to LIE and STEAL?

> I want you to behave yourself and do the wright things that you main to do.
> Regards
> Mr Timothy


I am doing the right thing. I'm telling the both of you that I know
what you are, and frankly, if you don't change your ways, I hope you
have to look God in the eye and explain why you're liars and thieves
before he sends you to HELL.

Trina


The boy just doesn’t know when to quit. He emails me again, with the subject line “BE CONSIDERABLE”. I am, Timothy. I’m being a considerable pain in the bum to you.

Quote:
DEAR TRINA,

TO BE SINCERE,I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE PLAYING WITH ME BUT I TELL,THIS IS NOT A CHILD'S PLAY OK.

AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION,I AM A HAPPILLY MARIED MAN,SO PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME NAMES AGAIN.IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO ASSIST ME BY TRAVELLING TO PARIS AND CLAIM THIS FUND ON MY BEHALF,PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW.

YOU ASKED FOR THE OFFICE ADDRESS OF THE DIPLOMAT AND IT WAS GIVEN TO YOU,YET YOU ARE STILL COMPLAINING.WHILE DON'T YOU TELL THEM WHERE YOU ARE SO THAT THEY WILL PICK YOU UP FROM THERE.

HOWEVER,I NEED YOUR PHONE NO. SO THAT I CAN CALL YOU TOO.

THE ADDRESS THE SENT YOU IS OK,IF YOU CAN'T LOCATE THE ADDRESS WHILE DON'T YOU INFORM THEM THAT YOU CAN'T LOCATE THE ADDRESS AND BESIDES YOU ARE NOT SURPOSE TO BE STREESING YOU SELF BY SEARCHING FOR ANY ADDRESS,TELL THEM YOUR HOTEL SO THAT THEY WILL MEET YOU THERE SIMPLE AS THAT.

I REPEAT,PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME NAMES AGAIN OK.

MR TIMOTHY.


Tremble at the use of the phrase “not a child’s play ok”! Marvel at the random sharing of marital status! Wonder at the unmitigated gall of continuing to try to get me to agree to being kidnapped in Paris! Feel the righteous anger of the spurned bai… I mean, victim! She’s tired and cranky from her fictional flight!

Quote:
> DEAR TRINA,
>
> TO BE SINCERE,I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE PLAYING
> WITH ME BUT I TELL,THIS IS NOT A CHILD'S PLAY OK.

No, YOU were playing with ME. There is NO money. You are a fake, a
liar, and a fraud. You're a scammer, and I told you I never wanted to
hear from you again. I meant it.

>
> AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION,I AM A HAPPILLY MARIED MAN,SO PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME
> NAMES AGAIN.

I really don't give a shit about your marriage. Except for feeling
sorry for your wife for being married to a thief and a liar. Does she
know you're a scammer? And if I feel like calling you names, I will,
fucker.

>IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO ASSIST ME BY TRAVELLING TO PARIS AND
> CLAIM THIS FUND ON MY BEHALF,PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW.

I arrived back home from Paris last evening. I will NOT be going back
again for YOU. Because there is NO FUND, you lying shit.

>
> YOU ASKED FOR THE OFFICE ADDRESS OF THE DIPLOMAT AND IT WAS GIVEN TO YOU,YET
> YOU ARE STILL COMPLAINING.WHILE DON'T YOU TELL THEM WHERE YOU ARE SO THAT
> THEY WILL PICK YOU UP FROM THERE.

I have left Paris already, you thick skulled idiot. And I am not going back.

>
> HOWEVER,I NEED YOUR PHONE NO. SO THAT I CAN CALL YOU TOO.

If you call me, I'm just going to shout at you, so I don't think I'll bother.

>
> THE ADDRESS THE SENT YOU IS OK,IF YOU CAN'T LOCATE THE ADDRESS WHILE DON'T
> YOU INFORM THEM THAT YOU CAN'T LOCATE THE ADDRESS AND BESIDES YOU ARE NOT
> SURPOSE TO BE STREESING YOU SELF BY SEARCHING FOR ANY ADDRESS,TELL THEM YOUR
> HOTEL SO THAT THEY WILL MEET YOU THERE SIMPLE AS THAT.

There is no office, is there? You made it up. That's why you two gave
me that shit address. There was no street number, because there is no
DAMNED FUCKING OFFICE OR ANY FUND OR ANY DIPLOMAT IN THE FIRST FUCKING
PLACE.

>
> I REPEAT,PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME NAMES AGAIN OK.

Shut up and fuck off, you *DELETED*, lying, cheating, stealing
bastard of a dog. I don't EVER want to hear from you again. If you
contact me again, your ears won't stop ringing for a week, I'm going
to call you so many names.

>
> MR TIMOTHY.

You're not Mr. Timothy, either. You don't DESERVE the title "Mr." and
if your real name is Timothy, that's the only TRUE thing you've said
the entire time.

Go stick your forehead under a crosstown bus.

Trina


And perhaps he did. The moral of the story, children? Don’t lie if you can’t keep your story straight.

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Wow, nice use of ummm "colourful metaphors". I doubt an alcohol marine could do any better. Seriously that mind-fuck you gave him must have rattled his cage.

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Thanks. I think what I found so funny about this guy was the fact that he would argue stubbornly about the tiniest things. Like his insistence on the date, or that he wasn't the one who left me hanging. Well, that and the fact that the diplomat flat out denied that he was the diplomat when I called. For about half a second, I seriously thought I had been given some innocent bloke's number by accident.

But upon further reflection, I figured the possibliity was about as close to impossible as it could be, because the guy had what seemed to be a somewhere-in-Africa-tinged accent, but sounded as though he was probably educated in Britain, at least at university. And if you were living/working in Paris at a legitimate job, wouldn't you answer the phone with something other than "Hello"? I mean, silly me, I thought they spoke French in France...

Seriously, though, I wish I had a recording of the diplomat. He actually spoke (if that's possible) like a deer in headlights. All slow, robotlike and "Okay, crazy lady, I'm going to speak in a gentle tone and hope you don't rip my throat out... nice kitty..." Took him about a minute and a half to say "I... am... an... English.. speaking... man... working... in... Paris... No... no diplomat."

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'I AM A HAPPILLY MARIED MAN,SO PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME NAMES AGAIN'
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

In retrospect, I should have asked, "Why? Is calling you names your wife's job?"

You know, I've asked the lads again and again why they seem to think that being "happily married" makes them any more trustworthy. I'm sure there's some cultural or psychological rationale behind it, but I've never gotten an answer, much less a satisfactory one.

I mean, I don't get the reasoning behind "Hi. I'm a completely corrupt person who over-invoiced some contracts and would like for you to lie and claim the money so we can steal it together. But you can trust me! I'm married!"

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice one mrsbean,

I read through the bait and didn't notice any demand for advance payment, if this is correct then there must have been someone in Paris who is part of this lad's team.

Couldn't you have set him up with the Gendarmes?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd have to go with "Not bloody likely" on getting him a meet with the lovely French police.

I'm sure there was someone in Paris who was to take my money, but it's not that simple. (In fact, I'm sure there was probably more than one person. I'm willing to bet they wanted my location so badly because they could come to me and scout it out first before taking my money, or getting me away, alone.)

As you point out, there was no request for an advance payment. No money changed hands. In most countries, no crime/fraud/theft had taken place according to the law, and most countries aren't willing to set up a sting on suspicion of attempted advance fee fraud alone. It's rather like trying to get someone arrested on suspicion of "casing" a store for a robbery. How do you prove that's what he's doing? The police have to treat him like any other shopper until he actually breaks a law, and any decent lawyer would be able to argue that. The police arresting him would be a waste of their time and effort. It would simply waste the court's time and money, too.

South Africa is, as far as I'm aware, the only police force that we can contact and say, "Hey, I have this 419 scammer who wants to meet me in person, could you arrange a sting?" and not worry about being completely laughed out of the building. Even there, there are a strict set of guidelines you have to adhere to in order to prevent the scammer from getting off because of entrapment. The other police forces seem to have little to no interest unless there is forgery involved.

I doubt the Gendarmes would have been interested in the least. Besides, what was I going to report him to the Gendarmes for, exactly? Being a slow talker? Having a more-than-likely-anonymous mobile number that was given to me by an apparent 419 scammer? Not knowing his "lines"? Considering he wouldn't even own up to being the "diplomat" when I called, I doubt he would have come out for an in-person meeting if he caught even a whiff of setup.

Quite a few baiters have set up "meets' in London, particularly, in front of webcams and the like. But in my time here, I don't believe there have been any arrests in Europe just from getting a lad to show up for a meet. There was a detainment followed by a quick deportation in America, but that was because the authorities nabbed him on using someone else's visa to travel. Not because he was a scammer coming to meet a victim.

I mean, sure, anyone who recognizes 419 is going to know that was the guy's intent. Of course he meant to scam me, rob me, maybe worse. But 1) I'm not a French citizen, nor even a visitor in France, so I doubt my claims would carry much weight against the more pressing law enforcement needs of French citizens and 2) proving that in order to get an arrest/conviction is a whole other ball of wax.

Contacting the Gendarmes and saying "This 419 scammer is going to meet "me" in Paris and take my money. Could you arrest him?" would probably net me about the same reaction as calling them up and saying "This guy that I know as Francois Bertrand via email tells me he is probably going to be speeding heavily four days from now. Could you save us all the trouble and go collar him now?"

I do wish it were that simple.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Amusing bait.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The police forces in Europe do take 419 fraud more seriously than they used to. But you are probably right anyway.

It would be interesting to see what other 419 members think.

Nevertheless, a brilliant bait mrsbean.

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