From a Kindly Contributor in the Netherlands:
Recently, this came in by mail. He claims to be from Zimbabwe, living in Spain, but his IP address is 126.96.36.199 and that belongs to an ISP from Lagos, Nigeria. Genuine proof we're dealing with one of the Lads!
From: "Ernest Mbendi Nkalla" [firstname.lastname@example.org] Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 02:44:21 To: Kindly Contributor Subject: Reach Me Urgently Ernest Mbendi Nkalla Spain Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Sir/Madam You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally, but I am sorry if I have intruded on your privacy. I am Mr Ernest Mbendi NKALLA, the first son of NDLOVU NKALLA ,the most popular black farmer in Zimbabwe who was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you.Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US18.5 million (Eighteen million, Five Hundred United States dollars), in one of the private security company, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe this money was deposited in a box as gem stones to avoid much demurrage from security company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the Farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland. This land problem came when Zimbabwean President Mr.Robert Mugabe introduced a new Land Act Reform wholly affecting the rich white farmers and some few black farmers, and this resulted to the killing and mob action by Zimbabwean war veterans and some lunatics in the society. In fact a lot of people were killed because of this Land reform Act for which my father was one of the victims. It is against this background that, I and my family fled Zimbabwe for fear of our lives and are currently staying in the ( Spain) where we are seeking political asylum and moreso have decided to transfer my father's money to a more reliable foreign account. since the law of Spain prohibits a refugee (asylum seeker) to open any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction throughout the territorial zone of Spain, As the eldest son of my father, I am saddled with the responsibility of seeking a genuine foreign account where this money could be transferred without the knowledge of my government who are bent on taking everything we have got. The South African government seems to be playing along with them. I am faced with the dilemma of moving this amount of money out of South Africa for fear of going through the same experience in future, both countries have similar political history. As a businessman, I am seeking for a partner who I have to entrust my future and that of my family in his hands, I must let you know that this transaction is risk free. If you accept to assist me and my family, all I want you to do for me, is to make an arrangements with the security company to clear the consignment(funds) from their afiliate office here in the Spain as i have already given directives for the consignment to be brought to the Spain from South Africa.But before then all modalities will have to be put in place like change of ownership to the consignment and more importantly this money I intend to use for investment. I have two options for you. Firstly you can choose to have certain percentage of the money for nominating your account for this transaction. Or you can go into partnership with me for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country. Whichever the option you want, feel free to notify me. I have also mapped out 10% of this money for all kinds of expenses incurred in the process of this transaction. If you do not prefer a partnership I am willing to give you 20% of the money while the remaining 70% will be for my investment in your country. I really want to rest your mind on the fact that this is a very legal course and it's to be faced with the utmost urgency it demands. I will like you to provide me with more information e.g your full name, address,occupation, etc about yourself as you know this is a very high responsibility I am about reposing on you. I really want an assurance from you as I have one time dealt with a fellow that was totally insincere with me and I dont want to fall prey. Please, keep this as secretive as possible. Reach Me Ernest Mbendi Nkalla
This time, I made up another fake personality. I know a few words in exotic
languages and Internet helps to fill in the blanks. Enter Dr. Hiro
Pakmesakkie from Jakarta, Indonesia! (*cheers*). "Hiro Pakmesakkie" sounds
something like "here, grab my nuts" in Dutch and Afrikaans (which they speak
in South Africa). I keep on calling him "tuan hitam", which means something
like "black man" in Indonesian language. To make things look more genuine, I
made a lot of grammatical errors. Furthermore, Indonesia is a corrupt country
where bank employees might have pocketsful of money. Enough to make it all
sound very real to an average Lad.
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 04:21:15 +0800 From: Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie [pakmesakkie@snipped] To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: 419 scam criminals using di-ve.com Hello friendly people from beautiful Malta! Following scam mail reached me, is clearly from Nigerian scam criminals. See http://www.scamorama.com/#what for details. Please delete account involved as soon as possible because they abuse your e-mail system to reach their victims.
But with their account still effective, I played around with them as much as possible.
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 16:01:28 +0800 From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie" [pakmesakkie@snipped] To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Reach Me Urgently Tuan hitam Nkalla! Very surprised to receive mail. I business developer from Indonesia, Hiro Pakmesakkie my name. I work with famous family Suharto and others to establish good investment throughout world. Lots money involved, not trace, no problem. Think solve problems yours, please contact me this way, utmost secrecy guaranteed. Regard, Hiro.
Ernest Nkalla a.k.a. the Lad from Lagos: To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 18:05:09 +0200 Dear Friend, How are you doing there? I hope you are fine. I am happy to have heard from you and I will only be very happy if you are the honest type because this is a big responsibility I am about reposing on you. The consignment is cash, which is sealed in a silver box and I need you to help me clear or transfer the fund to any of your nominated bank account, but this depends on you, the money is not in a bank but in a security company, so you need to open an account in Spain were this money will be paid to, and you know it is very huge, your account here must be strong enough to carry such amount of moneyor instead, the Security Company will advise on how to open an account which gives you the right to withdraw money from any part of the world. I am under Political Assylum, I dont want the Spanish Goverment to know that I have such amount of money because it is dangerous, that can lead me and my family to repatriation to Harare, hence all the fund will be under your care. I do expect you to come to madrid very soon. I do hope you understand all the details here, and be free to seek more clarification if any by reaching me. Thanks and God bless. Ernest Nkalla.
Dr. Pakmesakkie: Tuan hitam Nkalla! Not worry about responsibility, trust my middle name. I deal with money most confidential, it my living. Thank you for offer come to Spain. But many people there asking questions. Orang Indonesia dealing with orang hitam look suspiscion. You told earlier mail, cash in South Africa? Why not go there. Many orang hitam and orang Indonesia already live there, no need for worry. Easier doing business for me also. Heard from business relatives, they establish good business relationships with South Africa. I never there, but no problem going. Slamat, DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 17:10:59 +0200 Dear Friend, How are you doing? I'm doing fine here in Spain, just that I really want to relocate very soon to a more comfortable place in where I can with my wife and two kids. I will like you to give me a number where I can call so we talk more. Waiting to hear from you. Ernest Nkalla
Tuan Nkalla, you live exiled in Spain? Not understood, apologies, thought you live exiled in South Africa. My private Telp: 021 726-2634, I work at bank, business Telp. 021 381-7187. Ask for bangsat djahat. Note that switchboard personnel sometimes rude, if you do not speak Bahasa Indonesia properly. Do not talk about big money, please. Better contact e-mail, is safe. Sincerely, DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
Note: Above telephone numbers are from the Bank of Indonesia and a karaoke bar in downtown Jakarta respectively. And I picked some rude words to ask for, so the lads will definitely waste money when trying to call from Nigeria to Indonesia. How much would that cost them? $2 a minute? Muhahahahahahah!
To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2002 1:59:57 +0200 Attn: Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie I have tried calling you immediately on the numbers you gave to me, but it was not going through, I will keep on trying anyway. But I will really want to know your capacity to handle this for me. If you are willing to help, I will like to give you the contacts of the Security Company (Europe Credit Commision (ECC) )so you can make arrnagement with them on when you are likely to meet with them because I will like you coming down and disscuss the matter with them. I would like if this transaction will be handled by you than your company, cause I am a liitle bit afraid, so that one of your worker might disclose it to somebody who will expose me to my country Government. I am still under political assylum in Malaga and by next week they are going to transfer me and my family to Valencia another part of Spain, and I am not free to travel out of my assylum base for this reason I would like you to communicate directly with the Security Company where this fund is deposited, but before that you will have to tell me where you are going to invest the fund, and you will make arrangments on where you can purchase a residential house for me and my Family, because i cannot live in Spain, I want to move from here to a different place, but my problem is that i have no passport, I only have the assylum card which is not allowed to travel out with, and that is why I want you to act very fast if indeed you want to help me, the Security Company in Madrid does not know the content of the two silver boxes, I told them that is germ stone/Family treasure, so that the demurage will not be so much, all the money I have, I paid it to them as a deposit and i told them that i will pay the rest when my foriegn partner who is the owner of the consignment comes to clear it from them. So please tell me the steps we are going to take before they find out what is in the boxes, because that is the only thing left for the Family, our friends have deserted us, President Mugabe killed my Father and seized all our properties in Harare Zimbabwe just because my Father is a Friend of the white Farmers. So for this reason, it is very important you disclose your activity to me more, so that we can proceed. I look forward to your prompt response. Regards. Mr Ernest Nkalla.
Tuan hitam, how is weather in Malaga? Here wet monsoon with thunderstorm. Telepon system unreliable during thunderstorm, sometimes wrong connected. Try often and do not forget dial international number and 62 for Indonesia. When outside office hour, can try Telkomsel number 0811-878020 but I not carry handphone always, most time wife has phone. Told you before, confidential guaranteed. I will handle matter personally, other people not involved. Even wife not know. Best confidential through e-mail, so please have security company mail me. Investment in fund, should not discuss before meet. Not hurry, no good for business. Trust must grow. I need from you proof also you can reach money. Please send document by e-mail. Meanwhile, you think about where you want to have house. Here in Indonesia? Not good for tuan hitam. Country in Europe? Country in Africa? You decision. You money I invest. You not worry. Slamat, DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
(the cellphone number belongs to an Indonesian Bonsai nursery, maybe the lads are interested in growing small trees?)
10Then the lad loses his first account:
From: "di-ve" [email@example.com] To: [pakmesakkie@snipped] Subject: FW: 419 scam criminals using di-ve.com Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 08:55:34 +0200 Dear Dr Pakmesakkie thanks for the info. We will be taking the necessary steps to stop this person using di-ve webmail to spam people with such scam letters. Regards Jes Camilleri di-ve
11So [the Lad] answers from another account:
To: pakmesakkie From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Urgent Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 15:52:52 +0200 Dear Dr. Hiro, It's so hard getting through to your phone from here. But I am happy to hear from you once again. Please we really have to get started because the longer the money remains with them, the higher the demurrage, I will have to pay to clear. I have spent a lot of money getting the money transferred from South Africa to Spain and at the moment, I'm expected to pay a minor fee to clear the consignment containing the money. You should try and reach me on 34-676377982 as I will continue trying to call you. I would prefer you coming down and disscuss the matter with Europe Credit Commision (ECC) thats the Security Company where this fund is deposited, and also I would like if this transaction will be handled by you than your company, cause I am a liitle bit afraid, so that one of your worker might not disclose it to somebody who will expose me to my country Government.I am still under political assylum in Malaga and by next week they are going to transfer me and my family to Valencia another part of Spain, and I am not free to travel out of my assylum base for this reason I would like you to communicate directly with the Security Company where this fund is deposited, but before that you will have to tell me where you are going to invest the fund, and you will make arrangments on where you can purchase a residential house for me (anywhere that is safe) and my Family, because I cannot live in Spain, I want to move from here to a different place, but my problem is that I have no passport, I only have the assylum card which is not allowed to travel out with, and that is why I want you to act very fast if indeed you want to help me. The Security Company in Madrid does not know the content of the two silver boxes, I told them that is germ stone/Family treasure, so that the dummorage will not be so much, all the money I have I paid it to them as a deposit and I told them that I will pay the rest when my foriegn partner who is the owner of the consignment comes to clear it from them,so please tell me the steps we are going to take before they find out what is in the boxes, because that is the only thing left for the Family, our friends have deserted us, President Mugabe killed my Father and seized all our properties in Harare Zimbabwe just because my Father is a Friend of the white Farmers So for this reason, it is very important you disclose your activities to me more, so that we can proceed. I look forward to your prompt response. Regards. Mr Ernest Nkalla.
Pakmesakkie: >>> Tuan hitam, don't waste time. I tried phone number in Spain you suggested, got message phone not reached (I think, because Spanish I do not speak). Is very hard for me to get international connection, cannot try all time. Where do you want me to travel? Flight to Spain very expensive and takes long time. No direct flight to Spain, must take jumbo jet to Amsterdam or Frankfurt first, then take small jet to Spain. Many airports in Spain, don't know which. I can be trust. Only you and I know about plan. Even wife does not know, will tell her I go Europe for business, will tell work I go for holiday. My job is normally at bank of Indonesia, I invest for people who want invest safe without ask questions, in real estate, stock options and other such what not. Country is corrupt, many people pay bribe to get things done. I must always check origin of money I invest, however, I look other way when pocket fills with money. Everybody happy, because big money invested safely and I have good salary this way. I know thousands of ways to make sure your money grow. I only ask small fee, your 20% sounds just about right. Question now, how we meet, when and where? Slamat, DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
13Nagging about the next account he took:
>>> Hello Jes Camilleri from beautiful island Malta! The Nigerian scammer is active again with a new account: email@example.com Please take appropriate steps. Here are the headers: [snipped]A quick response this time from di-ve.com!
From: "di-ve" [firstname.lastname@example.org] To: [pakmesakkie@snipped] Subject: RE: FWD: 419 scam criminals using di-ve.com Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 08:59:08 +0200 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.50.4910.0300 Dear Dr Pakmesakkie unfortunately since we offer free web-mail this scammer keeps opening new mail boxes everytime we delete his old ones. Very frustrating I can tell you. We are trying other ways to stop him. Thanks for the tip. Jes Camilleri di-ve
Foolish Mr. Nkalla, claiming from Spain, sending mails from Nigeria. More foolish webmail di-ve.com, claiming have closed account, apparently did not! Have subscribed email@example.com to as many spamlists as possible, tuan hitam now receiving many offer to enlarge dick, get mortgage, sexy woman and doing home business. He sure of lots mail!
X-Originating-Ip: 188.8.131.52 (belongs to PanAmSat, who hosts many Nigerian ISP's) To: Pakmesakkie From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 22:44:48 +0200 Hello Dr Hiro, Thanks for your mail, I have tried calling you on the number you provided, but I could not get through, I called your line today and I cannot get the line, please give me your direct line so that we can talk about this issue or you can reach me with my line +34-690-104-176. NB: Please note that the urgent of this business is very vital cause the consignment has been with the security company for long time and I fear that the dumorage we will pay may be little high, and they company dont know the content of the boxes, please reply this mail so that we can work out modalities for realease of the consignment, an its likely that you will have to come to spain and help with this, cause I am under political assylum, they law in spain does not permit me to travel out of my base, and I dont want the authorities to know that i deosited some fund in spain. I want you to know that I will like you to keep accurate records of your expenses (including travelling expenses to Spain) partaining to this transaction as I'm doing so too so that we will be able to reconcile the expenses with the amount set aside for expenses incurred by both of us. Waiting for your urgent reply. Regards Mr Nkalla.
Ah, stupid lad, think I will call him on Spanish handphone? (clever Hiro look up number at http://www.numberingplans.com/, number belongs to Telefonica which is a cellphone operator from Spain). I not spend a single Rupiah on telepon, let Lad spend Naira if he like!
From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie" To: email@example.com Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 06:09:23 +0800 Subject: RE: Reach Me Urgently Tuan hitam Nkalla, reading mail for you is apparently as hard as dialing phone number. I repeat for you: My private telp. 021 726-2634, mobile telp. 0811-878020, business telp. 021 381-7187 (ask for Komersial bangsat djahat - that code will put you right through to me). And do not forget to dial international access number and 62 for Indonesia. I know call to Indonesia is expensive, also I am busy man today, have no access to international telepon. Please use mail, is secure and cheap, no co-workers or wife listening. Details we can discuss when meet. Now I wait for instructions your side. What you want me to do? Your mail confuse me, time to make thing clear. Proposal: I pay airline ticket, I travel Spain, I make untracable investment plan, I pay consignment fee and take cost incurred from box. No need to worry from you - I bring money, we make business deal, we share and invest money as agreed, both happy. You tell me details, I provide solution. Hope hear soon. Slamat. DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
Lad not responds after a day, Dr. Pakmesakkie is busy man, time being money!
From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie" To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 03:29:25 +0800 Subject: RE: Reach Me Urgently Tuan hitam, How are you today? I want to know what you are going do with business proposal. Please respond. Slamat, DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
Lad from Lagos turn out being very, very stubborn, he call number in Indonesia, he get big phone bill that way only to find out nobody know Dr. Pakmesakkie. People do not like prank call, especially not when ask for financial specialist, when calling Bonsai Nursery!
X-Originating-Ip: 184.108.40.206 (IP belongs to SIOTEL of Lagos, Nigeria) To: Pakmesakkie From: email@example.com Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:54:59 +0200 Hello Mr Hiro, I had a hell of time calling your line today, once a woman picked the phone and the way she attended to me was very bad and I have been very discouraged calling back. I really want to appreciate your concern over me and my family, I told my wife about your offer to help us out and together we have been waiting to hear from you since we cant get you through phone. I'm really very sure that God will see us through as we are in the final level of this issues. Amen I would like you to tell me when you will be chanced to come to Madrid, Spain to conclude this business cause the consignment has stayed too long a time with them and I dont want the demmurage to go higher than it's now, and the security of the boxes is so important to me because the security company does not know the content of the boxes told you before, if you want, I will make available the name of the security comapany, thier contact addresses and the telephone contacts, thats is if you want, so please reply this mail so that we can conclude this very fast, my assylum life and that of my wife and two kids has been terrible and I want to get this money secured fast before I plan how to relocate. What is needed at this juncture is for you to get the demurrage fee ready as well as you booking a flight ticket to Madrid and inform me about the flight schedule so arrangements could be made ahead of your arrival here. Please, I know I just have to do this, but I'm trusting you to please when this money gets to your custody, be sincere enough to take just what belongs to you as well as the expenses you may incurr and keep my share for me as the life of my family now depends on it. Recently again, Mr Mugabe have confiscate more properties my father has and one of our account worth $6,000,000 has been frozen, and they killed my father, that is why we run away from zimbabwe for the sake of our lives. So please help and you will know us after we conclude this business. Thank you once again and God bless you. Regards. Mr Nkalla.
Lad want Dr. Pakmesakkie travel to Spain? That no problem. Dr. Pakmesakkie attach picture of former PRESIDENT SUHARTO ... Dr. Pakmesakkie no fool, he change name to something the Spanish will understand: HIRO DEPUTTA look remarkably like hijo de puta = son of a bitch.
From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie" To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 08:26:33 +0800 Subject: RE: Reach Me Urgently Please tuan hitam Nkalla, do not use telepon. You probably spoken to wife, she very rude often. Apologies, do not worry, not you fault. Please see foto attached, for better aquiantance. I have today obtained false Belanda passport on black market for sekurit reason. Obtaining visa for Spain otherwise take long time, this is fastest way to go, orang Belanda allowed into Europe without visa. My travel name be "HIRO DEPUTTA", which on passport. Please provide me foto of you, with sign holding my travel name, in order to recognise you upon arrival Spain. I prepare well. Nobody know actual reason for trip, nor by bank, who think I am going holiday, nor by wife, who think I am going business trip. Passport cost me 10,000,000 Rupiah, which I deduct (1 US$ approx. 10,000 Rupiah). Airline ticket is around 40,000,000 Rupiah, no flight schedule known yet, plane very busy. How much cash I need for paying demurrage? Getting foreign currency very hard here, must deal on black market also. Hope hear soon. Slamat! DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
Now hope tuan hitam Nkalla will buy I am using Belanda (Dutch) passport with
Spanish insult. Will he wait at Madrid airport, holding a sign that make
passing Spanish speaking people laugh loud? Will he make "mugu" out of
himself? Dr. Pakmesakkie will keep you posted!
X-Originating-Ip: 220.127.116.11 To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 23:32:46 +0200 Hello Mr Hiro, Thanks very much for your mail, meanwhile I understood that you have made all the arrangments regarding your coming to Spain, well regarding my photo which you asked for, I will mail it to you after but, remember that you will represent me in the Security Company where the fund is deposited, because I am under Political Assylum, I am not allowed to travel out of my base until my assylum is fully granted. I would give you the contact address and name of the person whom is going to release the boxes for you whenever you come to Madrid, then after you finalise with them and I would give you the direction on and how you can come and see me. The demmurage for this consignment is 23,450 Euros which you will come up with, and clear the consignment. Please may I ask you how you are going to move with the boxes to Indonesia?? Regards. Mr Nkalla.
WOW! 23,450 Euro! This is surely a greedy Lad! This is what I answered:
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 15:04:00 +0800 From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie" To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Reach Me Urgently Tuan hitam Nkalla, I am professional, do not worry about details, please. All taken care of. For money and valualbles transfer, I have contacted Madrid Representative Office: Telp. 34-(91)576-6196 Faks. 34-(91)577-7525 address: Serrano 16, 28001 Madrid, Spain Today I go withdraw 210,000,000 Rupiah from private account and change to Euros at black market. Not worry, I done before for many, many clients. Can hide money in place sun never shines. Flight information, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: KL 838 Jakarta (CGK) Amsterdam (AMS) Departure 18:25 / 16.10.2002 Arrival 05:35 / 17.10.2002 KL 1699 Amsterdam (AMS) Madrid (MAD) Departure 07:05 / 17.10.2002 Arrival 09:35 / 17.10.2002 Please, have someone waiting there with a sign with "DR. HIRO DEPUTTA" otherwise I travel on to hotel: Gaudi, Gran Via Street 9. Madrid 28013. Phone: 91 531 22 22 You contact me there after I recover from jet-lag. Please do not forget mail foto of person waiting for me at airport, holding sign "HIRO DEPUTTA". I must be sure you are no joke, so mail picture before departure to Europe, please. Otherwise I cancel flight. Slamat, DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
This is of course dangerous for the Lad, a potential victim who isn't as helpless in a foreign country as he thought.
X-Originating-Ip: 18.104.22.168 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 14:10:31 +0200 Hello Mr Hiro, Many thanks for your mail, I and my family are very happy that our problem is coming to an end, we expect your arrival in madrid saftly, and God will guide your flight to Madrid without any problem. I had contacted the Security Company in Madrid this morning on receiving your mail informing them that my foreign partner will be arriving 17th on thursday, that they should be ready to release the consignment same day, and they told me that they are expecting you. So as understood in your mail,you wanted to know who will pick you up at the airport, and your arrival time is 9.35am and the office is not open before that time, and moreover, the Security Company told me that I should forward to them your full name in the passport, so that they will make reservation for you near the airport, which is very close to their office, that is where their clients do lodge, for security reason. so when you arrive you will go straight to the hotel and after that, the company's Protocol Officer will come and pick you there. They also told me that for security reasons that only you will be attended to, no other person will be allowed into the security office or saferoom,and you must strictly abide by this conditions. I will want you to be very friendly with them as they will be of great help to us afterwards Please send down the name and I look forward in building a stong partner with you in future. Thanks. Mr Nkalla.
Yeah, right! This is the very trap - the victim will be led to a remote place by the "Protocol Officer", who is just another Lad. Then, if he's lucky, he only has to pay the "demurrage". Less lucky victims can't tell the tale. I really hate these bastards.
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 15:01:57 +0800 From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie"
The Lad is continuing to set the trap...
X-Originating-Ip: 22.214.171.124 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 12:10:16 +0200 Hello, I will get back to you very soon, let me call the security company to make hotel reservation first. Mr Nkalla.
Last attempt to convince Lad to wait at the airport...
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 23:20:15 +0800 From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie" To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Reach Me Urgently Tuan hitam Nkalla! I already made hotel reservation and contacted sekurit company of own bank for transfer after I cleared funds. Please read mail I sent you Monday and earlier: I am professional investor. You not worry! I still need foto of person waiting for me at airport, holding sign with my name. Please do hurry, plane leaving tomorrow afternoon, will not be able to read e-mail from mid-day. Slamat, DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
...to no avail :-(
To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Reach Me Urgently Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 18:00:52 +0200 Hello Dr Hiro, The Reservation for the hotel has been made, and the name of the hotel and addres are belows. HOTEL TRYP BARAJAS. AVENIDA LOGRONO NO 305 MADRID. SPAIN TEL: 917-4777.OO. So as i told you before, as soon as you arrive in Madrid, you call me on my number, 0034-690-104-176. Go straight to the hotel and they company's Protocol Officer will come and pick you up, because by the time you will be in Madrid the office may not be open at that time, so the photo you are asking is not important, hence no one will be at the airport for you. Regards. Mr Nkalla.
The phone number is a Spanish cellphone number, the hotel does exist and is indeed located near the airport. I didn't show up of course ;-) I gave the Lad a last kick in the butt, but never heard from him again, so I guess he figured out I wasn't real. The phone number is from the U.S. Embassy.
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 20:25:59 +0800 From: "Dr. Hiro Pakmesakkie" To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Reach Me Urgently Tuan Nkalla! I went to hotel Barajas, nobody know me there! I waited for Protocol officer, nobody show up! I tried to call your number, nobody answer! I am in a Madrid internet cafe now and talking to a local computer geek, he tell me about scam artists from Nigeria. He say you real name is Mugu and your story about political asylum is a fraud. He look at your mail, say you are lad from Lagos, you never was in Spain, only your henchmen. There ain't no gem stone, there is only money to steal from me, he told. Well, Mugu, if that true, I happy I missed you at airport! If not, call me in hotel at 91587-2200. Tabeh! DR. HIRO PAKMESAKKIE
That's it for Pakmesakkie vs. Nkalla, stay tuned for more Lads whose time is being wasted!