A hearty scam-o-welcome to Camilla Parker, in her first appearance on Scamorama!

Dear Scamorama,
My name is Camilla Parker, expatriate briton living in Israel.....yeah right :-)
After lurking on your site for a while and waiting for someone stupid enough to make contact with old curmudgeonly Camilla I got this little gem which seems to be a combination Lottery/FBI/The Nigerian Government owes you money scam. I am a devoted fan of the three stooges and Puff the Magic Dragon, so I tried to inject names movies etc. into the bait. The bait is a bit short since dealing with a curmudgeon like Camilla can be exasperating but still I got to waste a week of a scammers time which must count for something.

All the best and keep safe

Erick Bolt - FBI agent
Richard Cave - Customs agent and closer lad
Camilla Parker - British expat living in Israel

So it begins with a letter from the FBI


Federal Bureau of Investigation
Field Intelligence Groups J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.

Attention: Beneficiary,

I am Special Agent Erick Bolt from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Intelligence Groups (FIGs). We intercepted two consignment boxes at JFK Airport, New York. The boxes were scanned and they contained large sum of money ($4.1 million) and also some backup documents which bears your name as the Beneficiary/Receiver of the money. Investigation was carried out on the diplomat that accompanied the boxes into the United States and he said that he was to deliver the fund to your residence as overdue payment owed to you by the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the security company in United Kingdom.

After cross-checking all legal documents in the boxes, we found out that your consignment was lacking an important document and we can't release the boxes to the diplomat until the document is found, we have no other option than to confiscate your consignment.

According to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) in Title 26 also contain reporting requirement on a Form 8300, Report of Cash Payment Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business, money laundering activity may violate 18 USC §1956, 18 USC 1957, 18 USC 1960, and provision of Title 31, and 26 USC 6050I of the United States Code (USC), this section will discuss only those money laundering and currency violation under the jurisdiction of IRS, your consignment lacks proof of ownership certificate from the joint team of IRS and IRC, therefore you need to reply back immediately for direction on how to procure this certificate to enable us relieved the charge of evading the law on you, which is a punishable offense in the United States.

You are required to reply back within 72hours or you will be prosecuted in a court of law for money laundering [ooh, scary], also you are instructed to desist from further contact with any bank(s) or person(s) in Nigeria or the United Kingdom or any part of the world regarding your payment because your consignment has been confiscated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation here in the United States.

Yours In Service,
Agent Erick Bolt
Regional Deputy Director
Field Intelligence Groups (FIGs)


Dear Mr. Bolt
I am surprised to receive this letter from the FBI since this consignment was not supposed to be sent to the US at all.
It was supposed to be delivered to ISRAEL, what in the name of the three stooges is it doing in NY?????
Please reroute the shipment expeditiously to the following address:

Camilla Parker
17 Rabbi Ovadia St.
Ramat Shas
Israel 90210


Attention: Camilla Parker,

Your comprehensive email was received and you must know that your consignment has already been taken to our storage vault pending until when you get the required certificate for your consignment release.

The consignment in question is part of your winning prize/beneficiary inheritance payment as it was stated on the delivery invoice recovered from the diplomat who wanted to abscond with your funds before he was apprehended by my men, your consignment has to pass through the legal clearance process before the green light can be granted for the release to you as mandated by the White House.

To get this resolved and your consignment legally released for delivery to your residence, your are requested to provide the FUND OWNERSHIP CERTIFICATE for the money contained in the boxes which you're to obtain with the assistance of the customs and border protection officer who will be working with you to make sure that you get the required certificate:

His Contact Information is:
Name: Mr. Richard Cave
Work: Customs & Border Protection Officer
Email: richarddotcave@gmail.com
Phone Number: (517) 489-4831
Text Message: (646) 736-3225

I advise you to email him immediately and ask him how you can get the certificate, also make sure you work only with the above customs and border protection office on your consignment release matter.

Yours In Service,
Agent Erick Bolt
Regional Deputy Director
Field Intelligence Groups (FIGs)
Phone: 715-257-0112

[Standard Lad M.O. -- bring in the Closer Lad.]


So Camilla duly contacts the Caveman

Dear Mr. Cave
As mentioned in my mail to agent Bolt the money was to have been delivered to ISRAEL not the US.
Therefore please have the shipment expedited to the following address:

Camilla Parker
17 Rabbi Ovadia St
Ramat Shas

And what in the name of Curly, Larry and Moe is a Fund Ownership Certificate? The funds are mine as stated on the documents accompanying said shipment, that should be quite sufficient to establish who this money belongs to! So without further ado, please have shipment routed to me at the above address


Attention Camilla Parker,

Greetings to you.

I am glad that you have acknowledged the receipt of the memo sent to you by an Agent of the FBI department regarding your consignment containing large sum of money addressed to you.

My name is Mr. Richard Cave, the Customs & Border Protection Officer in charge of this situation, After thorough scrutiny of this consignment it was discovered that this payment addressed to you was lacking just one important document {Proof of Ownership Certificate} according to section 229 subsection 31 of the 1991 constitution in tax payment.

I have made inquiry to this effect and was duly informed that this certificate should have been obtained from the country of origin where this payment was approved and cleared for payment.

We have made all necessary inquiry, it was discovered that your consignment {Payment} was lacking this important document and was officially notify that it can be obtained from the Country of origin ( Nigeria ) and sent down to the proper authorities in question to clear your payment for delivery to your address as all other relevant documents are available.

This is to assure you that there is no legal fee attached to our services but also to notify you of our findings as this will cost you financially to obtain from the Country of origin cheaper than securing it here in the States via diplomatic arrangement.

I also wish to remind you of the serious implication of failing to acquire this important document which legally is a serious financial crime punishable by serving jail terms for illegal money laundering into the United States according to FIN Form 105 of the United States.

I will be waiting to hear from you as the Certificate will cost you the sum of US$1,520 United States Dollars If it's to be obtained here in the ( United States ) but will only cost the sum of US$550 United States Dollars if it's to be obtained from the country of origin ( Nigeria ).

I will like to receive your acknowledgment to this email before I proceed officially and legally to secure this document for your own benefit.


Yours truly,
Mr. Richard Cave
Phone: 517-489-4831
Customs & Border Protection Officer
26 Federal Plaza #258, New York, NY 10278, United States


They don't mess around they want money, but Camilla will have none of it.

Dear Mr. Cave:
Please answer my questions first:
What is a certificate of ownership and why do I need it?
I would think that if my name and address appear on the shipment this would mean it's mine!
Why is my shipment in the US and not in Israel as it should have been in the first place?
What guarantee do I have that you are who you say you are?
Please provide some proof of your identity.

Best Regards
Camilla Parker


And he answers with a passable working ID and a ludricously worded letter from "General Peter Olu" haven't we met these guys before? I have to ask my friend Rabbi ben Zona* about it.

[This refers to the mention of "General Peter Olu" in the document. Note the very professional use of Comic font.]

What is a certificate of ownership and why do I need it? It's the document that proofs legally that the said consignment belongs to you official and that's why you need to get it because it was not found on your consignment, what was found with your consignment was an Approval document and that's why you were able to be contacted. Find attached the Approval


I would think that if my name and address appear on the shipment this would mean it's mine? Yes, the consignment belongs to you.

Why is my shipment in the US and not in Israel as it should have been in the first place? The diplomat was trying to abscond with your consignment at the JFK Airport to Mexico before he was apprehended by the FBI

[Style points to the scammer for using the word 'abscond' in a sentence.]

What guarantee do I have that you are who you say you are? Attached here is my working ID

*Rabbi Ben Zona is a high-minded family man whose scambaiting exploits have graced Scamorama many times. Here are just a few:


Thanks for the swift response. It's highly appreciated however, you still haven't answered my main question!
If my name appears on the shipment it is obviously mine.
And now who in the name of Puff the Magic Dragon is this Peter Olu and why do I have to comply with his instructions. Also, you mentioned that my shipment was in the US and now according the attached letter you sent the money is in Nigeria. Do you people know what you are doing? I seems that some major confusion needs to to be cleared up here before we can proceed


It seems Camilla has exasperated them, after this nothing is heard from the lads again. I guess Camilla will not get her imaginary money nor will the lads lay their grubby hands on Camilla's real money.