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John Okonkwo

You've had them, I've had them and hopefully you delete them. I'm talking about those scamming letters from some African dictatorship country pleading for assistance to liberate Millions of dollars from the country. What do you get from it - a percentage (normally about 10%) of the funds. Sounds too good to be true ? Well it is - wake up and smell the coffee.


Thanks to The Major over at ORRP for this one.

Thurs 1st May 2003 22:45

FROM THE DESK OF: MR JOHN OKONKWO
REPLY TO : xxxxxxx@zwallet.com


GOOD DAY,

This Letter might come as a surprise to you, especially since we have never met or discussed before. Basically, the message might sound strange, but it is in fact, very real. If only you care to know. The truth is that I should have
notified you first through a more confidential means even if it is at least to respect your integrity,
please accept my humble apologies if I had caught you unawares. I frankly do not mean any harm in passing my
goodwill message.

I am MR JOHN OKONKWO K.S.M, Bank Manager, Long Term Fixed Deposit Dept, of Safe Trust Ban k ,Lagos, Nigeria. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.

On June 6, 1999, An American mining consultant/contractor with the National Mining Corporation, ANN BARBARA MYERS made a numbered time (fixed) Deposit for twelve (12) calendar months, valued at US$25,000,000.00(TWENTY-FIVE MILLION US DOLLARS)in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to her forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from her contract employers, the National mining corporation that ANN BARBARA MYERS died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that she died without making a (WILL) and all attempts to trace her next of kin was fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that ANN BARBARA MYERS did not declare
any kin or relation in her official documents, including her Bank deposit paper work in my Bank. This
sum US$25,000.000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal
sum at the end of each year. According to our National Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the
money will revert to the ownership of the government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

Consequently, my proposal is that I would like you to stand in as the next of kin to ANN BARBARA MYERS so
that the fruits of this old woman labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.
This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full name, address brief profile of you including
your tel and fax numbers so that an Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which
will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of an accredited Attorney for the
drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary document s and the of
probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. A bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ration of 60% for me and 40% for
you.

There is no risk at all as the paper work for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the branch manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via email address above. Upon your response, I shall then provide with more details and relevant documents that will help you to understand the transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable
for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Awaitin g your urgent reply .

Best regards,

MR JOHN OKONKWO


N.B. VERY IMPORTANT.PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO REPLY TO : xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@zwallet.com
SO THAT I WILL SEND TO YOU THE DETAILS OF THIS TRANSACTION FOR
CONFIDENTIALITY PURPOSE AS I WILL NOT WANT THIS DEAL TO BE JEOPARDIZE AT MY OWN END. PLEASE ALSO ENDEAVOUR TO DO SAME BY USING
YOUR MOST PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS

 !    419 Scam

Some background on the African 419 Scam which is named after the Nigerian Penal code which the crime goes against.

Met Police

National Crime Intelligence Service

Send me an email here oh and you're more than welcome to tell people about this page...

 

 

 

 

Blah blah blah - you know the story by now - lots of money for doing nothing. Yeh Right - and everything the Government tells you is the truth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A job for Arthur I believe


Thurs 1st May 23:15

John,

Thank you for your background on your quest. I understand the need to be confidential but I would wish to understand more of my potential involvement in this transaction.

I am interested in helping and wonder what I can do to assist you, if you can be more detailed in what is to happen I can assist you.

For your confidentiality this is coming from my private email address.
I await your response.

Regards
Arthur

S. (Arthur) Thompson

 

 

Having just come back from the pub after voting day in the UK, I didn't check too closely which email address name was being used - after I sent it I realised that I'd sent the email using another nom de plume - Hamish but with the email addy being the same. He probably won't notice.


Thursday 1st May 23:46

FROM THE DESK OF : MR. JOHN OKONKWO
TELEPHONE : 234-8xx-xxx-xxxx

GOOD DAY,

I RECEIVED YOUR MAIL AND I WISH TO THANK YOU IMMENSELY FOR YOUR KIND INTEREST TO CO-OPERATE WITH ME IN THIS TRANSACTION AND YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST ME IN THIS TRANSACTION.PLEASE, FIND HEREUNDER, THE DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING.

ACTUALLY THIS TRANSACTION IS REAL, AND ONE HUNDRED PERCENT RISK FREE AND DOES NOT RELATE TO ANY BREACH OF LAW OR PROCEED FROM DRUGS. IT IS A MATTER OF NECESSITY TO CONTACT YOU FOR THIS TRANSACTION WITHOUT FURTHER INVESTIGATION
ABOUT YOUR PERSON, AS I VIEW YOU TO BE A MORE RESPONSIBLE PERSONALITY. IT IS
THEREFORE NECESSARY THAT YOU TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF. I HOPE YOU WOULD NOT BETRAY ME. AS FOR TRUST, IT IS A GIVEN THING THAT TRUST IS EARNED, IT IS NOT GIVEN OUT LIGHTLY; HOWEVER, BECAUSE I NEED YOU IN THIS TRANSACTION, I MUST
GIVE YOU MY TRUST; IT IS WORTH 40% OF THIS MONEY. I BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL KEEP
YOU FROM REFUSING TO GIVE MY OWN SHARE OF THE MONEY WHEN THE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETED.

LIKE I STATED IN MY PROPOSAL, I WILL LIKE YOU TO PROVIDE YOUR FULL NAMES AND ADDRESS SO THAT THE ATTORNEY WILL PREPARE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS AND
AFFIDAVITS WHICH WILL PUT YOU IN PLACE AS THE NEXT OF KIN. WE SHALL HIRE TWO
SEPARATE ATTORNEYS.

THE FIRST ATTORNEY WILL DRAFT A "WILL" WHICH WILL NAME YOU AS THE
BENEFICIARY/SOLE EXECUTOR OF THE "WILL". THIS "WILL" WILL BE BACKDATED TO
PURPORT THAT IT HAD BEEN WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY MRS ANN BARBARA MYERS HERSELF.

THE SECOND ATTORNEY WILL FILE IN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT WITH AN APPROPRIATE AFFIDAVIT IN ORDER TO SECURE A LETTER OF PROBATE EMPOWERING YOU AS
THE NEXT OF KIN/SOLE BENEFICIARY AND TRUSTEE/SOLE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF MRS ANN BARBARA MYERS WHICH INCLUDES THE SUM OF US$25M LYING IN THE ACCOUNT NUMBER WHICH I SHALL GIVE YOU. THE ESSENCE OF HIRING TWO ATTORNEYS IS TO MAKE SURE THAT BOTH ATTORNEYS WILL NOT HAVE THE DETAILS OF THIS TRANSACTION AND THEREBY PREVENT THEM FROM KNOWING THAT THIS IS A DEAL.

UPON PREPARATION OF THESE DOCUMENTS AND APPROVALS FROM THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, THE LETTER OF PROBATE WILL BE GRANTED IN YOUR FAVOUR WHICH WILL GIVE YOU THE AUTHORITY TO REQUEST FOR THE TRANSFER OF THIS MONEY .THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND OUR CORRESPONDENCE BANK WILL NOW TRANSFER THE MONEY TO A SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPE WHICH IS USED AS AN OFFSHORE CLEARING HOUSE OF THE BANK. THE SECOND ATTORNEY WILL HANDLE ALL THE PROCESSES OF OBTAINING THE APPROVALS ON YOUR BEHALF. ALL THESE PROCESSES WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHIN 10 WORKING DAYS AND MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO EUROPE ( TO THE SECURITY COMPANY).THE VERY GOOD THING ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION IS THAT IT WILL DONE IN A VERY PROPER AND LEGAL MANNER. I REQUEST YOUR ASSISTANCE AS A FOREIGNER FOR YOU TO TRAVEL AND CLAIM THIS FUNDS IN EUROPE( WITH THE SECURITY COMPANY USED AS THE OFFSHORE CLEARING HOUSE OF MY BANK) WITH THE RELEVANT AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WHICH I SHALL SEND TO YOU AS THE TRANSACTION PROGRESSES AS THE SOLE BENEFACTOR/EXECUTOR TO MRS ANN BARBARA MYERS.
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOLD THIS FUND WITH YOUR PERSON UNTIL I COME OVER TO
YOUR COUNTRY FOR THE SHARING OF THE MONEY.

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO ME YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER SO THAT WE CAN DISCUSS AND I CAN ALSO SEND YOU VIA FAX THE CERTIFICATE OF THE FIXED DEPOSIT FOR YOUR ASSURANCE THAT THIS IS A GENUINE TRANSACTION AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY.

PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR WILLINGNESS BY PROVIDING ALL THE REQUESTED INFORMATION ABOVE. ALL MODALITIES FOR THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION HAS BEEN MAPPED OUT PROVIDED THAT YOU MAINTAIN ABSOLUTE CONFIDENTIALITY AND KEEP TO THE INSTRUCTIONS I SHALL HAND OVER TO YOU FROM TIME TO TIME FOR A SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION. ONCE I CLARIFY YOUR WILLINGNESS TO PROCEED WITH THE TRANSACTION, THEN I SHALL HAVE THE "WILL" WRITTEN IN YOUR NAME AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO AND SOLE BENEFACTOR TO THE INHERITANCE OF MRS ANN BARBARA
MYERS AND AS WELL AS SEND YOU THE COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT AND A
DRAFT COPY OF THE "WILL".


PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION ON THE ANY PART YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND PROPERLY AND YOU MAY SEND ME A MAIL WITH FURTHER NFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF BEFORE WE PROCEED FURTHER.

HAVE A WONDEFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN OKONKWO

N.B. MY NUMBER IS 234-8xx-xxx-xxxx. A CALL FROM YOU WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU. WHEN YOU CALL, ALWAYS REQUEST FOR THE CODE FIRST BEFORE
SPEAKING WHICH IS GOING TO BE "INVESTMENT BANKER". ALSO RECONFIRM MY PHONE
NUMBER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DID NOT DIAL THE WRONG NUMBER.

 

 

Well he didn't pickup on the email addy - good.

He's given me a Nigerian Mobile telephone number.

 

Why oh why do they always type in upper case text...

 

So the transaction is real - I was worried it was a fake.

 

 

40 %....mmm might have to think about this one.

 

 

This is begining to sound like the Mrs Abacha one...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAX - You would think these guys get with the 21st Century and start emailing everything.

 

Oh yes - I'm interested

Modalities - theres that word again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't worry Mr Okonkwo - you'll get a call

What sort of operation is this - are they running multiple scams of different types from a pay as you go mobile ? I wonder.


Friday 2nd May 08:55

John,

Thank you for your quick response and many many thanks for the very detailed explanation on the transaction. I do hope that I can earn your trust in this deal.

What do you need to know - I'm 42 years old, married, got one child, live in the UK, go to church fairly often. I'm also a man of my word and take others to their word.

My Full name is Steve Thompson
(My friends call me Arthur and have done since I was a child)
My Address is 2 St Catherines House,Kingsway, London. WC2A 2EB

With regard to travel - is there any chance that this could be made to London, obviously this would make the transaction much swifter as I would be local and able to complete this more swiftly.

My telephone number is 44 20 xxxx xxxx, I unfortunately don't have a fax machine but perhaps these documents could be scanned and attached to an email ?

I hope I can earn your trust and that I've answered all your questions.

Regards and good health
Arthur

 

 

 

 

 

 

The address by the way is St Catherines House - the public records building - they should be able to find a Steve Thompson. :)

 

 

 

 


Friday 2nd May 12:45

FROM THE DESK OF : MR. JOHN OKONKWO
TEL : 234-xxx-xxx-xxxx
REPLY TO : xxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

ATTENTION : MR. STEVE THOMPSON

DEAR ARTHUR,

HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? I HOPE EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT? I HAVE TAKEN THE
LIBERTY TO EXPLAIN THE PERFECTED MODALITIES TO CONSUMATE THE OBJECT OF THIS
PROJECT. FIRST I HAVE TO REITERATE OUR RESOLVE TO CARRY OUT THIS TRANSACTION
WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT I HAVE DECIDED TO ACQUIRE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION WITH REGARDS TO THE FUNDS. WITH ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN PLACE THE ISSUE OF RECEIVING THE FUNDS WILL NOT POSE ANY RISK TO ALL PARTIES INVOLVED.

FOR CLARITY, I WILL OUTLINE THE PERFECTED MODALITIES:

1. THE PREPARATION OF THE LEGAL PAPERS WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY TWO ATTORNEYS.
ONE OF THE LAWYERS IS A LOCAL ATTORNEY THAT WILL PREPARE THE "WILL" AND
TESTAMENT BEQUETHING THE ASSETS OF THE DECEASED TO YOU AND THIS INCLUDES THE DEPOSITED FUNDS WITH THE BANK. INFACT AS AT THIS MORNING AFTER READING YOUR LAST MAIL, I HAVE CONCLUDED WITH THIS ATTORNEY ON ARRANGEMENTS TO DRAFT AND PREPARE THIS "WILL" MAKING YOU THE SOLE HEIR OF THE INHERITANCE, WHICH HE HAS AGREED TO DO. HE HAS PROMISED THAT HE WILL DELIVER THIS "WILL" IN TWO OR THREE DAYS TIME I AM PRESENTLY WAITING FOR HIM AND AS SOON AS I RECEIVE THE "WILL", I WILL SEND YOU A DRAFT COPY OF THE "WILL" FOR YOUR PERUSAL. WHAT IS STALLING HIM IS FUNDS TO START THE BRIEF. I SHALL PAY FOR THIS ATTORNEY.

2. WHEN YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH THE DRAFT COPY OF THE "WILL", I WILL THEN ENGAGE
THE SECOND ATTORNEY WHO MUST BE A FEDERAL ACCREDITED GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY FOR PROCUREMENT OF THE LETTER OF PROBATE. THIS ATTORNEY SHALL OBTAIN ALL AFFIDAVITS AND DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE USED TO LEGALISE YOUR CLAIM AS THE SOLE BENEFACTOR AND NEXT OF KIN TO MRS ANN BARBARA MYERS. THIS DOCUMENT IS THE FINAL DOCUMENT THAT GIVES YOU LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO LAY CLAIM TO THE FUNDS AND ALSO GIVES YOU THE AUTHORITY TO REQUEST FOR THE TRANSFER OF THESE FUNDS INTO YOUR NORMINATED ACCOUNT. THE ATTORNEY IS THE ONE THAT WILL STAND ON YOUR BEHALF WHEN LAYING YOUR CLAIMS IN MY BANK. HE SHALL BE YOUR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE HERE IN NIGERIA WHO WILL CARRY OUT
THE REQUIRED REPRESENTATION OF ALL LEGAL PAPERS IN YOUR NAME AT THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE TO ACQUIRE THE NECESSARY PROBATE PAPERS WHICH WILL BE USED TO GET THE APPROVAL FROM THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE FOR THE
TRANSFER OF THESE FUNDS TO THE BENEFICIARY IN THIS CASE BEING YOU. IT IS THIS
SAME ATTORNEY THAT WILL OBTAIN THIS DOCUMENT AND IT IS THIS DOCUMENT THAT MY BANK SHALL RECOGNISE DURING THE PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING THESE FUNDS INTO YOUR NORMINATED ACCOUNT.

I HOPE YOU NOW KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TWO ATTORNEYS. THIS IS THE POINT
WHERE YOU WILL HAVE TO COME IN. THE SECOND GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED ATTORNEY (YOUR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE) MUST NOT KNOW THAT YOU HAVE FRIENDS IN THE BANK WHO ARE ASSISTING YOU WITH THIS TRANSACTION AS THIS MIGHT RAISE SUSPICIONS AND PROBABLY JEOPARDISE THE ENTIRE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT. FOR THIS REASON YOU WILL BE THE ONE TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THIS ATTORNEY AND THERE MIGHT BE NEED FOR YOU TO MAKE A DEPOSIT PAYMENT FOR HIS SERVICES. THIS ALSO DEPENDS ON HOW YOU CAN NEGOTIATE WITH HIM. THE ATTORNEY CAN HAVE HIS FEES DEDUCTED WHEN YOUR INHERITANCE IS TRANSFERRED TO YOU (THIS YOU SUGGEST TO HIM).
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT I AM PUTTING SO MUCH TRUST IN YOUR HANDS AND I DO NOT EXPECT YOU TO LET ME DOWN. I SUGGEST YOU MAKE UP AN EXPENSE BUDGET FOR THIS TRANSACTION. WHAT I MEAN BY THIS IS AN AMOUNT YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SPEND IN THIS TRANSACTION THAT WILL NOT BE A BURDEN TO YOU OR IN ANYWAY INCONVIENCE YOU.

PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY:

(1)YOUR DATE OF BIRTH
(2) YOUR PLACE OF BIRTH
(3) SOME TYPE OF IDENTIFICATION (DRIVERS LICENCE OR THE BIODATA PAGE OF YOUR
INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT).

FEEL FREE TO LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND . I
WILL EXPECT YOUR CALL OR YOUR MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO WE CAN START THE
FIRST STAGE OF THIS TRANSACTION.

PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WHEN GETTING BACK TO ME BY EMAIL, PLEASE USE MY NEW ADDRESS BELOW:

jxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

I HAVE TO START USING THIS NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SECURITY REASONS. IT IS ALSO MY MOST PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS. I HAD TO BE SURE OF YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST ME IN THIS TRANSACTION AND YOUR TRUST BEFORE GIVING YOU THIS MY NEW EMAIL ADDRESS.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

 

 

Well he's keen -

 

 

 

 

Why do they type in uppercase !!!!

I wonder if this is a cut and paste operation from his point of view ? I wonder if I can get him to change it to lower case ?

 

Modalities - theres that word again

My friendly dictionary says :

modality noun (modalities) 1 music the quality or characteristic of music as determined by its mode (noun 4). 2 grammar the modal property of a verb or construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you following this so far ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds like another job for the passport page..

 

 

 

 

Change of email address - obviously moves his potential victims to somewhere it probably won't get deleted by yahoo for abuse. It will once I'm finished with it.


Friday 2nd May 12:55

John,

Thanks for your information that makes the whole process clearer for me and I can see the logical use of the two attorneys.

I will gladly forward the three items you requested ( I will have to get someone to scan in my passport or driving licence) but for the interim :

My date of birth is 17th Oct 1960, I was born in Aberdeen, Scotland.

I would like you for obvious reasons to provide the same three pieces of information to me (Date of Birth, Location & Passport biodata) if you would be so kind - you can understand the reasons - I'm expected to invest some of my money with an attorney whom I'm going to have no choice of who it is. Once I have these three pieces I'll feel a lot happier about the transaction.

I will get my passport page scanned and emailed to you this evening.

Best Regards

Arthur

 

 

 

Yeh right !

 

Would you normally carry your passport to work ? I'll delay him till this evening and then I'll send him the passport page.

Lets see what we can get out of him.


Friday 2nd May 14:00

DEAR MR. ARTHUR,

PLEASE FIND ATTACHED, WORK IDENTITY CARD FOR YOUR PERUSAL.


JOHN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Years for a passport validity ? Is that right - I thought everywhere was working on 10 years. Anyone know ?

Looks legitimate enough ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He's a big lad..

 

Notice how the word TRUST is larger than all the others - subtlity than

Why would you sign both the front and back of an ID card ? And have you noticed the three signatures don't actually match ?

 

 


Monday 5th May 17:00

DEAR MR. ARTHUR,

HOW ARE YOU TODAY? I HOPE THAT ALL IS WELL AND YOU DID HAD A GREAT WEEKEND?

I HAVE BEEN EXPECTING THE SCANNED DOCUMENTS FROM YOU SINCE ON SATURDAY. WHERE YOU ABLE TO SCANNED IT. PLEASE TRY AND DO SO AS I HAVE DONE MY PART. IT IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN CEMENT MY TRUST ON YOU AND I HOPE YOU DO UNDERSTAND. BY THE WAY, I CONTACTED THE ATTORNEY THIS MORNING AGAIN AND HE HAS ASSURED ME THAT THE DRAFT COPY OF THE "WILL" WILL BE READY LATEST WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK. SO, MY FRIEND, LET US TRY AND DO OUR POSSIBLE BEST SO THAT THERE WILL BE NO DELAY ON OUR PART. PLEASE GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS MAIL.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

 

Monday 5th May 17:30

John,

Thanks for your note - I had a lovely weekend thank you.

I had problems with my scanner that I had to resolve before I could get my passport scanned. I've attached it as a JPG file.


Please let me know if you need any more information.

Regards
Arthur

Bank Holiday weekend in the UK so I forgot about sending him my passport for a while.

Monday 5th May 09:46

I get a voice mail message from John Onkono who repeats his name several times just to make sure that its him and that he's calling from Lagos.

 

Tues 6th May 09:53

FROM THE DESK OF : MR. JOHN OKONKWO
TEL : 234-8xxxxxxxxx

GOOD DAY,


MY NUMBER IS 234-8xx-xxx-xxxx. WHEN YOU CALL OR I CALL, ALWAYS REQUEST FOR THE CODE FIRST BEFORE SPEAKING WHICH IS GOING TO BE "INVESTMENT BANKER". ALSO RECONFIRM MY PHONE NUMBER BY ASKING THE CALLER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU YOU ARE NOT SPEAKING WITH THE WRONG PERSON. OUR TELEPHONE NETWORK HERE IS POOR SO THE LINES KEEP ON INTERFERRING WITH OTHERS.

JOHN.


Its at this point that I left the country for a couple of days

 

 

 

Oooo I wonder how many scams they have running.

 


Wed 7th May 07:37

FROM THE DESK OF : MR. JOHN OKONKWO

TEL : 234-8xxxxxxxxxxx

ATTENTION : MR. STEVE THOMPSON

DEAR MR. ARTHUR,

HOW ARE YOU TODAY? I HOPE ALL IS WELL? I AM VERY MUCH HAPPY TO TELL YOU NOW THAT THE DRAFT COPY OF THE "WILL" IS READY AS THE ATTORNEY PROMISED. AT LEAST RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE MADE SOME PROGRESS.

ARTHUR, PLEASE, FIND ATTACHED, THE DRAFT COPY OF THE "WILL". YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR DETAILS ARE CORRECT. GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY YOU CONFIRM THAT EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT SO THAT I WILL CONTACT THE ATTORNEY FOR THE NECESSARY SIGNING OF THE "WILL". I WILL APPRECIATE IT ALSO IF YOU CAN CALL ME ON 234-8xxxxxxxxx. I MIGHT NOT HAVE EASY ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AS I AM TRAVELLING TO THE VILLAGE TO SEE MY DAD. HE HAS BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH HIS SIGHT AND THERE IS THE POSSIBLITY THAT HE WILL UNDERGO AND EYE OPERATION.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

N.B. DO NOT FORGET THE SECURITY PROCEDURE

 

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Ooooh a will - that should be fun....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The will was attached but he's obviously just typed it up on a Word document and then cut and pasted it into his yahoo email hence all the font descriptions etc. I wonder if we can get an original word document which may show who he really is.

 


Thurs May 8th 06:30

John,

I'm out travelling at the moment and will return tommorow morning (Fri) - I did not get the attachment correctly - its full of garbage - and strange codes. Can you resend the document.


Regards
Arthur.

 

Thurs May 8th

ARTHUR,

PLEASE FIND ATTACHED, ONCE AGAIN, THE DRAFT COPY OF THE "WILL". IF YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD IT THIS TIME AROUND, TRY AND CREATE A NEW MAIL BOX IN YAHOO(mail.yahoo.com). HOTMAIL DOES NOT HANDLE ATTACHMENTS VERY WELL.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

THE
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
OF
MRS. ANN BARBARA MYERS

I, Ann Barbara Myers, a resident of 19, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, and being of sound mind and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, thereby, revoking and making null and void any and all other Last Wills and Testaments and / or Codicils to Last Wills and Testaments heretofore made by me. All references herein to this Will shall be construed as referring to this Last Will and Testament only.

FAMILY CLAUSE

I, not ever being married, and not ever having any children; either biological or adopted, hereby appoint my only friend Steve Thompson of 2 Catherines House, Kingsway, London. WC2A 2EB (ADDRESS), to be the sole executor/trustee and/or next of Kin of this my Will.

1. I declare that I made a time deposit of US$25,000,000(Twenty Five Million United states dollars) for twelve months vide account number 0120478869 with Safe Trust Bank, 25 Bob Gino Crescent, Victoria Island Extension, Off Solvers Way, Lagos, Nigeria

SPECIAL DIRECTIVES CLAUSE

1. I give the benefit of my time deposit Account in the sum of US$25,000,000(Twenty Five Million United states dollars) together with all accrued interest therein to my beloved friend by name STEVE THOMPSON absolutely.

2. I direct that my family home at 19, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria be sold and the proceeds be donated to Pacelli School for the Blind in Ikoyi, Lagos absolutely.

3. I direct that all my cars, and personal effects be sold and the proceeds be donated by my executor to the Pacelli School for the Blind in Ikoyi, Lagos.

DEBT CLAUSE

4. I forgive and release completely all debts whether secured or not which may be
owing me at the date of my death by any person (but not by any body corporate, Government department, Local authority, firm or association of persons).


5. I declare that my inheritance is free from any indebtedness to any party, whether
individual persons or body corporate, Government Department, local authority, firm or association of persons and therefore, upon acceptance, my heir will be fully entitled to benefit from the above mentioned assets in their entirety, with no legal necessity to correspond any funds to any third party.


IN WITNESS WHERE OF I, the said MRS. ANN BARBARA MYERS have put my hand and seal

This:……………..Day of :…………………..1999.

SIGNED and SEALED by the said Ann Barbara Myers AS FOR HER LAST WILL in the presence of us two, who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed their names as witnesses.

Witness:
Name:………………………………………
Address:………………………………………
Signature:……………………………………..
Occupation:……………………………………

Witness:
Name:………………………………………….
Address:………………………………………..
Signature:………………………………………
Occupation:……………………………………

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
OF NOTARY PUBLIC
Lagos State
Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area


On this -------------------day of --------------------1999,before me, the undersigned Notary Public, personally appeared Ann Barbara Myers, personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the individual who signed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he or she executed the same in his or her authorized capacity, and that by such signature, the person executed the instrument.


Witness my hand and seal:

Signature of Notary Public:………………………………………………

 

 

He tried to sent again without success - lots of font statements, so I asked him to resend it properly as a word document. He managed to do it this time...

 

 

Interesting that in Word if you go File, Properties you will see who Word has been registered to. Most people when installing it put in their own name. This document shows it being registered to Easynet Concept ltd - who are they ? Does he work there and he's using their machines to rattle off wills ?


Fri May 9th 07:30

FROM THE DESK OF : MR. JOHN OKONKWO
TEL : 234-8xxxxxxxxxx

GOOD DAY,

I AM SURE BY NOW YOU MUST HAVE RECEIVED A SIMILAR MESSAGE WITH A DIFFERENT NAME WITH RESPECT TO MY FIRST MAIL TO YOU. THIS IS TO WARNED YOU TO DISREGARD THE MESSAGE AS THE PERSON IS TRYING TO IMPERSONATE ME. THAT WAS THE MORE REASON I HAD TO CHANGE MY EMAIL ADDRESS. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THAT MESSAGE. I HAD ENVISAGE THIS PROBLEM BUT LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL. A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF THESE FUNDS SO THEY ARE TRYING TO IMPERSONATE ME IN ORDER TO CLAIM THESE FUNDS. I HAVE ALREADY SET UP A COUNTER MEASURE THAT IS GOING TO HIT BACK ON THEM. I AM VERY MUCH HAPPY THAT I AM HIGHLY CONNECTED WITH TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SO THEY ARE GOING TO PROTECT MY INTEREST AS WELL AS YOURS. SO MY FRIEND, DO NOT WORRY, OKAY. REST ASSURED THAT WHAT WE ARE GOING TO BENEFIT AT THE END OF THE DAY IS GOING TO BE ENORMOUS PROVIDED YOU MAINTAIN UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY IN THIS TRANSACTION. I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME , ENERGY AND MONEY IN THIS TRANSACTION SO I MUST DO MY POSSIBLE BEST TO SEE THIS TRANSACTION TO ITS LOGICAL END.
PLEASE GET BACK TO ME ASAP BY CALLING OR MAILING ME, OKAY. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

 

 

Then out of the blue this comes along ?

 

Seems strange I wonder whats going on.


Fri May 9th 09:00

John,

Will received much better this time. I will read today and get it back to you today hopefully.

My best wishes to your father.

Regards
Arthur

 

Friday May 9th 14:00

John,

I tried to call you today but the line kept failing. I've read the will and everything looks fine with my details with the exception that my address is 2 St Catherines House (note the St).

Can you let me know what the next step in this is, I await your call / email in anticipation.

Regards
Arthur

 

 

 

I didn't try to call him but its good enough.


Tue, 13 May 2003 07:55

FROM THE DESK OF : MR. JOHN OKONKWO
TEL : 234-803-xxxxxxx


ATTENTION : MR. STEVE THOMPSON

DEAR MR. THOMPSON,

HOW ARE YOU TODAY? I HOPE THAT ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? I HAVE BEEN MAKING FRANTIC EFFORTS TOWARDS THE SUCCESSFUL PROGRESS OF OUR TRANSACTION AND I AM PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT WE ARE PROGRESSING.
HOWEVER, THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME SLIGHT HITCH WITH THE ATTORNEY. HE CONTACTED ME MONDAY AFTERNOON THIS WEEK AND HE SOUNDED A BIT WORRIED. UPON OUR DISCUSSIONS, HE TOLD ME THAT THE "NOTARY PUBLIC" WHO IS SUPPOSED TO SIGN AND NOTARIZE THE "WILL" HAS REFUSED TO SIGN IT. WHEN THEY DISCUSSED, THE OFFICIAL TOLD HIM THAT HE HAS TO BACKDATE THE "WILL" AND THIS IS NOT A NORMAL PRACTICE. IN OTHERWORDS, HE WILL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, WHICH IS UNETHICAL. FOR HIM TO DO THAT, HE NEEDS A BRIBE FROM US.
I ASKED THE ATTORNEY HOW MUCH HE WANTS AND HE SAID I SHOULD GIVE HIM USD$1,000.00 (ONE THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS). MY PROBLEM RIGHT NOW IS THAT I JUST PAID THE ATTORNEY HIS FEES OF USD$3,500.00 (THREE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS) ON THE 5TH OF MAY, 2003 AND I AM CASH STRAPPED RIGHT NOW. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS REGARD TO HELP OFFSET THIS AMOUNT SO THAT WE CAN MOVE AHEAD.
MY FRIEND, I WANT YOU TO PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT MY WISH TO ASK YOU TO DO THIS BUT I HAVE MADE SOME EXPENSES AND I DO NOT WANT ANY DELAY ON OUR PART. MY DADDY HAD AN EYE OPERATION RECENTLY AND THIS WAS DONE IN A SPECIALIST HOSPITAL IN LAGOS. BEING HIS FIRST SON AND THE BREADWINNER IN THE FAMILY, THE WHOLE RESPONSIBILITIES WAS CARRIED OUT BY ME. REST ASSURED THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE SHOULD RECONCILE EVERYTHING. I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND YOUR STEADFASTNESS IN ORDER TO SEE THIS TRANSACTION THROUGH.
I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE FIND ATTACHED, THE COPY OF THE RECEIPT OF PAYMENT TO THE ATTORNEY.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.




BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh no - a hitch I wondered when that was coming...

 

 

 

 

Cash strapped - wow what a shame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow - it even looks like a real receipt. It must be true...

I would like to point out that he sent it as as a huge file (750Kb - and was 2500 x 2500 in size.) He also sent it to me three times. Twat..

 


Saturday 17th May 19:00

John,

Apologies for not responding sooner I've been away on business since Monday and just returned late last night.

I can understand your predicament being short of cash - it happens to us all at some stage, thankfully It has not happened to me for quite a few years now.

I can understand your attorney not willing to break the law - however this I'm sure can be overcome with the addition of some cash, a point I'm willing to assist wherever I can. Can I offer to pay the $1,000 to progress our transaction ? If so, please let me know how you wish to transfer the money and I'll do all I can - I can transfer direct from my bank if that makes the process quicker ?

My very best regards to your father - I will remain blessed.

Regards
Arthur

 

 

 

I have been away for five days so theres a lot of catching up to do.

I also had several phone calls from him on my voicemail - all of which were...John Okonkwo blah blah blah..John Okonkwo blah blah John Okonkwo, but strangely enough I got his calling Line ID number from his Nigerian pay as you go Mobile...


Monday 19th May 23:00

DEAR MR. ARTHUR,

IT WAS VERY NICE HEARING FROM YOU AGAIN. HONESTLY I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER INTERESTED IN THIS DEAL AGAIN AFTER ALL THE EFFORTS I HAVE PUT SO FAR IN THIS DEAL. I HAD ALREADY GIVEN UP ALL HOPE. HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? I HOPE ALL IS WELL AND THAT YOUR TRIP WAS A SUCCESSFUL ONE? I JUST CAME BACK THIS EVENING AND I WAS REALLY SHOCK TO SEE YOUR MAIL. INFACT IT WAS A PLEASANT SURPRISE TO ME AND TO KNOW THAT YOU STILL CARE ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION AND ABOUT MY FATHER. RIGHT NOW HE HIS RECUPERATING FROM THE EYE OPERATION AND WE ALL HAVE TO GIVE THE ALMIGHTY GOD ALL THE GLORY. I PROMISE YOU THAT WITH TIME WE WILL BE SMILING AT THE END OF THE DAY. LET ME ASSURE YOU ONCE AGAIN THAT YOUR EFFORTS WILL NOT BE IN VAIN. WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR FAMILIES THAT IS WHY I AM DOING THIS DEAL WITH YOU. WE HAVE WASTED A LOT OF TIME OTHERWISE WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SMILING BY NOW. TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO SEND THE $1,000 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED WITH THIS TRANSACTION WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY.

NOW LET ME TELL YOU HOW THE MONEY IS TO BE SENT. MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT WILL BE THE ONE TO COLLECT THE MONEY SINCE I AM A VERY BUSY MAN. JUST GO TO THE NEAREST WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER AGENT CLOSE TO YOU AND MAKE THE TRANSFER. TO THIS END LET ME GIVE YOU HIS DETAILS YOU WILL USE IN FILLING THE FORMS:

RECEIVER'S DETAIL:

1. NAME........................LUCKY MOMODU
2. ADDRESS..................No. 3 MILITARY STREET, IKOYI, LAGOS, NIGERIA
3. TEST QUESTION........WHAT'S MY JOB?
4. ANSWER...................PERSONAL ASSISTANT

SENDER'S DETAIL:

1. NAME...........MR. STEVE THOMPSON
2. ADDRESS....2 ST CATHERINES HOUSE, KINGSWAY, LONDON. WC2A 2EB
3. TEN-DIGIT MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER.
4. AMOUNT SENT

YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU HAVE IN THE FORM YOU FILLED CORRESPONSE TO WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO SEND TO ME SO THAT MY PERSONAL ASSISTANCE WILL BE ABLE TO COLLECT THE MONEY.

JUST GO TO THE NEAREST WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER AGENT CLOSE TO YOU AND MAKE THE MONEY TRANSFER. WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER IS THE FASTEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY ANYWHERE IN THE WOLRD.

PLEASE GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. DO HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

 

 

 

Well that didn't take him long to sniff the opportunity of getting some cash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also got another voice message from him..."This is John Okonkwo from Nigeria. Please call me. This is John Okonkwo from Nigeria. This message is for Steve Thompson"....


Tues 20th May 17:31

John,

Email received and understood - I also got your message on my answering machine but when I tried to call you back all I seem to get is a message saying "Lines are out of order..please try later". Can you confirm that your number is 234-803-xxx-xxxx ?


I've checked where the nearest Western Union office is from here and there is one about 20 minutes away so I'll pop in there tommorow and transfer the money. I'll let you know when its gone. Do I have to give you the reference number or will they be able to give you the money without it ?

My best regards to your father and to you.

Arthur

 

 

 

 

I didn't phone him. Too busy to chat, maybe tommorow.......

 

 

Tue 20th May 19:00

DEAR MR. ARTHUR,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR MAIL. THIS IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU GOT THE RIGHT NUMBER WHICH IS +234-803-xxxxxxxx. YOU CAN REACH ME ANYTIME ON THIS NUMBER. TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO CALL ME WHEN YOU HAVE MADE THE PAYMENT TOMORROW SO I WILL INSTRUCT MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT ON TIME TO GO AND COLLECT THE MONEY.

BY THE TIME YOU GO THERE, YOU WILL BE GIVEN A FORM TO FILL. JUST FILL IT WITH THE DETAILS (RECEIVER'S AND SENDER'S) I GAVE YOU. AT THE END OF THE TRANSACTION, YOU WILL BE GIVEN A MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER. THIS YOU ARE GOING TO SEND TO ME BY EMAIL TOGETHER WITH THE DETAILS. YOU WILL ALSO STATE THE AMOUNT YOU SENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU HAVE FILLED IN THE FORM WILL BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WILL SEND TO ME BY EMAIL SO THAT MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT WILL NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM COLLECTING THE MONEY. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A REFERENCE NUMBER BUT THE MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS FOR YOU TO BE METICULOUS WHEN FILLING THE FORM WITH THE DETAILS I GAVE YOU AND WHEN SENDING TO ME BY EMAIL, EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE IN THE FORM. THERE IS NO NEED SCANNING AND SENDING THE PAYMENT SLIP AS YOU CAN EASILY DO THIS WITHOUT STRESS BY JUST SENDING TO ME THE EXACT DETAILS AND THE MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER TOGETHER WITH THE AMOUNT YOU SENT.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DO THAT TOMORROW SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED TO THE NEXT STAGE OF THE TRANSACTION WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

 

A quick response.

 

 

 

 

He's obviously done this lots of times before...


Wed 21st May 18:30

John,

I visited the Western transfer office this afternoon and paid them the money and completed the transfer. It was relatively simple process with the woman behind the counter helping me.

I transferred the $1,000 (about £600) and paid the transfer charge in addition. I've completed the form
as per your request below.


RECEIVER'S DETAIL:

1. NAME........................LUCKY MOMODU
2. ADDRESS..................No. 3 MILITARY STREET, IKOYI, LAGOS, NIGERIA
3. TEST QUESTION........WHAT'S MY JOB?
4. ANSWER...................PERSONAL ASSISTANT

SENDER'S DETAIL:

1. NAME...........MR. STEVE THOMPSON
2. ADDRESS....2 ST CATHERINES HOUSE, KINGSWAY, LONDON. WC2A 2EB
3. TEN-DIGIT 4424-3340-23.
4. AMOUNT SENT $1,000

You should be able to collect at any stage the assistant informs me.

Please let me know when you've got the money. I'm still having problems calling the number - perhaps its a general Nigeria problem - do you have another number I can try to reach you on.

Regards
Arthur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you spot the made up number ? Lets see what happens.


Thurs 22nd May 16:00

ARTHUR,

WHY I YOU TAKING ME FOR A FOOL? MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT JUST CAME BACK FROM WESTERN UNION AND SAID THAT THERE WAS NO MONEY TO BE COLLECTED. THAT MEANS, YOU SENT TO ME A FAKE CONTROL NUMBER. NOW TO PROOF THAT YOU ACTUALLY MADE THE PAYMENT, YOU ARE TO SCAN AND SEND TO ME IMMEDIATELY, THE PAYMENT SLIP.

JOHN.

 

 

 

 

Oh dear we seem to have upset him. At least he had a wasted journey to the Western Union office.

 

I've also got a voice mail messages that in a rather stern voice says..."THIS IS JOHN OLONKWO WHY I YOU TAKING ME FOR A FOOL? MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT JUST CAME BACK AND THERE IS NO MONEY. " Then he slams the phone down. Sounds like we touched a raw nerve there ha ha ha...


Thurs 22nd May 19:00

John,

I've no idea what you're on about - I also got your message on my answering machine which was to say the least - rather rude. I've given you the number that is on the Western Union form as you requested. I've still got problems with my own scanner so I will have to visit a friends house to get it scanned there. This will not be till tommorow as he is out this evening.

Until then I think you need to apologise for the manner in which you addressed me both on the email below and also on the telephone. I thought we'd built up a certain level of trust but it seems that this was wasted due to some problem with Western Union.

I await your reply.

Regards
Arthur

 

I'll have to see if I can get my hands on a Western Union ticket slip (If you've got one scan it in and email it to me will you...thanks).


Thurs 22nd May 21:00

ARTHUR,

I WAS REALLY FRUSTRATED WHEN MY PERSONAL ASSISTANT GOT BACK TO ME AND SAID THERE WAS NO TRANSFER MADE. I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME, ENERGY AND MONEY TO SEE THIS DEAL UP TO THIS STAGE SO I HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND MY OUTBURST WHEN I GOT THE NEWS THAT THERE WAS NO MONEY.

I WAS SO SHATTERED THAT I COULD NOT DO ANYTHING MEANINGFUL THROUGHOUT THE DAY. MY COLLEGUES EVEN NOTICED AND ASKED ME WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM BUT I COULD NOT TELL THEM BECAUSE OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE TRANSACTION. I HAD TO CLOSE EARLY FOR WORK TODAY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO NEED BEING IN THE OFFICE AS I WILL NOT DO ANYTHING MEANINGFUL. I HAVE TO GO TO WORK EARLY TOMORROW SO THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE MY SCHEDULES FOR THIS WEEK. PLEASE I WILL VERY MUCH APPRRECIATE IT IF YOU CAN SCAN AND SEND TO ME THE PAYMENT SLIP FIRST THING TOMORROW.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND REMAIN BLESSED.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN.

 

 

 

I bet you were :) :)

 


Friday 23rd May 17:00

John,

I've been unable to scan the payment slip as my friend with the scanner is away for a long weekend (its a bank holiday in the UK). I have however returned to the Western Union office first thing this morning to check what has happened. They checked the number I gave them off the payment slip (4424334023) and they confirmed it was $1000 (£600) to be collected in Lagos.

I can't understand what your problem was on Thursday. The office here in the UK seem to know all about it. I would advise that you check again with the local office.

From the tone of your note and answering machine message it sounded like you were blaming me for their screw up. Something I don't take too kindly for. Perhaps an anger management course would be suitable ?

Please advise when you receive the money - if we've still got problems I will lodge an official enquiry at our local office to determine why you cannot retrieve the money.

Regards
Arthur

 

 

 

I don't even know where the nearest Western Union office is... I may have to visit one get a ticket thing