A reader posted a series of exchanges with a scammer. You can see the original scam letter here. The reader’s responses are in blue.
I’ve been having fun with this scammer does he really think anyone short of senile is gonna fall for this drivvle ?? I asked for more info and heres what he sent I could build a whole new life with the info he wants !! IDIOT lol
Thanks for taking your time to go through my email and your consideration of my proposal. I will rather say your response is a further proof of the fact that I have taken the right decision to choose you as my partner. I believe your decision to respond to my proposal implies that you understood clearly what I am proposing. There is more to money than everybody think honesty and self dignity should be the first anxiety to be focused on. I have anticipated to give you 30% of the total sum for your effort, time and expense.
The most important aspect about this whole transaction is honesty and trust then money follows. Because it is the inability for us to foot the bills that has made us seek the assistant of whomsoever that can be of help and commendable to deal with.
I assure you that this transaction is 100% legitimate and it will not exposed you to any form of risk for partnering with me in securing this noble effort.It is my duty to ensure that the transfer is done in a quiet manner, hence you will have to follow my instruction and act accordingly to enable everything work out smoothly. I will do everything legally required to ensure that the project goes well, it shall pass through all Laws of International Banking.
Having resolved to entrust this transaction into your hands, I want to remind you that, it needs your commitment and diligent follow up, for the fact that I cannot transfer this money in my name as my bank will be aware of my involvement that is why I need you as my partner. I will be in a contact with a foreign offshore on-line bank with the intention to open an account in your name with the foreign bank. As soon as the money is released from my end it would be transferred to your account which you will open in the bank for both of us, this is the best way to protect us from any menace.
I will want to know how committed you are on this issue so that I can conclude arrangement with the consultant who will perfect the documents as that is the initial way forward. Immediately I here from you, I shall know what next to do. You can send along side your personal information so that we can get started.
I wait to hear from you.
N:B: Provide me with the below stated info:
1: NAME IN FULL
2: CONTACT ADDRESS
3: TEL NUMBER
5: DATE OF BIRTH
7: MOTHERS MAIDEN NAME
8: MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION
9: MARITAL STATUS
AAAND HIS WAS TO BE EXPECTED
Thank you for your urgent response to my email. I would have gone ahead to send you scanned copies of my photo Ids and international passport with tel number as you have rightly demanded but professionally it will be a wrong idea to contact me through phone because they are not safe avenues to communicate with you because of our involvement in this project.Our phone lines are periodically monitored to check our level of customer relations and it will not be a wise idea to create a situation that will possibly let our mutual secret out to a third party that might probably be monitoring my phone calls as the time of our communication.
That is the more reason I have stayed back and get the consultant do everything while I give him all information that he supposed to have about the fund to him being the one that knows how come about the fund as may have gone through in my proposal.
In regard to the affidavit of support verifying venture that the consultant will take care of and provide for you to authenticate you the investor to the said fund. In respect of the consultant information is as stated below:
Name: Chris Morgan
I will want to know the banks you have several corporate accounts with if we can work with them because I will not want you to be skeptical at the time of demanding some personal information from you so in most cases it will be preferable if a new account is open anyway lets try and get trust into this project firstly that is what matters to me most.
I will wait to hear from you so we can move ahead of time as time is of the essence as most offices has a short time to go for Christmas holidays.
WHAT I RESPONDED TO HIS SECOND COMMUNIQUE
Thank you for considering me in the next step of your project . To facilitate your request for such detailed information to supply your consultant which I will of course do so upon receipt of your validation. I will require the following information:
1. Your name in full
2. Place of business including address and phone
3. A copy of affidavit of support verifying venture
4. Name , address, and phone of consultant my personal information will be exposed to
As I have several corporate bank accounts available to me there will be no problem adding your name with limited employee access to one of them saving the need to open a new one once you and your project have been properly accredited
thank you and yes time is of the essence
MY FINAL RESPONSE TO THIS HARD WORKING SCAMMER WHOM I AM SURE I WILL NEVER HEAR FROM AGAIN
As my initial query was not fulfilled in the slightest and any verification of your identity has been skirted I wish you a hasty adieu.
I WAS WRONG LOL HIS FINAL RETORT
Providing you with my identity does not guarantee the true business if you are sure of what to do. Thanks and have a wonderful week ahead. As I have not demanded any upfront payment that has made you skeptical.
IF THIS DOESN’T KEEP EVEN THE SLOWEST OF READERS FROM AVOIDING AN OBVIOUS CON WELL