SEED ME ...


The Foreign Office, purveyor of inspired intercontinental scambaits going back to 2002, return with the tale of an imaginary investor offering to 'seed' his victim's companies.

Among the FO's achievements are THE SCAMMISH ARMADA, A REAL CHARLIE, and MEET ME IN SMEGAROON. More recent forays include many a slip 'twixt cup and lip, You people promised to send the money today and HOW ARE THINGS IN MBALONGA?.

Featuring
Gerald Coleman, imaginary seed investor
Mohammed Baatab, his imaginary investment advisor

versus

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes - of the Foreign Office, undercover as a bakery executive
Tushie Meshuganah - his secretary and legal counsel


"Gerald Coleman"

An 'investor' appears, seeking promising businesses to 'help'

From: geraldcoleman788@yahoo.com.hk
Subject: PROPOSAL WITH BIG IDEAS
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013

Hello,

I am an investor looking to invest in entrepreneurial teams with big ideas and a need for seed capital to turn their ideas into great companies. I believe every business man is basically an entrepreneur, for we all strive to achieve optimal goals using limited resources. In seeking out worthwhile investment opportunities, We are always on the look out for ventures whose principals exhibit a high level of creativity combined with the right amount of experience in the chosen field.

Gerald Coleman

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes

Sir Charles, never one to lose an opportunity, responds swiftly!

February 6

Dear Mr. Coleman,

My company, Shtupin Bakeries, specialises in iced schnorrors and various fresh and frozen pastries. We supply several supermarket chains in the United Kingdom but we hope to extend our operations to countries in the European Union and to licence the making of our products worldwide..

To achieve this latter goal we plan to build a new factory in Smegaroon which would cost some £4 million which the banks are loath to lend my company in these difficult times.

If this proposal is of interest, please contact me and I will provide further details.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Farnes-Barnes
Managing Director
Shtupin Bakeries
Aspis House
69 Kucker Street
London WC1 FU2
Tel: (a random store in a shopping centre)
Private Mobile: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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"Gerald Coleman"

Catcher Lad passes the job on to Closer Lad

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013

Hello,

Sir,

Thanks for your email,I have discussed extensively with our affiliate investor (Nasser- Al Rashid Group) and they are looking for people with big ideas and a good business plan that can yield profits in a couple of years. They are willing to provide you with the required capital.

Find below the group investment adviser Mohammad Baatab , do contact him on the below email address with your detailed business plan.

Mohammad Baatab
Email: info@nasseralrashidgroup.net

Do keep me informed with your contact with Nasser- Al Rashid Group.

Regards
Gerald Coleman.

Dear Reader, the thing to grasp at this point is that "Gerald" gets a "sharing percentage" of the loot if "Mohammed" manages to con money out of Sir Charles.

Also, there are a number of well-known people with the name Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, involved in business, and engineering. This Lad does NOT work for any of them. He is just using the name to sound important. He is a phony. If this is not clear, please return to the main page from whence you came, read it out loud, and do ten pushups.

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes

Date: February 7, 2013

Dear Mr Baatab,

Your name has been given to me by Mr Gerald Coleman.

You will see from the e-mail I sent to him that Shtupin Bakeries is looking for a loan - either for repayment or in a minority stake in our business - of £4,000,000.

We employ forty two full time workers and thirty one part-timers. Our annual current turnover is in the region of £3,000,000 with a net profit margin of 4.5%. The company's assets include a seventy six year lease on our premises plus four company vehicles. We lease delivery vans from Uxbridge Motors.

Shtupin Bakeries chef de partie is Mrs Heton-Hendon who creates the majority of our products. She also stars in a weekly TV programme Iced Schnorrors with Estelle on a popular cable channel.

We need fresh capital to set up a bakeries - or licence existing bakeries to produce our pastries - in Europe and to set up a new bakery in the Republic of Smegaroon which would serve Central and Southern Africa.

If this proposal is of interest, I will of course provide further details.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Farnes-Barnes
Managing Director
Shtupin Bakeries

"Mr. Mohammed BAATAB"

And here's Closer Lad:

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
From: info@nasseralrashidgroup.net

Attn:Charles Farnes-Barnes.

Sir,

Thank you for your email.

To enable us proceed further, I will be grateful if you can oblige me the following information;

- Your organization Ownership structure/profile.
- Your organization trade performance for year ending 2012.
- Your organization trade forecast for the year 2013.
- Value of current assets and Liabilities

- Would your organization require a major cash injection? If yes, please state purpose and value of cash injection required.

Upon receipt of the above requested information, my team and I should be in a better position to secede on the viability of forming a strategic partnership with your organization. Do also send us your comprehensive business proposal by email.

State your full contact address Phone and fax numbers

Regards,

Mr. Mohammed BAATAB.
United States of America Representative Office.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel+1-707 681 xxxx Investment Adviser To
Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, Ph.D
Founder and President
Nasser Al-Rashid, Group.

[The phone number is from a pool in California, in or around Napa - which could of course forward anywhere]

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This message is for the named person's use only. It may contain sensitive and private proprietary or legally privileged information. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If you are not the intended recipient, please immediately delete it and all copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies of it and notify the sender. You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient. Nasser- Al Rashid Group and each legal entity in the Nasser- Al Rashid Group management, business units of Nasser- Al Rashid Group, reserve the right to monitor all e-mail communications through its networks.

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes

Date: February 8, 2013

Dear Mr Baatab,

Thank you for your prompt response.

As I stated in my previous e-mail, we employ forty two full time workers and thirty one part-timers. Our annual current turnover is in the region of £3,000,000 with a net profit margin of 4.5%. Next year's forecast is for a slightly higher turnover with a similar next profit margin.

The company's assets include a seventy six year lease on our premises plus four company vehicles. We lease delivery vans from Uxbridge Motors.

Shtupin Bakeries chef de partie is Mrs Estelle Heton-Hendon who creates the majority of our products. She also stars in a weekly TV programme Iced Schnorrors with Estelle on a popular cable channel.

Shtupin Bakeries ownership is as follows: I own 55% of the shares; the company secretary Mrs Tushie Meshuganah owns 20%; my brother in law, the distinguished physician Dr Matthew Finchley owns 15% and Mrs Heton-Hendon owns 10% of the share capital.

Our bankers: Tossov International Merchant Bank and our current overdraft facilities: £500,000. We have no outstanding liabilities except for the rent of our premises of £48,500 p.a.

I have already explained the purpose of our need for a cash injection to enable us to expand into the European market.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Farnes-Barnes
Managing Director
Shtupin Bakeries

"Mr. Mohammed BAATAB"

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013

Attn:Charles Farnes-Barnes.

Sir,

After careful review of your submitted business plan by our Business Credit Committee, i wish to inform you that the group will be unable to proceed further with the funding of your proposal.

I however received word from a senior and very private member of our business credit committee who is in possession of investment monies, he can provide you with the sum of GBP 4,000,000.00. for investment in your project This will be done in private capacity but under my supervision to ensure security of the BCC member funds and monitor his profit returns in future.

kindly clarify your stand and let me know if you are interested and are willing to keep this information private, then I could open discussions with him and within the next 10(ten)working days, the investment funds will be in your possession but the identity of the funds provider will not be disclosed to you, I will represent him to sign agreements with you. Revert back to me your decision via telephone or Email.

Regards,

Regards,
Mr. Mohammed BAATAB.

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes

Date: February 11, 2013

Dear Mr Bathtub,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Yes, of course I would be interested in obtaining finance through your colleague and look forward to hearing again from you at your earliest convenience.

Meanwhile, Mrs Estelle Heton-Hendon would like to send you a box of our speciality iced schnorrors. Please give me your address and I will have them sent via air mail.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Farnes-Barnes

"Mr. Mohammed BAATAB"

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013

Attn:Charles Farnes-Barnes.

Sir,

I have discussed with the funding provider and he is very interested in providing you with the investment capital of GBP4,000,000 to grow your business.

The funding will be an investment loan for a 5 years period with a 3% interest annually. The first 13months of you receiving the investment loan will NOT attract any interest but subsequently, you will be required to make a 3% payment annually. You will be required to make a commitment fee payment of 0.5% for insurance bond to guarantee the security of the investor's funds and registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commissions.

If you are in agreement with the above stated procedure, get back to me so i can instruct our advisory to proceed with the drafting of the investment agreement.

Regards,
Mr. Mohammed BAATAB.

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes

Date: February 13, 2013

Dear Mr Bathtub,

Yes, I would very much like to proceed with the loan on the terms stated in your e-mail. I look forward to receiving the draft agreement.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Farnes-Barnes

"Mr. Mohammed BAATAB"

Sir,

See Draft investment agreement sent for review and modifications if any.

Regards,
Mr. Mohammed BAATAB.

Long legal stuff here - the CON is highlighted.


CONSULTING, AGENT AND FACILITATING AGREEMENT

This contract (Agreement) covering the limited conditions enumerated below, is made and entered into this 13th day, of Feb 2013 by and between Mr. Mohammed BAATAB. of Nasser Al-Rashid, Group of Riyadh, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia- an Investment firm incorporated and existing under the Saudi Arabia laws with its registered office as above (hereinafter called the Company)

And

CHARLES FARNES-BARNES. Address Shtupin Bakeries Aspis House 69 Kucker Street London WC1 FU2 United Kingdom a company registered and existing under the laws of the London with its registered office in , United Kingdom (hereinafter called the Agent).

That the Agent desires to obtain the assistance of the Company for the purpose of business development, growth capital, investments in product development and marketing, and acquisitions in any region of , U.K or in any other part of the world. That the Company is authorized by its clients to transfer, convey, and disperse funds of an amount equal to Four Million Pounds Sterling's (£4,000,000) in connection with the above mentioned purposes.

The said amount will be an investment loan for a period of Five (5) years at an annual interest of three percent (3%) per year. No interest will accrue or be payable for the first thirteen (13) months, but subsequently, Agent will be required to make a payment equal to three percent (3%) of the funded amount annually. The total amount of interest payable over a Five (5) year period will not exceed One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Pounds Sterling's (£120,000) per year Now, therefore the parties agree as follows:

1.Agent will provide all necessary legal documentation to enable Company release funds to Agent.

2. That the company or any of its clients, associates, affiliates in connection with any and all business dealings, protect, indemnify and hold CHARLES FARNES-BARNES., his companies, and any and all assets, harmless from any and all claims, actions, causes, suits, debts, controversies, judgments, arising from any and all parties having a valid or invalid claim of any kind whatsoever, whether from any person, official, jurisdictional person or entity of any type from Saudi Arabia, or United Kingdom or any region of the world.

3. Commissions and Expenses:

I) Agent will be required to make a payment equal to three percent (3%) of the funded amount annually starting after the first Thirteen (13) months from date of this Agreement. The total amount of interest payable over a 5year period shall, in no case, exceed Six Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling's (£600,000).

II) Agent will be required to make a commitment fee payment of 0.5% for insurance bond to guarantee the security of the Company's funds before receipt of the funding in Agent's bank account.

4. Representations and Warranties of Agent to Company:

I) Once funds have been received by Agent and deposited into Agent's bank account, the Agent would have the sole authority over the agreed upon banking facility and use of funds. (Account)

II) Agent will do his best to conform to Company instructions in the preparation of any document(s) necessary to ensure that the disbursement of the funds is done in an efficient manner.

III) Agent will show best efforts to keep in Telephone, Fax or E-mail communication with the Company or any of its partners on a Weekly and, monthly basis.

5. Representations and Warranties of Company to Agent:

I) The source of these funds to be utilized derived, transferred, originating from U.S.A or Hong Kong or any other regions as authorized by the Company will always be valid and legitimate funds for the purpose of conducting business opportunities.

II) This Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.

6. Confidentiality: Both parties agree that they and their Officers, Directors, Partners, Employee and Agent shall keep confidential with the same degree and care normally accorded to its own confidential information and shall not disclose to any person, firm, corporation, or government (except as expressly required by law), any technical or commercial information relating to the methods of doing business or terms of this agreement.

7. Term:

I) This Agreement shall expire at the earlier of either the completion of the services or after a period of Five (5) years from date of this agreement.

II) Termination of this Agreement by Agent prior to completion or subsequent to the effective date of this agreement, shall not affect any accrued liability of one party to the other.

8. Governing Law:

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of U.S.A, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom. as independent countries, applicable to transactions made and to be wholly performed within such states.

9. Invalidity:

The invalidity or un-enforceability of any provision or provisions of this agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions of this agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes

Date: 14 Feb 2013

Dear Mr Bathtub, Thank you for the draft agreement. I think it looks fairly straightforward but as you would expectI have sent a copy to Mrs Tushie Meshuganah, the company lawyer, and after she has scrutinized it, we should be able proceed very quickly.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Farnes-Barnes

Tushie Meshuganah

Sir Charles's able colleague Tushie steps in to handle the details!

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013

Dear Mr Bathtub,

As intimated in his e-mail to you, Mr Charles Farnes-Barnes has sent me, the company secretary and solicitor of Shtupin Bakeries, a copy of the draft agreement for the proposed loan.

I have proposed that Mr Farnes-Barnes accepts the loan on the terms set out in this agreement although I have two queries:

1. Can I assume that the loan is vas deferens under the terms of the 1999 UK Financial Services Act Section Three Paragraph 42? If so, no further paperwork is needed to complete the modalities.

2. It would be most convenient for Shtupin Bakeries to pay the arrangement fees in Smegaroonian golden dorks or in UK sterling as opposed to US dollars. Hopefully this will present no problem.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs TUSHIE MESHUGANAH
Baitsim and Shmeckle Inc.
32 Edelson Avenue
London EC2 6POwww.freewebs.com/tushiem/

Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes

18 February 2013

Dear Mr Bathtub,

Did you receive the e-mail from Mrs Tushie Meshuganah? She informs me that she is waiting for your reply.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Farnes-Barnes
Shtupin Bakeries

More to come? Let's hope so!

 

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